At school she loved sport – playing provincial hockey and completing her senior ballet and modern dancing exams. She returned to the TLC of her parents, and attended WITS University, where she completed both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physiotherapy – with special interest in Sports Physiotherapy. After the strain of a master’s degree – she “fled” to the United Kingdom, where she worked and travelled for two years, travelling throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Lindsay returned to South Africa to work in an Orthopaedic sports and rehabilitation centre – working closely with specialist orthopaedic surgeons, and other members of the multi disciplinary medical team.
Lindsay has very recently joined Bell Rogers and Harris as a business partner – and is excited about the extensive growth and vision of what is a dynamic, friendly and caring practice. While she treats all orthopaedic and sports injuries, she has a special interest in the shoulder and ankle joint assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation, has spent many an hour on the side of the sports field – doing on-field sports physiotherapy, and loves being involved in any screening and preventative intervention for adolescents, athletes and sports fanatics.
Her love for the profession and ongoing teaching within it – has led to her being involved in the post graduate Sports Physiotherapy Course (SPT), which she will, together with a strong team co-ordinate in 2014. In order to remain current, she continues to attend courses, congresses and meetings.
The combination of a Masters degree in Physiotherapy, involvement in multiple international teams and sports events, a love of competing in sport and a fierce thirst for knowledge culminated in the development of Tanya’s lecturing career.
Tanya’s teaching of posture, biomechanics, kinematics and the quest for finding the source of a patient’s pain has sent her all over the world including the UK & the Channel Islands, UAE, USA, Africa and India. She has been a keynote speaker in both Orthopaedic and Sport congresses both locally and abroad.
Tanya’s fascination with anatomy has assisted in developing rehabilitation programs aimed at correcting postural and biomechanical faults to improve self-esteem, reduce pain and dysfunction and enhance performance. Out of the office Tanya loves cycling & physical challenges. She blends a love of snow – skiing and the Bush with quality family time. Two great kids and a wonderful husband keep the balance.
Following the compulsory year working on the UK locum physio circuit and travelling Europe, she returned to SA to complete the post-grad course in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy. Before having a family she gained lots of experience travelling with various sports teams. A highlight for her was attending the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games with the SA team. Suzanne stays up-to-date with current physio trends by attending courses and conferences, both locally and internationally.
She currently lectures on both the post graduate Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and the Sports Physiotherapy Courses. She has a passion for hydrotherapy and is constantly amazed at the results that can be achieved when rehabilitating a client in the water.
Suzanne is a Libran and is drawn to achieving balance in her life between her career and her family. She is kept busy working on her management skills both at the physio practice and at home being a mother to two teenagers!
After completing her undergraduate, not quite getting to play sports ALL day, she headed to the big city to complete her honours degree in sports science and then Biokinetics at RAU. When the opportunity arose to do her Internship at a practice with a Hydrotherapy facility, Nicole jumped at the chance and discovered she could combine her three loves: - Helping people, being in the water and talking all day!
In 2006 Nicole made the decision to join her husband, also a Biokineticist, and have her own practice, starting in 2007 at a Retirement village in Bryanston. Although a far cry from how Nicole had pictured her career at the age of 15 – working with a sports team - she has discovered that aquatherapy and the different conditions she is exposed to, is more her preference. “I love that the water allows people who may have difficulties and restrictions on land to experience the freedom of movement and reduction in pain that the water provides”
When not in the swimming pool for work, Nicole loves being outdoors, taking on new physical activity challenges, the biggest being keeping up with her husband and two young sons!
She has completed level 1 and 2 in Advanced International Aquatic Therapy Techniques and would like to continue studying aquatic therapy to acquire skills such as Watsu and Underwater dancing. When it comes to treating patients, Jenna has focused most of her attention on spinal cord injuries, neurological conditions and back patients.
BAEd (Admin) Pacific Western University
Advanced Classical Pilates Instructor
See a list of her achievements below:
1981 – USA Tour speed skiing
1982 – First woman to receive Springbok colours in water skiing
1982 SA Games – gold medal
Studied Physiotherapy at UP (passed 3rd year)
1988 – 1989: European Tour
1989 – 1992: Far east
1995: BAEdPacific Western University
On returning to South Africa Christina obtained the following qualifications:
1995: Reebok Instructor’s Alliance – Aerobic Teacher’s Diploma
1998: Springbok colours in Bodybuilding
SA Tour to Europe, World Championships, Manresa, Spain
1999: Reebok, Professional Health and Fitness Diploma
2003: NSCA ( National Strength and Conditioning Association) university of Pretoria,
Certified in Program Design, exercise techniques and orginazation.
2006: Registered Core Girdle of Strength
2008: Certified as Advanced Classical Pilates Instructor by Master Trainer Natasha Madel,
(3rd generation trainer, trained by Romana Kryzanowska), Houghton, Jhb.
2009: Actively involved in training upcoming Pilates Instructors (classical Pilates Method)
2010: James Raaf & Ass: Pilates and Kids
In 2012 Pippa was asked to help, as a locum at reception, at the Melville practice. Now she works ‘front of house’ for Physioworx with Bell, Rogers and Harris at Off Nicol.
Mathe looks after the premises and makes sure that everything is in order! During his spare time he likes watching wresting and movies.
Lauren grew up in Grahamstown where she completed her schooling. She developed two passions in life: sport and travelling. She decided to go and ‘see the world’ and went off to England for a year. Here she got to combine her interests by making some dosh working at an English school as a sport’s coach – and then travelling as much as her pocket would allow. After her carefree year, she got down to business and started studying Physiotherapy at the University of Stellenbosch. In four years she learnt not only how to massage and mobilise, but also to ‘praat die taal’.
She graduated in 2010 and spent the next year working in the Barberton Provincial Hospital in Mpumalanga, as part of her community service. Trading in the small, quiet lifestyle of the Lowveld, she braved the busy city of Jozi and joined the Bell & Rogers team in 2012. She takes a keen interest in her post-operative work at Wilgeheuwel hospital, as well as working with necks and shoulders. She also enjoys working in the hydrotherapy pool. She is currently doing her OMT post-graduate course this year.
I'm a biokineticist in private practice since 2007 and have gained exceptional experience over the past 9 years.
My mission is to provide patients of all ages with individualized and specific assessment, treatment, and training programmes. Patients receive personal (one-on- one) service and attention. My aim is to utilize a service system that emphasizes trust, respect, confidentiality, and compassion. Besides providing an excellent value to my patients, I am determined to create an unmatched atmosphere and facility that will add to the enjoyment of every patient and employee of my practice.
I facilitate patients to condition themselves and to optimize their functionality for daily activities and for improving maximum performance in sports. I believe that a person's body is designed to enjoy sport, fitness, wellness, and life without pain and any discomfort. I'm committed to provide quality biokinetic service that focuses on the overall health of each and every patient, including rehabilitation and exercise advice and assistance.
I am further committed to the philosophy that I exist for the patient and their well-being.
On a personal level, I love to do sport and being physically active. I was a provincial netball player and swimmer at school as well as u/21 level. I discovered cycling since. I enjoy cycling on the road as well as getting dirty on my mountain bike. I enjoy marathon mountain bike races and I have also completed several mountain bike stage races.
My next goal is to do the 9 day Joberg2c mountain bike race, and also to do the 8 day ABSA Cape Epic (the Tour de France of mountain biking).