Maryke has Master’s Degree in Sports Injury Management from the University of Brighton and is also a Personal Performance Coach.
She has worked with elite distance runners in Ethiopia and was a member of the medical team at the 2017 IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in London. She has also worked at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the 2015 European Games in Azerbaijan.
Maryke was based at one of the UK’s leading centres for sports medicine, in East Sussex, for 8 years. This is also where she met Alison. During this time she also provided pitch-side support for various sports teams in East Sussex, including Brighton and Hove Albion FC’s Academy.
As a runner Maryke is familiar with the everyday challenges that active people face when trying to recover from an injury. “I’ve realised over time that many injuries can only be treated successfully and prevented from recurring if certain factors in the patient’s lifestyle are also taken into account,” she says.
She takes an evidence-based approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries. Her Master’s Degree dissertation is on the causes of Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) – the bane of so many runners. In her daily practice she continues to apply this academic rigour by staying on top of the latest research and you can follow her on ResearchGate.