About Us

Practice Owner : Thasmae Chetty

B Paed (Arts) ; B.A.(Hons) Sport Science ; BA (Hons) Biokinetics
Accredited Centre of Diabetes and Endocrinology Educator
Biokinetics Association of South Africa Regional Chairperson(KZN)

I started out as an Educator of Physical Education and Human Sciences. I taught for 10 years and was seconded to regional Sports and Development offices for two years. An injury on duty left with me very weak knees and as result I was unable to function effectively as a P.E teacher. I was determined to continue in my career path and I researched ways for me to regain functionality and found Biokinetics. Within six months I was back on my feet, and ready for a new career.

With my second son only two months at the time, I registered for Biokinetics in 2003 and have enjoyed success with absolutely NO REGRETS! My interests with Biokinetics focus in medical rehabilitation, pre- and post-operative rehab, and I have a passion in Cardiac Rehabilitation. It is this passion that has driven me to complete the Advanced Training in Diabetes Care for Health Care Professionals. I am now the only accredited and trained CDE Biokineticist in KZN. I started in private practice 2005 at the Bluff; in 2008 I expanded to Umhlanga Medical Centre and April 2009 Ethekwini Hospital. I pride myself in my work and my rapport with my patients. I am driven and passionate about helping people improve their quality of life and my patients will bear testimony to that.

Senior Biokineticist : Nadine Moodley

BSc (Med Sci) Hons Exercise Science (Biokinetics) (UCT)
B Sport Science (UKZN)
Contracted South African Women’s Cricketer

My passion has always been sport and it is one of the main reasons I chose to become a Biokineticist. Being on the sports field felt very ‘at home’ to me and I had realised that that was something I had always wanted be a part of. After completing matric I still had no idea of what I wanted to do except be a cricket player which is not something that I could make a career of. I then decided to go the sport science route as I could not see myself having a 9 to 5 office job.

There were many options and career paths I could’ve chosen but Biokinetics seemed the perfect fit. It was an avenue that I could still be heavily involved in sport and still make a lasting difference in people’s lives with regards to rehabilitation and injury prevention. It was a career path I chose that gave me the opportunity to achieve these ambitions. My internship with Tas Chetty Biokinetics in 2012 gave me a diverse exposure to chronic and rehabilitative conditions that confirmed my love for this career path and I have enjoyed success with Tas ever since! My interests in Biokinetics focus on Injury Rehabilitation, Sports Performance as well as Lifestyle Management.

Senior Biokineticist : Carla Van Niekerk

BA (Hons) Biokinetics (UKZN)
B Sport Science (UKZN)

Carla van Niekerk completed and received her BA (Hons) degree in Biokinetics in 2013 at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (Westville campus). She then went on to complete her internship in 2014 with Tas Chetty and Associate Biokineticists, Tas Chetty and Associates employed Carla as a Junior Biokineticist in 2015. Carla has a vested interest in injury rehabilitation, chronic diseases as well as sports performance and young athletic development.

Carla has a passion and love for all sports, showing special interest in hockey. Carla has been involved in the game of hockey, not only as a player at provincial level, but also through her involvement in coaching. Carla has coached all ages, and levels from provincial, to first team sides, to junior hockey and skill clinics. Carla’s interest lies in working with special populations, such as children with special needs, chronic or special conditions.
Carla is a young Biokineticist who is passionate and eager to grow in the Profession , but as one of the up and coming Biokineticists at “Tas Chetty and Associate Biokineticists’’.

 

 

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Junior Biokineticist : Shivesh Bissoon

BA (Hons) Biokinetics (UKZN)
B Sport Science (UKZN)

Shivesh Bissoon completed his Honours degree in Biokinetics in 2014 at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Following on from that he completed his internship at Tas Chetty and Associate Biokineticists in 2015 and stayed on as a Junior Biokineticist in 2016.

A passion for health, fitness and overall wellness combined with a desire to help others lead him to the field of Biokinetics. He is based at our Ethekweni Hospital and Bluff Virgin Active practices. He enjoys all aspects of Biokinetics, but is particularly fond of orthopaedic rehabilitation, high performance conditioning and health and wellness promotion.

Away from Biokinetics, Shivesh fills his time with motorsport and has been competing in national and regional karting series’ since 2010 and has his eye set on racing in saloon and single-seater categories as he climbs further up the motorsport ladder.

Shivesh is excited to grow as a Biokineticist within such an experienced and vibrant practice.