Lauren Kloppers

Name: 
Lauren Kloppers

Role:
Physiotherapist

Place of Study and Qualification:
University of the Western Cape, Bsc Physiotherapy degree (honours)

Skills in my role:
Assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries, neurology and orthopaedic conditions, group exercise classes including seniors (Stronger for longer), mums and bubs. I have also completed various post graduate courses which includes: Dry needling, kinesiology taping, cerebral palsy assessment and treatment, assessment and treatment of the shoulder as well as sports injury management for para-medical personnel.

Work Experience in the industry:
I started my physiotherapy career back in 2016 working in a local community clinic in Johannesburg (what we call community service year in South Africa), as a newly qualified physiotherapist at this time, I was able to gain experience with community based rehabilitation working very closely in a multidisciplinary team which included an occupational therapist, podiatrist, speech therapist and audiologist. My role included assessment and treatments of various musculoskeletal, neurology and orthopaedic conditions as well as early childhood intervention. In 2017 I then decided to move back to my home city, Cape Town where I had the privilege of working at Hugh C Everson Physiotherapy, a private based hospital practice for three years. This practice has given me great exposure to working with patients with various medical conditions within the hospital setting including ICU, surgical and medical wards, as well as out-patients in the practice.

Favourite topic I have learned about:
Womens health has been one of my favourite topics I have learned about as I have a special interest in this field.

What you enjoy most about your job?
What I enjoy most about my job is being able to help others and make a difference in their lives through a holistic approach. Having the skills and knowledge to help reduce pain, improve normal movement and function and simply seeing people recover during their rehabilitation journey whether it’s from an injury or certain medical condition is the most rewarding feeling of being a physiotherapist.

Top Achievement to this date (professionally):
Top achievement to this dat is gaining courage to leave my home country to pursue my dream to work as a physiotherapist abroad.

Hobbies

  • exercising at gym
  • hiking
  • catching up with family and friends
  • watching live sports
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