Africa Marathons Physio - Gemma Oates

Gemma Oates

Africa Marathons Physiotherapist


Born in the UK, Gemma has spent most of her life running. Her love for the sport began as a teenager and she hasn't stopped since. This passion led her to train as a Physiotherapist and she has worked in this profession in the UK for 15 years, both in the NHS and the private sector. Soon after starting her career as a Physiotherapist she specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and during this time she treated numerous runners. As a runner herself she full understands how frustrating injuries are and she loves to help runners not only recover from them but to help reduce the risk getting injuries in the first place too.

Last year Gemma moved to sunny South Africa and is so enjoying it. She has been fully involved with running there and joined a local running club in Durban. She has taken part in numerous running events out there, including two of our races, the Two Oceans Half Marathon, and the Cape Town Marathon 10km, both of which she loved. Since her move to South Africa she has set up her own running and physiotherapy website, The Runner Physio where she writes articles to help runners stay healthy and get the best out of their training.

As we host a number of trips to South Africa, we couldn’t think of a better person to have onboard the Africa Marathons team as our Physiotherapist. Gemma will be using her knowledge to write articles for us and she will be at our races to support runners. If you would like follow her running adventures in South Africa and get her tips on injury prevention, exercises and much more, you can follow her on her Instagram page @therunnerphysio or click through to her website, The Runner Physio.

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