Shamila Manie

Senior lecturer and UG Programme Convener



BSc Physiotherapy (UWC)

MSc Physiotherapy (US)

PhD candidate (UCT)


Shamila joined UCT in August 2007. Before then she worked at the University of Stellenbosch (2005-2007) where she obtained her Masters and lectured in the area of cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation. Prior to this she worked at the University of the Western Cape (2000-2004) as co-ordinator for the visually impaired programme in Physiotherapy as well as a lecturer and clinical supervisor.

Currently she heads the cardio-pulmonary teaching from 1st to 4th year in the division. She has successfully supervised 3 Masters Students in the area of cardio-pulmonary research.

Teaching areas 

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation

Research areas:

Intensive Care

Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation


Professional memberships:





Gopal, U., Manie, S and Amosun, S. (2020). Is physiotherapy ready for the management of COVID ‐19 in Africa? – Snippets of anecdotal evidences in two African countries. May (2020) Physiotherapy Research International 25(5) DOI: 10.1002/pri.1847

Limakatso, K., Madden, V.J., Manie, S., and Parker, R (2019). The effectiveness of graded motor imagery for reducing phantom limb pain in amputees: A randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy (2019),

Tadyanemhandu, C., Mukombachoto, R., Nhunzvi, C., Kaseke, F., Chikwasha, V., Chengetanai,S. and Manie, S (2017). The prevalence of pulmonary complications after thoracic and abdominal surgery and associated risk factors in patients admitted at a government hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe.  Perioperative Medicine (2017) Aug 22;6:11. doi: 10.1186/s13741-017-0066-3. eCollection 2017.

Tadyanemhandu, C and Manie, S (2016). Implementation of the physical function ICU test tool in a resource constrained intensive care unit to promote early mobilisation of critically ill patients- a feasibility study. Archives of Physiotherapy (2016) 6:12. DOI 10.1186/s40945-016-0026-0

Mthiyane, T; Pym, A; Dheda, K; Rustomjee, R; Reddy, T and Manie S (2016). Longitudinal assessment of health related quality of life of HIV infected patients treated for tuberculosis and HIV in a high burden setting. Quality of Life Research 25(12), 3067-3076.

Tadyanemhandu C and Manie S (2015). Profile of patients and physiotherapy patterns in intensive care units in public hospitals in Zimbabwe: a descriptive cross-sectional study BMC Anesthesiology (2015) 15:136 DOI 10.1186/s12871-015-0120-y

De Grass, D., Manie, S and Amosun, SL (2014). Effectiveness of a home based pulmonary rehabilitation programme in pulmonary function and health related quality of life for patients with pulmonary tuberculosis; a pilot study. African Health Sciences Vol. (14) Issue 4:866-872

Onigbinde Ayodele , T., M’Kumbuzi, V., Olaogun Mathew Olatokunbo, Afolabi Joshua Oluwafisayo, Nondwe Bongokazi Mlenzana, Manie, S, Nesto, T. AND Mukoka, G. (2014). Side Effects of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: The Experience of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders. American Journal of Health Research, Vol. 2, Issue Number 4, July 2014

Teslim,OA., Olaoluwa, OT., Grace, M., Mlenzana, NB., Manie,  S. and Nesto, T. (2014). Physiotherapists as Supplementary Prescribers: Opinion of Nigerian Doctors American Journal ofHealth Research2014; 2(1):12-16 doi: 0.11648/j.ajhr.s.20140201.1

Manie, S., Maart, S. and Osman, A. (2014). An exploratory investigation into the quality of life of people with Multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (MDR-PTB) using the ICF core sets: A preliminary investigation. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences.Vol.8 no.9.

Hanekom, SD;  Brooks, D; Denehy, L;  Fagevik-Olsén, M; Hardcastle, TC; Manie, S and Louw, Q (2012) Reaching consensus on the physiotherapeutic management of patients following upper abdominal surgery: a pragmatic approach to interpret equivocal evidence. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:5.

Cole, G; Miller, D., Ebrahim, T, Dreyden, T, Simpson, R and Manie S (2016).  Pulmonary impairment after tuberculosis in a South African population. South African Journal of Physiotherapy ISSN: (Online) 2410-8219, (Print) 0379-6175

Amosun, SL; Maart, S; Ferguson, G and Manie, S. (2012). Widening access to undergraduate physiotherapy education in South Africa – pointers from students’ records. SA Journal of Physiotherapy 2012 Vol. 68 No 2

Manie S, Hanekom S, Faure, M (2008): The profile and length of stay of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft patients in the Cape Metropolitan area. Southern African Journal of Critical Care. 24(2)56-60

Manie S, Hanekom S, Faure, M (2007): The profile and selected outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft patients in the Cape Metropolitan area. A baseline study. Southern African Journal of Critical Care. 23(1)35-36