Our Team

Andrew Leipus, Physiotherapist

Andrew is an experienced Physiotherapist who has settled with his young family in Ballito, South Africa. Born and educated in South Australia, Andrew holds Bachelors degrees in both Exercise & Sports Science as well as Physiotherapy. He also holds a Masters Degree in Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy and has been granted the title ‘Sports Physiotherapist’ by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

 

He has been actively involved in the health, fitness and sports medicine/science industries in various capacities for 30 years across Australia, England, South Africa, UAE, Pakistan, Canada and India. He has vast experience working with a broad variety of elite sportspeople. Possibly the highlights of his career have been five years working as Head Physiotherapist of the Indian Cricket Team, and twelve years with Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League T20 competition. Most recently he was head of the sports science and sports medicine departments overseeing the wellbeing of all the Indian National cricket team players at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, India.

 

Andrew is also an enthusiastic sportsperson, and has participated widely in sports over his lifetime including Aussie rules football, road running, triathlon, tennis, surfing and more recently golf, trail running and mountain biking. He brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and international experience to the residents of Ballito and the surrounding area.

Mieke Potgieter, Biokineticist / Sports & Therapeutic Massage

 

Mieke is an enthusiastic and passionate Biokineticist who completed a BSc Sports Science Degree and a BSc Honours Degree in Biokinetics at the University of Stellenbosch. 

Following the completion of her studies she moved to Durban where she completed an internship at the Sharks Medical Facility where she was based until she moved to Ballito.

 

Mieke has a range of experience from rehabilitation and conditioning with sports teams,  high performance athletes and individuals looking to improve their general wellbeing to working with individuals with disabilities, Paralympic athletes, weight loss patients, chronic patients as well as orthopaedic patients. She is also a qualified sports massage therapist. Mieke is an avid sportswoman herself and has participated in athletics, gymnastics and netball at a competitive level.

"Going through some tough injuries myself, my personal experiences reflect in my empathy towards my clients and patients. However I believe that hard work and dedication is needed to achieve goals. I love helping people discover what their bodies are made for and to make them realise that small changes can eventually lead to life changing outcomes. I am energetic and love working with people...helping people is what I am destined to do!"

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