Presenters

Expert healthcare professionals in their respective fields with a passion for gaining and sharing knowledge

Kim Ballantine

B.Econ MA (Ind Psych)
Prof Business Coach (COMENSA 2970)

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Kim Ballantine

Kim has 29 years’ experience in the area of people development, specifically mentoring and coaching. She has worked for the Human Sciences Research Council as an Industrial and Research Psychologist conducting research, training and development. As an associate of Competitive Dynamics International (CDI) she consulted to the manufacturing, retail and service sectors, bringing International Best Practice to the front line through a coaching and mentorship process.

Kim is an Accredited Professional Business and Life Coach, the Director of Camber Coaching and a member of COMENSA. Her passion is to see people and organizations maximize their potential and go beyond the limits they have set for themselves. Current clients include Ubank, MTN, Citadel, SAICA, The Department of Higher Education, PinkDrive, Cairnmead Industrial Consultants, a major banking company and Rous House Productions.

Her area of particular interest is burnout and compassion fatigue specifically in the health care industry and the caring professions, having experienced the effects within her own family. She has conducted Webinars on the subject and spoken at PinkDrive, the Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa, The Huddle (Rare Diseases and the Genetic Alliance of South Africa Conference), CANSA, The International Congress on Mining and Minerals, the Greenlight Indaba and the Igazi Foundation. She is also assisting with the Presidential Health Summit looking into this topic.

Kim is also a Public Speaker and shares lessons from her journey of voice loss for almost 6 years, followed by breast cancer and her eventual full recovery, including her speech.

Kim is married to Rob and has 3 children of her own children– Natalie, Ashleigh and Ryan, as well as the gift of Khethiwe. She loves cycling, hiking, rock climbing and life in general.

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Tanya Bell-Jenje

BSc Physio (UCT)
MSc Physio (WITS)

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Tanya Bell-Jenje

Tanya is a manual therapist, international lecturer & developer of the Groovi Movements Physio Software.

She is a founder of Bell Rogers & Harris Physiotherapists and a Director of ‘Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab’ in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her earlier experiences revolved around her position as Physiotherapist for the SA Ladies Hockey Team & the South African Cricket Academy.

She was team physio at Commonwealth Games as well as the Sydney Olympics. She is an Honorary Lecturer at Wits University & has lectured at various orthopaedic congresses and presented numerous workshops pertaining to Physiotherapy for movement dysfunction both locally, in the USA, Middle East, India, Holland & the UK.

Her interests are in Biomechanics and Kinematics for an integrated approach to injury treatment and  prevention. All individuals should have the benefit of functioning optimally & painfree, regardless of if they are athletic or not.

Tanya’s courses have an Advanced Professional Level 2 (APDL 2) rating.

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Jaime Crowie

BSc Physio (UWC)

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Jaime Crowie

Jaime Crowie qualified as a physiotherapist is 2012, from the University of the Western Cape. She then worked at Kimberley Hospital Complex for 3 years, while completing her SPT, in 2016.

The following year, Jaime moved to Johannesburg, to work at Bell Rogers & Harris Physios.

In 2017, Jaime got her BASI Pilates Mat Teacher certification, and has been using Pilates as part of rehabilitation and patient management, as well as conditioning and fitness.

Jaime has a keen interest in wellness and rehabilitation, enjoying running, Pilates and yoga herself, and enjoys cooking in her spare time.

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Briony Gildenhuys

BSc (Hons) Physio

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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.

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Lindsay Harris​

MSc Physio (WITS)
BSc Physio (WITS)

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Lindsay Harris

Lindsay is currently a Director of “BRH Physiotherapy” based in Johannesburg, South Africa. ‘Bell Rogers and Harris’ established BRH Physiotherapy – a practice providing physiotherapy services. BRH Physiotherapy is currently operating from Wilgeheuwel Hospital and a multi-disciplinary practice, Off Nicol – Health Wellness and Rehab, in Bryanston.

Lindsay attended WITS University, where she completed both her Bachelor’s (2000) and Master’s (2005) degrees in Physiotherapy – in Sports Physiotherapy.

Lindsay joined Bell Rogers and Harris in 2013 as a business partner. While she treats all orthopaedic and sports injuries, she has a special interest in the shoulder and foot and ankle joint assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation.  She 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 helped co-ordinate in 2012 to 2018. To remain current, she continues to attend courses, congresses, and meetings.  She continues to lecture on various post graduate platforms.

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Lorraine Jacobs

BSc Physio (Stell)
MSc Physio (Wits)
MBA(Wits)

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Lorraine Jacobs

Lorraine Jacobs is a physiotherapist in private practice and is an associate in a large multidisciplinary rehabilitation practice in Rivonia. She has lectured on subjects such as motor control, spinal manipulation and clinical reasoning skills. She teaches on the OMT course and was course leader for a number of years. She is passionate about compassionate person-centred care, evidence-based practice, reflective practice and critical thinking skills. She has developed a series of webinars on “Risk Stratification in Low Back Pain”, as a collaboration between Physio focus and the OMPTG.

Her practice encompasses the management of musculoskeletal disorders, especially persistent pain disorders, as well as the management of cancer survivors, specifically post-prostatectomy care, and the gynaecological cancers.

She has an MSc (Physio) and an MBA from Wits. She has completed her APDL 2 in Pain Management. She is also a member of the Leadership Coaching team at the Wits Business School.

She is appointed as a member of the Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics of the HPCSA

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Fiona Lamberti

BSc Physio (Stell)
MSc Physio (Wits)
MBA(Wits)

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Fiona Lamberti

My career started working for Sklaar and Laidler, in the South of JHB.

This was a huge learning experience for me and I was fortunate enough to be tutored by amazing physiotherapists. During this time I completed my OMT1, which was another huge learning curve.

I started my own practice in 2004, and in the past 12 years have grown the Lamberti Group to 5 branches in the Northern Suburbs of JHB, and 2 branches in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Our practice was accredited by the SASP in 2016.

I have a firm belief that we are all able to teach each other something,

and this is the reason I play a small part in lecturing and assisting on both OMT and SPT. Not only can I hopefully teach others something, but by doing so I continue to learn from others.

Since 2011 I have focused on the many Fascial Techniques being presented and have found that Anatomy Trains together with Stecco’s Fascial Manipulation has proven to have excellent benefits in all spheres of treatment. I continue to grow my knowledge in this very extensive and diverse method of treatment.

On SPT, I lecture on Cervicogenic headaches and the assessment of the cervical and lumbar spines.

Since 2018 I am the senior lecturer for Assessment and Treatment of the Sacro-iliac joint.

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Dane O'Connor

BSc Physio (Stell)
BSc Sport Science (Stell)

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Dane O'Connor​

Dane O’Connor graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2012 with a BSc in Sport Science and thereafter with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2016. Ever since graduation, Dane has worked in the sports and orthopaedic fields of physiotherapy with a special interest in the rehabilitation of sports injuries and orthopaedic procedures of sedentary individuals as well elite athletes.

Dane has a passion for the understanding and the application of patient specific approaches to the management and precise diagnoses of all his patients and plans to further his studies with continuous learning and practicing of the latest evidence-based research.

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Prof Jon Patricios

MBBCh MMedSci FACSM FFSEM (UK) FFIMS

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Jon Patricios​

Prof Patricios has been in sports medicine practice for over 22 years. He is currently Director of Waterfall Sports Orthopaedic Surgery in Johannesburg and an Associate Professor in the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences. Jon is founder and Director of Sports Concussion South Africa, sports concussion consultant to World Rugby and a board member of the international Concussion in Sports Group.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (UK) and the International Sports Medicine Federation. Jon serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Washington, Seattle Sports Health and Safety Institute.  

He is a senior associate editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Current Sports Medicine Reports (USA) and served 2 terms as President of the South African Sports Medicine Association.

Jon has been team physician to school, club, provincial and international sports teams in rugby, cricket, soccer, athletics and basketball, has been member of the Cricket South Africa and SA Rugby medical committees, the Discovery Rockies Comrades Marathon Panel of experts and has served on tribunals for the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport.

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Suzanne Rogers

BSc Physio (UCT)

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Suzanne Rogers

Suzanne is the “Rogers” of the dynamic Bell Rogers & Harris Physioworx team and as such, is one of those responsible for the smooth running of the ship! She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 from UCT and started her adventure into rehabilitation working at the Conradie Spinal Injury Unit in Cape Town.

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!

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Dr. Georgia Torres

PhD( Exercise Physiology)
CSCS (NSCA)
MES (ACE)

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Georgia Torres

Dr. Georgia completed her B Phys Ed degree at University of the Witwatersrand and then went on to do honors in Sport Science at the University of Pretoria. She then completed a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology and a Phd in the field of Metabolic Syndrome and Exercise Programming at Wits Medical School. Georgia also holds a Conditioning and Strength Specialist (CSCS); a Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) and a Health Coaching qualification. Dr. Georgia has worked in the Health and Fitness Industry for more than 20 years and has been the Strength and Conditioning Specialist for provincial and national hockey teams.

Currently, Dr. Georgia is a lecturer at the Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand and the chair of the Exercise is Medicine initiative in South Africa.

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Dr. Jarrad van Zuydam

MBBCh (Wits) 
DA (SA) 
MSc Sports Medicine (Tuks) 

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Dr Van Zuydam

A sports medicine physician with a special interest in the medicine of cycling and other endurance sports. Significant experience as a cycling team physician at the highest level of the sport. Co-founder CoronaFighter.io

Dr Van Zuydam has been part of the professional peloton since late 2012 when he joined Team MTN Qhubeka as a team physician. He later became the head doctor at the team and subsequently moved to Team UAE Emirates as a team doctor. He is the veteran of 4 Tours de France, 3 editions of the Giro d'Italia and twice a doctor at the Vuelta Espana. From the Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo to Malaysia, Australia and even Gabon; his work has earned him a few frequent-flyer miles!

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What Our Students Have to Say

As the current evidence used, and treatment approaches taught... Were very applicable to my current setting.The online experience was new, but was interactive. I would definitely do another one.
Jaime Crowie
Thanks Tanya and all involved for the online presentation. The shoulder really is complicated and there is just always more to learn.
Sandra
Thank you so much – as always your courses are of high standard and quality. And the presentation went more than well! Congratulations.
Anne
I recently did the deep gluteal course - It was fantastic and solved my problems. Living on top of a hill and doing all my house work was the cause but your were the solution. Thanks so much🙏.
Kathy Hodgson
Thanks again for your courses! It has been great to access them from Limpopo, especially given all the difficulty it would involve to get from Limpopo to wherever you are lecturing, or trying to organize the course in Limpopo.
Michele Kroger
Thank-you for another brilliant course run by Lectureworx. The amount of research that the Physio's are doing to expand their knowledge, and therefore ours -by sharing all their valuable information/ experience, is astounding.
Debbie Prinsloo
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