Our practice is built on trust, honesty and support to the patient. The fact that a proper and trustable service has to be delivered is of utmost importance.
Our Orthotic and Prosthetic practice is dedicated as a rehabilitation centre with full prosthetic rehabilitation done by G Ferreira. Here we train and assist the prosthesis patients to have the full use of their prosthesis. This includes special exercises and sessions that include, stump strength, balance and obstacle handling only to name a few.
Our dedication as High Tech Prosthetists is shown in our attendance to numerous hands on prosthetic courses and training sessions as well as product information andOrthotic and Prosthetic Congresses sessions all over the Country so that we are able to fit and equip our patients in the best possible way as well as with the most suitable components.
The practice is internationally recognised and patients visit us from the United States, Europe and all of our neighbouring countries as well as from Angola and further up in North Africa.
Community work is important to us and from time to time when the need arises we will help disadvantaged patients at no cost.
Our Orthotic and Prosthetic training in 1980 consisted of a five year course at the Pretoria Academic Hospital. The course was presented in conjunction with the University of Pretoria Medical School.
We registered with the Medical and Dental Counsel of South Africa as Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist in 1984 and then started to practice at Klerksdorp Hospital as Medical Orthotists & Prosthetists.
We practiced in the Health service for 18 years (5 years training included) and I retired in 1998 as the Chief Control Orthotist Prosthetist of the Northwest Province. Me and my family relocated to Johannesburg and I opened Northcliff Orthopaedic CentreJanuary 1998.
Why Northcliff Orthopaedic Centre?
Why do we understand the patient and his problems better and why are we successful in what we do?
I am physically disabled and understand the patient, his problems and his complains better due to the fact that I am in the same situation. I was paralyzed (quadriplegic) as a 15 year old boy in 1977 and still suffer from loss of function in my lower limbs and feet. I believe that the fact that I lead a normal life professionally, socially and on the sport field is an inspiration to all our patients.