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 Jennifer Dunn Occupational


Jennifer Dunn Occupational Therapy is an occupational therapy practice based in Panorama and the deep south peninsula, in Cape Town.  

Jennifer Dunn Occupational Therapy provides services in adult rehabilitation, including: geriatric care, lymphatics, cancer rehabilitation and hand rehabilitation.  We provide both in hospital and outpatient services.  3 dynamic therapists form our team that is managed by our ever dependable admin wonder woman. 


A passion for geriatric care, I arrived in Cape Town in 2015 to join the team in the South.  After developing skills 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 practice in Noordhoek.  

"When people ask me what OT is and what we do, I tell them this. Picture a wall in front of you, as far to the left, as far to the right, and as far high you can see. In that wall, there is a door and that door is locked. On the other side of that door is what makes your heart happy - Playing with your kids, sewing, taking your dog for a walk, taking care of yourself without any help... It could be anything that makes a bad day not so bad anymore. That's your occupation."

"Some people are born lucky and have their key and can walk through the door their whole life without a problem. Other people aren't as fortunate. They've either lost their key or never had it to begin with, and it's my job to get them through that door."

"If I can't, we bust a hole and make a new one."

- Katie Mary

We are always available to provide information regarding therapy, drop us a mail or give us a shout.

Meet Our Team

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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.  In early 2022, Jen was certified as a Cancer Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist.

Jennifer Dunn

Our Services

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, and neurology rehabilitation. We are able to provide education regarding diagnosis, assess and treat movement, cognitive function and pain as well as prescribe exercise and rehabilitation programmes. Please don't hesitate to email us should you wish to find out more.

Hand therapy

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.

Lymphatic Therapy

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.

Oncology Rehabilitation

We have the experience and skills to tackle oncology rehabilitation. Often overlooked, we believe that oncology rehabilitation is an essential part of your cancer journey. Our therapists can help you maintain your range of motion pafter surgery and radiation; lymphatic therapy to prevent, improve and 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 the physical body.

Home Assessments and Palliative care

Our therapists are well versed in the home preparations required for palliative or end of life care.  We are able to manage basic wounds and support both the patient and family through the palliative process.  As occupational therapists we are uniquely equipped to maximize function though joint protection, energy conservation and pain management techniques.  We are also available to assess the home environment in order to make recommendations for levels of care required.

Geriatric Care

Our therapists have experience in working with the elderly in the community, nursing homes and retirement villages. We have 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 is essential. If an understanding can be created, we can move forward and apply programmes and approaches to suit the needs of every individual.

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.

079 037 5820 / 021 939 7790

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