Debbie has a BSc Hons degree in Physiotherapy from The Royal London Hospital where she studied and worked. She also worked Hillbrow Hospital in Johannesburg, ran a Rehabilitation Unit in a Saudi Arabia and worked in France. She can speak French reasonably well. She has an MSc from UCT for her thesis on Low Back Pain and has completed OMT1 (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy).
Debbie has worked for UCT as a Clinical Educator and recently spent 18 months researching the impact of ageing on activity and is currently studying modules in chronic pain management.
Debbie was a competitive swimmer, played water polo as a student and received her provincial colours for fencing while in Gauteng. Debbie has a wide range of Physiotherapy experience treating back and neck pain, many types of sports and other recreational injuries and headaches.
Debbie currently runs the OMSMAF/ Medscheme Wellness Programme for Back and Neck Pain at Old Mutual in Pinelands which provides treatment, education and rehabilitation.
The aim is to use the knowledge from the latest research to improve patient understanding of the complex array of contributing factors for back and neck pain in order to facilitate behaviour change and successful management.