The Team


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Michela Poulter


Michela graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with BSc Physiotherapy cum laude in 2008. While completing community service at Kalafong in Atteridgeville her passion for Orthopaedic rehabilitation grew.


She joined the practice of Pat Travers in 2010 and in 2011 completed an intensive specialisation course in Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy (OMT1). She has completed numerous post-graduate courses to maintain current knowledge of the latest treatments including Dry Needling and Hydrotherapy. Furthermore, she accompanies the Toyota South Africa team to the DAKAR rally held in various countries of South America as the team’s Physiotherapist and co-ordinator.


In 2014 Michela purchased the practice from Pat Travers and has since endeavoured to provide a modern, fresh approach to managing the practice while maintaining the excellent service that loyal patients have come to know.



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Meggan Dresselhaus


Meggan graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 2008. She completed her community service year at a clinic in Midrand and decided to stay on in the Government sector where she was promoted to Senior Physiotherapist at Hillbrow Clinic. She has always had an interest in teaching and took the opportunity to become involved in part-time lecturing at the University of Witwatersrand as well as assisting with student examinations. While working at Hillbrow, Meggan also worked at Parklane Hospital treating patients in the female surgical, ICU and maternity wards.


Meggan developed a keen interest in Orthopaedic and Sports rehabilitation and decided to move into Private practice in 2011 where she managed a practice in Woodmead. She finally joined Poulter-Simon Physiotherapy in 2013 and was promoted to practice manager in 2016.


Meggan has completed many post graduate courses in order to further develop her skills and stay up to date with the latest treatments, including Dry Needling and an intensive one year specialisation course in Orthopaedic Manipulative therapy (OMT1).



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Gemma Schultz


Gemma achieved BSc Physiotherapy in 2009, from the University of Witwatersrand. She has a special Interest in Orthopaedic, Sport injury rehabilitation and Pilates. Gemma completed her community service year at Mofolo clinic in Soweto. Following this she began working in private practice.


She has successfully completed a Sport Physiotherapy Course (SPT) and Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT1). She has completed her APPI Pilates course level 1 and wishes to continue her training and become an accredited Pilates instructor. She has also completed courses in Dry Needling and Kinesio-taping.


Her future professional aspirations are to attain a Masters degree in Orthopaedics within the next few years.



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Taylor Golach


Taylor studied at the University of Witwatersrand and graduated in 2013. She then went on to complete her community service at Chiawelo clinic within the Johannesburg Metro rehabilitation team. She had an interest in sharing her knowledge and was a student supervisor during her community service year.


During her community service year she had the opportunity to work with many facets of physiotherapy with a large focus on Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy, Hydrotherapy and helped start a Hippotherapy program (Therapy with horses). Taylor then joined the Poulter Simon team in 2015.


She has completed courses in Dry Needling, Clinical Reasoning, Kinesio taping as well as multiple paediatric courses. Taylor has also recently completed an intensive one year specialisation course in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT1) in 2016.




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Megan Mc Robert


Megan (Mac) graduated in 2015 from the University of Witswatersrand. She went on to do her community service during 2016 in Bloemfontein. She has a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries and is currently completing an intensive one year specialisation course in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT1). There is no better way to say how she feels about being a physiotherapist, other than Megan loves her job! She is interested in pain physiology and looks forward to pursuing this at a later stage.




Admin Team

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Gianna Simon

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Quinta Goss





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