Welcome to Donné Nel Occupational Therapy for optimal mind-body function

Donné Nel Occupational Therapy for optimal mind-body function Mind Body FunctionDonné is an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about the human ability to recover physical and psychological wellbeing through engagement in valued activity and life roles. Using a client-centred approach, she facilitates the process of helping people to live a meaningful life and achieve their individual goals, despite illness or injury.

Donné graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. Her experience has included community work in the rural Eastern Cape, rehabilitation programs in the United Kingdom, and the treatment of patients in the private healthcare sector since her return to Cape Town in 2012. Donné endeavours to offer an individualised service to people who have physical and/or psychological conditions which disrupt their quality of life.

Donné has gained a high level of expertise in return-to-work intervention, including rehabilitation, case management and facilitating reintegration into the workplace. She has also developed an interest in chronic pain management, and has furthered her knowledge by obtaining a Certificate in Pain Management.

Donné has also explored the benefits of functional exercise, and completed a BASI Pilates Matwork course to qualify as a Pilates instructor. She attended Ergoscience training for functional capacity evaluation, and is a certified PGAP (Progressive Goal Attainment Program) provider. You are welcome to click on the link below for a full list of her course attendance.

Donné is experienced in working with adults who have physical and/or psychological conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, neurological disorders, mental health diagnoses and complex chronic pain conditions. The intervention at Donné Nel Occupational Therapy is focused on optimising function, facilitating return to work and improving quality of life.

Our Services

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Individual Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is offered to individuals who, as a result of physical and/or psychological factors, are disengaged from their life purpose, specifically with regard to their daily tasks and roles.

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Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is a complex, multi-faceted condition that affects many people in South Africa. It requires an interdisciplinary approach, and the role of the Occupational Therapist is crucial in optimal pain management.

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Functional Capacity Evaluation

The service of functional capacity evaluation involves the assessment of an individual’s capacity to perform their occupation and/or any suitable alternative position.

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Work Assessment

A work assessment is recommended in cases where a full functional capacity evaluation is not indicated, specifically if there has been a request by the employer or Occupational Health Practitioner regarding an employee’s capacity to perform a specific work function.

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Return-to-work Intervention and Case Management

Return to work after illness and/or injury can be complicated by internal and external barriers, including the employee’s physical and psychological condition, employer attitudes and stigma, specific job demands and the structures within the environment.

Work Visits and Ergonomic Assessments

The work environment can significantly influence an employee’s ability to perform their chosen occupation, especially after illness and/or injury. Ergonomic assessment and job demands analysis can minimise risk to facilitate a safe return to work.

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Individual Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is offered to individuals who, as a result of physical and/or psychological factors, are disengaged from their life purpose, specifically with regard to their daily tasks and roles.

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Work Assessment

A work assessment is recommended in cases where a full functional capacity evaluation is not indicated, specifically if there has been a request by the employer or Occupational Health Practitioner regarding an employee’s capacity to perform a specific work function.

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Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is a complex, multi-faceted condition that affects many people in South Africa. It requires an interdisciplinary approach, and the role of the Occupational Therapist is crucial in optimal pain management.

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Return-to-work Intervention and Case Management

Return to work after illness and/or injury can be complicated by internal and external barriers, including the employee’s physical and psychological condition, employer attitudes and stigma, specific job demands and the structures within the environment.

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Functional Capacity Evaluation

The service of functional capacity evaluation involves the assessment of an individual’s capacity to perform their occupation and/or any suitable alternative position.

Work Visits and Ergonomic Assessments

The work environment can significantly influence an employee’s ability to perform their chosen occupation, especially after illness and/or injury. Ergonomic assessment and job demands analysis can minimise risk to facilitate a safe return to work.

Rates

The practice charges medical-aid rates, and therefore the cost of individual rehabilitation sessions will vary depending on your medical aid. If there are funds available, the account will be submitted directly to your medical aid. Alternatively payment can be made via cash or card on the day of your appointment.

If you would like to know the estimated cost for your Occupational Therapy session, please contact Donné with your medical-aid details via email, the enquiry form or send a text to 084 472 7654.

Please contact Donné directly via email on ot@mindbodyfunction.co.za if you would like a quotation for functional capacity evaluation, individual rehabilitation, case management, work visits or any of the other available services.