I love being an Occupational Therapist! I chose OT because of its client-centred, whole-person focus; and its creative and practical approach to helping people with a variety of challenges.
I graduated as an OT from Wits University in 1996 and worked for many years in the public and private health sectors in South Africa.
Although I have almost 25 years’ experience in working with adults with a wide range of both physical and psychological challenges; I developed a special interest in chronic pain about 5 years ago. This led to completing a Post-Graduate Diploma in Interdisciplinary Pain Management through UCT in 2019.
My OT practice now focuses on offering a compassionate and practical approach to helping adults (18+ years old) manage the daily challenges of their chronic pain, stress and/or fatigue. I work with
I am currently registered with the Health professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and belong to the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA). In addition, I am a member of PainSA and a founding member of the OT’s in Pain Management Group (OTPMG) – a special interest group of the OTASA that provides training in pain management for other OTs.
Amongst other things during my OT career, I gained experience as a lecturer of the Community Development Studies module at UKZN and completed a diploma in Practical Labour Law through UNISA Business School. During a career hiatus, when I worked as a Pastor of a local church, I also completed a Masters’ degree in practical theology (Tabor College, Australia).
Apart from practicing as an OT, I enjoy public speaking and training others on a range of health-related subjects.
BSc Occupational Therapy – Wits University, SA.
PG Dip. Interdisciplinary Pain Management – UCT, SA.
Dip. Practical Labour Law – UNISA Business school, SA.
MA Theology – Tabor College, AUS.