Devon is our resident biokineticist and has a passion for movement. He specializes is working with endurance athletes and has worked with professional cycling teams and runners throughout his career. Devon is also a running coach, and works with athletes of all levels, from those wanting to learn how to run 5km, to others who compete at the highest level.
He is currently studying his PhD in exercise physiology, which is focused on running shoes and how they influence running biomechanics and injury. The world of running footwear is often complex and misleading, so getting advice from a biokineticist and footwear professional is very rare and highly beneficial.
Fun Fact About Devon:
Devon is our running guru! He is an avid trail runner and competes in any distance ranging from 5kms to ultra-distance events. His background in exercise physiology, biokinetics and scientific research fuels his passion for running and allows him to help you achieve your own goals.
Julia is one of our amazing physiotherapists. She is an energetic and enthusiastic personality who really understands the human body. Her eye for detail allows her to identify even the subtlest of movement issues that might be contributing to bigger injuries. Julia also practices Lyno which allows her to get results through hands on treatment and movement rehabilitation. Julia completed her Doctorate in Exercise Physiology at the University of Cape Town, where she specialized in paddling biomechanics. This has provided her with a wealth of knowledge in terms of how the human body should move to both improve performance and avoid injury.
Fun Fact About Julia:
Julia is an adventure junkie! From cycling across the country, to battling the elements in 5-day long adventure races, she has done it all. If you can think of something that either intimidates you or scares you, there is a good chance that she has ticked it off her bucket list.
Bridget is our operations manager, pilates instructor and sports massage therapist. That’s right, she does it all! A more caring person is hard to find. Bridget has taken her marketing background and moulded it into a clinical/sports specific career by studying sports science and health related courses. Her holistic approach at Beyond Performance allows her to provide a very effective treatment method. From treating lower back pain through pilates to releasing tight neck muscles with massage, she is always busy helping others feel and perform better.
Fun Fact About Bridget:
Bridget is known as our ‘Secret Weapon”. If something needs to be done, put Bridget on it. She never skips a beat and does everything with the highest level of care and attention.
Jess practices both physiotherapy and Lyno. Her background as a highly talented athlete (national level) and her ability to assess and treat almost any type of injury makes her one of the most sought-after physiotherapists around. Jess is easy-going and creates a very comfortable and relaxed environment with her clients, whist still providing professional and effective treatment.
Fun Fact About Jessica:
Jess is considered as our undercover elite athlete. She just seems to be good at everything she turns her hand to.
Kurt is our head sports massage therapist and practices Lyno. With over a decade of experience, Kurt has worked with the full spectrum of clients, from elite athletes to those just seeking some relaxation. Kurt has perfected the art of finding and releasing tight or over-worked muscles to provide an overall sense of mobility and ‘lightness’. In addition to hands on treatment, Kurt offers other forms of therapy including cupping and vibration therapy.
Fun Fact About Kurt:
Kurt is known by our clients as “Magic Hands Kurt”. Some call his massages a superpower, others call it magic. Well, we just call it talent and professionalism.