(013) 741 4911



1 Weber Street, Sonheuwel,Nelspruit

We Can Help You!
Inter-Disciplinary Centre for Rehabilitation
There is no limit to the improvement of movement -Moshe Feldenkrais-
Speech Therapy and Audiology
Communication is the essence of human life – Peter Drucker-
Occupational Therapy
Helping small hands do big things
Specialised Interdisiplinary initiatives
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Our Services

We are an interdisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.  We have a special interest in a wide range of neurological conditions and other conditions in need of rehabilitation.  We endeavor to deliver evidence based therapy and aim for excellence. 

Core Services & Products

In-Hospital Rehabilitation

Working Hours

Mon - Fri
7.30AM - 4PM
Sat - Sun & Public holidays. Hospital patients only

We aim to support people and their families in need of therapy in order to reach their full potential.

Each discipline functions administratively as an independent practice, but functions clinically within a team context. This means daily communication between team members from the different disciplines to ensure a holistic approach to understanding and treating our patients.

Book an Evaluation and Start Your Patient Journey

Our front office will gladly assist you with any inquiries and guide you with regards to the type of therapeutic intervention you need. 

After your first evaluation, your therapist will help you set your therapeutic goals and make informed decisions regarding your rehabilitation process. 

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StepMed functions within an Evidence Based Practice (EBP) context

• Best current evidence (research, patient feedback, clinical observations);
• Client values and preferences (taking each client’s individual needs, support frameworks;
• Feelings and goals into account); and
• Clinical experience and expertise.
• By taking these factors into consideration during planning and decision-making, we have the best chance of delivering treatment and assistance that reflect the interests, values, needs and choices of the individuals we serve. 

OR CALL: 1(234) 567-8910 / 1(567) 234-9330

Our Dedicated Team Leaders

Your rehabilitation is our priority

Dirk Lourens
Dirk Lourens

Speech Therapist and Audiologist

Hyperacute ER managment and in-patient rehabilitation

Hester Nel
Hester Nel


ICU and acute care management

Mariaan Wiltshire
Mariaan Wiltshire
Occupational Therapist

Out-patient rehabilitation department and mental health

Elzette Kruger
Elzette Kruger
Physio Therapist

Sub-acute and in-patient rehabilitation services

Ronel Lourens

speech therapist

NICU, Pediatric wards and out-patients


"I have been a regular patient at StepMed for the past 10 years for treatment with a physiotherapist. I am a 65 year old female with moderate scoliosis in my upper back which gives rise to discomfort and pain from time to time. As a former teacher, I spent long hours doing preparation and marking which aggravated my condition and resulted in neck and shoulder pain as well. StepMed has helped me to manage my condition with her professional expertise and gentle manner. The exercises that I have to do at home help to ease the pain so lessen my need for anti- inflammatory medication. I would strongly recommend StepMed for their high level of professionalism, friendly, warm care and consistent concern for the well- being of their patients. "


"When we heard the news of my baby son’s stroke, he was only 18 months when he was diagnosed. We were devastated and very confused about the road ahead. Our paediatrician referred us to Stepmed rehabilitation centre. Almost immediately after we received the test results and our son’s condition was confirmed we were visited in the hospital by numerous therapists from StepMed. Who each brought so much clarity to our baby’s diagnosis and his specific disability. It was a very sad and difficult time for us. The advice and guidance from StepMed’s therapist gave us hope for our son’s future. A week after my baby was dismissed from the hospital we started therapy at StepMed. What makes StepMed so unique and valuable is the way they approach each patient. StepMed follows a very personal approach. A team of therapists work together to achieve the best results for each patient, they all work with the same end in mind, and this plan and approach is clearly communicated to the family or caretakers. The team of therapists are very good at identifying any need the patient might have. These needs are addressed at every session. The therapists do everything in their power to assist the patient and the family. StepMed became our support system. Their advice and guidance gave us clear instructions on how to deal with daily struggles. Our weekly therapy sessions helped my son with numerous challenges. It also helped me as his primary caretaker to assist him at home. After almost 2 years of therapy, we have overcome many challenges, with the help of StepMed’s dedicated staff. Because of their effort and care my son is able to do things that seemed impossible for him to do. Without StepMed we would not have come this far and my son would have struggled in many ways. I am eternally grateful for the service and support from StepMed and their wonderful staff."


"The StepMed stroke response units are reputed to be the best in South Africa. Here is why: Even before Johan, my dad (who suffered a stroke and was taken to hospital) was through casualties, the speech therapist was already waiting for him, to begin immediate therapy. Shortly after, the OT and the physiotherapist arrived, to begin with, assessments and treatment. However, the speed with which they responded to the call is just the first aspect of their excellence. Throughout his 3 week stay (first hospital and then a step-down clinic) these dedicated therapists did much more than treating their patient: they endeavoured to connect with my dad (who is mostly deaf and has impaired sight) and expressed compassion and kind- heartedness beyond our expectations. Remarkable. Furthermore – because of the COVID-19 regulations regarding hospital visits, they created a Whatsapp group for our family to be able to communicate with them – giving us regular feedback, especially during the first week, and more importantly, perhaps, they were able to tell us how he was really doing – having suddenly found himself in a strange place with unfamiliar people – not just with regard to the stroke, but how he was coping emotionally and mentally. A lifeline to us, in a sense. Thank you to each of you who administered your expertise with such professional therapy and such personal encouragement to him. We will always remember this."

Vuyo Mbokane

"Very Caring dedicated team of professionals who provide compassionate care. From my experience I really recommend Stepmed for their care and professionality they are really good at their work. Coming here I could not do anything. I could not sit on the wheelchair for more than 30 minutes, if not for the dedicated team of Stepmed. Al that I have achieved would not be possible. They push you to the best of your ability."


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