NDT Trained Physiotherapists that are extremely passionate about working with children.
I am extremely passionate about children, and have worked primarily with children and their families over the last six years. I specialise in the evaluation and treatment of children with developmental delay and neurological conditions, where each child receives individualised care based on their needs, and parents are educated in how to support their children to reach their optimal potential. My approach is family-centred, holistic and evidence-based.
I qualified with a BSc Physiotherapy from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011. I then completed my one year community service at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child hospital, where I stayed on as a permanent therapist for an additional two years. I then went into private practice in 2015, and spent some time working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Paediatric wards in various hospitals. I completed my NDT (Neurodevelopmental Therapy) training in 2014 and my MAES (Movement| Analysis| Education| Strategies) training in 2016.
My treatment approach is premised upon creating a comfortable and safe environment, where children are challenged to reach their goals whilst having fun. Families play an integral part in the therapy process, and teachers and other therapists are involved throughout as required. Ultimately, my purpose is to ensure that every child I treat is able to reach their optimal potential, and as a result are more efficient, independent, and confident when performing their functional tasks/activities.
The conditions I treat include, but are not limited to the following:
- Developmental Delay
- Congenital/Genetic conditions
- Neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, strokes
- High risk infants including premature babies
- Orthopaedic conditions including fractures and deformities
- Respiratory physiotherapy for a variety of chest conditions (This is offered after hours depending on availability. Please contact me on my cellphone number as below)
- Core muscle weakness
- Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), low muscle tone, hypermobility, postural instability, balance and co-ordination difficulties
- Autism and related spectrum disorders
Early intervention is fundamental as it provides the child with the best opportunity to improve. Physiotherapy treatment can begin at any age, but the earlier it starts, the quicker progress is made, and the easier it is to gain the best possible outcome.
I consult primarily at The Baby and Child Wellness Centre in Bryanston, and treat children at various schools in and around the Bryanston area. I can do home visits and offer regular Saturday sessions for those parents who struggle to get to appointments during the week.