Our Focus  

  • Multi - Disciplinary holistic treatment, management and rehabilitation

         Special interest in:

  • Joint replacement and rehabilitation 

  • Back & Neck Surgery

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

  • Bio-Psychosocial clinical outcomes Pathway based on national & international best medical practices

  • Anaesthesiology  Clinic

  • Patient Education

  • Pain Management

  • Sports Clinic

Our treatment intervention is individualized for You. 

Orthotists/Prosthetists: 

Marissa Nel & Associates is a full service orthotic and prosthetic facility. We endeavor to deliver the highest quality orthotic and prosthetic care to the physically challenged communities we serve. As a team we build, maintain and foster relationships that are founded on integrity, transparency and mutual trust. In all our activities we strive to ensure that the principles of excellent patient care and compassion are adhered to. We pride ourselves in using the latest technology to manufacture Orthotic splints, Artificial limbs, Breast prosthesis, Custom Insoles, Compression stockings and Mobility devices. 

Some of the latest Technology we offer: 

  • The Amfit Orthotic Fabrication System is used for manufacturing of Orthotic Inserts (Insoles). 

  • The Modular Socket System is used for manufacturing of Artificial Limbs. 

Occupational Therapists: 

Occupational therapy plays a major role in the recuperation, education, rehabilitation and recovery op patients with physical and mental illness or disability.  They play a significant role in liaising and coordinating with orthopaedic surgeons, other team members and patient employers, in providing best client-centered treatment. OT helps patients complete everyday tasks in new ways. The primary  goal of occupational therapy is to enable people of all ages to actively participate in all activities of their daily lives.  Education and life skills are integrated into rehabilitation programs for pain and stress management.   OT's treat conditions such as soft tissue injuries, fractures and nerve neuropathies.   OT's make use of splinting, pressure garments, and assistive devices to improve functionality and for support and rehabilitation purposes.  OT's treat individuals who's ability to function in a work environment has been impaired, to enhance their functional ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do.  Following functional capacity evaluation, the physical level of work is determined. Patient abilities are matched according to their job demands or by modifying the occupation or environment to support their work ability.  Work Hardening and work Conditioning are used to ensure successful return to work.

Some of the latest Technology we offer: 

  • The Woodcast Fabrication System is used for manufacturing of customized limb/joint splinting injuries.

  • Sealtight protection keeps bandages and casts dry and watertight for wearers of all ages.

Physiotherapists: 

Physiotherapists have the education and experience to work with patients from all walks of life, with the use of physical activity to establish long term wellness, improved daily performance, and recovery from injury or chronic pain issues. The physiotherapist brings dynamics to the warming up, conditioning, muscle activation as well as the recovery of the patient. The overriding objective of the physiotherapist extends beyond the recovery of the patient into the broader concepts of restoration of physical health and the prevention of a similar occurrence. The emphasis is not only on the acute phase of rehabilitation, but assessing any underlying bio-mechanical factors which may influence recovery. Physiotherapists makes use of elctro therapy modalities for management of oedema and pain.

Some of the latest Technology/Treatment we offer: 

  • Dry Needling.

  • Laser Therapy.

  • Shockwave Therapy. 

Orthopedic Surgeons: 

Orthopaedic surgeons are educated in the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.  These include bones, joints, nerves and other connective tissue, including ligaments, tendons and muscles. 

They perform surgical as well as non-surgical procedures to  address trauma, tumors, injuries, congenital deformities,infection, inflammation, joint degeneration and other conditions requiring intervention.

Biokineticist: 

A Biokineticist works closely with health promotion, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation. They not only work with patients with chronic conditions, but also individuals with orthopedic conditions needing final phase treatment. Athletes who want to improve sports performance, and for the general population seeking to improve wellbeing through physical activity. The uniqueness of Biokinetics is that the prescribed exercise program is individually designed and monitored closely. 

Anaesthetist: 

Anaesthetists  are educated to administer the  anaesthesia in the operating room, and are responsible for the ongoing, and overall well being of the patient throughout the operation. It is also their responsibility to ensure that your health status is assessed pre-operatively to ensure that you are fit for the operation and that all risks are minimized and controlled.   They also play an important role in prescribing post-operative medication to assist with pain management.  

Our Sports Clinic Team:

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons 

  • Physiotherapists 

  • Biokineticist 

  • Orthotists 

  • Occupational Therapist 

Sports medicine 

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, diagnosing, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. 

Injury in sport can be caused by many factors, environmental (e.g. terrain), physiological (e.g. muscle strength) or psychological

(e.g. mental factors).  

The main objective is prevention of damage to the human body mostly caused by: inactivity, trauma and injury, sedentary habits and/or decreased mobility.

Secondary objectives: 

  • Detection of disorders

  • Functional evaluation

  • Maintenance of fitness 

  • Management of pain (acute and chronic) 

  • Injury prevention 

  • Bio-Psychosocial guidance 

  • Evaluation of training programs 

  • The use of assistive devices in recovery 

  • Correct training program 

  • Prevention of ageing 

  • Health education 

  • Treating musculoskeletal and neurological problems 

  • Prevention of obesity 

  • Cardiac health 

  • Strapping and splinting