Physiotherapy Bio Caroline Hawkins
Caroline is a physio in Durban with over 18 years of physiotherapy experience. She treats various conditions such as back and neck pain, headaches, orthopaedic conditions, soft tissue injuries, nerve damage or injuries, post-operative orthopaedic conditions. She also has a keen interest in sports injuries.
Caroline qualified as a physiotherapist in 2002 at the University of Witwatersrand (B.Sc Physiotherapy) in Johannesburg. She then went on to work and travel in the UK. Caroline worked in the UK for 9 years, gaining invaluable experience in the various sectors of physiotherapy, working in world class establishments.
Caroline went on to have 2 children in the UK and decided to head back home, in search of a bit of sunshine.
Caroline then went on to work in a top physiotherapy practice in Johannesburg. It was here that her love for sports injuries and the management thereof was sparked. She completed a post graduate course in Sports Physiotherapy, finishing in the top 2 of her class. She then went on to lecture on this course to other qualified physiotherapists and was a mentor to the students.
Caroline dealt with the top shoulder surgeons in Johannesburg during this time and a special interest in shoulder injuries was developed. Caroline worked tirelessly to assist her patients to avoid shoulder surgery. If this wasn’t possible, she walked with her patients through the rehabilitation process of post -operative care of various shoulder injuries.
Caroline moved to Durban in 2018. This was a lifestyle decision as Caroline and her family love the beach and outdoor life. She has treated patients throughout Durban where she has practiced her physio services at a physio practice in La Lucia servicing Umhlanga, Durban North, Umdloti, Morningside and Central Durban.
Caroline has a strong work ethic and enjoys assisting with complicated cases. Caroline has been involved in consulting with other physiotherapists in Durban to assist in these difficult cases.
Caroline has a drive to assist people wherever possible and does not stop until these goals have been attained.