Therapist

About Elmarie van der Merwe

I am a passionate Occupational Therapist with a post graduate diploma in Hand Therapy. I spesialise in treating any pathology from the elbow to the finger tips. As a Hand Therapist I place high value on the correct assessment and treatment of any pain/problem and the cause of that problem rather than the symptoms. I enjoy educating my patients as I strongly believe in a therapeutic partnership and that knowledge is power.

Ganglion

By |2020-01-11T21:24:38+02:00January 11th, 2020|Wrist|

A Ganglion is a balloon that develops between the joint spaces and is filled with fluid. It is not dangerous, let our Hand expert explain: Ganglion

Wrist Pain

By |2020-01-12T20:23:37+02:00January 11th, 2020|Wrist|

Your hand & wrist has very small & complex structures in a very close proximity. Its best to ask wrist pain experts. Wrist pain is our field of specialty.

Hand Pain

By |2020-01-12T22:57:53+02:00January 11th, 2020|Hand|

The hand is a very complex structure, lets discuss some of the more common causes and injuries to some of the structures that can cause hand pain, stiffness & clicking.

Thumb pain

By |2020-01-11T21:24:53+02:00January 11th, 2020|Thumb|

Thumb pain can be caused by a wide range of injury to your Thumb or underlying pathology. Our hand therapist explains the different types of thumb pain.

Mallet Finger

By |2020-01-11T21:24:07+02:00January 11th, 2020|Finger|

A Mallet finger is a finger deformity that is the result of a severed tendon in your finger leaving the last digit of your finger in a bent position, unable to straighten.

Hand Nerve Pain

By |2020-01-12T10:41:13+02:00January 11th, 2020|Hand|

Nerves in the hand are like power cables that are made up out of smaller strands of wire.There are 3 main cables of nerves in the hand: Median nerve, Radial nerve, Ulnar nerve