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Our Presenters and Tutors

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 settings for many years working in public, private and academic settings.

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Mr Jeremy Burman

Jeremy is a Director of Private Client Financial, the accounting and tax division of Private Client Holdings. Private Client Holdings is a Cape Town based wealth management company who has recently been awarded the Top Wealth Manager of the Year Award  (boutique firm category) in the Financial Mail Investors Monthly – Wealth Managers & Private Banks Awards based on extensive research conducted by Intellidex.

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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 athletes and national teams (amongst others: SA Netball, SA Rowing, SA Men’s and Women’s Hockey).

During her tenure at the HPC she formed part of the medical team used by Cricket South Africa for their annual National Academy. This later manifested in her appointment as the team physiotherapist for the CSA Women’s (2008-2012) and U19 Men’s (2010-2014) Cricket Teams, respectively; culminating in her attendance at four ODI World Cups (2014: Winners), two T20 World Cups and numerous local and international series’.

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Dr Steve Carter

Dr Steve Carter is an orthopaedic hand surgeon with 20 years’ experience in the surgical treatment of hand conditions. He obtained his MBChB in 1990 and FCS (SA) Orthopaedic Fellowship in 1999. He is also a Gold Medal Fellowship Candidate (Top Orthopaedic Candidate in South Africa).

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Dr Richard von Bormann

Dr Richard von Bormann is a specialist arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgeon, who is trained and experienced in all aspects of knee surgery.

He is University of Cape Town Medical School trained with Fellowships in Knee Surgery at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, University of Pittsburgh,Harvard Medical School and the Boston Children’s Hospital..

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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 Gill Bedwell

Gill is a clinical physiotherapist, part-time lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town. She has pursued her fascination in the physiological mechanisms of pain by completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Interdisciplinary Pain Management in 2018 and a Masters degree with a focus in pain neuroscience in 2020.

Gill was awarded the Vice-Chancellor Postgraduate Scholarship for being one of the top Masters students at UCT.

She has recently embarked on PhD studies in the field of psychoneuroimmunology relating to persistent pain.

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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 practice and research; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; palliative care; and medical ethics. She has over 100 peer reviewed publications; 12 book chapters; and numerous national and international congress presentations.

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Jason Kleinsmith

Jason completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town in 2018. During his professional training at UCT, he was awarded with the Johannes Karl Wilhelm Binnewald Trophy and class medal for his Clinical Physiotherapy course.

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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 a BSc Med (Hons) in Sports Science at UCT in 1990. From there Helene became the Chief Physiotherapist at the UCT Sports Injuries Centre, subsequently taking over the ownership of the practice from 1997.

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Mrs Gakeemah Inglis-Jassiem

Gakeemah Inglis-Jassiem has a special interest in, and clinical expertise in neurological physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Gakeemah completed her BSc Physiotherapy degree (cum laude) at the University of the Western Cape (1996) and her Master’s degree at Stellenbosch University (2006). She is a qualified Basic Bobath Course Instructor in the assessment and management of adults with lesions of the central nervous system.

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