BSc Physio (UCT), MSc Physio (Wits)
Founding partner of Bell Rogers & Harris in 1989 (formery known as Bell & Harvey), Northern Irish born Tanya takes her heritage seriously and enjoys injecting humour, tradition and warmth into the daily running of what has become one of Johannesburg’s most respected Physiotherapy practices. Her fiery side is tempered by partner and friend Suzanne and the addition of new partner Lindsay will add an exciting new dimension and strength to the practice.
The combination of a Masters degree in Physiotherapy, involvement in multiple international teams & sports events, a love of competing in sport and a fierce thirst for knowledge culminated in the development of Tanya’s lecturing career. Tanya’s teaching of posture, biomechanics, kinematics and the quest for finding the source of a patient’s pain has sent her all over the world including the UK & the Channel Islands, UAE, USA, Africa and India. She has been a keynote speaker in both Orthopaedic & Sport congresses both locally and abroad.
Tanya’s fascination in anatomy has assisted in developing rehabilitation programs aimed at correcting postural & biomechanical faults to improve self-esteem, reduce pain and dysfunction and enhance performance.
Out of the office Tanya loves cycling & physical challenges. She blends a love of snow –skiing and the Bush with quality family time. Two great kids and a wonderful husband keep the balance.
BSc Physio (UCT)
Suzanne is the “Rogers” of the dynamic Bell Rogers & Harris team and is one of those responsible for the smooth running of the ship!
She qualified as a physiotherapist at UCT in 1990 and started her journey into rehabilitation working at the Conradie Spinal Injury Unit in Cape Town.
Following a year working on the UK locum physio circuit and travelling Europe, she returned to SA to complete the post-grad course in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy. Before having a family she gained valuable experience travelling with various sports teams. A highlight for her was attending the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games with the SA team.
Suzanne stays up-to-date with current physio trends by attending courses and conferences, both locally and internationally. She currently lectures on both the post graduate Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and the Sports Physiotherapy Courses. She has a passion for aquatic therapy and is constantly amazed at the results that can be achieved when rehabilitating a client in the water.
Suzanne is a Libran and is drawn to achieving balance in her life between her career and her family. She is kept busy working on her management skills both at the physio practice and at home being a mother to two teenagers!
BSc Physio (Wits), MSc Physio (Wits)
Born in a small town with the “BIG hole”, Kimberley, Lindsay moved to the City of Gold at the age of five. At 13yrs, she volunteered for boarding school – and her parents sent her to St Michael’ s School in Bloemfontein. At school she loved sport – playing provincial hockey and completing her senior ballet and modern dancing exams. She returned to the TLC of her parents, and attended WITS University, where she completed both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physiotherapy – with special interest in Sports Physiotherapy.
After the strain of a master’s degree – she “fled” to the United Kingdom, where she worked and travelled for two years, travelling throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Lindsay returned to South Africa to work in an Orthopaedic sports and rehabilitation centre – working closely with specialist orthopaedic surgeons, and other members of the multi disciplinary medical team.
Lindsay joined Bell Rogers and Harris in 2013 as a business partner – and is excited about the extensive growth and vision of what is a dynamic, friendly and caring practice. While she treats all orthopaedic and sports injuries, she has a special interest in the shoulder and ankle joint assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation, has spent many an hour on the side of the sports field – doing on-field sports physiotherapy, and loves being involved in any screening and preventative intervention for adolescents, athletes and sports fanatics.
Her love for the profession and ongoing teaching within it – has led to her being involved in the post graduate Sports Physiotherapy Course (SPT), which she helps co-ordinate, together with a strong team. In order to remain current, she continues to attend courses, congresses and meetings.