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About Us

Why ENABLE Occupational Therapy

Before understanding OT, one needs to understand "occupation" - which is simply put, any activity that occupies your time. For human beings, it is important to be able to participate in our various occupations in the ways in which we want to, so that we can experience meaning in our daily living. 

Occupational Therapy is designed to facilitate engagement in any occupation where a person has physical, mental, social or emotional limitations/barriers. 

The word "enable" is important to us as Occupational Therapists, as our role is to enable an individual or a community to engage in their desired occupations by providing therapy, fabricating or procuring assistive devices, or adapting a person's environment to enable them to function in their daily living. 

Meet The Team

Rena Burger

Rena graduated from the University of the Western Cape in 2020, with BSc Occupational Therapy - Summa Cum Laude.  

Throughout her exposure to various needs in her surrounding communities, Rena's passion grew for enabling people when they are faced with physical limitations and thus battling to engage in work, daily home tasks, functioning in social situations, and  being mobile within their communities. 

What motivates her to continue enabling people is the opportunity to have a peak into someone else's life, to experience the journey with them from a level of brokenness, to achieving restoration - to the highest degree possible. This process of restoration is what drives her to continue serving in the capacity of an Occupational Therapist. 

Rena Burger
Marelize Nel

Marelize graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2016, where she earned her degree in Occupational Therapy.

Whilst growing up in Johannesburg Marelize witnessed firsthand the profound impact that Occupational Therapy can have on people's lives. This experience ignited a deep commitment within her to support individuals in their journey towards independence and improving their overall quality of life. The resilience and determination displayed by her clients serve as a constant source of inspiration, motivating her to further develop her skills and knowledge in this field.

Throughout her career, Marelize has focused on helping individuals overcome barriers to daily living, encompassing physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. She is dedicated to thoroughly understanding the unique needs and goals of each individual she works with, allowing her to tailor personalized interventions that enhance their functional abilities and promote overall well-being.

Marelize Nel
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