Mande Smit

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About Mandé

I was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. I studied Physiotherapy at the University of Pretoria, and whilst studying completed my Basi- pilates teacher course.

 

In 2014 I started with my community service at a rural hospital in Mpumalanga, and decided to prolong my journey there. I had the best of times there, broaden my general knowledge, sharpened all my skills and learned a lot every single day as I was exposed to various and extreme cases. I had the privilege to work alongside some of the best medical professionals in the country and built experience in the following fields: ICU, NICU (including KMC and preventative screening clinics), Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Surgical and Medical. I had a good balance between seeing and treating In- as well as Out-patients. During my time working in the rural hospital/ public setting I also had the opportunity to organise and take part in Community outreaches and various health promoting projects.

After 5 years of working as a clinical physiotherapist, I realised that I have a special interest in general Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation as well as in public health .

 

During a short visit to Spain in 2017- I was exposed to Manual Osteopathy, and after thorough research decided to enrol as a Manual Osteopathic student. In 2019 I qualified as a Doctor of Manual Osteopathy.

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During my Manual Osteopathic studies my perception on holistic treatment and rehabilitation strengthened and my toolbox for everyday treatments got filled up again.

I am all for promoting balanced, active and healthy lifestyles- not only by word of mouth, but also by example-  through my own lifestyle.

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