Dr Praveena Maharaj doesn’t understand limits, especially time limits. In 2009, Maharaj completed her chiropractic degree at the Durban University of Technology in five-and-a-half years, instead of the usual seven. She broke another record working with 800 patients during her internship. Such extensive experience gave her the dexterity and confidence to start the Reservoir Hills Chiropractic Clinic at the age of 23. Where she finds the time to lecture and do community service in addition to running her own practice is anybody’s guess. This year, 26-year-old Maharaj was unanimously elected as the newest — and youngest — national council member of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa. Representing her profession both nationally and internationally, Maharaj is deeply committed to growing chiropractics, currently ranked as the third-largest healthcare profession globally. With Maharaj’s passion, drive and seat on the council, it is probably only a matter of time before that statistic becomes true locally too.
— Lu Larche