The 27th October was “World Occupational Therapy Day”. We at the Sabrina Love Foundation and Die Sterreweg would like to take this opportunity to thank and celebrate the amazing Occupational Therapists (OT’s) that work tirelessly with our children.
Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.
As part of the service that they offer, our occupational therapists do monthly splinting clinics at Die Sterreweg for children from the community.
Splinting is a specialised modality that is used to treat a variety of conditions. The main goal of splinting children with neurological difficulties is to improve function as well as prevent deformity. Each child’s needs are unique.
Heidi and Nicole moulding and fitting specialised thermaplastic hand splints to support the functional hand development of our precious children.
Our OT’s are also provide guidance, training and the education of staff and parents of our children so that they can best manage their disability and reach their full potential.
For more information on how Occupational Therapy was started in South Africa, click on the link below.