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ABOUT INGRID SELLSCHOP

Ingrid Sellschop completed her four-year under-graduate degree studies in Physiotherapy at the University of the Witwatersrand, graduating in 1995. She started her professional career in an outpatient clinical practice, qualifying two years later with her certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT1).

In 1999, Ingrid completed her post-graduate studies in basic and advanced counselling techniques at FAMSA, thereby acquiring the necessary qualifications and skills to offer a professional service in this vital department of patient support. Having a passion for understanding and managing both the physical, psychological and emotional challenges experienced by her patients, Ingrid is both qualified and keen to provide a comprehensive and holistic service when dealing with patient injury , trauma or unwellness.

Revealing a keen interest in educating people and empowering them to help themselves, Ingrid has lectured for the past six years under the auspices of Ergotherapy Solutions, to corporate and industrial clients on a range of wellness and ergonomically related issues in the workplace.

Her principal focus has been on educating clients in Commerce and Industry to reassess workplace environments with a view to optimising work-stations and implementing corrective strategies that help to relieve musculoskeletal pain induced by the repetitive strain encountered in routine occupations such as sustained computer use. For two years Ingrid served as a professional consultant to the cellular giant Vodacom's innovative, in-house Wellbeing Suite.

In 2009, Ingrid graduated from Stellenbosch University with a Master' Degree in Medical Science, majoring in Rehabilitation. Currently, Ingrid is pursuing her studies at the University of the Witwatersrand towards a PhD in Physiotherapy, with a special focus on Adolescent Pain.

Simultaneously she is developing an ergonomics programme for school children, aimed at reducing computer and ergonomically-related injuries resulting from repetitive strain. She is also the founder and co-developer of an Ergo-skills for Schools Programme, which is scheduled for launch in 2011.


SERVICES OFFERED

  • Physiotherapy service
     

  • Physiotherapy coordinator for physiotherapy services at sporting events: Discovery Walk The Talk and 94.7 Cycle challenge
     

  • Ergonomic consultant for corporate and school environments
     

  • Ergo-skills for schools programme Coordinator and Trainer
     

PORTFOLIOS HELD

  • Chairperson of the sports physiotherapy interest group (2007-2011)
     

  • Vice-chairperson for the pain management physiotherapy interest group (2010)
     

  • National executive council for pain management South Africa
     

  • Associate editor for an International journal of Physiotherapy India
     

  • Member of South Africa Sports Medicine Association
     

  • Member of the International Association For the Study Of Pain
     

  • Member of the South African Society of Physiotherapy South Africa
     

  • Member of the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy group
     

  • Member of the Pain Management Physiotherapy group
     

  • Member of The Sports Physiotherapy Group