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Meet The Team

Shamim KhanShamim obtained her B.Sc in Physiotherapy degree through the University of Durban Westville in 1988. She completed her Master of Medical Science – majoring in Sports Medicine in 2000 at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

Shamim has been involved in sporting events both locally and internationally. She was part of the medical team for the All Africa Games (Zimbabwe -1995, Johannesburg -1999); Commonwealth Games (Malaysia – 1998, Manchester – 2002); team physiotherapist for the South African women’s hockey team (1999- 2000) and the Olympic Games in Athens 2004 amongst others.

Shamim worked at Wentworth and King Edward hospitals before establishing her practice. She established her practice in 1994, managing patients in and around the Glenwood area, as well as at St Augustine’s and Entabeni hospitals. Her passion for quality of care and management of her patients, has been followed through with each physiotherapist that has joined her practice.

Andrisha SinghAndrisha Singh obtained her Bsc Physiotherapy at the University of Durban Westville in 1999

She has been employed at Shamim Khan’s Practice since 2001. Andrisha has done many update courses over the years including Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy(OMT) post graduate course in 2006. She is very involved in teaching the newer physiotherapists the techniques and modalities used in the treatment of the patients at the practice.

Special Interests : 
Treatment of Headaches, TMJ( jaw) problems, neck and lower back pain

Vijaya MisraVijaya Misra received her academic qualification of a Bsc(Physiotherapy) as an undergraduate at the University of Durban Westville. She was part of the pioneer community service therapists in 2002 at Madadeni Hospital. Thereafter she took a post at a district hospital in Ethekweni. Vijaya completed the acclaimed Othopaedic Manipulative Therapy Post Graduate course in 2003. In 2004 she began her career as a private practitioner with Shamim Khan in Berea, Ethekweni. She remains in the employ of Shamim Khan to date with 12 years of private practice experience. Vijaya interest lies in Neuromuscular manipulative therapy. Vijaya is also very involved is assisting the newer physiotherapy in attaining the standard of physiotherapy practised at Shamim Khan’s practice.
Nivaar SeverajNivaar Severaj obtained his degree from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal in 2011. He did his community service in Nquthu at Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital. Nivaar thereafter worked in a private practice in Pietermaritzburg before joining Shamim’s practice in 2013. He has also completed post graduate courses in dry needling as well as many courses related to sports injury treatment and rehabilitation. His special interests lie in the treatment of sports injuries and rehabilitation.
Chandra Knowles

We welcome Chandra Knowles to the practice. Chandra qualified at UCT in 2017. She received the golden key invitation at UCT for being in the top 15% of her degree stream at university. She completed her community service at Rietvlei Hospital. Chandra volunteered at the Cape Argus amd the 2 oceans marathon. She was also a member of the UCT SHAWCO which volunteers health services to the underprivileged. Chandra keeps active by trail and long distance running. She also enjoys kayaking. Chandra is currently doing OMT 1. We are thrilled to have her as part of our dynamic team.

Thabane Nsibande

We welcome Thabane Nsibande to our practice.. Thabane comes with a wealth of experience having qualified in 2007 from the University of Kwazulu Natal He started out at the Benedictine hospital doing his community service then moving on to Prince Mshyeni hospital.His work experience included sports related injury assessments and rehabilitation, Neuromuscular skeletal assessments, treatments and Orthopaedic rehabilitation, medical and surgical rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation including intensive care unit physiotherapy, neuro rehabilitation. His hobbies are road running and playing football. Thabane has gained vast experience in treating sports related injuries through his affiliation and travels with various sporting teams and events including:
Durban Ladies Football Club 2010- 2012, Fina Swimming world cup (2004 to 2009), South African games 2007 and 2011, Comrades Marathon 2007 to 2015), Salga games 2007 to 2016(including 2014,2015 and 2016 as a chief Physiotherapist), African Championships 2016, SA schools’ sports 2016

Thalente Ntshakala

Thalente Ntshakala, Graduated with B. Sc physiotherapy from ukzn in 2014. She completed her  did Community service in 2015 in Estcourt provincial hospital. She Worked at a private practice in Durban for 3 years before joining Shamim Khan Physiotherapy in 2019. She did the post grad pain management course in 2018 and OMT in 2019. She has an interest  in musculoskeletal conditions, and post operative rehabilitation.