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Holroyd & Goodenough Physio commenced practicing in La Lucia in 2000.  Our vision was to bring together a dynamic team of physiotherapists and support staff that were dedicated and passionate about their work; to set new standards in patient care and to offer patients definitive solutions to their needs in a practice environment that was enjoyable and efficient.

Patients and referring medical professional have supported our brand of Physiotherapy and we have developed into a group of 10 practices with a team of 25 Physiotherapists and 14 support staff. We opened our Umhlanga practice in 2006 in what was then Buxton’s Centre. We offer our patients “hands on” physiotherapy treatment in a dynamic and enjoyable environment and recognize the importance of giving patients optimal time and attention; it is our policy not to treat more than one patient simultaneously.

We have a policy of ongoing professional development, with all our staff attending a minimum of 3 update courses annually. This is augmented by our own monthly tutorial program, which is accredited by the South African Society of Physiotherapy, where current medical developments of topical interest are presented by one our team or a quest speaker.

Holroyd & Goodenough, Umhlanga provides in-hospital physiotherapy support at Umhlanga Hospital, treating patients for the following specialists:
Dr van Eeden, Dr de Beer, Dr Coleman and Dr Haynes (Orthopaedic Surgeons);  Dr Pretorius and Dr Barnabus (Cardiologists); Mr Winter (Cardio-thoracic Surgeon); Dr Joubert and Dr Samuals (Neuro Surgeons).

Scope of Services Offered:
• Assessment and treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions, including sports injuries.
• Treatment and rehabilitation post orthopaedic surgery: ACL repairs, hip and knee replacements, arthroscopic       surgery, rotator cuff repairs, fractures etc.
• Treatment of Neurological Dysfunction: Brain injuries, hemiplegia and cerebral palsy.
• Treatment and rehabilitation of Trauma injuries MVA or motorbike accidents.
• Assessment and treatment of Chest conditions and Sinusitis.
• Hospital visits.
• Home visits.
• On site treatment during sporting events.
• Sports massage.
• Dry needling and Neuro-proprioceptive taping.


Preshantha Pillay
Preshantha joined the practice in 2010.  She qualified from UKZN in 2004 and was a member of the Golden Key Society for the top 5% of students at the University. She has 8 years of hospital experience and manages the hospital physiotherapy treatments. Courses done: Dry needling 1 & 2, Snags & Nags – The Mulligan concept. Cardiopulmonary workshop, The forgotton Lymphatic system course, Dr. Jeremy Lewis shoulder course, Leuko K strapping course and basic life support course.

Jenna Pomeroy-Ward
Jenna graduated from the University of  Kwazulu Natal in 2009. She  has worked at Comrades Marathon 2008 – 2012, Dusi  Canoe Marathon 2008 – 2009, The Argus Cycle Tour in 2009 and has been the team physiotherapist for Durban Collegians U 20 Rugby team in 2009, and Northwood School 1st XV 2011 – 2012. She has a post graduate qualification in Orthopaedic manipulative Therapy and has completed the Dry Needling and Sports Module 3 graduate courses.

Jean Minogue
Jean graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1967 and has been practicing physiotherapy ever since. She has had her own practice for 10 years, retired her practice and joined the Umhlanga practice. Jean goes to the Ridgewood Retirement Village three times a week and is involved with their exercise classes. She also does the home visits in the area. She has a special interest in chest and paedaetric conditions.

Lisa Collett
Lisa has been with Holroyd & Goodenough Physio for 7 years and leads our Women's Health Physiotherapy Team.  We have introduced and set up a unique in-hospital physiotherapy programme in the Maternity Ward of Umhlanga Hospital. The Post-Natal rehabilitation programme assists mothers with treating and preventing posture and muscular problems that occur in pregnancy and the early weeks post-birth. We run a similar programme for other Women's Health procedures such as hysterectomies. We give regular educational talks at the Storks Nest Clinic on physical aches and strains in pregnancy and appropriate exercises.  Lisa treats specific women's health related conditions as out-patients and give specific home exercise programmes.  She has recently attended the National Uro-gynae congress and done training courses directly related to ante and post natal physiotherapy.

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