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Dr Desmond Mathye

Physiotherapist


Currently resides in: Limpopo, South Africa

Born in Tembisa South Africa

Dr. Desmond Mathye qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2001 at the age of 19. He has over 15 years of working experience as a clinician in both private and public sector; a researcher; an academic as well as being a head of different physiotherapy departments in public hospitals such as Malamulele and Evuxakeni in Limpopo Province. He has served as the physiotherapist of the South African Under-23 Soccer team between March and July 2015. Dr. Mathye was also appointed as a locum AIMS consultant between 2010 and 2011 by Qualsa, a division of Metropolitan Health Group where his responsibilities were to assess temporary incapacity leave applications using the South African Government PILIR policy. Dr. Mathye is a dedicated, results-driven, generalist and an exceptionally skilled individual with outstanding academic achievements. He has acquired many skills through formal education and practice. Desmond has to his credentials two Masters degrees (MECI & MBA) from the University of Pretoria & MANCOSA respectively and a Doctoral degree (PhD) from the University of Pretoria. Dr. Mathye was recently awarded the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) outstanding platform presentation award from the Africa Region at the WCPT Congress 2015 in Singapore on 1-4 May 2015. Desmond has presented scientific papers at local and international conferences and congresses. He has also published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has been recently appointed by the Minister of Health to serve as a member of the professional board of Physiotherapy, Podiatry, and Biokinetics of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).


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Giyani, Giyani, South Africa


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Current Position(s)

Senior Lecturer (Part-Time) | Physiotherapy | Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Pretoria, South Africa | January 2016 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Physiotherapy lecturer
Postgraduate research supervision


Physiotherapist | Physiotherapist | D Mathye INC
Giyani, South Africa | 2002 - present

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

General Physiotherapist with special interest in disabilities and rehabilitation


Previous Position(s)

Physiotherapist (Session) | LIFE HEALTHCARE GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
Giyani, South Africa | 2004 - 2005

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Physiotherapist (Session) | LIFE HEALTHCARE GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
Giyani, South Africa | 2004 - 2005

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Educational history

Secondary

Basopa High School, Maphophe , South Africa (1997)

Tertiary

UNISA

Pretoria, South Africa | 2015 - present

LLB - Law

Law

MANCOSA

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2011 - 2015

MBA - Business Administration

Research: An investigation of the marketing strategies used by health professionals in the rural community of Giyani in Limpopo Province

(Graduated on 10 October 2015)

University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa | 2009 - 2014

PhD (Physiotherapy) - Rural Health and Children with Disabilities

Thesis: Development of a model for the rehabilitation of children with disabilities in the Greater Giyani municipality in Limpopo Province, South Africa

(Graduated on 17 April 2015)

University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa | 2006 - 2007

Master of Early Childhood Intervention (M.ECI) - Severe Disabilities in Children


(Graduated on 24 April 2008)

Wits University

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1998 - 2001

BSc (Physiotherapy) - Physiotherapy


(Graduated on 29 November 2001)

Achievements

Awards

WCPT outstanding platform presentation award: Africa region | 2015

WCPT outstanding platform presentation award from the Africa Region in respect of abstract: Investigation of challenges experienced by caregivers of children with disability in rural South Africa: Caregivers and rehabilitation professionals' perspectives.

NRF Doctoral Scholarship | 2011

I was awarded an innovative doctoral scholarship by the NRF

Academic Achievements

State of the art presentation at WCPT Congress 2015, Singapore | 2015

Desmond Mathye (South Africa)
RR-PLSoA-3948
INVESTIGATION OF CHALLENGES EXPERIENCED BY CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY IN RURAL SOUTH AFRICA: CAREGIVERS AND REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS’ PERSPECTIVES

Other Achievements

Completed a 4 year professional degree at the age of 19 | 2001

I enrolled for my physiotherapy degree at a tender age of 16.

Activities

Memberships

International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI)

Member, 2006 - present

HPCSA

Independent Physiotherapist, 2001 - present

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