Core Medical Centre

Sarah Ferguson


Sarah graduated from the University of Western Cape in 2005, thereafter she worked in various sports-related private practices in Kwazulu Natal (2007-2009). Actively training and competing as a National swimmer, she represented South Africa at multiple FINA World Cups and was a finalist in 2009 at the FINA World Cup in Singapore. In between competing and training, Sarah worked as a physiotherapist for numerous sport teams such as: England’s Touch Rugby team at the World Cup (2007); the Collegians Rugby club (2008); the Sharks Ladies Rugby team (2008 and 2009 as co-physiotherapist with Marlene Naicker); the Mermaids Netball team (2009) and the Rangers Natal Lady’s Hockey team (2012). After hanging up her 15 year long competitive swimming cap in 2009, Sarah lived and worked in India setting up a swimming academy and a Post Graduate Applied Sports Physiotherapy course for qualified Indian physiotherapists. In parallel to this: she worked closely with a National-level Indian Skeet Shooter; was the Indian Swimming Team Physiotherapist at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi (2010); and continued her Swimming Coach studies in both Australia and the USA.

Sarah is a certified Pilates instructor and uses the basic concepts of Pilates in the rehabilitation and management of her patients and athletes. In 2011 she travelled around the USA visiting various swimming academies such as Puma Aquatics (San Luis Obispo) and Kona Dolphins (Hawaii) before returning to South Africa to pioneer her own holistic physiotherapy practice and swimming academy founded on her wide-ranging studies and experiences. Since retiring from competitive swimming, Sarah enjoys discovering and participating in various water sports such as surfing, surf-skiing, canoeing and open water swimming. Her passion for sports and experience as a National swimmer allows her to tap into the minds of elite athletes as well as to understand the physical demands of the body. Her perseverance, dedication and commitment to her client’s means she is equally suited to working with World class athletes as well as the budding enthusiast or up-and-comer.