Michelle Saunders graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2002, before completing her year of community service in a government hospital in rural KZN. She has been a part of the KPSMC team since 2004. In her early years of practicing physiotherapy Michelle spent time working both in private practice, treating a variety of athletes at different levels of performance, as well as general outpatients and rehabilitation work. She was also involved in the medical management of sports teams both at a club and amateur provincial level. She competed socially in river and surfski paddling, swimming, running and mountain biking events.
In 2009 Michelle completed a year long postgraduate course in orthopaedic manual therapy, and in 2011 her training as a Pilate’s instructor in the New York Method, which has been complementary to her physiotherapy practice.
With 3 young children, Michelle now works part time at the Lion Match Office Park premises. She keeps fit with cross training workouts, and a variety of outdoor activities. She continues to regularly attend courses related to her field of special interest in orthopaedic manual therapy.