GP & Physio @ The Practice
57 1st Avenue
South Africa

Registered GP and Physiotherapist offering a full range of Family Medicine and Sport Physiotherapy services.

Having trained as a Physiotherapist at the University of Stellenbosch, Derek spent many years working in professional sport including Rugby and  Soccer. He was the Physiotherapist for the South African Rowing team from 2000-2010 and was a member of Team South Africa at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In addition, he has assisted in the preparation of athletes from Sweden, Norway and the USA  for the Olympics.

Wanting to offer a wider range of services to his patients Derek went on to study Medicine at Wits University. He is dedicated to continually improving his knowledge base and clinical skills and assists a number of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Theatre on a weekly basis.

Derek has been an active sportsman most of his life and has participated in Running and Cycling at a high level.

"I believe in treating every individual holistically and want to build lasting relationships with my patients and their families. I like to give people a bit of extra time and attention when they come to see me. No problem is too big or to small, from neonates to geriatrics, recreational athlete to Olympic Champion, I believe all patients deserve the best I can offer."
Dr. Derek du Plessis
GP & Physiotherapist