Keryn Legg was born and raised in sunny South Africa. She started her physiotherapy degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 2004. On completion of her degree she worked in the infamous township of Soweto at a community clinic for her year of houseman ship. Her role included heading up the physiotherapy and rehabilitation department, TB and HIV testing and ante/postnatal care. As well as this she assisted the local soccer teams with injury prevention and correct training.
During her undergraduate years Keryn assisted a number of team physiotherapists in the field side management of professional and semi professional rugby teams. After completing her houseman ship year, she moved straight into a sports medicine practice that managed a number of professional and semi professional football, rugby and gymnastics teams. After a few seasons of travelling with teams she opted to spend more time in one city and focus on her competitive horse riding.
Keryn opened up her own practice in 2010 to allow the flexibility for her active sports involvement. She formed partnerships with a Woman’s Health and Gynaecological Practice, a specialist orthopaedic hip practice and an equine practice. Keryn still has two of her own practices in back home in South Africa as well as working for ProPhysio.
Keryn has a post graduate qualifications in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (2011), Animal Physiotherapy (2013) and Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy (2014). She also lectured undergraduate Public Health.
As well as a being a lecturer, clinical teacher and examiner on the Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) and Sports Medicine (SPT) and Animal Therapy post graduate courses, She has worked extensively with shoulder, hip and knee surgeons and been a part of research protocols for rotator cuff repairs, hip replacements and hip labral tears. Her passion is upper limbs but does enjoy the rehabilitation of the complicated orthopedic cases.
As well as Physiotherapy, Keryn also teaches Pilates weekly at ProPhysio (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday classes).
As a junior athlete, Keryn competed as a swimmer at the All Africa Games. A repetitive shoulder injury moved her passion to horse riding where she rode as a senior Quadrille rider for the South African Lipizzaners. She still rides competitively in the UK. As well as this, Keryn competes yearly in the Ironman 70.3 triathlons. Because of this – she is very passionate about the treatment and rehabilitation of her athletic patients.