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Evidence-based physiotherapy interventions
for a better quality of life.

Meet The Team

Rashaad Jakoet

BSc Physiotherapy UWC
MPhil Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy UCT

Rashaad Jakoet is the Owner and Director of the Sports Science Physiotherapy Centre (SSPC) and the Sports Science Massage Centre (SSMC) completed his undergraduate degree in physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape in 2001. He furthered his studies and graduated with an MPhil (Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy) degree from the University of Cape Town.

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.

Ian Meder

BSc Physiotherapy UWC
M.Sc Physiotherapy UWC

Ian graduated with a BSc.(physiotherapy) Hons. in 2001 from the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He completed his master’s degree in physiotherapy from UWC in 2013.

He has worked with several professional football teams as a head physiotherapist as well as at several multi-code sports events (World student games, Commonwealth games) before joining the SSPC team on a permanent basis in 2008.

He has a special interest in football injuries (particularly hip/groin and hamstring injuries) and currently consults with various professional football teams as well as all members of the public.

Megan Torrington

BSc (Physiotherapy) UWC

Megan graduated from the University of the Western Cape with a Bsc. in Physiotherapy in 2018, as well as furthering her studies by completing her Canine Myofascial Release Course soon after.

She joined the team after completing her community service year at Bethesda Hospital in Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2020.

Her background as a sports athlete, specifically horse riding, ignited an early interest in understanding how to recondition the imperfections that limit the body from working in its usually synchronized manner in both humans and animals.

Megan has completed her Dry Needling, Cupping Mastery, On-Field Medic, and Strapping Courses.

Maahir Basardien

B.Sc Physiotherapy UWC

Maahir graduated from the University of the Western Cape in 2014 with a B.Sc Physiotherapy degree. He then completed his community service in 2015.

He has completed a course in dry needling and has a great passion for sports physiotherapy.

Being a former rugby player and fitness enthusiast, he developed a keen interest in the prevention and rehabilitation of sports related injuries as well as orthopaedics and neuromuscular associated injuries.

When he is not treating patients he is in the gym or partaking in various outdoor training.

Faieda Brown


Faieda is always there to welcome patients with an enthusiastic smile and ensure that your experience is as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

Her role is to ensure that the practice runs smoothly managing appointments with your dedicated practitioner and assisting with your queries.

She loves working in the sports industry and enjoys conversing with our patients.

Zuraida Salie


As one of our receptionists, Zuraida is one of the first and last staff members patients see upon entering and leaving our practice. Always friendly, professional, and courteous, both on the telephone and in person, she strives towards making your experience at the practice a great one.

She’s always giving her best to support both staff and patients. Having a history of working in the medical environment at places like the John Hill Eye Laser Centre, the well-being of patients has always been her priority.


Cililia started working at the institute in 2003 and has become an integral part of the practice during her time here.

Always happy to be of assistance, she takes great pride in ensuring that the Centre is kept presentable for our patients and clients.

The History of SSPC

The first physiotherapy practice at the SSISA was owned by Dr Wayne Diesel. It was then purchased by two physiotherapists, Theo Calligeris and Matime Diale and renamed the Sports Science Physiotherapy Centre in August 2002. It underwent many changes over the years since inception and had another change of management in November 2020.

It is now owned by Rashaad Jakoet, who started at the institute in 2001. The Sports Science Physiotherapy Centre has always upheld the highest standards in service delivery and is still committed to an evidence based, innovative approach to rehabilitation and sports therapy.

Friends, Affiliates and Associates:

We work closely with other excellent healthcare professionals to achieve the best possible outcome for our patients. This includes Biokinetics, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Physicians, Sport Psychologists and Dieticians, all of whom are available for consultation at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa, and other reputable institutions.

We also work with reputable providers of good-quality medical products, such as strapping and bracing.

To provide every patient with evidence-based physiotherapy interventions to improve their quality of life.