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Dr Sonill Maharaj


Dr Sonill Maharaj






+27 (0)31 260 7938




Research Interests

HIV/AIDS, respiratory and orthopaedic/sports physiotherapy





 Biosketch Dr Sonil Maharaj has a B.Paed Sc ; Bed; MMed Sc (Sports Medicine) and a Doctral Degree. He is a joint health educator employed by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health and the University of KwaZulu-Natal and currently serves as the Acting Academic Leader for the Discipline of Physiotherapy. He has been appointed by the Minister of Health to serve on the HPCSA (Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics) and chairs the education committee on this Board. He has presented at National and International Congresses and published in various National and International journals. Although he has extensive Physiotherapy knowledge his interest is mainly in the Orthopaedic, Respiratory, Sport and HIV related rehabilitation.   ResearchGate Profile
 List of Publications  

1.Maharaj SS. Mandatory continuing professional development in South Africa: rehabilitation therapists  

perspective. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 2013: 343- 351.


 2. Chetty V & Maharaj SS. Collaboration between health professionals in the era of ART. Journal of the 

  Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 2012: 56-61


  3. Maharaj SS & Chetty V. Rehabilitation program for the quality of life for individuals on highly active

  antiretroviral therapy in KZN South Africa: a short report. International Journal of Rehabilitation

  Research 2011: 1-5.


4. Maharaj SS & Rangiah P. The prevalence of co-morbidities in patients on HAART referred for physiotherapy in three public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. SA Journal of  Physiotherapy 2010(3): 21-24.


5. Maharaj SS & Jeena PM. Cycle Ergometer and Rebound Exercises with Chest Physiotherapy – a useful adjunct for sputum expectoration in mild to moderate symptomatic HIV infected children. SA Journal of Physiotherapy 2008 64(3): 37-42.


6. Mars M, Maharaj SS, Tufts M. The effects of Compressed Air Massage on Skin Blood Flow and temperature. Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa 2005 16(4): 215-219.


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