Christa Janse Van Rensburg
Exercise is Medicine
Professor Janse Van Rensburg obtained her doctorate under the title “The effect of exercise training on the autonomic function, disease activity and functional capacity in females suffering from rheumatoid arthritis” in 2012 following her MMed (PhysMed) (Cum Laude), MSc Sports Medicine, and MBChB (Cum Laude), all from the University of Pretoria.
She was appointed as Head of the Section Sports Medicine in 1999. She is a NRF rated researcher and has published widely in the areas of sports medicine and rheumatology, and to date has authored and co-authored in excess of 100 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Professor Janse van Rensburg also extends her knowledge in the fields of sports medicine and rheumatology to the community. She heads a Sports Medicine Practice at the University of Pretoria, and was instrumental in the training of more than 100 doctors as Sports Physicians (MSc Sports Medicine). She also runs a Rheumatology practice in her private capacity.
Professor Janse van Rensburg has accompanied many sports teams as sports physician, both nationally and internationally. She was the team doctor for the national team to the Olympic Games in Athens. For both the FIFA Confederations Cup as well as the FIFA World Cup she was appointed as the Venue Medical Officer at Loftus. She was elected as Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is currently the President of Exercise Medicine in South Africa.