User:Leana Louw

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About Me[edit | edit source]

I am a physiotherapist currently working in a tertiary academic hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. I have a passion for acute orthopaedic rehabilitation, and is fortunate to work in an excellent multi-disciplinary setup. Working in a tertiary academic environment also gives met the opportunity to help out and cover in different areas of physiotherapy keeping my all-round skills and knowledge sharp.

I enjoy clinical teaching and mentoring, and am fortunate enough to have final year physiotherapy students in my setting.

Currently accumulating hours to certify as a Pilates instructor with APPI.

Currently full-time assisting in the fight against COVID-19 in our dedicated ICU and wards :)

Education[edit | edit source]

BSc in Physiotherapy, University of Stellenbosch (2013)

Post-graduate courses[edit | edit source]

  • Multiple courses and lectures related to COVID-19 (2020)
  • Supervisor as Mentor (2020)
  • Physiopedia Volunteer Orientation course (2018)
  • APPI Pilates Matwork Level 1, 2 & 3 (2017, 2018,2019)
  • Management of Children with Clubfoot (2018)
  • Neck Pain (2018)
  • Practical Sport Injury Management (2016)
  • The Kinesiology Taping Course (2015)
  • Clinical Teaching (2015)
  • Dry Needling Level 1 (2014)
  • Basic Wheelchair Seating (2014)

Professional Affiliations[edit | edit source]

  • Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Work Experience[edit | edit source]

  • 2018 - Current: Physiopedia volunteer: Content Team
  • 2015 - Current: Tygerberg Academic Hospital - Production level physiotherapist
  • 2015 - 2019: Marulize Swart Fisioterapie (Louis Leipoldt Mediclinic) - Locum physiotherapist
  • 2015: FNB Movement Analysis & Physiotherapy Clinic (University of Stellenbosch) - Locum physiotherapist
  • 2015: Rob & Kim Sims Physiotherapy (Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital) - Locum physiotherapist
  • 2015: Mariana Engelbrecht Fisioterapie - Locum physiotherapist
  • 2015: Durbell Rugby Club - Team physiotherapist
  • 2015: Part of the masseuse team for Springbok rugby team prior to match against World XV and New Zealand 7's team prior to Cape Town 7's tournament
  • 2014: Lady Michaelis Community Health Centre - Community Service Physioterapist

Physiopedia badges[edit | edit source]