I always knew that I wanted to be in the medical field as I have an innate desire to help others and I have always wanted to work with children. I decided I would become a Peadiatrician. After speaking to many adults in the medical field I became aware of the allied disciplines and their role in helping children. From here I started doing research, as I did not know that these jobs were even an option. Helping children achieve their developmental milestones whilst having fun, sounded just up my alley. This is where my journey into the field of Physiotherapy began.
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. Whilst working in the hospital I had diverse exposure to a variety of paediatric in-patients and outpatients, clinics with a variety of specialist doctors and outreach programmes. I then went into private practice in 2015, as well as spent some time working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Paediatric wards in various hospitals.
Furthering my interest in the Paediatric field I completed my NDT (Neurodevelopmental Therapy) training in 2014, my MAES (Movement| Analysis| Education| Strategies) training in 2016 and the Prechtl General Movement Assessment basic training in 2019 amongst others.
I am extremely passionate about children, and have worked primarily with children and their families over the last eight years. I specialise in the evaluation and treatment of children 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-centered, holistic and evidence-based.