Steenkamp Orthotics and Prosthetics Inc. is a Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics practice based in Pretoria that was established in 2015. The practice is headed by Nicola Jacobs, who acts as the practicing partner. Nicola is a registered Medical Orthotist/Prosthetist who graduated Cum Laude from her class at the Tshwane University of Technology and was awarded the prize for Best Overall Student in her year group by the South African Orthotics and Prosthetics Association (SAOPA). Holding a previous degree at the University of Pretoria in BSc Medical Sciences, Nicola is well equipped to consult patients on whatever products are available to suit their individual needs best.
A Medical Orthotist/Prosthetist assesses the needs of patients with regards to orthoses (braces & supports) prescribe treatment, determine the precise technical specifications of prosthesis and orthosis, take measurements and images of body segments, prepare models of the evaluation, fit devices and evaluate treatment outcomes.
Our Vision is to grow the practice into a successful multi-disciplinary service, working closely with doctors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists to provide the necessary rehabilitation needed to treat a wide range of patients. We want to help patient's to affirm their lives by responsibly utilizing the latest technology advances in the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics. To achieve this vision we consistently strive to provide excellent customer service and continuity of care to all our patients.
Our Mission is to provide high quality service and products to individuals with amputations, disabilities and injuries alike through supplying effective Prosthetic, Orthotic and Mobility solutions which will enhance their independence and quality of life.
What colleagues have to say about us:
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I had the pleasure to work closely with Nicola Jacobs when I was working as a physiotherapist in Eugene Marais hospital in 2014. In my year working at the hospital it became clear to me that orthotics and prosthetics was more than just a profession to Nicola but a passion. Nicola is very knowledgeable on her profession as well as the products that can be used. She is a very friendly and reliable person that will walk the extra mile to assure that her patients get the best possible service as well as the best possible and appropriate products.
Nicola is a warm person that still has that rare quality of real empathy with her patients and their families.
I still till today asks Nicola 's opinion regarding orthotics when I see my patients in my practice which is now situated in the Eastern Cape especially in difficult cases which shows how much I value her professional judgement, knowledge and opinion.
I can recommend Nicola to any prospective patient and medical professional as a service provider.
B.sC Physio ( Stell 2001)
Our Partners and we work closely to provide patients with advanced and quality products that will function in their rehabilitation process. We constantly learn from our partners and keep up to date with their technological advances in the field of bracing and supports.
Our clinical method to measure quality of care & service:
Making sure the brace is doing what it was prescribed for according to the Dr's referral and evaluation made.
Checking if the patient can function independently with the brace while mobilizing and can independently put the brace on.
Examining if the patient is comfortable while wearing the brace and with the process of putting it on independently.
Making sure that the rehabilitation goals have been met and that the patient feels they have had a positive experience.