Welcome to a blog dedicated to Medicine and Neurology
“Education is what remains, after one has forgotten what one has learned in school”
Bachelor’s of Occupational Therapy 2010
University of Pretoria
NDT Bobath Basic Qualification
Work Well Certified
Basic Seating Qualification
*Full time Medical Student
University of Stellenbosch
2017 – 2022
Welcome to my Neurology and Medicine Blog…
But before we begin, a little more information about myself. I am Nikki, or casually known as Nix..
I started working in Neurorehabilitation about 6 years ago as a Qualified Occupational Therapist. My passion for the field of Neurology has since grown immensely. I have been very fortunate to be involved for the past few years in a top physical rehabilitation centre called Summit Rehabilitation at Muelmed Mediclinic, Pretoria, South Africa.
Involvement in this rehabilitation unit has moulded me, and shaped me to be the Clinician that I am today. During this time I have personally been involved in the promotion of Stroke- and Traumatic Brain Injury awareness, Caregiver training and promotion of independence for those involved. I have personally managed CVI and TBI patients over a 6-8 week period and successfully assisted in their return to home. Furthermore, I have been able to improve my skills in Clinical Team Management , Medical Administration as well as working within a Multi-disciplinary team.
To venture towards the start of this amazing journey, exactly six years ago during my Community Service year I started working at a Government Rehabilitation Centre in Pretoria South Africa. Here I discovered my true passion of becoming a Medical Doctor. After a tremendous effort of gaining entrance to Medical School in South Africa, I have been accepted to Medical School at Stellenbosch University. This took me exactly 6 years, the same amount of time that you spend attending medical school in South Africa!! I am embarking on this new journey, l in January 2017.
The purpose of this Blog is to share my insights, new knowledge and information related to Medicine and Neurology.
Please join me on this journey of discovery as we collaborate together regarding Medicine, Rehabilitation and advancements in Neuroscience.