Lauren Harvey - Physio

Ballito Physiotherapist

I grew up and went to university in Pretoria, before spending five years working in the USA. I am married to Donovan and we have two very active young sons. We have lived in Ballito for just over six years and love living on the North Coast and enjoying the outdoors.

1995 - Qualified with BPhysT, University of Pretoria

1996 - Melanie Jacobs Physiotherapy Pretoria

1997 -2001 - Physiotherapy work in the USA

2002 -2003 - Rina Jonk Physiotherapy Pretoria

2004 -2006 - Jacqueline Swart Physiotherapy Pretoria

2007-2008 - Pam Andrews Physiotherapy, Umhlanga

2009-present - Schroder and Macquet Physiotherapy, Ballito

Special Interests:

Hip and pelvis alignment and rehabilitation, lower back pain and shoulder injuries/ special conditions.

Questions and Answers

What inspired you to become a physiotherapist?

I enjoy enabling people to feel/function better.

What has been your most interesting case to date?

When you think of patient care what words come to mind?

Patience, Dedication, Enthusiasm

Do you have any specific conditions which you enjoy specialising in?

Orthopaedic conditions, especially joints.

What advice would you give to someone suffering with severe back pain / neck pain / joint pain such as shoulders and knees?

Keep moving in order to prevent further complications and seek help before your condition progresses.

What is your favourite colour and animal?

Turquoise | Bearded Dragon

Name your favourite type of food?


What would be your ideal holiday destination?

Anywhere sunny and warm. Recently went on a cruise and I loved it.

Do you have any pet peeves?

Incompetence. Not taking responsibility for yourself/actions.

What is your favourite form of exercise?

Bootcamp, Pilates

What is your funniest memory to date?

My three year old son in the bath asking if he should wash his ‘anus’. Shocked I asked: “where is your anus?” To which he replied, pointing to the roasties on his knees and elbows, “My Eina’s!”