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About Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps people to gain a level of independence in their daily activities, tasks and life roles after having had any injury, illness or disability. Occupational Therapy helps a person to recover from any physical, developmental or emotional conditions and helps the individual to compensate when having to deal with loss of function. The therapist assesses and treats a person and helps them to cope in all their spheres in life for self care, home, domestic, work and leisure aspects.

Niki Singh Occupational Therapist Practice

"Niki Singh Occupational Therapist" Practice opened on 1st December 2008. It commenced with inpatient therapy work at Netcare St Augustines Hospital. The focus was physical and hand rehabilitation of both adults and children. Outpatient therapy commenced in February 2009 with sessional rooms at St Augustines Hospital. The outpatient therapy division was then expanded to Devonshire House from May 2009 in Davenport. In February 2011 "Niki Singh Occupational Therapist" Practice then commenced at its current location at the A & T Medical Centre in Overport, with the inpatient therapy division continuing.

"Niki Singh Occupational Therapist" Practice continues to incorporate both inpatient therapy as well as outpatient therapy to its patients and clients, so that Occupataional Therapy is more accessible.

The in patient division is predominantly at Netcare St Augustines Hospital in Glenwood as well as Netcare Parklands Hospital in Overport. Therapy is also provided to four other private hospitals within the vicinity on request and per availability of the therapist.

The outpatient therapy division Of "Niki Singh Occupational Therapy Practice" focuses on all acute and chronic conditions that require either hand rehabilitation or physical rehabilitation. This includes treatment of all people of all ages from neonatal to geriatrics.

Note that the practice unfortunately does not provide therapy for patients with psychiatric conditions as well as children with learning disabilities and attention disorders. Patients will be referred to appropriate therapists practising in those fields.

About Niki Singh

Full name: Ms Niriksha Singh
Qualifications: B Occupational Therapy (UDW 1999), Post Grad Diploma in Hand Rehabilitation (UKZN 2006) Registered with: HPCSA from 1999
Professional memberships: SASHT, OTASA
Practice no: 0313335 (PCNS)

Brief CV: Niki Singh qualified in 1999 and commenced work at KZN Health at Prince Mshiyeni Hospital for a period of 3 years. Niki Singh then worked for six years at Rene Stewart Occupational Therapy Private Practice. These two areas enabled development of clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of many orthopaedic, medical, surgical, neurological and paediatric areas.

A keen interest was always fostered in hand rehabilitation with involvement in professional organisations namely OTASA and SASHT where regionally and national executive committee roles have been undertaken.

Talks at various forums (professional and public) have been presented. These include talks at: SASHT, SASSH, UKZN O.T.Department, journal clubs, schools and senior citizens groups.




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