Blaauwberg Therapy Centre, 103 Blaauwberg Road, Table
PO Box 11472, Bloubergrant, 7443
Tel: (021) 557 6066
Fax: (021) 557 6038
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Blaauwberg Therapy Centre is a primary multidisciplinary Medical Centre in Table View. Established in 1995 by Mandy Knaap (Physiotherapist) and Janet Bytheway (Psychologist), the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre offers medical and allied health professionals the facilities to run their own practices in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment. At present the Centre hosts physiotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrist, dietician, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, mediator, reflexologist, massage therapist and beautician.
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The Blaauwberg Therapy Centre has expanded
to include the following para-medical professionals:
MANDY KNAAP - PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Mandy has a special interest in treating shoulder injuries, dancing injuries, sports injuries and neck and back pain.
Mandy has lived in Table View since the age of 2. She attended Table View Primary School and matriculated from Milnerton High School in 1986. She graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy in 1990. Her first physiotherapy post was at Groote Schuur Hospital, but after only 3 months, she accepted a job in private practice and started working at Bayside Centre in Table View in April 1991.
After being employed there for 2 years, Mandy bought the practice and in 1995 moved to Blaauwberg Therapy Centre (BTC).
KAREN ROUX - PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Karen has a special interest in treating cervicogenic headaches (headaches originating from the neck) and neck and back pain.
Karen matriculated as one of the top 50 students in the Western Province from Charlie Hofmeyer High School in Ceres in 2002. She graduated in 2006 with a BSc degree in physiotherapy from Stellenbosch University. In 2007 she performed duties as a Community Service physiotherapist at the National Hospital in Bloemfontein and at Westfleur Hospital in Atlantis. She was registered as an independent practice physiotherapist by the HPCSA in the same year. Karen joined Mandy Knaap’s practice as a physiotherapist in January 2008.
Mandy and Karen regularly attend courses and lectures to keep current with the latest research and to constantly expand their knowledge so as to improve the treatments they are able to offer. Both physiotherapists treat acute and chronic conditions and do maintenance treatments.
The broad spectrum of conditions treated include:
- Shoulder injuries
- Neck and back pain (including whiplash)
- Dancing injuries
- Sports injuries
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Post-surgical conditions
- Overuse injuries (e.g. tennis elbow)
- Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) - jaw joint problems
- Osteo-arthritis (OA)
- Nerve entrapment
- Lung conditions (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, emphysema, cystic fibrosis)
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Breastfeeding related problems (e.g. blocked ducts, engorged breasts, mastitis, cracked or painful nipples)
For a more comprehensive list of conditions, please CLICK HERE.
As physiotherapists, Mandy and Karen, most often use a combination of different techniques as this has been proven to be the most effective. The practice has electrotherapy machines should they be needed, but the emphasis is on hands-on techniques which research has shown to be best practice.
Treatment may include the following techniques:
- Spinal mobilisation - mobilisation of the joints of the spine using specific Techniques, such as Maitland, Mulligan, McKenzie and Kaltenborn.
- Peripheral mobilisation - mobilisation of all the other joints other than the spine, such as knees, shoulders and jaw (TMJ). Mobilisation loosens joints, reduces pain and reduces swelling.
- Soft tissue mobilisation - specific soft tissue mobilisation, cross-friction, deep muscle massage. Massage improves circulation, decreases swelling, decreases pain and decreases muscle spasm.
- Triggerpoint (TP) release - a triggerpoint is a taut band in a specific area in a muscle. It causes muscle tightness and pain – local and referred. These triggerpoints can be relieved by various manual techniques such as manual compression, deep stroking massage, sustained myofascial tension and dryneedling.
- Dry needling - dry needling involves inserting a sterile needle into the painful area or tight muscle or TP to loosen the muscle or triggerpoint to decrease pain or muscle spasm in the area. This is different from acupuncture which is part of traditional Chinese medicine.
- Neural tissue mobilisation - mobilisation of an individual nerve or the whole neural system.
- Rigid taping - this immobilises an area to prevent certain movements and stabilises the joint.
- Kinesiotaping - improves circulation, relieves pain, promotes healing, corrects muscle function and enhances performance without restricting the body’s movement.
- McConnell taping - improves faulty biomechanics to decrease pain and improve function and also unloads soft tissue.
- Rehabilitation/exercise prescription
- Muscle re-education
- Injury-specific exercise
- Individual-specific home-programmes
- Post-operative rehabilitation
Exercise improves posture and muscle strength, increases flexibility and endurance, increases mobility, improves balance and proprioception.
- Advice and education to the patient, other family members, helpers and/or carers.
- Ergonomics – computer work-station set-up
- Kinetic handling – lifting methods
- Preventative back and neck care
- Posture correction
- Pain Management
- Exercises – as per rehabilitation/exercise prescription above
- Traction - this is effective for treatment of nerve-root compression.
- Electrotherapy - laser, ultrasound, tens, interferential, combination therapy.
- Chest physiotherapy techniques
- Nebulising - patients may need to bring their own medication
- Postural Drainage positioning – this assists drainage of phlegm/secretions
- Vibration and shaking – this helps to loosen phlegm/secretions
- Breathing Exercises
- Suctioning – babies up to about 6 months old (only done by Mandy Knaap
Physiotherapy treatments are usually 45 minutes long. This provides enough time for the physiotherapist to properly assess and treat the patient’s condition and to give relevant advice and demonstrate exercises. The patient may be given the exercises to do at home so that treatment can continue between sessions. This may well limit the number of sessions needed for recovery.
Treatment is provided for all ages including sportsmen, sportswomen, children and dancers and also for pregnant women. In addition, home visits can be arranged when necessary.
Both physiotherapists, Mandy and Karen are bilingual.
The practice charges recommended medical aid tariffs and submits directly to the medical aid for your convenience.
Debit and most credit cards are accepted.
Treatment is available from 8am to 6.30pm on weekdays and 8.30am to 12.15pm on Saturdays.
Contact Delia de Abreu, the practice Secretary, or Natalie Mentor, our Receptionist, on
(021) 5576066 for any further queries or to make an appointment. You are also welcome to email Mandy or Karen on email@example.com.
I have a special interest in working with children and families.
Who can be seen?
Adults are seen for anxieties (including general anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, post traumatic stress), depression (including post-natal depression and grief work); work stress, relationship difficulties and personal development.
Children are referred with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety (school refusal, phobias), depression, behavioural problems (aggression, lying, stealing), poor academic progress, (learning difficulties, concentration difficulties), trauma (divorce, crime, loss), other life changes.
What happens in an assessment?
Child: A thorough assessment provides the necessary information for an appropriate intervention. All assessments of children (pre-adolescents) include interviews with the parents, the child, the schoolteacher (if appropriate) and other therapists involved with the child. A feedback session outlines the difficulties identified and allows a forum for discussion of treatment options including play therapy, parent counselling and filial therapy.
Filial therapy training for parents is offered as a treatment option as well as a parent-child relationship enrichment option. Filial therapy involves the training of the parent to use basic child centred play therapy skills in order to conduct special play sessions at home with her/his own child.
An adult assessment will usually be conducted in the first session. After which a therapeutic plan will be drawn up in consultation with the client.
A primary diagnosis of alcoholism, drug addiction and anorexia cannot be treated in this practice, as these require specialised interventions. However, I would be happy to facilitate referrals to appropriate organisations.
I work from a narrative perspective. I have been trained to use various therapeutic modalities and have the belief that the correct choice of treatment modality for each individual is essential to ensure a good response to treatment.
The practice is open from 08:30 to 17:30 daily. Medical Aid Rates are charged. Most medical aids accept direct account submissions from this practice.
Janet Bytheway matriculated from Settlers High School, completed her BA (Psychology and English) at the University of Cape Town and her BA (Hons) at University of Port Elizabeth. Masters level training took place at the University of the Western Cape and her internship was completed at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital. She started in private practice in Table View in 1992 while lecturing part time in psychology departments of the University of the Western Cape and Varsity College. In 1995 her practice moved to Blaauwberg Therapy Center, a multi disciplinary centre where she continues to work alongside six other psychologists, a remedial therapist, learning styles educator, three physiotherapists, a colon hydro therapist, an occupational therapist, two speech therapists and a masseuse.
Counselling Psychologist who work with Janet
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EQual Zeal® Blouberg:
Hi my name is Leanne Joubert and I am the owner of EQual Zeal Blouberg® which has been established and successfully run since April 2009.
I have always had a huge interest in the education of children. My studies in Architecture has not only developed my awareness of one of man’s most basic needs – shelter, but also a deeper understanding of the meaning of being safe in one’s environment. I am well aware of the challenges facing parents in our modern day world, not only our current socio-economic situation, but also our constraints on time. As parents, we need to nurture to the most basic needs of our children in order to allow to them grow into competent and confident individuals.
My creative side enables me to think out of the box and I have a kind ear to the struggles facing the younger generation in a fast paced world. I have 8 years’ experience in education, where 6 of those were spent in the UK working as a Learning Mentor in an “inner city school”. Removing barriers to learning and supporting young people in exploring their emotions were my main focus and the one on one support had tremendously positive results. It is most rewarding for me to see a young person realise his worth and potential. I have made a decision that through EQual Zeal® this will be my life long quest. I look forward to working with you and your children.
I offer the following services:
This programme is designed to meet the needs of the individual, weather it is self-esteem, motivation, friendship skills, bullying, stress, anger, decision making, peer pressure, concentration etc.
Addresses the same as above, but is done in groups
Small groups of 2-5.
These programmes are designed to suit the needs of a class/ year group / school.
Reception – Gr2:
Learning to Love me - Self-esteem
Friends for Life - Friendship skills
Gr3 – Gr5:
Being my own best friend - Self-esteem
Anger with a Capital D - Conflict resolution
Mean what you say; say what you mean - Communication skills
Gr6 – Gr7:
Search for the hero inside yourself - Self-esteem
Exam Tips for Frazzled Nerves - Exam tips
Why doesn’t anybody understand me - Communication Skills?
Journey of a lifetime - Sex Education
This programme looks at the emotional aspects of homework as well as studying. We address things like…
- Attitude towards studying/homework
- Setting routines
- Study tips/homework tips
- Study steps
- Study techniques (where necessary)
This programme can be done individually or in groups (unless otherwise specified).
This workshop is ideal to start off a term or can be done in a staff meeting.
- Help! My learners are misbehaving.
- Stress Busters for Educators.
- The deadly sins if Educators.
- When is Anger a “Danger”?
Parent chats are available on various topics and are suitable for parent evenings, information evenings, mother and daughter tea’s etc.
This is what my clients have had to say about the Blouberg Studio:
"The Zeal for Life Programme has helped to better understand Nongcebo's needs and how to help her cope with life's challenges. This programme has helped to open the channels of communication for the whole family" - The Mnikati Family
"I think it's fabulous to start introducing young people to mind motivation. They begin a fascinating journey with more resources available to draw on than before, which will provide them with more options to make choices in their lives. " Tracey Wagenaar, Quantum Training
"This programme has taught me to cope with bad stress and good stress at school and at home. I now know that people can't get into my inside world unless I let them. I feel that if they try to hurt my feelings it is their problem now!." Courtney Odell, Age 10
B Arch Honours Degree in Architecture (1999)
B Arch Studorium in Architecture (1998)
National Learning Mentor Training (UK) (2000 – 2003)
Emotional Inelegance facilitator (UK) (2003 – 2005)
MEGAN MEREDITH - DIVORCE AND FAMILY MEDIATOR
Relationships underlie and influence everything in our lives. We do not exist or operate in vacuums. Megan’s experience and educational background as a social worker (BA Social Work, University of Stellenbosch) has brought her into contact with many situations where relationships are in need of makeovers and interventions, and none more so than in the area of divorce. Coming from a counseling background she has made the cross-over to relational coaching (Certificate in Coaching Practice, University of Stellenbosch Business School & I-Coach Academy) and divorce and family mediation (Divorce and Family Mediators (Pty) Ltd / SAAM) as a medium to enhance and intervene in these interactions. Megan is registered with the Professional Associations: SAAM (SA Association of Mediators) Accreditation and
SAASWIPP (SA Association Of Social Workers In Private Practice).
Megan practices from the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre in Table View and in Sea Point. Please feel free to call her on 082 5114117 or Email: email@example.com
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Confidential, neutral and specific, mediation helps both parties compromise towards a fair split of assets. Most importantly, it helps both parents stay involved in the important decisions to be made regarding their children – living arrangements, support issues and day-to-day implications. The mediator's role is to guide you, within a specific time frame, to the point where you both are able to reach a fair and reasonable settlement of your dispute.
BENEFITS OF MEDIATION
- Dignified, emotionally supportive and relatively inexpensive
- Protects family relationships and establishes a foundation for future co-parenting
- Moves forward without court delays, thus reducing uncertainty and confusion for all family members
- Focuses on the present and future, not the past, allowing both individuals to redirect their energies toward independent futures
- Results in agreements to which people are more committed
- Limits costs at a time when there is increased financial pressure
- Offers an informal, confidential context for discussing the important issues, at the pace you choose
- Protects and prioritizes your children’s needs
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
Mediation takes on average between two and five 90-minute sessions. More complicated matters, or matters where there is extreme conflict may take longer. Because it is a client-centered process, the couple controls the detail that they want in their agreements, which may affect the length of time for completion. Mediation is shortest when participants have brought the information needed to make decisions, when the situation is less complex, and when there is a mutual interest in solving problems cooperatively.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
The charges for mediation sessions are payable at the end of each session. Transforming your financial information into a clear summary, and writing and editing your Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (describing your decisions) are done outside of the session at an additional charge. Responsibility for payment of mediation fees may be shared between the parties in anyway they agree.
DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY TO MEDIATE?
Mediation is not a substitute for legal advice as mediators neither advise nor represent the participants. At the conclusion of the (mediation) process, the mediator will draft a final mediated agreement (MOU) that is binding, once it is submitted to the High Court. The parties will always have an opportunity to have their agreement reviewed by the attorney of their choosing, prior to the MOU being finalized.
IF WE HAVE ALREADY COMMENCED DIVORCE LITIGATION, CAN WE STILL MEDIATE?
Yes! You can simply ask your attorneys for some time to attempt mediation. Litigation can then be put on hold. Once mediation is successfully completed, you can finalize the remainder of the divorce.
CAN MEDIATION BE USED TO HELP US RECONCILE?
Mediators neither encourage divorce, nor press people to continue in their relationship. Mediation, however, is not marital counseling. Couples who are interested in still working on their marriage will be referred to marital counseling to help them determine whether they desire to continue in the mediation process.
CLAIRE EVANS - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
BA (UNISA) B.A. Hons. (Psych.) (UNISA) MA (Clin. Psych.) (UNISA)
I provide effective psychological services to adolescents and adults experiencing the following difficulties:
- Addictions/ Substance abuse
- Anxiety / panic attacks / obsessive compulsive difficulties and other emotional problems e.g. depression, bipolar disorder
- Loss (death & divorce) and complicated bereavement reactions
- Eating disorders
- Adjustment disorders
- Other behavioural problems
My areas of special interest are:
- Personal Growth
- Relationship / Couples therapy
- Stress Management
- Psychological Trauma
- Running workshops relating to the above
I am also a Reconnective Healing Practitioner
Should you wish to refer a client, referrals can be made directly with me.
Contact: 084 691 7833 / 021 557 6066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LEANNE SHELLEY - SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPIST
I grew up in Worcester and matriculated from Worcester Gymnasium in 2000. I then studied to be a Speech Therapist at the University of Stellenbosch. I completed my first two years in Stellenbosch and then moved to the medical campus in Tygerberg where I completed the last two years. I qualified in 2004 and spent the next year in Kimberley completing my community service year. I worked at Kimberley Hospital Complex. It 2006 I moved back to Cape Town and worked for a practice in Bellville. In 2008 I bought a small practice in Table View and it has been growing ever since. My practice moved into the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre in March 2012.
What is a Speech-Language Therapist?
A Speech-Language Therapist is a highly trained professional who evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty communicating with others as well as those who have difficulty sucking, chewing, or swallowing food or liquid.
A Speech-Language Therapist has a minimum of a four-year professional degree from a university. All Speech-Language Therapists are registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.
What do Speech-Language Therapists treat?
- People who have difficulty pronouncing sounds
- People who have difficulty developing the speech patterns we use to communicate
- People who have difficulty planning and coordinating the movements needed to make speech sounds
- People who stutter
- People who have voice problems
- People who have difficulty understanding language
- People who have difficulty using language
- People who have difficulty with social communication
- People who have hearing impairment
- People who have an auditory processing disorder
- People who have pervasive developmental disorders
- People who have experienced traumatic head injury
- People who have experienced a stroke
Tel: 082 881 8801
PAMALA PILLAY - REGISTERED DIETICIAN
‘Nutrition is a science and Dieticians are the recognized experts in the field of evidence-based nutrition. There are many unscientific health and nutrition publications, fad diets and nutrition gimmicks around. When you consult a Registered Dietician, you are protected from misleading treatments and misinformation.’ ADSA
The role of the dietician is to provide diet therapy for a wide range of medical conditions in order to prevent or manage the symptoms and complications that arise as a result of these conditions.
Advice and counselling is also provided to make lifestyle changes like healthy eating across the age spectrum, including pregnant and lactating women.
Treatment involves the following:
- Assessment of the patient. This is done by dietary and biochemical analysis and physical assessment.
- Calculation of diet plan.
- Monitoring and providing nutritional support to the patient, depending on condition being treated and as long as required.
Contact: 084 952 1140
RENE SMITH - BEAUTICIAN
ILANA SACHAR - MEDIATOR
Mediation - a Co-operative Solution to Conflict
Mediation is an effective, co-operative, form of dispute resolution that gives the people involved an opportunity to find a solution that suits them, without destroying the possibility of a future, even if different, relationship.
During the process the mediator works with the parties to identify their needs and find their own solutions, helping to create an environment conducive to problem-solving rather than finger-pointing and blaming. This applies equally to family/divorce mediation and to commercial mediation, even though the mediation strategies differ.
The mediator acts as a neutral third party in a confidential, voluntary process that is conducted without prejudice. In more cases than not, the disputing parties find that through mediation they are able to find solutions to all, or most, of their points of difference.
Often the mediation process provides an opportunity for the people involved in the dispute to hear each other anew, or even for the first time. It also allows the participants to arrive at their own agreements or arrangements rather than having these imposed on them by a magistrate or judge.
Ideally, mediation should be undertaken before participants go to court, in family matters before divorces are finalised, in commercial matters before formal proceedings are instituted.
While no legal advice is offered during the mediation process, nor psychological therapy conducted, the family mediator can help with any of the problems that arise when couples split up, such as drawing up a parenting plan, which would include care and contact arrangements for children; maintenance/financial support; property and other financial matters.
Ilana Sachar is an accredited family and commercial mediator, practising from the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre in Table View.
083 535 0474 (cell)
021 554 1758 (tel)
SIMONA CASTELLETTO - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
My special interests: In addition to offering a general practice, I have a special interest in the following:
My training: I have a MA (Clin Psych) degree from Rhodes University (2003). I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), as a Clinical Psychologist.
My professional background: From 2004 - 2010, I held a dual appointment as a Senior Psychologist/Senior Lecturer at Stikland Hospital/University of Stellenbosch. I managed psychological services in the therapeutic admissions ward, worked in outpatient services, lectured under- and postgraduate students from the Health Sciences Faculty of the University of Stellenbosch, and supervised Psychiatry Registrars and Clinical Psychology Interns in Psychotherapy.
My approach to psychotherapy is to ensure that the intervention chosen best fits the needs of the client. For this reason I offer a wide range of interventions. These include, evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and brief and long term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I also have an interest in acceptance-based approaches such as Mindfulness.
Borderline Personality Disorder;
Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders; and
I have a practice at the Blaauwberg Therapy Centre, where I work both weekdays and Saturday mornings. I also consult at a group practice in Kenilworth during the week. Please feel free to contact me on 021 557 6066 or by e-mail email@example.com.
YAEL GOODMAN , REFLEXOLOGIST AND REIKI PRACTITIONER
I was born in Johannesburg and have a BA from Wits University.
I have worked in private practice in Johannesburg for the last 8 years as a Therapeutic Reflexologist. I am also an Usui Reiki Master and I also offer Hot Stone Massage.
Reflexology is an ancient art that uses the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, ears and the body wherein all the body structures are mirrored.
Reflexology is a non-invasive technique that involves using fingers and thumbs to stimulate the feet, hands and ears to bring about normalisation of function or homeostasis. When the body is out of balance from stress or disease, reflexology helps assist the body to heal itself and bring it back into balance.
Reflexology can help any condition but some of the most commonly treated conditions are
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia
- Thyroid disorders,
- High/Low Blood pressure
- Digestive Disorders
- Fertility problems
- And many other conditions.
With the standard Reflexology, I also do Foot Mobilisation. Which is to correct the biomechanics of the feet. When the structures of the feet are correct, the body is alignment.
I also offer Nutritional Counselling, which means I offer dietary and nutritional advice and supplementation. I have a particular interest in food allergies, intolerances and Celiac Disease (www.living-with-celiac.com). I also have an interest in any fatigue and pain conditions like Fibromyalgia.
Reiki is an energy healing system. I place my hands on certain body areas, called chakras and there is a flow of energy from the Universe through me to you. It is a relaxing and peaceful treatment and the patient often falls asleep.
Hot Stone massage is a relaxing massage, using hot basalt stones that bring heat and healing to sore aching muscles and improve blood flow to those areas.
Contact me on (021) 557 6066 or 0836322516 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CARMELITA BARRON AND LEE-ANN JACOBS - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
We are Occupational Therapists with an interest in Paediatrics. Our mission is to help children with learning, sensory, physical, social and emotional difficulties to improve their daily functioning within the home, school and community environment.
I, Carmelita Barron qualified with a BSc. in Occupational Therapy in 2003 at the University of Cape Town. I have assessed and provided treatment for children from 3-18 years old in a variety of settings (Bishops Pre-Preparatory, False Bay College and UCT Private Academic Hospital) since 2005. I have attended monthly Sensory Integration Theory and Practical workshops with Annemarie Lombard (Occupational Therapist who specializes in Sensory Integration and who trained at the Ayres Institute) to improve my clinical abilities when using a sensory focused approach. I have also attended the Western Cape Private Practitioners Group, which has a paediatric focus (since 2005).
I, Lee-Ann Jacobs qualified with a BSC in Occupational Therapy (2002) and Masters degree in Public Health (2009) from the University of Cape Town. My work experience includes the assessment and treatment of clients (5yrs-18yrs) in various settings. These include UCT Private Academic Hospital (paedriatric and adult client base), Blouvlei LSEN school, St Mary’s R.C. Primary School and Alexandra Rehabilitation Hospital (adolescent unit: teenagers with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour).
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapists aim is to identify and maximise every child’s potential and functional independence, which may be impaired by physical, developmental, psychological, sensory, attention and/or learning challenges. We strive to understand and match each child’s skills and abilities with the expectations placed on him/her in the school setting. We provide recommendations of task adaptation, task modification and assistive devices (e.g. classroom structural changes, writing aids etc.) which may be necessary to maximize the child’s performance in the school setting. Using a child centered approach, Occupational Therapy seeks to maximize function, enhance mastery of skills, and foster positive self-esteem throughout development.
Who should be referred?
As Paediatric Occupational Therapists, we assist children (aged 3-18) to improve, restore, maintain or prevent deterioration of the following skills:
- Sensory Processing (difficulty with movement, touch, oral, auditory and visual input)
- Planning Skills
- Visual-Perception (difficulty with shapes, matching, differences and memory)
- Postural Control (difficulty sitting up straight, restlessness, gross motor skills)
- Bilateral Integration (crossing the midline and left/right discrimination)
- Fine Motor Skills (difficulty with pencil grip, colouring in, drawing, copying and cutting)
- Emotional, social and behavioural difficulties
Other Occupational Therapy Services Offered
- Treatment for adults following any Neurological Condition (e.g. strokes, traumatic brain injuries)
- Spinal Cord Rehabilitation
- Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Recommendations regarding assistive devices, home and work visits to aid reintegration following any impairment
Carmelita Barron Lee-Ann Juliana Jacobs
PR 0185329 HPCSA 0060712 PR 0198943 HPCSA 0057231
Cell: 083 324 8189 Cell: 072 634 9935
Email:email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other staff members include Natalie (receptionist), Delia , Sam and Henna (cleaning / tea lady).
Sam and Delia
Physiotherapy and a Good Bed
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