Sports Medicine

The Sport Science and Medical Unit is the proud home of a distinguished team of sports physicians, led by Dr Christa Janse van Rensburg. The experience gained from working with provincial, national, international and Olympic athletes and teams make these doctors extremely valuable in the preparation and management of both high performance and recreational athletes. The resident sports physicians work closely with a multi-disciplinary team in order to ensure efficient and optimised management of all exercise related conditions.

Services offered include:

  • Medical screening which comprises of a general medical assessment, a musculoskeletal assessment and a sport specific assessment
  • Sports medical consultations and injury management
  • General medicine consultations
  • Corporate screening which includes general medical assessment, ECG, blood tests, lung function tests and anthropometry.
  • Muskuloskeletal sonar
  • Platelet therapy
  • Shock wave therapy
  • Blood tests

Our sports physicians also give sports medicine related lectures for coaches, managers, athletes and corporate clients.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Concussion in sport
  • Doping and drug free sport
  • Sports injuries
  • Injury prevention
  • Corporate Wellness. These lectures cover a range of topics depending on what is requested by the client. Discussions can include optimizing health in the work place, cardiovascular illness and exercise, relationship between sleep, exercise and productivity in the workplace, to name but a few.


For more information contact:

(e) [email protected] or  (t) +27 12 484 1711


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