Natlie Powell @ RehabFirst - Occupational Therapy

BSc (OT) Wits, Dip Hand Therapy (Pret), Dip Voc Rehab (Pret)

Occupational Therapist

Natalie graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2001 and began her career in Occupational Therapy at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Here she worked in Adult Physical where she developed her passion for rehabilitating hand conditions. She completed her Diploma in Hand Therapy in 2003 at the University of Pretoria.

In 2004 she moved into private practice in Alberton, where she has been since. She has for the last 10 years worked at developing her practice so that it offers a comprehensive inpatient and out-patient service to her patients.

In 2009 she completed her Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation, at the University of Pretoria, to enable her to assist patients in the return to work process following the rehabilitation of their injuries.

Her practice offers the following services:

• Hand therapy


• Custom fitted Pressure garments

• Vocational Rehabilitation


• Functional Capacity evaluation