Peta has served as the Physiotherapist for the pupils at Treverton Prep and College Schools for the past 5 years.
Peta graduated in 1982 from the University of Witwatersrand with a Bsc (Physiotherapy). She has been working as a private practitioner for 24 years. Her main practice is in Estcourt, in the medical practice rooms of Dr WC Erasmus (109 Lorne Street Estcourt)
She also works part-time as Senior Physiotherapist at Kwazamokuhle School for the Disabled.
Peta is married to Craig and they have 2 children, Megan and Mathew who both matriculated from Treverton so she has a good understanding of Treverton’s ethos. Peta lives up the road from Treverton which makes her easily available for emergency treatments and sessions at short notice.
With her many years of working as a Physiotherapist in the midlands of Kwazulu Natal, Peta has built up good links and relationships with many of the specialists in Howick, Pietermaritzburg and Durban.
As a local Physiotherapist, Peta has been requested to talk at the annual Treverton Career Counselling over the past few years so as to create awareness about Physiotherapy as a profession and, with her enthusiasm and passion for her work, to hopefully motivate some of the pupils to consider studying Physiotherapy.
Peta is very aware of keeping up to date on current techniques and treatment protocols and she regularly attends courses and Physio Forums. She belongs to the Sport Physiotherapy Special Interest Group of the SASP (South African Society of Physiotherapy)
Peta believes in managing injuries and conditions with a holistic approach and she always ensures that the patient/ child/ adult understands the nature of their injury, the healing process and the reasons for certain treatment strategies and exercises. In this way she hopes that each child can learn life-skills that will equip them to manage their injuries in future years.