Our Presenters

Mr Rowan Thorpe

Rowan is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP) working in London.

He graduated with his B.Sc in Physiotherapy from UCT in 2011 before going on to complete his M.Phil in Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy in

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Mrs Helene Simpson

Helene is a physiotherapist with international renown in the assessment and treatment of foot and ankle pathologies. After graduating with a BSc Physiotherapy degree from the University of Free State in 1984, Helene then completed

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Ms Mirda Maclachlan

Mirda is a passionate physiotherapist with more than 30 years’ clinical experience in the management of neurological patients.

She has honed her skills in Neurological Physiotherapy and the
capacity development of undergraduate physiotherapy students in clinical

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Mr Nick Pereira

Nick is a neuro-musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and sports physiotherapist who practices in Pietermaritzburg, KZN. He is a prominent figure in the South African physiotherapy scene, and has an extensive background in sports physiotherapy and health as

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Mr Ken Kabongo

Ken Mark Kabongo, graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Ken is also a Neuro-musculoskeletal Clinical Educator in the Physiotherapy Department of the University of Cape Town. After completing his community service year in

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Mr Lance Brinders

Lance is a Chartered Accountant who has run his own accounting, tax and consulting business.

He has also worked in the private sector, covering the Petroleum, FMCG, Agricultural, Wholesale and Retail industries, both locally and internationally.

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Dr Megan Dutton

Megan completed her B.PhysT (with distinction) at the University of Pretoria in 2004. Her career as a physiotherapist started at the High Performance Centre, Pretoria where she had the privilege of working with numerous elite

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Dr Alison Lupton-Smith

Alison qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Cape Town in 2007 and obtained her PhD at UCT in 2017.

She is currently a full-time lecturer in the Division of Physiotherapy at Stellenbosch University.

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Ms Kim Buchholtz

Kim Buchholtz submitted her PhD in Exercise Science at the University of Cape Town in 2020. Her study investigated the role of balance and agility in mountain bikers. Kim is currently a lecturer in musculoskeletal

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Prof Brenda Morrow

Brenda Morrow is a Physiotherapist and Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Brenda is an active clinician-scientist with a special interests in interdisciplinary paediatric critical care

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