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High Performance: Youth Athlete Development (Sound Medical Advice)

Mon Nov 27, 18:30 - Mon Nov 27, 20:30

Sports Science Institute of South Africa


Clinical services are the foundations of human health and well-being, and this is no different for High Performance competitive athletes. This seminar will unpack areas of sports medicine and health for young HP athletes aged 11-16 years old who are gearing up for Provincial or SA Team representation.

Our esteemed panel of speakers are leaders in their field of medical and health sciences:

Dr. Leigh Gordon, MBChB, MPhil

Dr. Leigh Gordon is a specialist physician in Sports Medicine based at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa at the Cape Sports Medicine Practice. She works in the CSM practice as a full-time SEM physician. She concluded a 6.5-year stint in Dec ’21 as team physician for the national Springbok Sevens men’s and women’s squads. She is a World Rugby Medical Trainer and coordinates the South African Immediate Care in Rugby pitch-side care training courses.

Rashaad Jakoet, MSc Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy, BSc Physiotherapy

Rashaad Jakoet is the Owner and Director of the Sports Science Physiotherapy Centre (SSPC) and the Sports Science Massage Centre (SSMC). He started working at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa in 2001 and over the years has worked with a large amount of professional and amateur athletes from a variety of different sporting codes, including a few years spent working as a physiotherapist in the UK.

Dr. Dale Rae, PhD, MSc Exercise Science

Dr Rae is the Director of Sleep Science and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on sleep and circadian rhythms (i.e. the body’s 24h clock). She is particularly interested in how sleep is associated with health, disease, and obesity, and the relationship between sleep, the body clock, and athletic and workplace performance.

Calvin Sinnett, BTech Podiatry

Calvin Sinnett is a graduate of the University of Johannesburg. Upon graduating he obtained a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Podiatry in 2011. In February 2012, Calvin opened his first private podiatry practice in Johannesburg, and within 18 months he successfully opened another two. To this day, Calvin has built up his practices to treat and manage the full spectrum of the Podiatry Scope of practice and works in multidisciplinary settings to assist his patients as far as possible. Calvin’s passion is working with and managing sports-related complications, with an interest in diagnostic ultrasound.


High Performance: Youth Athlete Development (Sound Medical Advice)
Sports Science Institute of South Africa
Boundary Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
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