“Occupational Therapy is where science, creativity and compassion collide”
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT
The Occupational Therapy team is made up of three dynamic therapists whose objective is to improve the functional performance of their clients. In the acute in-patient setting, therapy is focused on improving independence in day-to-day activities such as self-care, cognition and mobility. Here you’ll find them adapting a task to ensure the client is able to use the toilet independently, issuing a device that allows a client to feed themselves or facilitating cognitive activities to enable a client to return to work.
In the out-patient setting, the Paediatric OT facilitates child development, family training and treats a wide variety of conditions including cerebral palsy and the autistic spectrum disorders. Our Adult OT works alongside clients who have sustained hand injuries, strokes or amputations to ensure they are reaching their functional goals. This involves splinting, work assessments, wheelchair seating and so much more!
The OT department strives to empower its clients to live meaningful lives as independently as possible through sharing their knowledge and experience.
Crystal Johannisen – Occupational Therapist
Head of Department, Occupational Therapy
Crystal is passionate about Occupational Therapy and sharing the impact it has made in the lives of those she works with. She loves building relationships with her clients and seeing them thrive regardless of age, diagnosis or stage of life. Crystal has a BSc Occupational Therapy from the University of Cape Town and joined the team in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels and swimming in the ocean.
We advocate for the right to access and services
We value the uniqueness, worth and needs of each individual
We provide a client-centered and evidence-based therapeutic service