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About Us

Functionwell is a group practice that was established in 2018.
The practice includes multidisciplinary professionals with extensive experience in their respective fields of speciality. The collective knowledge and experience encompass a large variety of conditions, treatment strategies and research.

Our mission is to provide a holistic approach to work rehabilitation in order to maintain functionality in physical, cognitive and mental health spheres. Our aim is to enable clients to either remain, or return to productive work in a variety of settings.


We cover a wide range of Occupational Therapy fields.


Gut Health

The human gut is more complex than previously thought and has a huge impact on whole-body health. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion, and it may help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases.

Immune support

Boosting the Immune system in Homeopathy is a simple principle: ‘Like cures Like”, the symptoms of the illness must be matched with the remedy causing the illness. The homeopathic practitioner chooses a remedy to treat symptoms that normally be caused by that remedy at full strength.

Food Sensitivities

The homeopathic approach to food allergies may surprise some people: food allergies will completely disappear with proper treatment. This seems to be in contrast to the usual medical approach of eliminating the offending food or using digestive aids and then viewing the patient as cured.

Medical Orthotics and Presthetics


  • Foot Orthotics (Innersoles)
  • Comression stockings
  • Moonboots and Ankle braces
  • Knee range-of motion braces
  • Knee patella stabilizing braces
  • Spinal braces
  • Neck braces
  • Abdominal binders for hernia's/post-op support
  • Arm slings
  • Maternity support belts
  • Wrist braces and thumb spica's
  • Crutches and walking frames
  • Stroke related bracing
  • Ankle foot orthosis
  • Cstom made paediatric braces


  • silicone Breast Prostheses
  • Prostetic bra's and other accessories
  • Lower and upper limb prosthetics

Wheelchairs and Seating Systems

  • Active rigid wheelchair
  • Lightweight foldable wheelchairs
  • Pressure-care wheelchair cushions
  • Shape moulded seating systems for complex posture support
  • SPEX modular seating systems
  • Posure support buggies and robust bases
  • Paediatric gait trainers
  • Bath seats for children


Orthopeadic assessment / intervention programmes

Determining by means of physical evaluations & assessments of all the relevant information needed to maximize optimal funtioning of ciculatory and musculoskeletal systems in the body. In accordance to these test and ecaulations, designing and implementing intervention programmes to optimise overall well-being.

Risk Classification

Establishing the risk profile of individuals is a crucial aspect in determining which measures to take, as well as to what extent these measures are to be implemented to improve well-being. We use various protocols to determine whether patients are low, moderate or high risk profiles

Improve overall health and wellness

The end goal of exercise testing and/or exercise prescription is to ensure more efficient cardiovascular system function, a decreased risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases, improved muscular and skeletal strength and to ensure increased quality of life.

Occupational Therapy

Functional capacity evaluations

An individualised evaluation making use of standardised and informal assessment to determine an individual's ability to work in their own or alternative position. This can be done interdisciplinary or by a single professional.

Work visits

Health and safety evaluations of a worksite with a specific individual in mind. This includes but is not limited to the application of reasonable accommodations.

Disability management in the workplace

Consultation with employers on managing employees with disability as well as employment of persons with disability. Assistance is provided with regard to reasonable accommodation, education and sensitivity training. We also procure and implement assistive devices where need.

Work hardening

Individualised programs to improve physical or psychosocial endurance and capacity for work for an individual to return to own or alternative employment. We aim to use real work tasks in the application of work hardening, and provide it at the practice, or in a work space.

Clinical intervention

Our multidisciplinary team can provide intervention in the acute, sub-acute and chronic stages of recovery. Individualised intervention is provided separately by the relevant specialists.

Employee wellness

We consult with employers to assess their physical and psychological work environment and to plan and implement employee wellness programs.


The Progressive Goal Attainment Program is a program developed specifically to address the psychosocial factors that affect long term disability. The program is standardised and specifically aimed to facilitate return to work, or independent living by active participation in daily and meaningful tasks. It utilises a combination of face to face sessions and a home program.

Medico-legal assessments

Interdisciplinary or single discipline evaluations by our experts to determine the effect of injury or incident on a person's functionality. This includes third party claims such as Road Accident Fund claims and medical negligence claims.

Meet our team

We are a close group of professionals specializing in the following

Suzanne Harmse

Occupational Therapist

Melissa Fernihough

Clinical Psychologist

Bernice Woest


Nicola Steenkamp

Orthotist and Prosthetist

Dorinda Snyman

Orthotist and Prosthetist

Contact us

Do you have any questions?
Please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Our team will come back to as soon as possible.

  • 458 Braam Pretorius Street, Sinoville, Pretoria

  • 012 524 3354