Lize has obtained an overseas bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, which has enabled her to obtain rich diverse experiences over the past 5 years. With experience in ranging across the lifespan from acute, subacute, rehabilitation, residential integration and community integration settings. Her passion particularly lies with working with adult neuro, ortho and medical cases (spinal cord injuries, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, hip, knee replacements, upper body rehab, obesity, varicose veins, cardiac conditions and more).
A big believer in independence and self-sustainability, Lize spends her time teaching and advocating for clients to reach their highest possible level of independence. To achieve this goal, she uses hands on therapy, professional reports, and strongly written advocations for assistive technology devices or additional care. Her reward is found in helping overcome obstacles and improving lives.
I enjoy DIY projects (any kind), drawing, crocheting, and being outdoors.
I am from South Africa and speak Afrikaans.
I have always been a person that enjoys helping others and I don’t mind going the extra mile for it. It started when I was little; from saving ants from my dog to becoming a lifeguard in high school and now being an occupational therapist. It has always been very rewarding, except for the time I tried helping a couple push start their car. I started pushing their car down the road with them in it trying to start it up again and after a couple of meters of starting up, their car cut out again and the engine burst into flames. They got out safely, but sadly the car was not able to drive again. Although the couple thanked me, I felt bad that I helped them break their car. This was the only time I regretted helping someone as it lead to a not-so-happy ending.