A family holiday to Hoedspruit surprised Heinrich Grimsehl with exquisite accommodation and an unexpected owner For July, my family, along with several other couples and their children, had planned a breakaway over the school holiday. Unfortunately, the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and the resulting travel restrictions stopped […]
Netcare has implemented an electronic medical record system, CareOn, which has enabled staff to have a truly patient-centric approach to treatment. Heinrich Grimsehl explains In 2018, Netcare embarked on a journey to digitise clinical records. This would provide patients with the best and safest care. Only a year later, by […]
Every so often, someone completely inspiring crosses our path. HEINRICH GRIMSEHL shares the story of one patient who continues to amaze Meet Louisa Brown: Wife, mother of twins, Christian counsellor, fitness fanatic, professional photographer, Rottweiler breeder, and … oh yes, I almost forgot, transfemoral (above-the-knee) amputee. In 2002, Louisa lost […]
For HEINRICH GRIMSEHL rehabilitation is much more than simply fitting a patient for a prosthesis. He shares his thoughts What is a rehabilitation protocol and why is it so important? This is better explained by an example. Let’s say for example your leg was amputated below the knee, the wound […]
With so much information available online, it can be difficult to pick the right products and solutions for you. HEINRICH GRIMSEHL points out the value of consulting the specialists Recently I visited a rehabilitation doctor’s consultation room. On her desk was a coffee mug with the following words on it: “Please […]
It is traumatic to lose a limb, but there is also hope. Heinrich Grimsehl speaks to a few amputees Usually, if somebody asks you what is the worst thing that could happen to you, amputation rates among the top three. The idea of giving up part of your body can […]
With a little determination and creativity, a dream to fish was realised and a life-long friendship was formed Durban, 2000. “There is a wit ou in a wheelchair waiting to see you outside. He doesn’t want to come in. He’s in a hurry.” These were the words from my lab […]
In the second part of the series, Heinrich Grimsehl investigates the ideal socket fitment protocol Please be informed that this article is a follow up from my article in the previous edition of ROLLING INSPIRATION. The same disclaimer applies. This is simply my opinion. Also, this article should only be […]
Not all medical professionals perform quite as required – therefore you should know your rehabilitation landmarks. In the first part of this series, Heinrich Grimsehl explains some basic treatment protocols At the beginning of an article like this the disclaimers are important. You will soon see why. Everything in this...
After a horrific accident at his place of work, Clive Isaks had to adjust to life with two prosthetic hands – and he has done so with courage If you are working with an industrial electronic metal guillotine and, while trying to remove a metal plate stuck in the mechanism,...