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Physiotherapy, a bush detour, now growing my passion.

First steps...

As for many physios I know, my interest in pursuing a career in this field stemmed from my own need for treatment during my school years.

I qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy and completed my community service at The Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

(participating in the inter varsity strapping competition at the Comrades Marathon)

To the bush...

Not long after qualifying I got the opportunity to be a part of a wildlife conservation project near Hoedspruit which ultimately led to me spending almost 6 years in the bush.

My years managing Pioneer Camp at Londolozi Private Game Reserve were some of the most magical of my life so far. Living in the bush and sharing the experiences of what our incredible country has to offer with people from all walks of life grew me in ways that I wouldn't have imagined and with a new skill set that I carry with me even now working as a physiotherapist in the city.

(overlooking the picturesque Sabi Sands Game Reserve after watching the sun come up)

In 2016 I wrapped up my life in the bush and returned to Johannesburg to continue my career and in 2018 I completed a post graduate course in orthopaedic manipulative therapy (OMT).

Back in the city...

Returning to the city was quite a daunting experience given I had existed in the calm and serenity of the bush, not to mention access to some of South Africa's finest wines.

I spent almost 5 very valuable years in private practice working mostly in the sport and orthopaedic area of physio and during this time I developed an interest in women's health and oncology and in 2021 made the decision to start my own practice with the hopes of creating a space in which I could turn my interest into passion.

(treatment room at Erin McCall-Peat Physiotherapy)

I am incredibly excited for what lies ahead and for the role that I can play for my current and future patients.

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