Stepmed

Who We Are

Who we are

Our team is made up of 24 experienced and passionate therapists who are specialists in various aspects of neurological physiotherapy

“The StepMed Centre is the brainchild of Marlene Steyn and opened its doors on 4 January 2011. It is situated in the Sonheuwel, Nelspruit area and boasts full wheelchair accessibility to the building, its bathrooms and all other facilities”
Marlene Steyn
Marlene Steyn

FOUNDER

Our Mission

The mission at StepMed is to assist all patients to reach their optimal function levels (physically and emotionally), to enable optimal independence and access to activities of daily living. In short, we would like to facilitate your rehabilitation journey to achieve the best quality of life possible, making the best use of the resources available to you and to us.

Our Vision
StepMed functions within an Evidence Based Practice (EBP) context. This means that we base our treatment of patients on a combination of the following principles:
  • 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. We believe that EBP planning and decision-making are grounded in the foundational platforms of Professionalism and Ethics. Professionalism encompassing
  • Knowledge (our clinical tools and techniques obtained through training)
  • Elucidation (the ability to understand our available clinical tools to enable the selection of the right tool for the right task)
  • Service (Our goal in collecting knowledge is not for our own sakes, but to serve others)
Our Focus

StepMed is not just celebrating the gift of an individual, but focusing on the developing of a next generation. True greatness is not just being successful ourselves, but producing other therapists who are also just as, or even more successful. Producing a next generation of leaders to multiply our influence, securing that our dream will be achieved and that our patients will excel.

We value our patients therfore we believe that (Evidance Based parctise) EBP planning and decision-making are grounded in the foundational platforms of Professionalism and Ethics. Professionalism encompassing

• Knowledge (our clinical tools and techniques obtained through training)
• Elucidation (the ability to understand our available clinical tools to enable the selection of the right tool for the right task)
• Service (Our goal in collecting knowledge is not for our own sakes, but to serve others)
Ethics referring to:
• Autonomy (to respect and protect the patient’s right to make their own decisions)
• Non-maleficence (to not purposely do anything that will harm a patient or put a patient at risk)
• Benificence (to always act in the best interest and to the benefit of the patient)
• Justice (to treat all patients with equality and fairness; to make the best use of available resources)

 

Foundations and Initiatives we support:
– Sinani Charitable Organization
– Warrior on wheels
– Pediatric Care Africa

Our Admin Team

Julian Nkosi

Receptionist

Lene Steenkamp

Accounts

Pricilla Sihlangu

General Assistant

Re-Ande Carter

PMB Coordinater and Accounts

How we do it

  • Access to use high quality equipment and gym facilities to optimise treatment.
  • Team of well equipped therapists with a wide range of experience
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and professional therapist to make your experience enjoyable and maximise your potential
  • Other interdisciplinary initiatives to better our services rendered to patients, so that our services can seamlessly cover whatever treatment you need.
  • Registered with private medical insurers