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DR MIKE POSTHUMUS

POSITION

  • Senior Researcher, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.
  • Head of Research, The Thembakazi Trust, Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape Town.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD, The University of Cape Town (June 2009)
Thesis title: The Genetics of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures
  • BSc(Med)(Hons) Exercise Science, The University of Cape Town, 2005.
  • BSc, The University of Cape Town, 2004.

ESSM RESEARCH GROUP

  • Injuries and medical conditions associated with sport and exercise
  • Exercise Performance

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • The biology of musculoskeletal soft tissue.
  • The genetic contribution to musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries.
  • The genetics of sports performance.
  • Treatment modalities in musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries.

CONTACT

Tel: +27 21 650 4575