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Junaid Sallies

Junaid Sallies is a physiotherapist from Cape Town, South Africa. His path steered him towards physiotherapy as he always had a keen interest in sports and helping others to excel. Junaid has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries and sports rehabilitation, particularly knee, ankle and shoulder rehabilitation. When Junaid is not tending to clients, he can be found playing and coaching touch rugby, training at his Non-profit Organisation For Health & Sport Academy (FHS), and spending time with family. To find out how Junaid can assist you to, make a booking to see him here.

Junaid Graduated in 2016 from the University of the Western Cape. He completed his community service in 2017 at Victoria Hospital Wynberg where he gained experience in multiple conditions. After his community service, he worked for a private practice focusing on home-based rehabilitation and care where he worked for a year.

Moreover, he gained experience in various sporting arenas, including the Mixed over 30s South African Touch Rugby team at the Senior Touch Rugby World Cup held in Malaysia in 2019, the Fives Futbol World Cup 2018 and UCT men’s A hockey team at the USSA men’s hockey tournament.

Junaid has a keen interest in Musculoskeletal injuries and Sports rehabilitation, particularly knee, ankle and shoulder rehabilitation.

Apart from Junaid’s interest in sport he has always had a passion for helping others. In 2012, he co-foundered the Non-profit Organisation For Health & Sport Academy (FHS), aimed at the upliftment of youth and the community through sport and skills transfer.

When Junaid is not tending to clients at Bounce Back Physiotherapy, he can be found playing and coaching touch rugby, training at his Academy and with his Western Province Touch Rugby team. In his downtime, he enjoys spending time in nature, hiking and quality time with his family.

To find out how Junaid can help you, contact him here.

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Junaid's Story

My passion for Physiotherapy was sparked in 2006 when my father was diagnosed with brain cancer and underwent 6 brain operations, resulting in epilepsy which required rehabilitation.

My mother left her career to look after my father during his recovery and was the breadwinner for a large part of my childhood.

I often felt helpless as I did not have the expertise to ease their struggles. But, seeing my dad strive to relearn everyday activities and my mother caring for him tirelessly taught me the true sense of strength and resilience.

After my dad underwent the brain operations, he needed extensive rehab and I saw various allied health professionals at work and how they strived to treat my dad.

Through this experience, I witnessed the true beauty of health professionals at work and realised how to encompass my love for sport and helping others – as a physiotherapist.

In 2018 I had ACL, ALL and medial and lateral meniscus reconstruction surgery on my right knee due to a non-contact Touch Rugby Injury and I endured strenuous rehabilitation. This experience cemented my path to becoming an allied health professional.

Being a physiotherapist that has been on both ends of the table gave me insight into a holistic approach to health, wellness, and rehabilitation. As a result, when I think about physiotherapy, I think about movement, quality of life, as well as, strength and empowerment.

If you are a well-equipped physio and you use strength, conditioning, and rehab processes holistically, you can take someone from an initial injury until return to play. I envision that Bounce Back Physiotherapy will put this into action and will be a way to create job opportunities to help those in need.