Andrew Jansen Van Rensburg
Bsc Physiotherapy (Hons), Internationally Certified Competitive Triathlon Coach (ITU), Pilates Conditioning (Pretoria).
Andrew was the consultant Physiotherapist for the South African National Triathlon Team from 2008 to 2012, and consults for other professional sporting teams in a rehabilitation and performance enhancement role. He is internationally published on articles regarding core strength and overuse injuries. He has been a Clinical Pilates instructor since 2001 and has modified his approach to great effect in the rehabilitation and performance fields.
He has been instrumental in advancing the Clinical Pilates field by using Real Time Ultrasound to assess the efficacy of Transversus Abdominis and Multifidus contractions. The modification of core strength programs by making the programs more functional, and clinically objectively measurable has shown a significant improvement in the long-term rehabilitation rates of his patients.
Areas of interest include sporting injuries, overuse injuries, back and neck pain and Sacro-iliac joint alignment issues. Andrew is also an experienced Trauma ICU Physiotherapist and treats related chest conditions.
Andrew is an ITU (International Triathlon Union) Level 2 certified competitive Triathlon Coach and Running Coach, coaching and guiding athletes to all distances of races from Sprint distance Triathlons to Ironman, and from 10km Road running races up to Comrades Marathon. A particular niche of Andrews training is Ultra Distance Trail and road running, having an acute understanding of the intricacies needed to work on in order to succeed in these tough events. Andrew will also gladly assist with specific Trail running coaching of all distances, from short sharp efforts to 100 Mile trail running races.
Andrew was the head of the Triathlon South Africa Medical Commission from 2006 to 2016, and ran Triathlon/Duathlon clinics for underprivileged children affected by HIV/Aids at Noahs Ark in Diepsloot, Soweto.
As an athlete Andrew is a sub 3hr marathon runner and avid Mountainbiker. He has completed 4 Full Ironman and 20+ Half Ironman races and back to back Comrades Marathons. Currently Andrew competes in Ultra Distance Trail running with top ten finishes in all 5 of South Africas 100 Mile trail runs, including winning the Cederberg Traverse 100 Miler. He has also completed more than 10 100km trail running events. Aside from Races, and above all else, Andrew enjoys adventures and carries out Traverses of wild natural areas like the Wild Coast, Lesotho and the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua mountains.
Active and Balanced lifestyles are what Andrew promotes, and strives to get each individual to achieve their goals and maintain their bodies to be able to achieve what they set out to do.