Affordable prosthesis in Western Cape

If you are amputated in the Western Cape and make use of the government services to obtain a prosthesis, what can you expect? Heinrich Grimsehl investigated and was pleasantly surprised The Western Cape Department of Health Orthotic and Prosthetic Centre services thousands of people every year to make their assistive […]

Surprise breakaway

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 […]

Stepping into the future

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 […]

From strength to strength

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 […]

Prosthesis only the tip of the iceberg

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 […]