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Tanya Lourens, founder of the Movement Science Institute, is a Registered Biokineticist with a special interest in orthopaedic and sports injury rehabilitation as well as body conditioning. Tanya has vast experience in the application of the latest rehabilitation techniques including land based conditioning, hydrotherapy and the Pilates method.

She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science(IADMS), South African Sports Medicine Association(SASMA), Biokinetics Association of South Africa(BASA), registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa(HPCSA) and is currently enrolled in the MSC(Med)Biokinetics course at the University of the Witwatersrand.


Tanya is also an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance(ARAD) and is dedicated to improve and promote dancer health and well–being.


Dance can be viewed as both an art form and a professional sport. The physical demands of strength, flexibility, power and endurance can take its toll on a dancer’s body.

In order to monitor the impact of these demands a Dance Wellness Program has been established at the Movement Science Institute. The goal is to promote dancer health and to establish a database of a dancer’s physical data.