Introducing Wendy van Wyk
Our In-House Biokineticist & Ergonomics Extraordinaire!
Born and bred in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, Wendy moved to Cape town in 1998 and obtained both her BA(HMS) and BSportSc (Hons) Biokinetics degrees at the University of Stellenbosch.
Biokinetics was an easy choice as she loves interacting with people, challenging herself, and has a passion for all things sport. She quickly realised that a career as a biokineticist could offer all this and so much more. Her studies helped reinforce and grow her passion to help people live and perform at their best, doing the things they love to do.
She qualified in 2001 and after an internship on the Garden Route in 2002, returned to Cape Town where she worked as an HPCSA Registered Biokineticist in private practice for 6 years before moving to the UK in 2008. There she worked as a Cardiac Technician and Physiotherapy Assistant and got involved in Spirometry and in Occupational Health.
On her return to South Africa in 2010 started consulting in the Occupational Health industry here.
Wendy’s natural teaching ability and affinity with people got her headhunted in 2012 as a Spirometry, Audiometry, and Vision screening training facilitator. She has earned her excellent reputation as an expert occupational health training facilitator with doctors, nurses, and technicians across our beautiful continent.
Over the last 9 years, she has taught in over 15 countries in Africa!
With a keen interest in Ergonomics, she joined the healthcare team at Ergonomicsdirect full-time just before the new Ergonomics Regulations were implemented on 6 December 2019, and during lockdown in 2020, she completed her Ergonomic Risk Auditors certification.
She assists our clients with ergonomics training, assessments as well as product recommendations to improve the ergonomic setup in their homes, schools, and also the corporate environment. She is also the face of some of our social media videos and the author of our monthly blog. She has also contributed to articles in both Men’s Health South Africa and the UK on injury prevention and remote work.
Wendy`s knowledge in her field and passion for helping individuals improve their lives through health makes her an inspiration to work with. She believes that we should always see the glass half full and that life is too short not to laugh every day. Outside of work Wendy enjoys going to the gym, loves travel, time with friends or family, and a good bottle of red wine.
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