Updated: Jun 30, 2021
Jolandi Jacobs is a physiotherapist with a special interest in sports. Jolandi graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2017 and began working in the sports private sector in 2019. She learned her clinical skills from some of the best physiotherapists in the country and attending several sports and musculoskeletal courses.
Jolandi obtained her masters degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2021. She is renowned as a specialised female cricket researcher. Jolandi is involved in multiple research studies for men and women's cricket. She is a also part of the motion analysis team from WITS who analyses Cricket South Africa's (CSA) fast bowlers. Jolandi is also a clinical supervisor and sports researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Jolandi has worked with a wide range of athletes and sports teams throughout her career. Jolandi worked at the South Africa Athletics School Festival where she was head physiotherapist for the Free Sate Province, she was also a physiotherapist at the National School Netball Championships, Club Rugby Championships, National Cricket Festivals (indoor and outdoor), National Triathlon Camps and many more. Jolandi strives to give the best of her abilities to all her patients, athletes and students, while making a difference and improving the quality of life of those around her.
Jolandi believes that biomechanics is at the heart of any movement pattern and needs to be addressed in order to move pain free and without any restrictions. She has chosen to take a different approach to physiotherapy and athlete management as we know it. It aims at educating the patient in his or her sport, correcting the biomechanics of movement and, rather than managing recurrent injuries, preventing them from occurring. Her objective is to promote injury free participation in sport by contributing to injury surveillance through injury data collection, adequate player management and implementation of injury prevention programs.
Besides from physiotherapy and sports research. Jolandi has a great calling for female empowerment. Her goal in life is to enable all women to participate in sport, whether elite or social sports participation. She aims to provide women with a safe and happy environment to live active lifestyles. She is the proud founder of the Running Raspberries, a female running community. See more here: https://www.runningraspberries.com/
Jolandi is a sports enthusiast and competes in different sports herself. She's an avid runner, cyclist, golfer and beginner triathlete. She is an adventurer by heart and spends her time exercising outdoors, socialising with friends or exploring our beautiful country. If Jolandi isn't up and about having fun or empowering women, you'll find her working towards her career goals.