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Ms Ilse Du Plessis

Job Title

Senior Clinical Educator, Division of Physiotherapy


MPhysT (Neurology/Neurosurgery, UP (2011)

BPhysT, UP (2008)



Ilse joined the division of physiotherapy at UCT in 2012 and is currently involved in the clinical training of physiotherapy students and also has her own private practice. Since completing her Masters Degree, she has gained experience in a wide field of clinical practice. Ilse has a passion for rehabilitation including Critical care, orthopaedics, brain and spinal cord injuries as well as cardio-pulmonary conditions. Before joining UCT she worked at Tshwane Rehabilitation Centre in Pretoria and at Life Rehabilitation Vincent Pallotti in Cape Town.

Teaching areas

Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation

Research focus areas

Early mobilisation in critical care

Pulmonary rehabilitation