Patient Stories

Fanie Scheffers

leg amputated

In short, after a motorbike accident my right lower leg was amputated in 2007. At the time it felt like my life was ruined and nothing would ever be the same again. I am a diesel mechanic by trade and I work in a mine, means that I work with earthmoving equipment as well.

Through God's grace, I accepted the situation I was in. This helped and accelerated the healing process. Your mind is a powerful tool. It can either work for you or against you. In my case, my mind-set was right and I was positive and up for the challenge. Within 4 months I had my first prostheses. Things were starting to normalise again.

Ricardo Telo’s AFO’s

Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy

This is Ricardo Telo showing off his new AFO’s. He has Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. From a young age, he has been receiving AFO’s from us. We manufacture new AFO’s as he gets bigger and as his demands change.  His splints are dynamic which means it is manufactured with joints to allow more movement- we are able to manipulate this movement as he improves. 

Stian Diederick’s Laminated AFO

laminated AFO

Stian Diedericks received the first single joint, laminated AFO our practice manufactured and he is doing very well. Stian is also using a standing frame as part of his therapy. The standing frame helps stretch his hamstrings to prevent contractures, improves the mineral density of his bones and allows him to spend time in an upright position. 

Thato Monareng’s New Splints

ankles and feet

This is Thato Monareng, one of our little patients who has been fitted with his new splints. He has Hydrocephalus which has impaired the normal function of his legs. The AFO’s keep his ankles and feet anatomically aligned to prevent deformity. He also sees Diana Kleyn (occupational therapist) on a regular basis for assessments and therapy.