Professor Janse Van Rensburg obtained her doctorate titled â€śThe effect of exercise training on the autonomic function, disease activity and functional capacity in females suffering from rheumatoid arthritisâ€ť in 2012. Prior to this she completed her MMed (PhysMed) (Cum Laude), MSc Sports Medicine, and MBChB (Cum Laude) degrees.
She was appointed as Head of the Section Sports Medicine in 1999 and was instrumental in tutoring in excess of 100 doctors as Sports Physicians (MSc Sports Medicine). 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.
She has presented on numerous occasions on a variety of topics at national and international conferences, and recently for three consecutive times at the International Olympic Committeeâ€™s Advanced Team Physician Course on the effects of travel fatigue and â€śjet lagâ€ť on travelling athletes.
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 also runs a Rheumatology practice in her private capacity.
Professor Janse van Rensburg has accompanied numerous 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 (in 2010) she was appointed as the Venue Medical Officer at Loftus Stadium in South Africa.
She was elected as Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine as well as for FIMS (International Federation of Sports Medicine). She is the past Chair of Exercise is Medicine (EIM) in South Africa and the current President Elect of the South African Sports Medicine Association.