Dan qualified as a Biokineticist at the end of 1989. He started his practicing career in Pretoria for 18 months before being entised to move to Durban to join the then world renowned Physiotherapist, Joyce Mourton.
Dan worked in Durban until 1998. Whilst in Durban he had a hugely successful practice involving working with Richard Turnbull who was involved with the 1995 Rugby World Cup, Sharks Rugby Players, Dolphins Provincial Cricketers, Provincial Hockey Players. He also assisted with the Comrades Ultra Marathon medical organising.
“The Comrades Marathon is an ultra marathon of approximately 89 km (approx. 56 miles) which is run annually in the Kwazulu – Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is the world's largest and oldest ultra marathon race. The direction of the race alternates each year between the "up" run (87 km) starting from Durban and the "down" run (89 km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.”
He also completed his Masters degree in 1994, focusing on the rehabilitation of Scoliosis.
In 1998 Dan relocated to Johannesburg to assist Mueller Sports Medicine (American Sports Medicine Company) with the establishing of their business in South Africa.
Whilst in Johannesburg he also lectured Biomechanics to the Chiropractors at Wits University. He co-established the foot foundation with the late Dr Pierre Rossouw. The practice was situated in Sandton and dealt with lower limb problems from all aspects and all categories.
In 2004 Dan got married to Isabel and relocated to Somerset West, 40 minutes
East of Cape Town on the coast.
He established his current practice in 2008. He very specifically keeps his practice well balanced at 50 percent sport and 50 percent non-sport mix. Areas where Dan has been or is currently involved include Helderberg Rugby Club (conditioning and injury management and prevention) which compete in the Western Province Super-A league, Western Provincial Rugby 7’s , Western Province Barbarian 7's, Helderberg Cardiac Support Group, School Posture Screening Projects, 2 Oceans Marathon preparation for runners and numerous other community projects.
“The Two Oceans Marathon is a 56 km / 35 mile ultra marathon and 21km half marathon held annually in Cape Town, South Africa on the Saturday of the Easter weekend. It is arguably "the world's most beautiful marathon"; the race is run against a backdrop of spectacular scenery through the Cape Peninsula.”
Dan consults to the University of the Western Cape, Biokinetics Department, attends update workshops on a regular basis and provides course content for workshops being presented.
Dan prides himself for ensuring that the service he offers is of the highest quality both in personal experience and latest information and techniques. He himself has been accredited for pioneering techniques which are currently being used within the profession.