- 1 year community service at an Air Force Base, in South Africa where I treated mainly orthopaedic and chronic pain conditions.
- 6 months Half day job at a cardiac unit in a private hospital where I was part of a team doing acute rehab of patients post cardiac surgery
- 6 years Private practice, including a private hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Working in rooms with acute and chronic orthopaedic, neurological and respiratory conditions, in children and adults.
- 4 years working independently in a private practice with 2 general practitioners
Interests within and outside of work:
My name is Marina and I recently joined the team at Vector Health & Performance, as a physiotherapist. I am originally from South Africa and I completed my Bachelor of Science of Physiotherapy at Stellenbosch University.
Since graduating I have worked in private hospitals and private practice in fields of orthopaedics, neurology, and respiratory conditions. I have attended a wide variety of courses and workshops to give me more treatment options, including Dry Needling, Pilates, and Kinesio Taping. My experience is mainly in acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions, and I have developed a special interest in the treatment of neck and shoulder conditions. My passion is helping people to return to the activities they love, without pain.
In my spare time, I enjoy going for walks and exploring Queensland, with my husband and 3 kids.
I am excited about the multi-disciplinary team approach at VHP, and the difference we can make!