Elmarie Van Der Merwe

Occupational Therapist
Phone: 071 484 7404
Email: [email protected]

We are passionate about helping patients physically recover to improve their functioning in activities of daily living. We assist patients throughout their entire rehabilitation process from in-patient therapy to out-patient therapy and return to work. Whatever the obstacle may be, together we can overcome it.

I am an Occupational Therapist that studied at Stellenbosch University and graduated in 2011.
I started my journey as an Occupational Therapist at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic hospital in their specialised hand unit for my community service year. From day one I fell in love with treating patients and knew that it was my destiny to assist in physical adult rehabilitation. I remained in the government sector for 4 years gaining valuable experience.
In 2015 I obtained my Post Graduate Diploma in Hand Therapy from The University of Pretoria and became part of an elite group of specialised hand therapists in South Africa. I have a passion for helping people and assisting them to reach full function after trauma or injuries.

We treat:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Poly trauma
  • Upper limb dysfunction
  • Amputations
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Physical difficulties after operations or trauma
  • Regaining full function in all activities of daily living
  • Work hardening
  • Orthopaedic conditions

Special interests in:

  • Hand therapy
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Neurological conditions