Tanya Mackenzie

Tanya Mackenzie graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1988. In 1997, Tanya completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and in 2012, she completed a Masters in Trauma and Orthopedic Management at Salford University. In February 2016 she completed a PhD researching the relationship between shoulder biomechanics and various shoulder pathologies in professional sportsmen as well as non-sportsmen.

Tanya has had a varied career practicing in all disciplines of physiotherapy and although she has experience in, and enjoys treating, all musculoskeletal disorders, she has developed a special interest in the shoulder complex. At the invitation of shoulder specialists she was involved in the development and implementation of shoulder programs for the management of postoperative shoulders.

Tanya screens and treats athletes of all disciplines both amateurs and professional and has a keen interest in shoulder biomechanics, the sporting shoulder, and injury prevention. Working with biokineticists, she has drawn up rehabilitation and prevention programs and return to sport programs for professional athletes. Tanya likes a challenge, and therefore enjoys treating complex shoulder problems. She has several publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and she has presented at several international conferences on the sporting shoulder. She also finds time to lecture on the assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder.