Dr Glen Hagemann

Glen qualified as a doctor at UCT in 1988 after which he studied for a Diploma in Anaesthetics through The College of Medicine, SA. In 1998 he completed a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine (MMedSci) at UKZN. He is currently President of the South African Sports Medicine Association.Glen is the Managing Director of Sharks Medical (Pty) Ltd. In 1999 and 2000 he was the team physician to The Sharks. He has been their medical advisor since 2001, and currently convenes The Sharks Match Day Medical Panel.

Glen sits on the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) tribunal, the SAIDS Appeals Committee and the SA Rugby Medical Association Committee. He is a member of the International Sports Medicine’s (FIMS) Council of Delegates and has published original research in the South African Journal of Emergency Medicine, the South African Medical Journal and the British Journal of Sports Medicine.


Dean Macquet

Deane Macquet holds a Degree in Human Movement Science as well as a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. He is the current Sharks Rugby Team Head Physiotherapist and has held the position for the last five years. Deane has been part of the teams which played in Currie Cup Finals in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Deane has a particular interest in sporting injuries, soft tissue and joint mobilization as well as biomechanical assessments. In addition to this, he has worked in a number of different sporting codes, including soccer (Amazulu Football Club), club tennis, road running and squash and is a current member of the South African Sports Medicine Association, SA Sports Physiotherapy Society, and the Physiotherapy Sports Interest Group.


Paula Pieres

Paula has worked in a variety of areas of physiotherapy. These include working in one of the most prestigious Neurological Rehabilitation Medical Centres in South America. (www.fleni.org.ar). In addition to this she has completed sports taping courses, dry needling modules, courses in advanced gait disorders, spasticity and neurodynamics.

Paula also has experience in aesthetic treatments and manual lymphatic drainage.


Amanda Hawke

Amanda's honours thesis title was on Exploring the collaboration between Physiotherapists and Biokineticists in the management of low back pain.
In recent years, she has provided physiotherapy services at numerous trail running events, comrades, sani2c, Dusi Canoe Marathon and the Midmar Mile.
Amanda is a a keen mountain biker, and represented South Africa at the World Marathon championships in Pietermaritzburg in June 2015. Due to her interest in sport, Amanda keeps herself up-to-date with the most recent research from a physiotherapy perspective in cycling and running.


Jimmy Wright

Jimmy has a Bachelor of Sport Science degree with a Honors in Biokinetics (1991, University of North West) as well as a Masters Diploma in Sports Medicine (2001, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban). In 1999 he joined The Sharks on a semi-full time basis, assisting them with the establishment of The Sharks Medical Centre and the High Performance Centre (2007).

In 2006 Jimmy received honors from the South African Biokinetic Association for his contributions in the establishment of Biokinetics in private practice.

In 2007 he also assisted The Sharks Academy with the establishment of a rehabilitation programme for Academy players. In 2011 Jimmy received an award from the South African Sports Medicine Association for his contribution to franchise rugby in South Africa.


Rogan Heyns

Rogan has a Bachelor of Sports Science degree (2011, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville) followed by a BSc Honours in Biokinetics (2012, University of Zululand). Rogan completed his internship at Jimmy Wright & Associates in 2013.

In 2014 Rogan began practising as a Biokineticist with Jimmy Wright & Associates. Rogan has a passion for people and sport. He is energetic with his focus area being orthopaedic rehabilitation. Rogan is responsible for the Sharks Junior contracted players and Sharks Medical private patients.


Erika Krouwkamp

Erika completed her BSc Human Movement Science degree in 2011 and her BSc Honors degree in Biokinetics in 2012 at NWU Potchefstroom before joining Jimmy Wright & Associates in 2014.

In addition she has also completed her Pilates course through BASI Pilates and helps patients and players to obtain a stronger core, increased flexibility and more control of the body.

Erika runs the BackSmart program that focuses on preventing and treating back injuries and provides Biokinetic service for the Sharks Academy where players benefit from rehabilitative programs. Sharks players also participate in a Core Performance BackSmart program that Erika conducts at the stadium.Her passion is to treat patients with sport injuries, back problems or injuries and orthopedic conditions of all ages.


Kate Healey

Kate completing her Biokinetics honours degree at the University of Stellenbosh, Kate has also completed various courses in strapping, first aid, massage and cardiac rehabilitation.

She has experience in the treatment of patients with chronic conditions, the elderly, orthopedic conditions, sports specific injuries and training, postural corrections, as well as those with physical disabilities.


Larize Blaauw

Larize has a Bachelor of Human Movement Science degree as well as an honours degree in Biokinetics. She completed her practical internship at Jimmy Wright & Associates in 2012.

Larize’s current focus areas are chronic disease management and orthopaedic rehabilitation. She is also responsible for the management of wellness events and is part of the health provider network for the different medical aid benefit programmess (Vitality and Multiply). Larize also completed a pre-and post- natal (pregnancy) programme to assist with rehabilitation programmes. This programme is offered in conjunction with the BackSmart programme which is provided by her colleague and fellow biokineticist, Erika Kroukamp.


Danielle Roberts

Danielle Roberts has a BSc Honours degree in Dietetics from UKZN, and is registered with the HPCSA. After working as a dietician in the food industry, Danielle started a private practice counselling medical patients at Life Entabeni Hospital in 2009.

With a keen interest in sports nutrition, she started working with the Sharks rugby team in 2010 guiding them with their nutritional needs.

Danielle continues to consult with the Sharks Team, and in various other sporting fields (rowing, endurance cycling, hockey, swimming etc).


Carolien Botes

Carolien completed her BA Human Movement Science and Psychology degree at the North West University in Potchefstroom in 2007 and her Honours degree in Kinderkinetics in 2008.

She started practicing in 2009 at a Primary School in Rustenburg where she did neuro-motor development of young children through scientifically based physical activities. She moved to Durban in April 2012.

She works with children from birth to the age of 13.

Carolien is based at the Virgin Active Kings Park.

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