Tarina graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2005 and completed her transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St Augustine in 2021, with a Specialisation in Education. She is the Education Director at Physioplus and is responsible for the managing of all course creation, content and team members.
Tarina also completed post-graduate training in Orthopaedic Manual Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, and Dry Needling. She has clinical experience in musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, manual therapy, sports injuries, amputee rehabilitation, and reintegration into sport for people with disabilities. She also lectured part-time on some of these topics at various South African universities, post-graduate courses and Baylor University's DPT program.
Throughout her career, Tarina has worked as a physiotherapist for Team South Africa during large international sporting events, which includes 2 Paralympic Games and 2 Commonwealth Games. She has worked with different sporting codes including athletics, weight lifting, cycling, triathlon, swimming, and rowing. She is passionate about helping other people continue or return to doing what they love doing. She is also on the Para Rowing Classification Advisory Committee for World Rowing.