Practice Description

    Sports injuries

    Muscle or ligament tears or strains. Overuse and repetitive strain injuries. Post surgical rehabilitation. All joint injuries and pain. Running injuries including running assessment and analysis
    for injury prevention and management.

    General treatment

    Spinal conditions (i.e. neck and back pain), whiplash injuries, headaches, as well as chronic chest and sinus conditions.

    About Debra

    About Debra

    A born and raised Durban girl, Debra studied Physiotherapy at UDW and graduated in 1994. She completed her additional studies in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy in 2003. Debra has worked in her own private practice since 1997. Initially she was based in the KZN Midlands where she had a practice in Howick and was also the Physiotherapist at Michaelhouse School for 17 years. In 2016 she moved to Johannesburg where she had a practice in Bryanston for 5 years. Debra has recently relocated back home to Durban. Her interests are general orthopaedic physio (necks & backs), all postoperative treatment and rehabilitation, all sports injuries, but with a special interest and experience in treating runners and running injuries. She does an in depth running assessment and analysis with her patients that require it. Debra has worked with many elite runners and understands the importance of getting back to the sport as soon as possible. Other than her strong interest in sports physiotherapy, Debra also treats people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing. Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which sees human movement as central to the health and well-being of individuals. The main goal of physiotherapists is, therefore, to keep people pain free, moving and active. Debra herself is a keen runner and tri-athlete and has completed 8 Comrades Marathons and numerous tri-athlons, including a full Ironman. She is also passionate about mountainbiking.

    Debra utilizes skilled hands on physiotherapy including neural tissue mobilisation, myofascial and connective tissue release, triggerpoint therapy and spinal joint mobilisation and manipulation. This hands on therapy is augmented by other modalities such as dry needling, neuropropriceptive taping and electrotherapy (eg, ultrasound / interferential)