MPhty, BSc Physio (Hons), Pilates instructor
Debbie graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1992. She developed an early interest in musculoskeletal and sports injuries working in private practise at home and abroad. She completed a Masters degree in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, Brisbane in 2000 and completed her Pilates training under Nicole Vass, a physiotherapist and former Australian ballet dancer.
She presented her masters research project on the effects of patellofemoral taping in knee osteoarthritis at IFOMT in Cape Town in 2004.
She has worked with football teams, swimming squads and other athletes and worked at the Olympic village polyclinic during the Sydney 2000 games. She is particularly interested in musculoskeletal injuries, muscle impairments and the positive impact of therapeutic exercise on their recovery, and now works as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, pilates instructor and clinical educator. She developed and has run motor control and pilates courses in South America, England, Australia and South Africa.
She is also an instructor for Dynamic Tape, a cutting edge taping product from Australia.