Lester & Partners Physiotherapy

Lester & Partners Physiotherapy (Pro - Physio) Practice no.0071781

Desiree Lester - Lester & Partners / Pro-Physio


DESIRÉE LESTER
BSc Physiotherapy (UCT), 2003
OMT1 (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy), 2013

After obtaining her degree in 2003, Desirée spent 2004 at Johannesburg General Hospital doing her community service year. She then spent 2 years in the UK working as a locum physiotherapist in various NHS hospitals and gaining invaluable experience. Since her return to South Africa in 2007, Desirée has worked in the private sector in hospital and out-patient practices, including treating backs, necks, orthopaedic injuries and post-operative rehabilitation, chests and adult neurology.

Desirée bought into Pro-Physio in Sandton Medi-Clinic in August 2009 and has been an owner ever since. She is passionate about sport and exercise and has her 3rd Dan Black belt in karate and continues to teach karate at her father’s karate club. She has completed 3 Half Ironman triathlons in 2010, 2011 and 2015, represented Central Gauteng in Olympic distance triathlons at SA champs in 2011 and played hockey for a ladies premier league hockey side. Being a keen mountain biker, golfer and endurance athlete herself, Desirée has an increased knowledge base and understanding of what it takes physically and mentally to train and compete in high level sports and endurance events. This gives her great insight when assessing and treating athletes and patients.

Desirée is a registered Physiotherapist with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) and the SASP (South African Society of Physiotherapy) as well as part of the OMPTG (OMT special interest group) and SPG (Sports Physio special interest group)


Carren Hughes - Lester & Partners / Pro-Physio

CARREN HUGHES
BSc Physiotherapy (UCT), 2001

STOTT Pilates instructor, 2002

Since qualifying in 2001 Carren has worked predominantly in the private sector in hospital and out-patient practices, including treating backs, necks, orthopaedic injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and chest/sinus conditions.

She focuses on preventing long term postural problems and sporting injuries by prescribing an exercise programme early on in the child’s life. Carren has found that by correcting a child’s postural weaknesses and improving muscular strength and endurance, that child not only improves on the sports field but also in the classroom.

Carren is passionate about Women’s Wellness and has a special interest in pelvic health. She deals with addressing disorders most commonly related to the ligaments, muscles and connective tissues of the bladder, vagina, uterus and rectum. Conditions like urinary incontinence, prolapse, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain.

As a qualified Stott Pilates instructor, Carren offers clinical Pilates to patients as an ideal way of rehabilitating spinal injuries, exercising pregnant patients, and getting older patients mobile again. She uses Pilates as a valuable tool to assist her in regular physiotherapy rehabilitation especially in patients with biomechanical issues and lower back or pelvic instabilities. 

Carren is a registered Physiotherapist with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) and the SASP (South African Society of Physiotherapy). She is also part of the OMPTG (OMT special interest group).


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