Paediatric Care Services

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Cranial
Remoulding

Cranial remolding helmets are
made of a hardouter shell
with a foam lining.

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Foot
Orthotics

We have specialities in the areas of both paediatric podiatry
and orthotics.

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Ankle Foot
Orthotic

An ankle foot orthosis (AFO)
is used to improve walking
patterns.

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Mobility and Assistive Appliances

We are fortunate to have access to a wide range of domestic and foreign vendors for mobility aids.

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Neurological Conditions

Treatment for neurological conditions includes patients who have experienced strokes, traumatic brain injuries, nerve damage or dysfunction.

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Club
-Foot

Tarso-Pronator Boots are
used to correct the presentation of
Club Feet/Foot.

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Prosthetics

Our prosthetics focus on mobility and comfort. Each component is chosen specifically for your needs and presentation. We specialise in Prosthetics for partial feet, below knee and above the knee.

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Lymphoedema Treatment

Compression garments are thoughtfully selected for each patient's unique needs to effectively decrease volume, visibly enhance cosmesis, and promote significantly improved mobility and function.

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Serial Casting

Serial casting is a common procedure used to stretch and lengthen muscles. Children may have shortened muscles due to limited movement, muscle tightness or muscle restrictions. 

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a treatable condition that involves curvature and rotation of the spine. A custom back brace is designed to correct the progression and the curve and improve quality of life.

Yovanka Torrente & Associates

Medical Orthotist & Prosthetist

Yovanka is a specialist practitioner in the area of Paediatrics, Neurodevelopment, Neurological Disorders, Biomechanics, Rare Genetics, Pathophysiology and disease progression. Yovanka works extensively with specialist practitioners to achieve optimal results. Yovanka's primary interest and goals as a practitioner is to allow her patients to live a life without strain or discomfort and to gain mobility through postural alignment so that they may function to their full ability.

Yovanka was the first practitioner in Africa to provide the American FDA approved Cranial Remoulding Treatment and has successfully treated over 350 children with Cranial Remoulding helmets.

She has a special interest in gait abnormalities, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida and rare genetic abnormalities and works hand in hand with specialist practitioners to ensure optimal results.

Yovanka believes in an inclusive, team based and holistic approach.

Yovanka is also one of the few Orthotists in Africa that is accredited in the “Elaine-Owen Method,” of gait analysis and prescribing orthotic devices for children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Cerebral Palsy, Paralysis and Spina Bifida.
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Get In Touch

Get In Touch

Address

Bedfordview -
TherapyWorx Paediatric Therapy Centre
32 Riley Road, Bedfordview

Sandton -
The Childrens Therapy Centre
31 Rembrandt Street , Petervale

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yovanka@ytortho.co.za 
069 437 0913
Operating Hours
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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