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Leigh Gardiner

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Leigh has always had a keen interest in helping people and was drawn to the field of physiotherapy from her school days. She completed her school required job shadowing hours at a physical rehabilitation centre in Kensington, Johannesburg on the advice of her own sport’s physio. During these five days, Leigh was introduced to the field of neurological rehabilitation and her interest and passion were flared. 

Leigh went on to study a BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) degree and qualified as a physiotherapist from Wits University in 2012, graduating top of her class. Following her qualification, she completed her community service at Edenvale Hospital in Johannesburg where she worked in the rehabilitation sector for two thirds of the year. The following year she began working at a neurophysiotherapy practice in Johannesburg that assisted patients from the acute to chronic stages of their rehabilitation processes.

Leigh completed her Basic Bobath (NDT) course in 2015 and an Advanced NDT course focusing on postural control for neurologically impaired patients in 2020. She has done multiple shorter courses ranging through soft tissue and strengthening techniques, management of vestibular conditions and dizziness and aquatic therapy. 

Leigh’s fields of interest include rehabilitation following spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury and themanagement of progressive conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis. She is passionate about her work and loves to see her patients progress and achieve their goals. 

Leigh chose to leave Johannesburg and move to Cape Town to open her own practice in February 2016 and currently works predominantly along the West Coast area of Cape Town.

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