DR NEIL GOMES
MChiro, C.C.S.P, MMedSc (Sports Medicine), P.S.P.
CHIROPRACTOR / SPORTS PRACTITIONER / PRIMARY SPINE CARE PRACTITIONER
Neil was born and raised in Durban, where he completed his Masters Degree in Chiropractic in 1996. He obtained an international certificate in Sports Chiropractic in 1997, and completed a postgraduate Masters Degree in Sports Medicine a few years later (2003). Most recently, he qualified as a Primary Spine Care Practitioner in 2019. Neil is married to Andria and they have 2 sons.
MChiro = Masters Degree in Chiropractic
C.C.S.P = Certificated Chiropractic Sports Physician
MMedSc (Sports Medicine) = Master of Medical Science (Sports Medicine)
P.S.P = Certificated Primary Spine Care Practitioner.
DR KARMEN MANDA
Karmen graduated from the Durban University of Technology in 2019 and has been practicing at the Virgin Active La Lucia, since 2020. She loves what she does and is passionate about the well-being of her patients.
MRS NATHALIE VAN DER MERWE
PRACTICE SECRETARY & ACCOUNTS
Nathalie was born in Durban and raised in Richards Bay. She married her high school sweetheart Dawie 32 years ago and has 2 daughters and currently 5 grandsons (triplets). Nathalie previously spent 10 years working in the medical industry for a local orthotist. She is a Master Scuba Diver, loves the outdoors, travelling, and enjoys collecting old LP records.
MRS TISH BADENHORST
PRACTICE SECRETARY & RECEPTIONIST
Tish was born in Rhodesia. At the age of 7, her family relocated to South Africa, where she was raised in the town of Vereeniging. Tish moved to Richards Bay in 1983 with her husband, where they had one son. Her professional career in general administration and accounts started in 1980. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, camping and taking strolls on the beach.
MRS ANDRIA GOMES
Andria was born in Johannesburg, and raised in Pietermaritzburg, where she also trained as a Nursing Sister. She qualified with a post-graduate Neonatal ICU certificate and currently works part time in one of the hospitals in Zululand. She has been married to Neil for 24 years and they have 2 sons.