Our Team

Our team has skilled therapists, providing patients with quality treatment through their clinical knowledge and experience in treating neurological conditions. In order for the patient to gain the most benefit from their treatment we provide the following:

Multidisciplinary Team Work

The Rehab program is multidisciplinary, bringing the skills of a team of rehabilitation specialists to bear on the unique needs of each patient.

Our team includes:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists

Working alongside:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Dieticians
  • Psychologists
  • Nursing staff of the ICU and neuro- spinal ward

Collaborative Therapy Sessions

Joint sessions are held to achieve integrated team goals while addressing the patient’s needs holistically.

Goal Setting

We use goal setting as a means of guiding the rehabilitation process and monitoring progress. Goals are tailor-made for each patient, since each person is unique and has his/ her own designated needs and goals. The patient, their family and team identify the goals to be achieved and these are reviewed on a regular basis.

Information Brochures

We recognise that there is a great deal of information to take on board following the diagnosis of a neurological condition. Education of patients, families and carers are provided. Various booklets related to several disorders are available to the patient and families for information.

Reports

A multidisciplinary report is compiled for those patients that remain in the hospital for longer than 2 weeks. The reports are disseminated to the patient’s referring doctor and the unit to which the patient is discharged, to ensure clear feedback and promote communication between all involved parties.

Outpatients also receive a bi-annual evaluation and report.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at RehabWorx

In an attempt to remain abreast with current trends in rehabilitation, RehabWorx co-ordinates a weekly CPD Programme for all its therapists.

As a team we are avid supporters of SANRA (South African Neurological Rehabilitation Association) in our attempt to support' and promote rehabilitation in South Africa. Certain team members are involved on the committee, which arranges international congresses biennially.

Undergraduate Student Training

RehabWorx is involved in the training and development of undergraduate students from the University of Pretoria in:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Professional Registrations:

All RehabWorx therapists are mandatory members of the HPCSA (Health Professional Council of South Africa) and the discipline specific bodies of their profession.

Neuro Intrest Group

RehabWorx together with other rehabilitation units in Pretoria meet quartely to discuss case studies and new developments in neuro rehabilitation.

This intrest group has been sharing knowledge and skills since 2012.

My Stroke Initiative

RehabWorx supports the My Stroke initiative see www.mystroke.co.za for further information.