Born in South Africa, Maria directs the Clinical Hydrotherapy Program at the Sports Medicine Centre of the Morningside Medi Clinic in Johannesburg, a leading multi-disciplinary sports medicine facility for the care of professional athletes and exercising individuals. The centre looks after the rehabilitation and recovery of many of South Africa’s national and professional teams, as well as the general public.
Maria’s specialised training, skills and over 15 years of experience in the field has led to her pioneering both active and passive techniques for pain conditions and athletic injuries, ensuring that Hydrotherapy is used as an effective intervention for most conditions that present symptoms of pain and stiffness.
Maria teaches internationally, has presented her work at 2 international and several local conferences, and has been published in 3 healthcare journals. She has consulted for the University of Johannesburg, Wits University, the Geron Institute, the Chevrah Kadisha, and the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Oxford.