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Dr Kourie is Head of the Sports Medicine Department at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, overseeing a multi-disciplinary sports medicine team.. He has been involved with elite standard sports at national and international level and has most recently completed eight years with the South African Rugby Union and as Team Physician and Head of Medical for the Natal Sharks Rugby Union team who compete in the Super Rugby tournament, which is often described as the world’s toughest club rugby competition .
Dr. Kourie obtained a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) in Cape Town. Prior to that he was one of the first doctors employed at Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, when it opened in 2008 where he helped set up the Emergency Department. He worked there for two years before returning to South Africa to complete his specialisation in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
He comes with a wealth of experience in all sports and sports injuries, including advanced level concussion management. His department also drives the ‘Exercise as Medicine’ approach to lifestyle management for chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure as well as weight reduction and general wellbeing with individualised and sustainable exercise prescriptions.
Dr Kourie utilises his experience with elite level sport to provide accurate diagnoses and management plans for athletes of all ages, whether professional, recreational or anyone wishing to take part in exercise safely, with regard to injuries, illnesses and overtraining symptoms as well as injury prevention strategies. He has built a world class, comprehensive Sports and Exercise Medicine team that provides an ethical and trusted service to all.
MPhil Sports and Exercise Medicine (UCT); MBBCH (WITS)