Get to know our Therapists

Kerry-Leigh Tomaselli

Physiotherapist

Kerry-Leigh qualified with a B.Sc (Physiotherapy) degree from the University of Witwatersrand in 2007. In 2008 she completed her community service at various community health centres in Diepsloot; Rabie Ridge and Hillbrow. In 2009 she completed her post-graduate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy, which she is now an assistant on. Since 2009 she has been working in a sports based practise before opening Kerry-Leigh de Boer Physiotherapy in September 2011.

Kerry-Leigh has worked at numerous sports events such as The 94.7 Cycle Challenge; The Comrades Marathon and assisted with the UJ sports teams. She worked as the physio for the ProEvents touch rugby league and was the physio for a few teams the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Challenge.

She participated in hockey,tennis and athletics as a scholar. She continued to play hockey for The University of Witwatersrand and premiere and woman’s first league hockey for another 7 years. The last few years she has developed a passion for mountain biking and has participated in numerous events including Sani2C; Wines2Whales; Swazi Frontier and the Liberty Cape Winelands Encounter. Kerry-Leigh has a great interest in all sports, whether participating, spectating or gathering an interest in the biomechamics and skills required for various sports

Kerry-Leigh has completed numerous courses on:

  • Kinesio Taping
  • McConnel Taping techniques
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Elbow injuries
  • Sports Rehabilitation and pre-season assessment
  • Dry needling
  • Runner’s injuries and treatments
  • Upper limb and lower
  • limb injuries and biomechanics

Candice Kuschke

Physiotherapist

Candice studied physiotherapy at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2004. Shortly thereafter she completed her Orthopaedic Manipulation Therapy 1 (OMT 1) course. After working at the NHC in Northcliff and Bryanston she ventured over to the UK where she worked in the NHS and then moved on to working at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital in London as the Lead Oncology Physiotherapist. While there she completed Lymphoedema Training in the Leduc Technique, and has also since learnt the new Fluorsocopy Guided Medical Lymphatic Drainage technique. Candice returned to South Africa in August 2014 to continue working in her area of special interest: Oncology and breast Cancer related physical impairments. She joined the practise in 2015

 

  • Physiotherapy– University of the Witwatersrand, 2004
  • Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy 1 (OMT 1) 2008
  • Lymphoedema Therapist: Leduc and Fluroscopy Guided Medical Lymphatic Drainage technique trained- Lymphoedema Training Academy UK (LTA)
  • Connective Tissue– Its role in the management of complaints after breast cancer treatment, by Willie Fourie
  • Cancer Rehabilitation Wright Foundation– NQF Level IV Cancer Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist Course.
  • PINC Certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, PINC and STEEL Foundation (2017)

Parys Edwards

Physiotherapist

Parys graduated as a Physio from Wits University in 2000. Since then her extensive CV includes work in Trauma and Orthopaedics, A&E, Private Practice and 5 years as Physio to the England u19 Women’s Football

Sport has dominated her life, initially on the hockey field where she gained junior national caps for SA and Zimbabwe, and senior provincial colours for Eastern Cape, KZN and Southern Gauteng. One trial season with English Premier League team Leicester Hockey Club lead to five more with 3 league titles and 2 European Cup medals.

On retiring from hockey Parys tried her hand at triathlon. She went on to claim English National, British, European and two World Championship titles during the next 7 years. This prompted the step up to professional racing at the age of 38. Since then Parys has 5 professional wins and 20 podium finishes to her name, carving out a successful triathlon career while still working as a sports physio. Her clinical speciality is in treating all sports injuries particularly running injuries and correcting run biomechanics.

Phillipa Morris

Physiotherapist

Phillipa graduated from WITS in 2001. She spent a short time in London working for the NHS before returning to Johannesburg to focus on the private sector outpatient care.
In 2006 Phillipa completed the OMT1 course, a year long post-graduate qualifications  in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic and spinal injuries. She was then invited back to lecture and examine both undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students.

Phillipa special field of interest lies in the care and management of acute back and neck pain; post-operative recovery and rehabilitation; and treatment of sports injuries (incl. dance injuries).

During her free time, Phillipa enjoys a variety of outdoor adventure and endurance sport including trail running, mountain biking, open water swimming and adventure racing. She has completed 94.7, Midmar Mile, the Argus, 11 global and Energade triathlon series.

In 2015 Phillipa obtained an MBA from the university of Cape Town Graduate school of Business and spent 2 years in management consulting before joining the team in Rivonia Gate Health Centre.