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Team Pinemed

Alida Theron

Family doctor

I am Alida Theron. I have completed my studies at the University of Pretoria and did my practical years at hospitals in and around Cape Town. I have obtained additional experience in Emergency Medicine as well as diplomas in both Child Health and Anaesthesia.

My passion is preventative health care especially when it comes to Child- and Woman’s Health. I believe in quality individualized care of each patient tailored to his or her own personal needs and medical background.

Special interests: child health and preventative care, woman’s health/ gynaecology, chronic disease management, pain management, acute care and the critically ill.

Skills and services:

  • Minor casualties: stitching and wound management, incision and drainage of small abscesses, acute illness management and prompt specialist referral.

  • Skin related disorders: warts/moles/skin tag removals and biopsies.

  • Woman’s health: PAP smears, gynecological examination family planning, pregnancy tests, referrals for mammograms, ultrasounds and consultations with a multidisciplinary breast health centre.

  • Chronic diseases: diabetes, hypertension, asthma, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, mental health, thyroid disorders and eczema.

  • Child Health: childhood vaccinations, acute and chronic illness, workup and referral to Paediatric Specialists and Allergy screening.

  • ENT : ear syringing, packing of acute nose bleeds.

  • Other Screening tests: Prostate, cholesterol, sugar, blood pressure, urine and other patient specific blood tests. Ecg’s, stress ecg referrals, lung function tests and HIV point of care testing.

  • Soon to come: Basic Obstetric ultrasound services for early detection of pregnancy and estimation of gestational age.

Nikki Abousselam

Counselling Psychologist

My name is Nikki Abousselam, I am a Counselling Psychologist and obtained my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of the Free State. I have a passion in working with adolescents and adults regarding problems in the acquirement of developmental tasks, adjustment difficulties and life challenges. I make use of an integrative psychotherapy approach to optimise the psychological well-being of my clients.
I also assess cognitive, personality and emotional functioning in relation to life challenges and developmental problems as well as assessing specific developmental processes, more specifically subject choice and career choice using psychometric assessment measures.
Other areas of focus include:
Grief counselling (health/death/divorce), Relaxation therapy, Couples / marriage counselling, Trauma debriefing, Personal development, Group therapy and workshops: The power of positive thinking Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Life & Turning Problem Situations into Growth Opportunities Exploration of Positive and Constructive Coping Mechanisms Achieving Internal Locus of control, Family therapy, Play Therapyand Study methods and development.

Philip du Plessis

Physiotherapist

Philip du Plessis graduated from the University of the Western Cape in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy with honours.

As a healthy and energetic sportsman, Philip naturally retains a passion for exercise and a healthy lifestyle. This has led to his completion of the postgraduate Sports Physiotherapy course (SPT1) in 2010.

Philip established his private practice, Philip du Plessis Physiotherapy, in 2009. During this time he has worked with a number of well-known and respected athletes. He also gained vast Internal Medicine & ICU experience working together with a number of specialist Physicians.

In 2012, Philip attained the position of Head of the Medical Department for Premier Soccer League Club, Ajax Cape Town. It was at Ajax that he managed a team of Physiotherapists, Biokineticists & Sports Conditioning Trainers and worked hand-in-hand with a number of internationally accredited Sports Physicians & Orthopedic Surgeons.

Philip has also completed a number of additional courses such as Dry Needling, Muscle Activation, Lynotherapy and Spinal Manipulation.

All of the above has led to a professional who is passionate and precise.

Contact Philip on 084 900 5585

Experience & expertise in a Nutshell:

  • 10 years Industry experience
  • Three years working with Ajax Cape Town Football Club, of which 1.5 of those years as head of the medical department. Worked with the Youth Academy u12-u19 and with the First Team (Professional).
  • Managed the Medical Department and its staff, 4 physiotherapists, conditioning coach and interns.
  • Physiotherapist for South African Universities Cricket Team, 2007.
  • Private Practice owner, Philip du Plessis Physiotherapy. Worked with a number of physicians extensively in ICU and Internal medicine.
  • Treating semi-professional athletes in an outpatient setting.
  • On location work experience – to name a few: Absa Cape Epic, Cape Pioneer Trek, Cedeberg Escape, African X etc.