DAN GROBLER

I qualified as a Biokineticist at the end of 1989 and started my practising career in Pretoria.

I worked in Durban until 1998, building up a hugely successful practice, under the guidance and mentorship of world-renowned Physiotherapist, Joyce Morton.

During this time I worked with Richard Turnbull who the 1995 Rugby World Cup Biokineticist, Sharks Rugby Players, Dolphins Provincial Cricketers, and Provincial Hockey Players.

I also assisted with the Comrades Ultra Marathon, being responsible for the recovery stations along the route.
I completed my Master’s degree in 1994, focusing on Scoliosis rehabilitation.

In 1998 I relocated to Johannesburg where I lectured Biomechanics to the Chiropractors at Wits University. I 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.

In 2004 I relocated to Somerset West, 40 minutes east of Cape Town on the coast. I became involved with the following sport-specific conditioning, muscle and strength training:

Rugby: Helderberg Rugby Club, which competes in the Western Province Super-A league, Western Province Rugby 7’s, Western Province Barbarian 7’s
Road Running (Two Oceans Marathon, Comrades and others)
Numerous Mountain Bike events (Cape Epic, Wine 2 Whales and many others)
Trail Running ( Cape Town Ultra Trial – CTUT, Table Mountain Challenge amongst others)
Road Cycling (Cape Rouleur, Rollercoaster, Cape Town Cycle Tour and others) and numerous other community projects.

I have had the opportunity to develop our practice into the leading Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Rehabilitation practice in South Africa. I get numerous invitations and requests yearly to lecture and train abroad, thus bringing back new ideas which are often incorporated with our current rehabilitation protocols.

We are the first practice, world-wide, to introduce and develop Gravity Life into rehabilitation protocols. I also lecture and train practitioner, internationally, on the use of Gravity Life.
I also have the privilege of consulting to AthletesXceed.
I pride myself on ensuring that the service I offer is of the highest quality both in personal experience and the latest information and techniques.
I’m accredited for pioneering techniques which are currently used within the profession.


LYZLÉ GOUWS

Lyzlé Gouws is a Biokineticist currently employed at Dan Grobler Biokinetics. The interest in the field of Biokinetics started in 2012 when she was actively involved in attending to the visiting SuperSport rugby and football teams from New Zealand and Australia. Her role was mainly the massaging of rugby players and generally ensuring that they were sufficiently prepared to foot the field. This process was not limited to rugby teams from the mentioned countries, but also South Africa’s own Sevens team.

Lyzlé started paving her Biokinetics career after she matriculated in 2008 from the Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West, by studying BSc. Sport Science at Stellenbosch University and graduating in 2011. In 2012 she obtained her BSc. Honours degree in Sport Science, namely High Performance. It was also during this time that she completed her massage course, which further paved her desire to understand and assist return to activity following injuries. It led to Lyzlé applying to complete her degree in Biokinetics. In 2014 she obtained a BSc. Honours Degree in Biokinetics from the University of the Western Cape where she graduated Cum Laude.

In 2015 her road with Dan Grobler Biokinetics started, as she completed her internship at the practice, and had the opportunity to be permanently appointed as a Biokineticist in 2016. During the years at the practice, Lyzlé broaden her experience in an array of injuries. Lyzlé rehabilitates injuries sustained to various joints and muscles in the body. Lyzlé has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of injuries to the neck and shoulders, specifically Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Apart from her work activities at the practice in Somerset West, she is currently actively involved with the local rugby club, Helderberg Rugby Football Club where she attends to preparation for training and rehabilitation of injuries following matches as well as ensuring the proper return to play for players returning from injury.

Lyzlé’s personal and professional philosophy is developing healthy relationships. This is evident from her core values, hard work, respect, quality, success, tenacity and loyalty amongst others.

Although Lyzlé is a very diligent, thorough and hard-working individual, she does try to keep a balance between work and personal life. So when you don’t find Lyzlé at the practice or at the rugby field, you can be sure to find her outside running with her dogs or sipping bubbles with her friends.


NIENKE VAN DEN BERG

Nienke has been part of the DGB team since 2011 after finishing her degree in Human Movement Science at the University of Pretoria. She has found her passion for working with people as she managed the team and decided to complete her Honours in Biokinetics in 2017 at the University of Western Cape and her internship with us in 2018. She has incorporated her love for movement from years of experience from gymnastics and pilates training into her work for sport-specific Rehabilitation as well as prevention of injuries.


STEFAN KERNS

Born and raised in Cape Town, he has a passion for people and strives to work with excellence and integrity at all times. Currently holding an Honors degree in Conditioning and coaching (High performance) and an Honors degree in Biokinetics.

Stefan’s been working at DGB since 2013 where he started off as a Sports Science intern were he had the opportunity to be a part of the start of an amazing sports science program called AthletesXceed. After spending many days and hours in practice, Stefan discovered that he wants to help people more than achieve their exercise goals.

Stefan enrolled in Biokinetics Degree to further his passion for a better quality of life through enhanced everyday movement. Upon completion of his Biokinetics degree, Stefan returned to complete his Biokineticist internship at DGB.

Throughout his journey at DGB, Stefan started to enjoy developing specific skills in different sporting codes for individuals who would like to achieve the next level in their performance.

In his spare time, Stefan runs an NPO that focuses on helping the community through 3 pillars of Upliftment, Equipping and Empowering.


CARINE OLDRIDGE

Carine is one of those people that offer a fantastic skill set. She is excellent in the way she guides us “maniac” A-Type personalities through our full days. Carine has deep routes in golf and thoroughly enjoys her exercise walking. Carine is the friend that welcomes everyone to our practice every day. She ensures that all experience our “home” feeling. Although incredibly humble Carine has rock-solid ethics embedded in all that she does. As the DGB team, we value her immensely


ROBYNNE GILCHRIS

Robynne feels fortunate to complete her biokinetics internship at Dan Grobler Biokinetics. Robynne completed a Biokineticis Honours degree last year at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. She has a passion for helping people and for having a positive impact on each person I meet. During weekends you will find Robynne exploring the wine routes, hiking the nature reserves and taking long walks along the beach.