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Dr. Virusha Seethal

Sr. Curriculum Vite, Chiropractic Treatment

Education

Dundee Secondary School, Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal (1999)

Higher Grade Matric Exemption
Subjects: English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Physical Science, Biology, Geography.

University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus, Kwazulu-Natal (2000)

Bachelor of Science
Subjects: Mathematics, Bioscience, Zoology, Computer Science, Human Physiology, Psychology.

Durban University of Technology, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal (2001)

Masters in Chiropractics
Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Philosophy, Human Anatomy, Histology,
Human Physiology, General Pathology, Systemic Pathology, Radiography, Diagnostic Medicine, Auxiliary
Therapeutics, Radiology, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Psychopathology, Clinical Chiropractics, Clinical
Biomechanics, Nutrition, Paediatrics & Geriatrics, Research Methodology as well as Principles, Practises &
Jurisprudence.

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng (2013)

Fundamentals of Project Management
Content: Project selection through strategic alignment, Project Capability: Structure, culture & risks,
Organizational Strategy & projects, Organizational Structure & culture, Project initiation & definition,
Project design, Financial resource allocation, Scheduling resources, Estimation of project times & costs,
Project time compression, Earned value management, Project risk management, Stakeholder
management, Project communication, People management for projects, Change management, Role of
leadership, Project execution, monitoring & control, Project audit & closure, International projects, MS
Projects workshop & lab session.

Other Courses and Qualification

  • Emergency Medical Care and Rescue (2006)
  • HIV/AIDS VCT Course (2008)
  • Master’s Thesis (2009)
  • Hazardous Chemicals Training Course (2019)
  • First Aid Training (2019)

Experience

August 2017 – May 2020 (Part Time)
Senior Lecturer • Pearson Institute of Higher Education

Module Developer: Developed the academic content as part of the annual syllabus for the modules of Human Anatomy & Physiology II (theory & practical) as well as Histology II (practical). Academic content for theory and practicals included module guides, practical manuals, assignment topic, test papers, examination papers, tutorials, online learning and web-based materials. Moderated the academic content as part of the annual syllabus for the modules of Histology II (theory) and Pharmacology III (theory & practical); Module coordination and quality assurance.

Senior Lecturer to Biomedicine Students: Preparation, development and conducting of lectures, practicals and tutorials; Marking and moderation of test papers, examination papers, practical reports, assignments, tutorials and online activities as part of my module allocations.

January 2010 – June 2021 Chiropractor
• Private Practice

Family Practice in Midrand: Treated a wide scope of patients privately within the scope of practise of Chiropractics. This included taking a comprehensive case history, thorough physical examination, specialized treatment, referrals for diagnostic tests (Radiographs, MRI scans, Bone densitometry, Blood tests, Urinalysis as required), stretching and strengthening exercises and ergonomic advice.

Scope of patients included geriatrics, pregnancy and post-pregnancy cases, paediatrics, sports injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, injury-on-duty cases, amongst others.

Specialized Chiropractic treatment included chiropractic adjustments, dry needling, ischaemic compression, traction, therapeutic ultrasound, interferential current (IFC), laser therapy, effleurage, stretching and strengthening exercises, amongst others.

Most common pathologies treated included headaches, spinal pain (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal pain), extremity pain, infantile colic, arthritis, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), myalgia (muscle pain), neuralgia (nerve pain), Bell’s palsy, planta fasciitis, joint oedema, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome amongst others.

Corporate Practice in Braamfontein: Facilitation and maintenance of corporate health and wellness in the workplace which was departmental-based; Worked together with the nursing sister on developing workplace wellness programmes including employee health analysis; Treated patients privately within the scope of practise of Chiropractics.

January 2009 – December 2009 (One Year Contract)

Medical Representative • Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Product specialization: Key focus area = injectable range; To market our product range to all hospital pharmacies and specialists i.e. anaesthetists, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, gynaecologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, oncologists.

Customer relationship management: Creation of customer database with on-going updates as required; Analyze client requirements and implement appropriate marketing strategy; Strong emphasis on building and maintaining client relationships in key specialization areas.

Team Support & Training: Initiated, implemented and facilitated weekly training sessions with regards to anatomy, physiology and clinical trials within the specialist sales team to enhance product and general medical knowledge.

Client presentation and product training – Key focus on clinical trials; Organizational and product marketing at various medical congresses and conferences.

May 2008 – December 2008 (Full Time)
Assistant Motor Division Manager • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Services (IPRS)

Responsible for effective functioning of the department; Liaise between administrative, insurance, client and clinical departments to resolve queries and complaints; Ensure effective communication between the above departments and provide daily updates; Resolve clinical queries by the facilitation of effective communication with physiotherapists, doctors, specialists, chiropractors etc.; Resolve clinical queries by the facilitation of effective communication with solicitors, insurers, claim’s handler’s etc.; Revision of call sheets and audited data to ensure that KPI’s are achieved; Implementation of action necessary to resolve missed KPIs; Identification of deficits and initiation of new processes to ensure smooth operation of the department; Performance of general administrative tasks pertaining to the Medical Clinicians; Assessment of claimants’ accident; Assessment of claimants’ injuries; Record details of patient clinical findings; Write up referral letters as and when required; Formulate an appropriate treatment plan; Management and follow up of claimant’s recovery; Write up a case summary on every claimant.

August 2007 – April 2008 (Part Time)
Medical Clinician • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Services (IPRS)

Assessment of claimants’ accident; Assessment of claimants’ injuries; Record details of patient clinical findings; Write up referral letters if required; Formulate an appropriate treatment plan; Management and follow up of claimant’s recovery; Write up a case summary on every claimant.

June 2007 – April 2008 (Part Time)
Medical Wellness Advisor • Kaelo Consulting and Discovery Health

Assessment of patients’ Blood Pressure; Blood Glucose Levels; Blood Cholesterol Levels and Body Mass Index; Discussion of Patient’s Results; Overview of Patients Current Health Status; Patient Counseling and Advice; HIV and AIDS testing: gum swab method.

January 2006 – March 2007 Chiropractic Intern
• DUT Chiropractic Clinic

Quantify presenting pathology of patient. Document detailed patient case history. Assessment of patients’ vital signs, cranial nerves, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, neurological system, gastro-enteric system, Assessment of patient’s presenting pathology, Carry out urinalysis if required, Record details of patient clinical findings, Write up referral letter if required, Formulate an appropriate treatment plan, Discuss patient findings and treatment plan with supervising doctor, Treatment of patients, Write up a case summary on every patient.

Chiropractic Clinic Reception Duties included admin functions within the reception desk, Telephonic client liaison and interaction, Managed clinic register during assigned shift, Document management and filing, Manage and record financial transactions, Responsibility for diagnostic equipment.
Chiropractic Community Service Programme – provided clinical Chiropractic treatment of disadvantaged patients at Marburg Haven which was part of a rural outreach programme.

Sports Chiropractics – Volunteered as a Chiropractic Intern at various sports events including Comrades Marathon, Thomas Moore Walk, KZN Athletics.

References

Ward Rounds – Completed ward rounds at City Hospital, RK Khan Hospital and Albert Luthuli Hospital under the supervision of the systemic pathology lecturer, Dr Myron Schultz and the clinical medicine lecturer, Professor Hoosen Vawda.

Dr Charmaine Korporaal – HOD of Chiropractics & Chiropractic Clinic Director, both at DUT 083 246 3562; charmak@dut.ac.za

Mr Preenan Pillay – National HOD for Science at PIHE 083 440 2486; preenan.pillay@pearson.com

Mrs Eva Minkov – Chief Operating Officer at Mundipharma (was a trainer at Mylan in 2009) 083 229 5628; minkove@gmail.com

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