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This week we feature Briony Gildenhuys
Briony graduated in 2002 from the University of Teesside in Middlesbrough, UK with BSc Hons Physiotherapy. She started her career working in a large general hospital in Birmingham, UK in a role that included ICU, medicine, surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, neurology, women’s health, elderly care, paediatrics, and outpatients as well as working in a multidisciplinary pain clinic. After a few years working in the UK she relocated to South Africa where she has worked in a variety of jobs in many different areas of physio both public and private. She was a chief physiotherapist at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto for seven years working in the orthopaedic, medical, surgical, neurological, burns and maternity units and also treating neurological, pelvic dysfunction and chronic pain outpatients, the latter two being services which she started in the department.
Her passions throughout her career have been rehabilitation and return to a functional and meaningful life for patients; continuous learning and training for herself; and teaching and development of fellow therapists and students.
She was a volunteer counsellor for numerous years at the South African Depression and Anxiety Group which included regular training and courses on dealing with complex emotional and psychological issues. Her specialist areas of interest are chronic pain, pelvic dysfunction and neuro rehab.
Briony is the current chair of the GEC of the Pain Management Physiotherapy Group, a special interest group of the SASP, as well as Gauteng branch chair. She is a member of PainSA, the South African chapter of the IASP, and also part of the teaching team of the Train Pain Academy.