Viv qualified as a physiotherapist in 1989. Over the course of her 30 year career she has studied exercise physiology, pain, pilates, neuroscience and evidence based manual therapy. Her ultimate goal is to empower patients to fully engage in life.
She is passionate about cycling and is a member of the Trail Angels Woman’s MTB club. When riding she enjoys the physics of movement and experiencing how tweaking body position on bike instantly improves balance and changes “danger in me” to “safety in me” brain messages. She gyms to increase strength for mountain biking and running, with the leg press her favourite gym exercise. Kundalini Yoga is her favourite yoga discipline, focussing on spinal movement and breath.
She has participated in two Mini Triathlons, a Knysna half marathon and a STBB MTB race.
Degrees & Qualifications
BSc Physio (Wits) (1989)
BSc Med (Hon) Exerc Sci (Physio) (UCT) (1992)
Post Grad Courses
OMT1 (2018)(1 year part time post grad Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Course)Conscious Movement Conference (2016)(3 day Pilates Conference with International lecturer Physical Therapist Dr Brent Anderson)
Principles of Pain (Nov 2017)
Pain Interventions (Aug 2017)
Exercise for Pain Rehab (April 2017)
Behaviour Change Approaches (Jan 2017)
Stott Pilates (RSA) (2001)
Introd to Ergonomics (UCT) (March 1999)(24 hr course)OMT1 (1995)(1 year part time post grad Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Course)
Other Courses & Lectures
The Hip Anatomy, Biomechanics, Conditions, Assessment and Rehabilitation (April 2019)
Clinical Application of Teaching People about Pain (Aug 2018)
Joint Dysfunction: Assessment and Management ( March 2017)
Pain & the Immune System (Nov 2018)