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Modern PT is a privately owned and operated outpatient clinic dedicated to reducing and eliminating patients' pain. Our goal is to make ourselves obsolete. We provide you with a tailored PT strategy to get you back in the game, so you won't need us anymore. But we also work to create a fun space with unique full-body treatments so you'll want to keep coming back to continuously enhance your structure and movement.  

Meet the Modern PT experts below!


Lynn Davis

Founder and President, DPT

The founder of Modern PT, Lynn is dedicated to the wellness of each and every person who walks through the door. Lynn opened this center 10 years ago to be a caring, communicative haven for people of all ages to address their pain. When Lynn isn't using her magic touch to ease pain and increase range of motion, she's attending classes and conferences to implement the most innovative practices and technologies to address her patients' needs.


Carl Young

Physical Therapist, MSPT

Carl entered the PT world after he blew out his ACL in a basketball game. He kept looking for the right physical therapist to get him through his injury, but no one gave him the attention and care he needed. So he went back to school to study physical therapy, so he could become that missing link for injured athletes. His PT goal is to not just to reduce your pain but to get you back in the game quickly and healthfully. 

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Cassie Smith

Physical Therapist, LPT

"She always knows what hurts!" Carolyn is known around the clinic as "the miracle worker." With 6 years of experience, she can look at your posture and movement and pinpoint exactly what's hurting you and why. She specializes in treating pain caused by arthritis and other bone and tissue degenerative diseases. Her friendly demeanor and bright smile make her the perfact therapist for seniors and kids. 

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“It’s always about the money!”

Oct 13, 2022

I love it when people say to me:

"but Harry, it's not about the money." Really?!  Do you actually believe that? Now I'm the first to support that money isn't everything. There are a lot of things that are important. I’m also not saying that money should be your sole...

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Remaining Resilient During These Interesting Times

Sept 12, 2022

In prepping for this blog, I asked Business Owners in my network what made them proud to be South African Business Owners.
The overwhelming response was – our resilience!
What makes us resilient?
We embrace the...

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5 Reasons South Africa Needs More Womenpreneurs

Aug 05, 2022

It’s no secret that women have had to fight harder than men to become a legitimate presence in virtually every aspect of business. Thankfully, the gender gap is slowly shrinking on the corporate side, with more female executives in the workplace but women...

5 Common Myths About franchising Debunked

11 July, 2022

There are certain things you might have heard that are putting you off for buying a franchise. There may also be some exaggerated facts that try to seduce you into buying a franchise without thinking.

Here are some popular myths regarding franchises:

Myth 1 – Success is...

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Tips For Buying a Franchise

June 15, 2022

If you’re thinking about whether to start your own business from scratch or to purchase a successful franchise, there are pros and cons to both.
One of the first things to weigh up is the start-up cost. Most businesses take between one and five years to break even and reach profitability. Often, the reason for new ventures flopping is a...

Understanding Different Franchise Models

Feb 16, 2022

Franchising is an excellent avenue to explore when starting a business. And whether it’s buying into an existing franchise or opening a new business, there are a number of things to understand and consider about franchising before beginning.

While the broader concept of franchising is pretty universal, individual business models vary significantly...

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Breaking the Shackles and Letting Go

Jan 14, 2022

We all know Tarzan right?  The freedom of Tarzan living in the jungle and swinging from tree to tree has been imprinted on our minds thanks to Disney through books, cartoons and more feature films that I can remember.  But let’s explore Tarzan’s freedom a bit. As Tarzan swings from branch to branch he’s holding onto one vine whilst reaching out for the next.  His progress is dependent on focusing on where he wants to go and in the momentum generated through his swinging motion...  

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Business Is Not About Busyness

Nov 10, 2021

Two months left in 2021 (fortunately four months for the financial year which is then still a third of the financial year). Worse yet, 32 working days before we close our office for the December break. If your life is anything like mine then it’s a little frantic at the moment. Actually no let me correct that – It’s CHAOS and OVERWHELMING. It is all self-inflicted but still chaotic and overwhelming.....

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Turn Up The Heat

Sept 15, 2021

Spring Day most certainly crept up on me and all of a sudden there it was. I had to rush to buy some ‘Spring-ish’ flowers (as the friendly cashier put it) and organised a last-minute Spring breakfast at a nearby restaurant for the team. Whilst I wasn’t really prepared for Spring Day it did remind me of how excited people seem to get and how quickly our attitudes change....  

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Why Women Are Better Business Coaches

August 11, 2021

As we celebrate Women’s Month it’s been interesting reflecting on our team’s performance over the past 14 years in South Africa.  Whilst women make up only 30% of the total business coaching team of ActionCOACHes they comprise 50% of our Top 10 coaches.  The average revenue of a female ActionCOACH Business Coach is also 19% higher than the total average of all the coaches and a whopping 36% higher than that of their male counterparts...

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5 Ways of overcoming the fear to start your business

July 22, 2021
Fear is a great emotion and very necessary to ensure our survival. It is however just as good at keeping us stuck and not allowing us to act on our dreams and aspirations. Nowhere is this more prevalent than when wanting to venture out on your own into the big wide world of entrepreneurship. We need to balance the logic with the emotion to allow you to take a step forward.I’ve put together 5 easy ways of doing just that....

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The Future of Franchising

June 9, 2021
From the early days of the Singer Group (yes the sewing machine people) to the massive multinationals of McDonald's and Starbucks, franchising is more a part of our daily lives than we even know. The obvious ones are the food brands but think tyre companies, car servicing, fuel stations, educational support for children, even grocery stores – the list truly does go on and on...

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Benefits and drawbacks of a B2B franchise

May 12, 2021
As the world’s leading business coaching company, we’re constantly having to remind our clients, and then coach them accordingly, that a business is their chosen vehicle to serve them. A business should not be a trap where one ends up serving the business or becoming a slave to the business. The right business should support you, your dreams, your goals and your future aspirations...

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5 Ways To Increase Profits

May 3, 2021
Conventional business looks at sales from the standpoint of three variables, namely sales, expenses and profits defined by the formula: Sales - Expenses = Profits.
In this narrow approach, each variable depends on the other forcing businesses to look at either increasing sales or decreasing expenses in order to influence profitability...

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AI and Coaching - Is technology disrupting coaching?

April 14, 2021
“The robots are coming and they’re going to take over our world!” We’ve hardly got to grips with the 4th Industrial Revolution and there’s already the 5th Industrial Revolution being bandied about.  People everywhere are trying to cope with, and understand, everything from the Internet of Things...

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March 17, 2021
Sadly many entrepreneurs simply end up living out the till. When the till has more money in it, they live a little better and when the till has nothing … well you get the picture. When considering going into any business for yourself you should, actually no you MUST, focus on two critical elements....

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Business with purpose for less than the price of a biltong shop

Feb 18, 2021
Before launching ActionCOACH Business Coaching in South Africa, on the 3rd of May 2007, I myself was a corporate refugee. After a long career in banking, I’d fortunately already broken free from the corporate shackles the previous year...

Life is not possible without business!

Jan 20, 2021

I know it’s quite a broad sweeping statement but think about it. We wouldn’t have food, clean water, communication, power, healthcare, or anything else if a business was not providing it....


What is Franchising?

Dec 4, 2020
There is a lot of information out there on franchising; yet most people still don’t really know what it’s all about. There are great examples, sadly some horror stories, well-known facts, reputable brands, fly-by-nights, perceptions, assumptions and it’s all enough to get one quite confused...

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Entrepreneurship is risky, isn't it?

Nov 18, 2020
In our post-industrial world this was how most people grew up and how we were indoctrinated into what the world’s view of success and a good life looked like: Pay attention in class, Study hard to get good grades, Get a tertiary degree at a top university, Find a great job at a corporate company...

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Day in the life of an ActionCOACH business coach

Oct 21, 2020
It’s easy to fall in love with what we do as Business Coaches. There are truly very few, if any, better businesses on the planet. We get to work with wonderful people in a positive, energetic and focused environment. We not only use our past business experience and ActionCOACH training but continuously learn, grow and develop further....

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What makes a great ActionCOACH business coach?

Sept 22, 2020
When engaging with new potential ActionCOACH candidates I’m often asked: ‘What are the requirements for becoming an ActionCOACH?”  The answer is always the same.  “It depends.”  It depends because the answer is less of a checklist, to tick-off, and more of a combination of the right factors...

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Do you think you're ready to expand through to a franchise model?

Aug 14, 2020
The franchise market is an attractive growth strategy for business owners. And while the local market is thriving with an estimated turnover of R587 billion, it’s no guarantee that it will be easy to succeed. That said, if you are thinking about expanding your...

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The mindset of a successful entrepreneur

July 9, 2020
Many entrepreneurs start their own businesses and focus on all the “logical” issues required to be successful in business, such as a Business Plan, a good product or service, getting the right pricing strategy, attracting the right target market, setting up good...