Experience & Activities
I believe that sport, irrespective of the level of participation, is a universal language providing medicine for both the heart and soul. Consequently, I consider myself privileged to call my profession, a passion.
My career as a physiotherapist began at the High Performance Centre, Pretoria where I had the honour of working with numerous elite athletes and national teams (amongst others SA Netball, SA Rowing, SA Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Cricket SA National Academy), culminating in an appointment as the team physiotherapist for Cricket SA Women’s (2008-2012) and u19 Men’s (2010-2014) teams respectively. These opportunities have lead to some incredible career highlights, including representing the SA medical team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India and winning the 2014 u19 Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup. Further, these highlights inspired me to complete an MSc Physiotherapy (2012) and PhD (Exercise Science) (2019) at UCT, where my research has largely focused on biomechanics, injury risk profiling, injury prevention and rehabilitation of the shoulder, specifically in elite swimmers and cricketers.
Currently, I run an established neuromusculoskeletal practice (Optimal Physio: Megan Dutton Physiotherapy Inc) where my primary clinical focus is identifying the biomechanical insufficiencies which contribute to injury, as well as injury prevention.