Manfred’s main interest lies in neuro-musculo-skeletal pathologies and dysfunctions related to the spine and general orthopaedic conditions including chronic maladaptive pain syndromes and post-operative rehabilitation.
Gareth’s interests lie in a variety of neuromuscular and skeletal conditions including treating chronic lower back, neck pain and sports injuries.
Schanell has a special interest in treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries and post-operative orthopaedic conditions.
Dr Rajesh Bhoola is our onsite Medical Doctor.
Bsc (1993). Bsc hons (1994). MB.BCh (2000). PhD (2005). Wits. Johannesburg
Dr Rajesh Bhoola has over 19 years’ experience as a General Practitioner in both a hospital and private practice setting.
He has a special interest in Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Resuscitation and Drug rehabilitation.
BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)
Post-graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy
Special Interest in Neurology
Lynn provides assessment and physiotherapy management and rehabilitation of both neurological and orthopaedic conditions at our Medwedge Stepdown Facility.
- Neurological therapy is based on the Bobath Concept of optimising function and return to highest level of independence.
- Orthopaedic management includes manual therapy and rehabilitation programs designed to meet individual’s needs.
Special Interest in Seating
Bridget has local and international experience with a special focus on enhancing the mobility function of stroke patients. She has a particular passion in seating believing that when a client is seated correctly, they are able to establish / regain their independence and quality of life. The harm and damage that is caused from incorrect seating and positioning, is often irreversible. For this reason, she has continued to do seating assessments and prescription while in private practice.. Bridget is a proud member of the team at our Medwedge Stepdown Facility.
Special Interest in Clinical Nutrition
Mariana has a Master’s Degree in Consumer Science and has specialised in Nutrition, Dietetics & Product Development. She focuses on training in our Medwedge Stepdown Facility on special dietary planning, analysis and implementation. She provides nutritional care for specific patient needs and stroke rehabilitation. She has written and published numerous articles and books on nutrition.
Special Interest in Swallowing Disorders
Her primary clinical interests are in the areas of adults with a range of neurogenic disorders of speech, language and swallowing. She has special interest in the rehabilitation of dysphagia, and research interests in the relationship between cognition and dysphagia in dementia, as well as Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and dementia. Karyn is currently the Past-President of the South African Neurological Rehabilitation Association and served as the President of the Organising Committee for the joint SANRA-SASCA Conference in 2018.