Sports Medicine Practitioners
Dr Mike MarshallMBChB (UCT) BSc Med (Hons) Sport Science (UCT)
Mike is a graduate of the Wits Medical School (MBBCh) and of the UCT Dept of Sport Science (BScmed(hons)Sport Science). Having trained in various clinical medical departments in Durban, he has worked in sports medicine for the past 16 years. He started the McCord Hospital Sports Medicine Clinic in 1993 (Durban'92s first sports medicine clinic) and ran it for 5 years. He then helped establish the Kings Park Sports Medicine Centre in 1998. He has held a part-time lecturing post in the Department of Sport Science, UKZN Westville since 1997. He is a past-president of the South African Sports Medicine Association and he is the honorary medical officer to South Africa Lifesaving. He has worked with various sports codes and teams over the years, including individual sports (eg. athletics, rugby and cycling) and multi-disciplinary sports 10 events (eg. World Association Veteran Athletics and the All Africa Games). His personal sports interest is road running, though a personal best marathon time of (just) sub-three hours "feels like a very distant memory!"cf2 cf0
Dr Craig RobertsMBChB (UCT), MPhil Sports Medicine (UCT)
Craig has an MBChB (UCT) and a MPhil in Sports Medicine (UCT). He is the current Springbok team doctor, has been the Sports Physician to the Sharks since 2000 and is a Special Editor of Men's Health Magazine in which he has a monthly column. He was the Sports Physician consultant to the England Twenty20 World Cup cricket team 2007 and is a member of the SA Rugby Medical Association Committee. He has been practicing as a Sports Physician and General Practitioner for the past 8 years. His particular interests are sports injuries, performance optimisation and soft tissue ultrasound.
Dr Bruce Biccard MBChB (UCT) FCA (SA) FFARCSI MMedSci PhD
Bruce is an anaesthetic consultant and has a Masters in Sports Science, his particular interest is in VO2 max testing and pre-operative risk assessment of high risk patients, as well as disease and risk modification in chronic disease patients. Bruce is the Medical Director of the Centre for Sports Medicine Chronic Disease Rehabilitation Programme and is an Ironman Triathlete.
Prof Andrew McCuneD Tech, CSCS
Dr Rafique RodrigeusMBChB (Wits)
Dr Jean Claude KoenigMBChB, BSc Med Hons, Sports Medicine (UCT), FCRad (UCT)
Physiotherapy - Holroyd & Goodenough Physio
Wayne Holroyd BSc Physiotherapy (UCT)
Wayne has completed the coursework for his Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy (UCT) and is currently writing his thesis which investigates the function of the core muscles of the trunk and their response to core stability rehabilitation programmes. He has a post graduate qualification in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and has completed the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) Sports Rehabilitation course. Wayne was selected as a Physiotherapist for Team South Africa for the 2006 Zone IV Games and the South African Masters Athletics team in 2007. He was the team Physiotherapist for the Natal Wildebeest and KwaZulu Natal U21 rugby teams from 2000 to 2006. Wayne has provided services for numerous touring international teams in various sporting codes including rugby, cricket, golf and dancing. Wayne has also practiced internationally as a Physiotherapist.
Tarryn Graham BSc Physiotherapy (Stell)
Tarryn completed her BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Stellenbosch in 2002 and graduated as the top student in Clinical Physiotherapy. She has a post graduate qualification in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and has worked for the past 7 years in orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation. She has provided her services for touring rugby teams and is the co-ordinator and an instructor for The Pilates Studio in La Lucia. Her areas of interest include sports injuries, orthopaedic conditions and post orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation. Tarryn believes in a "hands on" approach with her patients and enjoys the team approach that the Centre for Sports Medicine offers.
Biokientics - Jackson & Wright Biokineticics
Jimmy Wright B Hons (Biok) (UNW) MSc (Dip) Sports Med (UKZN)
Jimmy has a Hons degree in Biokinetics (Potchefstroom University), a Masters Diploma in Sports Medicine (Natal University) and 13 years of clinical experience. He has been contracted by The Sharks since 1999, dealing with senior and junior contracted players as well as Sharks Academy players. Jimmy provides services to various other professional sportsmen and women including cricket, soccer, squash, badminton, track and field, road running, swimming and surfing. His special interest is final phase Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, sports injuries and re-conditioning after surgery.
Lynette Sevides BSc (MED)(HONS) Biokinetics (UCT)
Lynette received her biokinetics qualification from Sports Science Institute through the University of Cape Town. Subsequently she has been working at the Sharks Medical Centre, assisting Jimmy Wright with his private practice. She is currently overseeing all injury rehabilitation for the Sharks Academy. She specialises in all orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports injuries, medical assessments (ECG and lung function), chronic disease risk reversal and sports conditioning.
Dennis Jackson BSc (HMS) Hons (Biok) (Stell)
Dennis studied BSc Sport Science and Hons Biokinetics at Stellenbosch University at the Stellenbosch Sport Science Centre (1996 - 2000), and graduated top of his class. In July 2001 he opened his biokinetic practice at the Umhlanga Rehabilitation Centre. He has always specialised in sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation and has been doing orthopaedic rehab for the Umhlanga Hospital orthopaedic and neurosurgeons for the past 6 years. He has done testing and training with the Sydney 2000 Para-Olympic athletes at the Stellenbosch Sport Science Centre. In July 2007 he opened a second practise with Dr. Warren Van Zyl (Chiropractor for the Sharks) in Durban North which is being run by Debbie Edwards (Biokineticist). Jimmy Wright and Dennis Jackson have formed a joint association for the Centre for Sports Medicine.
Nelfrie Kemp BTech Podiatry (Wits Tech)
Nelfrie'92s special interests are screening and treatment of Biomechanics, shoe-ware advice and general foot problems. She is the current consultant on foot biomechanics to the Sharks Medical Team. She believes in a very practical hands-on approach and has found that the best results are achieved through teamwork. Nelfrie has been practicing in Kloof, Ballito and La Lucia over the last 8 years.
Keri Strachan BSc Diet Post Grad Dipl (UKZN)
Keri holds a BSc and a Post-graduate diploma in Dietetics from UKZN. She has worked for 6'c2'bd years in the UK gaining clinical dietetic experience working through the NHS in a variety of positions (including paediatrics, ICU, surgical, TPN, diabetes, stroke and cardiac patients). In 2004 she started a private practice at Kings Park Sports Medicine Centre. She has worked with the Sharks Rugby Team and the Sharks Academy as well as numerous professional and serious amateur sports people. Keri is currently studying her Masters Degree in Nutrition, her main interest are sports nutrition, diabetes, heart health and child nutrition.
Alison Riely MA Couns Psych (UDW) BA Hons Psych (UND)
Alison is an HPCSA Registered, MA Counselling Psychologist '96 UKZN (1993), BA Hons (Psych) UKZN 1990. She has a specific interest and many years experience in the interaction between physical and mental health. Her Master'92s thesis explored the impact of cardio-vascular exercise on selfconcept and self-esteem of new women runners; she has presented and published on this topic at an international level. Specific Sport Psychology Interventions include working with the Natal U21 Rugby Team, the KZN Hockey Academy, the National Surf Lifesaving Team, Springbok Male and Female Hockey Players, Professional Golfers, and preparing athletes for various international events. She adopts a cognitive-behavioural and rational emotive approach in her practice of psychology, and encourages a holistic understanding of mental and physical health. Her experience includes consulting to corporates on the assessment and management of stress and executive wellness in order to achieve an optimal work/life balance. As well as running a private practice, she is also a trained executive coach.
Tim Goodenough PCMC
Tim is a Certified Meta-Coach and holds a trainers qualification in both NLP and Neuro-Semantics. He is a member of the MCF. He was the full time mental coach for the Sharks in the 2008 Super 14 competition. Before that he worked at Standard Bank as the Senior Manager for Talent Support in Personal and Business Banking and was part of the Leadership Development, Coaching and Mentoring Unit. He looked after Executive Coaching and Mentoring for Personal and Business Banking, as well as designing coaching and mentoring workshops, facilitating coaching and mentoring workshops and training and assessing external facilitators. He sat on the Standard Bank coaching accreditation panel. He specializes in working with Elite Athletes and is currently the resident Mental Toughness Coach for the Investec International Rugby Academy which is lead by Dick Muir locally and Murray Mexted internationally.
Brendon Goodenough B. Physiotherapy (UKZN)
Brendon Goodenough is the Managing Director of the Holroyd & Goodenough Physio Group and Physiolink (Pty) Ltd. In the past 5 years he has directed the opening of practices in Umhlanga, Hillcrest, Kearsney College, Mt Edgecombe Country Club, the Sharks Academy Sports Medicine Centre and the Centre for Sports Medicine, Umhlanga. He currently manages 6 physiotherapy clinics consisting of 16 Physiotherapists and 12 Administrative Staff. Brendon, through the practice management company Physiolink (Pty) Ltd has developed business systems for the centre and manages it'92s administration.