Daniel Mark Botha
Daniel has been passionate about sports from a young age participating in track and field running, swimming and playing pretty much any game that involved a ball or puck. In his early university days he travelled with the Danish National track and road cycling team as well as cycled for the Garmin off-road and King-Co on-road cycling teams. Daniel’s sporting ventures did and have not stopped there, he has also represented South Africa in swimming and underwater hockey. His philanthropic endeavours in the sporting world include involvement running the Normalair Underwater Club in Johannesburg. Since his early teens his passion for exercise and endurance sport grew and still drives him to train and participate in triathlon, cycling, running, swimming and underwater events nationally and internationally.
Daniel qualified in Biokinetics after studies in Psychology, Biomedical Science and Health sciences. Daniel has been in practice as a biokineticist for 5 years but has been involved in men’s health and corporate wellness for 8 years. Daniel is currently contracted as the National & African Region Manager and Scientific Advisor for executive wellness to an international bank while seeing private patients in the afternoon, chairing his dive club and sitting on advisory boards in his spare time.
Daniel has a special interest in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) with regard to exercise, injury recovery as well as chronic disease management and has published numerous papers and has presented at international conferences including the South African Sport Medicine Conference in 2016. This experience and privilege has placed him at the forefront of this fairly unknown treatment discipline. Daniel is currently a researcher into HBOT with the Milpark Hyperbaric Medicine center
As the project manager for the PCF, Daniel assisted the board in the writing of the diagnostic guidelines for Prostate cancer.
Daniel is involved and responsible for new research into the effects of HBOT on the athlete in an exercise field. His research continues.
Daniel was a clinical innovator in his previous company and sat on the QI board, leading the way forward for decision making as well as strategies and norms setting research in corporate health.
The Personal Side
His happy place is on his bicycle or running in the park with his dogs.