Jennifer Dunn Occupational Therapy
Jennifer Dunn Occupational Therapy was born out of necessity in late 2020. Having had the difficult task of saying goodbye to long time friend and business partner, Tamryn Vivian, I had the immense privilege's of taking the reins in both the South Peninsula and Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.
A passion for geriatric care, I arrived in Cape Town in 2015 to join the team in the South. After a crash course in Hands Therapy and Lymphatics, I was able to broaden my scope and became Lymphatic and Wound Care certified in 2016. Despite being based primarily in the north as of 2016, I have remained intimately involved and passionate about our special little practice based in Noordhoek. It was for this reason that I was more than excited at the opportunity to make and grow it as my own.
Jennifer Dunn Occupational Therapy provides services in the areas of geriatric care, lymphatics and cancer rehabilitation and hand rehabilitation. Two dynamic therapists have joined our team that continues to be managed by our ever dependable admin wonder woman.
We are always available to provide information regarding therapy, drop us a mail or give us a shout.
Meet Our Team
Jennifer Dunn obtained her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Cape Town in 2006. She specialised in Lymphatic therapy and Wound care and completed her lymphoedema and wound care certification in 2016 through Lymphatic Education Africa. Her passion is assisting patients in regaining function and self esteem through the sustainable reduction of swelling as well as pain management. Jen has received her trainers certification for certifying therapists. Jen completed the Fluorescence Guided Manual Lymph Drainage Certification in 2019 and is one of 13 South African therapists trained in the advanced technique. Jen is also a part of the Lymphoedema Association of South Africa exco commitee as secretary.
What We Do
With a wide range of services that suit your every need and requirement, our team has the know-how and expertise to get done what you need done. We have a special interest in hand therapy, oncology rehabilitation, lymph disorders,geriatrics, neuro-rehabilitation and coming soon paediatric group programmes. The new TELEHEALTH services are highly effective and helps you to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are able to provide education regarding diagnosis, assess movement, cognitive function and pain as well as prescribe exercise and rehabilitation programmes. All while you are in your home. Please don't hesitate to email us should you wish to find out more.
Therapy with care
Jennifer Dunn Occupational Therapy is committed to getting the job done, especially when it comes to this service. You can count on us to arrange your PMB applications where appropriate and provide you with the high quality physical and cognitive rehabilitation.
Golden Years Living
The Golden Years Approach was initiated by Tamryn Vivian an Occupational Therapist in the Western Cape, South Africa. After 10 years’ experience working with seniors, she had a vision of creating awareness and understanding of senior behaviour within the senior community. Understanding where each person is coming from and why certain behaviours are displayed. If an understanding can be created, we can move forward and apply programmes and approaches to suit the needs of every individual.
Treating the Person
Our therapists are certified in lymphatic and wound care conditions. We specialise in chronic venous insufficiency and end of life, difficult wounds to manage. Our therapies make use of top quality dressings, low level light therapy, various compression therapies and fluoresence guided manual lymph drainage. We are available to consult with nursing staff in retirement facilities and guide on wound care prevention such as correct wheelchair seating or positioning. Our therapists work closely with wound care nurses in the area.
We understand how important it is to feel confident and worry free when it comes to living the life we want to live. Our dedicated staff invests the time and energy necessary to be well prepared for providing the care you need when coping with a lymphatic disruption or disorder. We offer manual lymph drainage, specialised bandaging techniques and carefully measured compression garments.
We have the experience and skills necessary to tackle oncology rehabilitation. Often overlooked, we believe oncology rehabilitation is an essential part of your journey. Our therapists offer physical therapy to maintain range of motion pre and post radiation or surgery, lymphatic therapy to prevent, improve or maintain any lymphatic involvement, energy conservation, pain management and cognitive rehabilitation. Relaxation therapy and breathe work are so important in the cancer journey, not only for mental well being and support but also to aid in stretching and strengthening of the physical body. Our therapists also work closely with orthotists getting the best prosthesis options to our clients.
Attention to Detail
Get the results you deserve with this quality service, offered at competitive pricing. Our qualified team of professionals bring their experience and know-how with them on every job. Hand therapy is the use of specialised splinting techniques, exercise regimes and activity programmes to achieve maximum function back in the hands after injury. What really sets our services apart from the rest of the industry is our attention to detail and receptiveness to the unique needs of each client.
We Want to Hear From You
When you're in need of a dependable Occupational Therapy Service, don’t hesitate. Contact Jennifer Dunn Occupational Therapy today.
17 Carlton Close
Cape Town, 7975
079 037 5820