Clinton qualified as a physiotherapist in Durban in 1989
and went on to do his Sports Medicine Honours Degree full
time in 1991 with Prof. Tim Noakes in Cape Town, following
his 1 year military service in 1990.
During his 1990 year he was the sharks team physiotherapist.
He then travelled to the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand
for 4 and a half years working at sport medicine clinics
in each country.
On his return to South Africa, Clinton set up a Multidisciplinary
Sport Clinic in Durban 17 years ago, which services many
elite and recreational sports people. Over their 17 years
of practice they have looked after many sporting codes:
Sharks Rugby, Premier Soccer sides, KZN and international
athletes, hockey, swimming, cyclists, cricket teams.
Clinton is a passionate individual who has rehabilitated
many athletes and enhanced performance in these individuals
and many sporting teams. He plays an integral part in
Kings Park Sport Medicine Centre multidisciplinary approach
to treatment and rehab.
Dr. Kirsten Evans qualified as a Chiropractor in 2013
from the Durban University of Technology. Kirsten completed
her Masters’ degree by researching the Chiropractic
care of paediatrics. She has treated babies as young as
1 week old.
She also completed her training in kinesio taping.
Kirsten starting working as a locum chiropractor and worked
for Chiropractors such as Dr. Warren van Zyl, Dr. Kevin
Christie (Eastern Cape), Dr. Guy Bower and Dr. Denise
Coetzer. She set up her own practice at the end of 2013
and joined the Kingspark team in 2015.
Kirsten has a passion for triathlon and trail running.
She represented Triathlon South Africa at the World Games
in London in 2013 and has also completed 5 half distance
Ironman’s, 1 Dusi Canoe Marathon and the Two Oceans
Ultra Marathon. She is a member of the 8 Mile Swimming
Team that raises close to 1 million Rand for charity during
the Midmar Mile annually.
Kirsten has an extensive knowledge in injuries involving
cyclists, swimmers and runners as well as endurance and
speed training. She has worked with athletes who have
participated in the Olympic Games, Ironman, Comrades,
Cape Epic, Sani2C, Dusi, Canoeing and Surf Ski World Champs.
Kelley qualified as a Bsc. Physiotherapist in 2014 at
The University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. She spent
one year doing her community service at Catherine Booth
hospital in Zululand and completed it in 2015.
She has completed level 1 and 2 of the Dry needling course
and has done a course on Achilles tendinopathy.
She enjoys dancing and did modern dancing for 10 years
and hip hop for 3 years as well as various other sports.
She has completed two half two oceans marathons, the Midmar
mile and the Warrior and Impi challenge.
She has travelled extensively overseas and brings a wealth
of enthusiasm to the medical centre.
She currently operates between Mount Edgecombe country
estate and Lion match Business Park.
Michelle graduated from the University of the CapeTown,
South Africa in 2002. After a year spent in a rural KwaZulu
Natal hospital completing her community service, she returned
to Durban where she started work at Kings Park Sports
Medicine Centre. Here she treats a variety of neuromusculoskeletal
injuries, on a general outpatients basis, as well as amateur
and elite sportspeople.
She has worked as a physiotherapist for the DHSOB rugby
club, as well as for the KZN women’s rugby side.
In 2007 Michelle developed an interest in Pilates, and
is now also a qualified Pilates instructor. She is currently
completing a postgraduate course in Orthopaedic Manual
Therapy. Michelle enjoys an active lifestyle, which includes
paddling, surfing and Pilates. She runs pilates classes
in the centre.
Brett qualified in 2008 from the University of the Western
Cape in Cape Town, after which he completed his community
service at a rural KZN hospital in 2009. He was fortunate
enough to find a job working for Vibhav Singh Physiotherapy,
and therefor joined the Kings Park family. His eagerness
to work hard as well as learn from those around him are
two qualities that he hopes will improve his skill as
Brett is currently attending to the wide range of conditions
seen at Kings Park, as well as looking after the Golden
Arrows junior soccer teams. He has also completed all
three of the Kinesio Tape Courses, and is on his way to
completing the pilates courses.
Kyle qualified as a physiotherapist in 2008 from the
university of the Free State. He completed his community
service at a government hospital in the south of Durban.
As a student Kyle worked with the UFS U/19 rugby team(Shimlas)
and after moving to Durban in 2009 became the physiotherapist
for Old Boys Rugby Club. He completed as team physiotherapist
for Thanda Royal Zulu FC. He has an interest in Cycling
and has travelled with teams to the Cape Epic.
He looks after the GOLDEN ARROWS PSL SOCCER SIDE and
has done so for the past 2 years.
Kyle has played squash at provincial level for 8 years
and now enjoys competing in mountain bike events.
Gareth qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2012 from the
University of Pretoria. After a year of community service
in Northern KZN, he joined the Kings Park Medical team.
He has completed dry needling courses and various courses
on exercise and function without pain. Gareth is a qualified
BASI Pilates mat work teacher and incorporates the fundamental
principles into his treatment approach.
He practices at the Lion Match Branch in the mornings
and the Glenwood High School branch in the afternoons.
Gareth is the Assistant Physiotherapist for Lamontville
Golden Arrows and looks after the Multichoice Diski side.
Gareth has been involved with the Glenwood 1st team rugby
side since 2013, and is currently the Physiotherapist
for the u18 KZN Craven Week Rugby team.
He has a passion for sports, fitness and rehabilitation.
Gareth enjoys the outdoor activities and uses time to
train and compete in triathlons.
Stuart qualified as a Chiropractor in March 2003. He
spent 2 years working in Amanzimtoti, South Africa before
moving to the Republic of Ireland (1 year) and then London,
UK (2 and a half years). He has since returned home and
has been in practice in Durban since December 2007, joining
the KPSMC team in March 2008.
Stuart has a passion for the field of sports medicine
and works with several high profile elite sports professionals,
such as paddler Ant Stott, Sharks star Patrick Lambie,
ATP tennis pro Wesley Moodie and Olympic Gold Medallist
Abhinav Bindra (from India). Since 2008, Stuart has done
part time work at the Durban University of Technology
where, as a clinician, he is educating the Chiropractors
of the future. An active sports person, Stuart also enjoys
competing in the fields of Canoeing, Multi-sport Racing,
Mountain Biking, Cycling and Running.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Dr Jordan came
to South Africa in 1999 to study chiropractic and subsequently
qualified from the Durban University of Technology in
2009. He chose to remain and establish his practice in
SA after getting married in 2002 and he boasts a beautiful
wife and 5 year old daughter. He has also worked as a
personal trainer for the past 8 years which has afforded
him a great deal of experience in sports and physical
training related injuries. This expertise also facilitated
his Master’s thesis which was focused on the Chiropractic
treatment of shoulder injuries in body builders.
Dr Warren enjoys a holistic approach
to the overall wellness of every patient ensuring that
they are fully educated on their condition as well as
referring on to other therapists should a multidisciplinary
approach be warranted. His patients range from 3 month
old babies with colic to 80 year olds with osteoarthritis.
For a compassionate and competent Chiropractor, please
don't hesitate to give Dr Warren a call.
Ashnie Maharaj graduated with a B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2004, and completed
her community service year at King Edward VIII Hospital
in 2005. In addition, she obtained a post-graduate Diploma
in Vocational Rehabilitation at the University of Pretoria
in November 2010 and certification as a Workwell Therapist
in 2013. Ashnie has also completed the AMA 6th edition
training in 2014.
Ashnie began her clinical career at King Edward VIII
Teaching Hospital in 2005 where she later fulfilled the
role of an acting Occupational Therapy Manager. Ashnie
also served as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Kwa-Zulu
Natal, Faculty of Occupational Therapy. She then relocated
to Gauteng where she gained experience as a Senior Disability
Claims Consultant and independent Functional Capacity
Evaluation Provider at the Soma Initiative and Negotiated
Benefit Consultant Holdings (NBC) from 2008 until 2013.
Ashnie Maharaj has successfully managed her practice
from 2006 to date, focusing on Functional Capacity Evaluations
in the Insurance and Medico-legal Sector, Case Management,
Return to Work programmes as well as Adult and Paediatric
Assessment and Therapy. Ashnie Maharaj Occupational Therapists
is privileged to have received a Level 3 BEE accredited
EME through Empowerdex.
Byron Starkey qualified as a podiatrist from Technikon
Witwatersrand in 2002. He went into private practice in
2003, after moving to Durban, at North Beach Medical Centre.
In 2006, he left NBMC and moved to Kings Park Sports Medicine
His satellite practices are in Amanzimtoti at the Fountain
Medical Centre (Winklespruit) and at Bluff Medicross.
His special interests are in sports related podiatry,
paediatric problems and diabetes.
Dr Thirushan Moodley qualified with a bachelors in dental
surgery (BCHD) from the University of the Western Cape
in 2012. He thereafter successfully completed his community
service for a period of one year in Ixopo, KZN.
Dr Moodley has a humble, hardworking, and success driven
personality. He maintains the utmost respect for his patients
at all times with excellent professionalism. He believes
in doing what’s best for the client and follows
the protocols of dentistry passionately.
Dr Moodley is proud to be a part of this wonderful team
of dedicated healthcare professionals, and is looking
forward to offering his services.
Qualified with Bachelor of Optometry in 2012 from UKZN
Westville. Worked in private practice until the end of
2013, before joining the Department of Optometry at UKZN
as a clinical resident and internal examiner. Currently
studying towards a Master of Optometry degree. Special
interest in Binocular vision and Ocular disease.
Yurisa Naidoo qualified as an optometrist in 1994 and
has been in private practice since 1995. She has obtained
a post-grad qualification in Ocular Diagnostics (1998)
from NECO,Boston MA and Ocular Therapeutics (2004). She
has worked closely with the UKZN Optometry Department
from 1996 until present as internal and external examiner
and as part-time lecturer in DMOD (Diagnosis & Management
of Ocular Disease).
She specializes in the fitting of complex and advanced
contact lens, in particular keratoconic lens fits, scleral
lenses & orthokeratology/corneal refractive therapy
*(moulding of the cornea to eliminate the need for spectacles
or contact lenses). She also has a keen interest in anti-myopia
treatment (reducing myopia i.e. shortsightedness) in children
as well as the diagnosis and management of ocular disease
e.g diabetic retinopathy, corneal foreign body removal
She also practices in Chatsworth, Durban.
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Lynne Mackey studied a degree in sport science at the
University of Kwa-zulu Natal, followed by honours in Biokinetics.
She did her first year of internship with Jimmy Wright
at the Sharks Medical Centre.
Her passion for surfing has led her to compete on the
South African surf tour. She thrives on being able to
help individuals struggling with injuries to regain their
strength and to help them return to their sport or just
helping sedentary patients to live a more functional painfree
Hayley is a competitive athlete, qualified Biokineticist
and Sports Scientist. After finishing her biokinetics
internship at the University of Pretoria, Hayley made
the South African National rowing squad and became a full-time
athlete, thereafter competing internationally in both
sculling and pairs rowing for several years.
After narrowly missing out on the 2012 London Olympics
she has returned to her home-town Durban where she now
practices as a biokineticist and has started canoeing
and surfski paddling.
Hayley specialises in orthopaedic rehabilitation, along
with a special interest in sport-specific strength and
Rentia qualified as a Homeopath in 1993 from Durban Institute
of Technology, followed by 1 year full time and 3 years
part time work experience at the DUT Homeopathic Clinic.
Rentia started in private practice in Westville in 1995
and successfully managed that until she joined the Kings
Park team in 2011. In 2012 Rentia completed her Master’s
Degree in Sport Medicine cum laude from UKZN. She also
qualified and registered as a Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist
and completed the Advanced Course in Biopuncture (Heel)
Rentia has competed in a broad range of sporting disciplines
including cross country, road and trail running, cycling,
duathlon and canoeing. She was awarded provincial colours
for duathlon and represented South Africa at the World
Duathlon Championships in 2001. Rentia also represented
KwaZulu-Natal at various SA cross country and marathon
championships and in 2013 won her age category at the
SA Long Distance Trail running championships.
These first hand experiences of the rigors of training
broadened her experience in the treatment of sport injuries
and the maintenance of athletes’ health during the
build-up to competitions, using homeopathy.
Rentia constantly strives to educate the public about
the advantages of using homeopathy in sport and general
Kerryn qualified as a dietician in 2003. After university
she completed her community service year at Montebello
hospital, following which she worked at Stanger Hospital
for two years as a clinical dietician. From 2006 to 2011
Kerryn lived and worked in London, where she specialised
as a paediatric dietician. She is now back in her home
town to start her own practice and to bring back the experience
she gained abroad.
Kerryn competed in many sports throughout her career
and has therefore always had a keen interest in sports
nutrition. This led her to complete an exercise science
course as well as undertake the two year Sports Nutrition
Diploma through the International Olympic Committee. The
IOC Diploma gave her the opportunity to learn from the
leaders in the field internationally, looking at the latest
science driving sports nutrition.
Kerryn’s main goal is to educate, and to enhance
the performance of, both recreational and professional
athletes via their nutrition plans, and in doing so, help
them compete to the best of their ability. Having seen
the impact of calculated nutrition on well documented
sports, such as running and swimming, she would like to
work on the role that nutrition plays in events such as
surfing, golf, mountain biking, skate boarding and the
Kerryn is registered to perform the Discovery Vitality
Nutrition Assessments as well as the CDE assessments.
She has a wealth of experience with type 1 diabetes, being
especially interested in managing athletes with this condition.
“The amount, composition and timing of food intake
can profoundly affect sports performance” –
Kirsten was a member of the South African swimming team
for 17 years and knows first hand the pressures and demands
of elite level sport, and the impact of psychological
factors on performance. She completed her studies, majoring
in psychology and biochemistry at UKZN while still competing
internationally and qualified in 2005 with a masters degree
in clinical psychology. She is currently completing her
PhD in the area of sports psychology.
Kirsten works with individual athletes and teams from
many different sports, from school to recreational through
to Olympic level. She is involved with life skills programmes,
high performance workshops and lectures part-time at Durban
University of Technology. Kirsten also has experience
in organizational psychology and has worked individually
with business people wishing to apply mental skills to
the business arena.
Patrick Frickel is the resident sport masseur at KPMED.
He is passionate about his work and provides 100% effort
in making sure his clients' bodies are kept in tiptop
shape allowing them to perform at their best.
Patrick works closely with other medical professionals
such as biokineticists, physiotherapists and chiropractors
in a holistic manner to provide the best treatment possible.
Numerous studies have shown the benefits of massage in
preventing injury, improving muscle flexibility, reducing
fatigue and improving endurance.
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Surina is responsible for daily running of the practice
as well as the financial administration. She oversees
the management of the reception area, requirements of
the various professional staff as well as the financial
aspects required to run the practice.
She has been with the practice since 2003 and ensures
the smooth running of the medical centre.
Melissa graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2015
with a BSc of Physiotherapy. She then completed her year
of Community Service at Eshowe District Hospital in Northern
KZN. While studying she was involved as a volunteer at
many sporting events including The Cape Cycle Tour, Wine
to Whales and the Cape Epic. She also represented her
university at the Comrades marathon in 2015 at one of
the physio stations on route.
Melissa is qualified in dry needling and is experienced
in various taping techniques and rehabilitation protocols.
She uses a holistic approach in all treatment planning.
Melissa is passionate about health, fitness and exercise.
She enjoys being active and regularly participates in
many types of sporting events such as triathlons, mountain
biking, trail and road running.
Dr Tobeka Unita Pamla fondly known as Nikita is a medical
practitioner.She attained her MBchB at the now called
Walter Sisulu university in 2002. She did her internship
in Groote Schuur in Cape Town and community service in
Umtata at the Nelson Mandela hospital.
She has extensive experience as a general practitioner
with keen interest in psychiatry,HIV/AIDS and family medicine.
She has attended a lot of HIV/AIDS conferences. She has
collaborated with a lot of NGOs dealing with mental health
She also has a keen interest in alternative healing having
worked with a number of healers at the Bryanston wellness
center in Johannesburg including a colon clinic and gene
mapping for disease prevention.
She also holds a diploma in Anaesthetics and does sessional
work in the field.
She is extremely passionate about holistic approach to
illness and hence the eagerness in joining the Kpmed team.
In her spare time she enjoys swimming and brisk walking
and spending time with her family. She used to be an avid
tennis and netball player.
She has enrolled for reiki and meditation classes . She
hails from Ixopo quite popular for the bhuddist retreat