Bianca Zietsman known as Bianca
Master of Chiropractic
Bianca is a passionate healthcare provider and loves what she does and couldn’t ask for a better career. Sport has always been an integral part of Bianca’s life, in fact, it is through competing for South Africa in swimming, netball and touch rugby, that she realised she needed to help those suffering sports injury and trying to improve performance.
Bianca’s pursuit of sporting clinical excellence commenced during her studies where she undertook a sport driven dissertation in the neck function in elite female athletes. This research has won several awards at British Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and Spine conferences. Bianca applies such ground breaking research in her every day practice as a chiropractor and guide students in her role as a lecturer. Bianca has used her research to work with elite team such as the Australian Rugby League team that won the World Cup in 2012.
As an evidence based practitioner Bianca uses the latest research to formulate diagnosis and influence her treatment protocol and guide students. Through clinical research with elite athletes Bianca also contributes to the research knowledge and is piloting a neck intervention study for the prevention of neck dysfunction which has been part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) injury prevention conference.
Along being a chiropractor and lecturer, Bianca is also a current quadruple international referee in League, Union, Sevens and Touch rugby as well as still competing nationally in Touch and Sevens rugby.
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