20130323_130443Sarah has always had a keen interest in sport and health. After completing her BSc Physiotherapyat UCT in 1994 she worked in the UK at various hospitals and sports clinics. In her home town Johannesburg the following year, Sarah worked in a private practice assisting the Head Physiotherapist of the Springbok Rugby and Soccer Teams. She also studied acupuncture and dry needling which has been a great addition to her physiotherapy skills. In 1997 in Australia she worked with an Australian Football team doing injury management, on- field physiotherapy and assisting with the team’s fitness training.

For the next five years Sarah’s passion for sport and body movement led her into the world of Pilates. She studied Pilates and body alignment under Joanne Enslin at Joanne’s physio and Pilates studio in Johannesburg. She worked with sports people from weekend warriors to professional athletes in a variety of sports, as well as rehabilitating patients with back or joint problems and pre and post-surgery. By 1999 she opened her own Sports Physio and Pilates practice and in 2000 studied her Masters in Sports Physio through UCT.

In 2004 Sarah moved her practice to Cape Town. Her practice sees mostly sports and back injuries, and is involved in physio at various sporting events such as the Cape Epic as well as various National and International tennis tournaments. Sarah’s expertise, knowledge and experience lies in finding the root cause of a problem or injury, treating it hands on and managing it with a specific rehabilitation programme to follow through to full health and performance. She also teaches regular Pilates and Strength & Conditioning classes. Her colleague, Carin Kinnell, has a keen interest in back and sporting injuries as well as the treatment of injuries in children. Sharing Sarah’s practice is Marcela Cawood who specialises in hand and wrist injury treatment, splint making and rehabilitation, as well as  treatment of the elderly. Dr Kathleen Ross joined the practice in 2014 and is a specialist in Geriatrics.

For the last six years Sarah has specialised in tennis: the body movement dynamics of tennis and the prevention and rehabilitation of tennis injuries. She has attended various courses with world known tennis trainers and coaches. She has spent many hours researching and designing progressive conditioning programmes for various levels and age groups in the different areas of tennis fitness. Presently she teaches tennis fitness and conditioning in collaboration with the MTG Tennis Academy based at her second practice at the Pinelands Tennis Club.