PARYS EDWARDS

BSc (Physiotherapy) (Wits)
BSc (Biochemistry and Microbiology) (Rhodes)

Area of Expertise

Physiotherapy, Triathlon, Swimming, Running Injuries, Cycling

Courses; Triathlon injuries; Swim Screening; Running Injuries – Assess, biomechanics, treatment, rehab.
Tendon Rehab course – Cape Town and Jo’burg

Parys Edwards qualified from WITS university in 2000 and worked for a year in the private sector in Johannesburg before moving to the UK. There she gained a broad range of work experience in the NHS in Medical and Trauma and Orthopaedic wards followed by and an exciting extended scope pilot in the Accident and Emergency Department of the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. A move to London saw the transition to Private Practice and more specialisation towards sports injuries, including 5 years as the England u19 Women’s Football physio, and work at the London 2012 Olympics, FINA World Championships, and numerous other elite sporting events. Now residing in Johannesburg, Parys has her own physio clinic at Old Parks Sports Club and enjoys treating a wide range of MSK patients with a particular interest in sports injuries.

Parys is an athlete in her own right having played SA Senior Provincial and Junior National hockey followed by 6 years at Leicester WHC, claiming 3 English Premier League titles and 2 European Club Championship Silver medals with the team. Branching into the world of amateur triathlon at the age of 30 resulted in multiple British and European champion titles in triathlon and duathlon and 2 Triathlon World Championship wins before embarking on a successful Professional career competing for Great Britain between 2014-2019, finishing on the podium in over 20 races and winning 6 races as a professional.

Parys now enjoys running to keep fit and focuses her competitive nature in cycling, taking the elite Womens race win at the 2020 Tour of Good Hope before the current health pandemic prevented further racing. Parys utilises this unique combination of personal and work experience to share her knowledge and help Physio’s effectively treat and manage the triathlete.

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