Born in South Africa of Greek heritage, Maria has sepcialised training, skills and over 15 years of experience in Hydrotherapy. She has developed both active and passive techniques for pain conditions and athletic injuries, making hydrotherapy a popular choice among healthcare professionals to assist patients in effectively addressing symptoms of pain and stiffness. Her technique has been lauded by leading doctors, researchers and wellness professionals.
For 11 years, she directed the Hydrotherapy Program at the Sports Medicine Centre of the Morningside Medi Clinic in Sandton, a leading multi-disciplinary sports medicine facility for the care of professional athletes and exercising individuals. The centre, led by Prof Jon Patricios looked after the rehabilitation and recovery of many of South Africa’s national and professional teams, as well as the general public.
In 2018 she established a state-of-the art hydrotherapy facility in Sandton, so that patients have access to excellence in both environment and technique to achieve the best possible therapy results.
Maria teaches internationally, has presented her work at 2 international and many local conferences, and has been published in 3 healthcare journals. She has consulted for the University of Johannesburg, Wits University, the Geron Institute, the Chevrah Kadisha, and the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Oxford.