Dr James Raaff – Biokinetics

 

NATIONALITY: South African

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters Sports Science, Hons-B (Sports Science) (Biokinetics)

CURRENT POSITION:
Registered Biokineticist. Founded the House of Holistic Health an Integrative Holistic Healthcare Practice in Gardens Cape Town. I present HPCSA accredited CPD workshops to orthopaedic manipulative therapists, sports Physiotherapists and Biokineticists in South Africa. I have worked in injuries and rehabilitation in professional rugby (SA Rugby Squad 2001), international gymnastics (FIG biomechanics expert) and in private practice. I specialize in pre- and post-operative rehabilitation of spinal, pelvic and shoulder complex injuries. I have a special interest in the role of posture and stability in orthopaedic rehab.

FAVOURITE SURF DESTINATION:
Indonesia, South Africa, Maldives, Madagascar

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE:
South African east and west coast, Namibia, Madagascar, Maldives, Indonesia, Australia (east coast), Iceland, Norway, Antarctica!

ANYTHING ELSE:
I recently completed the Extreme World Races Centenary South Pole Challenge with 2 teammates. It was an expedition ski race to the South Pole. We raised several hundred thousand pounds for the charity “Keep a Child Alive”

I grew up surfing with the Voodoo Doctor Chapman, not sure if that is a good thing but it means that we surfed many types of surf and had several tempering experiences! I am a goofy foot and I like warm-water barrels.

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