MSc Sports Injury Management, BSc Physiotherapy
Maryke has an MSc in Sports Injury Management and is a qualified Health Coach. She started Sports Injury Physio (SIP) as an online practice in 2014. Since then, she has focused on putting together a team of highly qualified and experienced sports physios.
She no longer sees patients and concentrates on making available great sports injury advice on the SIP blog and YouTube, based on her wealth of experience and the latest research.
She has worked with elite distance runners in Ethiopia and was a member of the medical team at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the 2015 European Games in Azerbaijan and the 2017 IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in London.
Maryke was based at one of the UK’s leading centres for sports medicine, in East Sussex, for eight years. During this time she also provided pitch-side support for various sports teams in East Sussex, including Brighton and Hove Albion FC’s Academy.
All this has earned her a Silver Accreditation with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM).
Her decision in 2014 to also offer services via video calls has made it possible for patients all over the world to consult a physio from their homes.
Her Master’s Degree dissertation is on the causes of Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) – the bane of so many runners. She continues to apply this academic rigour by staying on top of the latest research and you can follow her on ResearchGate.
“I’ve realised over time that many injuries can only be treated successfully and prevented from recurring if certain factors in the patient’s lifestyle are also taken into account,” she says. “This has become an integral part of the approach that all SIP physios follow.”
As a runner and former recreational triathlete, Maryke is familiar with the everyday challenges that active people face when trying to recover from an injury. “I love all sports, but much prefer to exercise outside and off-road.”
Articles written by Maryke
Louw, Maryke, and Clare Deary. "The biomechanical variables involved in the aetiology of iliotibial band syndrome in distance runners–A systematic review of the literature." Physical Therapy in sport 15.1 (2014): 64-75.
"Preserving muscle strength and function in old age." Written for In Touch, the quarterly journal for Physio First. You can download a PDF copy of the article here.
Maryke has been practising as a physio since 2003.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
MSc Sports Injury Management
Personal Performance Coaching Diploma