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Mrs Naila Khan (Edries)

Mrs Naila Edries Khan

Job Title

Senior Clinical Educator, Division of Physiotherapy


BSc (Physiotherapy) UCT 2003

MSc(Physiotherapy) UCT 2010


Naila Edries-Khan joined the University of Cape Town in 2008. Prior to that Naila gained clinical experience by working at various Dept of Health hospitals in the Cape Metropolitan region. This clinical experience was in various settings which included  orthopeadics, neuromusculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurology. In addition to her employment at UCT, Naila also manages and works as a clinician at her own private physiotherapy practice which sees predominantly clients with musculoskeletal and orthopeadic type conditions/injuries. Naila is passionate about physiotherapy and assisting students with developing good clinical reasoning skills.

Teaching Areas

Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedics, Ergonomics

Research interest

Occupation related MSD, Ergonomics, Behaviour Change Interventions to address musculoskeletal and/or orthopaedic injuries/conditions.

Clinical Education



Tel: +27 21 406 6404
Email: Naila Edries



Edries N, Jelsma J, Maart S (2013): The impact of an employee wellness programme in clothing/textile manufacturing companies; a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health.  BMC Public Health. 11;13(1):25. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-25