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Physiotherapist Umhlanga (Gateway Virgin Active)

Our Gateway branch of Kings Park Sports Medicine Centre (KPSMC) opened in January 2022. It is based on the same ethos and principles of KPSMC, which is a multidisciplinary clinic in Durban (first of its kind) formed in 1996.

This Gateway branch is a vibrant and dynamic multidisciplinary clinic which offers Physiotherapy and Biokinetics. Being based in the Virgin Active Gym, it offers a superb treatment and rehabilitation facility with a wide range of equipment as well as a Hydrotherapy component (one of the finest in Durban).

Our practitioners treat conditions across the board and are a proud and highly professional unit that integrate well together. We have a strong referral base for conditions that require specialised treatment or further investigations.

Anyone is welcome.
Address : 1 Palm Boulevard, Gateway Virgin Active, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban
Email : or or
Clinic hours : Monday – Friday: 7am – 6pm, Sat: 8am – 12.30pm
Appointments :
For Physiotherapy contact the main Office on 031 3033874 or Megan Tonkinson on 063 682 1371 or Marnus van Niekerk on 072 627 9128 for bookings (ask for a Gateway appointment).
For Hydrotherapy contact firstly the main Office on 031 3033874 for bookings (ask for a Gateway appointment). Otherwise Clinton Grobbelaar on 082 922 1218 or Megan Tonkinson on 063 682 1371 or Marnus van Niekerk on 072 627 9128
For Biokinetics contact Shivesh Bissoon : 071 606 7876


Megan Tonkinson


B.Sc. Physiotherapy (SU)

Clinton Grobbelaar


B.Sc. Physio, B.Sc. (Med) Hons Sport Science

Marnus van Niekerk


BSc.Physiotherapy (SU)


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Click for video: clinic walk-through experience.


This serves to express my gratitude to Ms MEGAN TONKINSON ( Physiotherapist):
I first consulted Megan at Virgin Active, Gateway, for injuries I had sustained from a fall three years ago and which injuries caused severe right-knee pain, shin and ankle pain, …resulting in impairment of movement, severe “shin-splint” pain and discomfort over a period of three years. The symptoms became progressively worse until I received a series of treatments from Megan.

Ms TONKINSON initially requested X-rays and after her diagnosis set about treating my knee and shins. Megan utilized various modalities of treatment including Ultrasound, movement rehabilitation, stretching exercises as well as massage. She also prescribed home exercises and stretching, followed by weekly assessments of my capacity to actually do the prescribed exercises.

Megan utilized her skills to make a proper diagnosis and thereafter focused on rehabilitative physiotherapy in a series of weekly treatments. I was particularly impressed with Megan’s thoroughness, caring and professional utilization of her physio-skills which resulted in a progressive improvement of my pain and discomfort.

My condition has improved to such an extent that I walk an average of 20km a week, do prescribed gym exercises as well as cycling.
My pain has disappeared and I have stopped using anti-inflammatory medication.
Sincere gratitude to Ms MEGAN TONKINSON.
Megan is highly recommended.

- Anilrai Sangham

Totally satisfied with the services I am receiving and my experiences at KPSMC. They are a great facility with wonderful admin staff and fantastic therapists. I have had no issues whatsoever.

I am most grateful to my awesome "rehab team", biokineticist (Keenan Naidoo) and physiotherapist (Megan Tonkinson and temporary stand-in Misha Erasmus).

They are professional, knowledgeable and highly competent and render their services with a wonderful demeanour for good measure.

I went to them with debilitating back issues. They conducted their evaluations and Megan also checked my scans and x-rays to determine the required treatments. I see them twice weekly and they have also provided a programme for me to follow at home.

We are not done yet, but I am absolutely thrilled with the progress we have made with my issues to date. Progress has been so good that I have also been able to start doing a decent amount of swimming. I haven't felt this good in years.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them.

A heartfelt, THANK YOU, to a special team.

- Prafool Vala

The 5 Steps to Finding the Right Physiotherapist in Umhlanga

If you are recovering from an injury or a joint surgery, the last thing you want to do is spend even more time on your recovery. The last thing you need is another source of stress and anxiety during this time. For this reason, it helps to know exactly what kind of physical therapist you need, before stepping into a clinic. With so many clinics out there today, it can be tricky to figure out which one offers the best services and value for money. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of factors to consider when choosing a physiotherapist in Umhlanga.


What to Look for in a Physiotherapist

There are many factors to consider when choosing a physio. For example, you may have an injury that requires a certain type of treatment. In this case, you’ll want to find a physio who specializes in the treatment method that will be most effective for your condition. Other considerations include the location of the practice, hours of operation, and available services. You may even want to consider the reviews and ratings of different clinics from previous clients and patients. When choosing a physiotherapist, you should make sure that they are certified and that their certification is up to date. You should also make sure that the clinic you choose has a clean, hygienic environment. Furthermore, you should look for a clinic that has experienced, knowledgeable staff, and offers a wide range of services.

Step 1: Write down your requirements

Before choosing a clinic or a particular physio, you first need to know what you need exactly. This means getting out a pen and paper and writing down everything you need from the therapy you seek. You’ll want to list down what your condition is, any symptoms you are experiencing, and your expectations from treatment. By doing this, you’ll be able to narrow things down for yourself and find the best clinic for your specific needs.

Step 2: Conduct a bit of research

Next, you’ll want to conduct a bit of research to find the best physio for your needs. The internet is a great resource for this, as it will allow you to see what services are offered by different clinics and find out which ones are the best for your needs. By doing this, you’ll get an idea of what each clinic has to offer, helping you to make a more informed decision.

Step 3: Check the practitioner’s credentials

Physiotherapists have different levels of certification, but there are some credentials you will want to make sure are present. These include a Master of Physiotherapy degree, a South African College of Physiotherapy certification, and membership in the South African Physiotherapy Association. You may also want to check out the therapist’s reviews online to see if other patients have had good experiences with them.

Step 4: Ask about treatment options and expected results

It’s good to know not only how a therapist does their job, but also what their job is. Make sure that you ask your therapist about the treatment options they offer and how effective they are in treating your condition and symptoms. You should also ask about the expected results from the treatment, making sure the treatment will help you reach your anticipated outcome.

Step 5: Ask about the cost and appointment availability

Finally, you should ask about the cost of treatment and the therapist’s availability. You’ll want to know how much each session will cost, as well as how much the therapy will cost overall. In terms of availability, you should ask how long you will have to wait before being seen by a therapist after scheduling an appointment.

That’s it!

Once you’ve gone through these steps, you’ll be able to find the best physio for your needs, helping you to make a smooth and speedy recovery. We hope you find this article helpful and that you are able to find the best physio for your needs. Good luck! Now that you know how to find the best physio for your needs, it’s time to take the next step and make an appointment. You’ll want to call or visit the clinic to book a consultation with the therapist. During this meeting, you’ll want to talk about your condition and the symptoms you are experiencing.