Author: Chanel Vlok

Helping Hand Amplified


Donation – “A gift given by persons for charitable purposes and/or to benefit a cause.” This is the back bone of every NPO (Non-Profit Organisation). Whether you are giving time, opportunity, skill or physical resources it still remains a contribution – a contribution that will benefit someone in need. We would like to express our…
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April 18, 2018 0

Celebrating the 5th Hand Amplified Course

On the weekend of the 2nd – 4th of March our very talented chairperson of The Helping Hand Amplified Team and founder of The Hand Amplified Course, Monique Keller, presented the 5th Hand Amplified course at the Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital in Auckland Park Johannesburg. Together with co-presenter Jessica Lund and guest speaker Lindi Pomeroy, speaking…
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March 14, 2018 0

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Hand Therapy

Let’s spend some time talking about the role Occupational Therapy (OT) plays in Hand Therapy and the large contribution the profession makes to this specialized area of Occupational Therapy (OT). The contribution that OT has been making with regards to research, education and treatment can be dated back to World War II (Melvin, 1985). That…
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March 7, 2018 0

Hand Therapy

From the first article that I have written I have been telling you about how in love I am with hand therapy and that hand therapy was my motivation for becoming an Occupational Therapist. You might be asking yourself, ‘What is hand therapy?’ Hand therapy is the rehabilitation of the upper extremity / upper limb…
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February 22, 2018 2

Functionality – through the eyes of an OT

Functionality – through the eyes of an OT Here I am sitting with my hands paused on the keyboard thinking about how to put on paper what I have running through my mind. I stare down at my hands and I see exactly that, a pair of hands. I also see my reason for choosing…
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February 13, 2018 1

Welcome Reader

Hi there! Welcome to the Hand Matters blog. I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Chanel and I am a small town girl from Swellendam. Just saying that name in my mind fills my brain with endorphins. My happy place. Beautiful. With green trees and mountain tops. The sun on your…
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February 13, 2018 0
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