Pr No: 0552925
Registered Osteopath and member of the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Dr Van der Merwe’s career started at the University of Stellenbosch where he obtained a degree in Sports Science and Business Management. Following his studies Dr Van der Merwe took the position as Sport Therapist on board ‘Crystal Harmony’, travelling and working around the world. During this time he gained a lot of international experience. He later returned to the UK where he took the position of exercise physiologist at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham before joining Invigorate Lifestyle Ltd. While at Invigorate, he was retained by the England golf team as sports therapist and conditioning coach.
His interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation led him to complete a 4 year honours degree in Physiotherapy at Brunel University in West London. While practicing as a physiotherapist, Dr van der Merwe completed a 2 year post graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine.
His decision to further his studies and complete a 4 year Masters’ degree in Osteopathic Medicine was motivated by his beliefs that the human body functions as a unit and that treatment should aim at identifying the root cause rather than treating the symptoms.
Dr van der Merwe specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic, spinal and sports related injuries and conditions.