Andiswa Gowa Practice (AGP) is a medico legal focused Occupational Therapy practice functioning under the affiliation of the Health Professions Council of South Africa
The practice has been in operation for more than 16 years. AGP has also grown in its geographic spread, it now boasts physical presence in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. AGP employs a number of diverse and experienced professional occupational therapists.
Reliable Healthcare with Compassion and Respect
Medico Legal Services
We are proficient in conducting comprehensive medico legal assessments and compiling detailed relevant reports providing recommendations on key heads of damages including post-accident vocational potential, loss of earnings, retirement age and case management. We can provide immediate appointments and guarantee short turn around times for report production.
The central ethos of occupational therapy is to optimize a person’s functionality in order to cope with their disability or related condition so that they can be as independent and as effective as possible in their daily lives.
Functional capacity evaluation (FCE) comprises of formal testing to determine the ability of the evaluated person to function in a variety of circumstances, most often for employment purposes.
how can we help you?
Medico Legal Services
Our occupational therapists are experienced in all facets of medico legal litigation including medical malpractice (cerebral palsy, amputations), personal injury claims from gunshot injuries, train accidents, electrocution, slips and falls, and Road Accident Fund claims.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
VR is geared toward facilitating participation in work and fulfilment of the worker role, helps with job training, employment accommodation and job placement.
AGP offers rehabilitation interventions in the physical, cognitive and functional domains for both adults and children.
Medical boarding on grounds of disability
Incapacity resulting in medical boarding is a very sensitive matter and it needs to be treated with great care, expertise and proper assessment.
Our FCE processes compare the individual’s health status and body functions with the structure and the demands of the job and the work environment.
Disability management consulting
With the new awareness of disability rights in South Africa, the role of the occupational therapist in management of disability in the workplace has gained increased recognition.
Return to work programmes
Our Occupational Therapists work with the employer to identify environmental and task modifications that will support work performance.
Accessibility for people with disabilities
AGP offers accessibility consultation in many different areas, such as advising on accessibility norms and standards for buildings, and many more.
What Our Clients Say
The mere fact that I’m also practising as a lawyer means most of the work we do is that of litigation, the bulk of work that we have is MVA work related matters, which we often recommend to occupational therapists, AGP is one of them. She does a lot of work for us in terms of medical reporting to argue the legal matters in court. The quality of work that she does, the office that they have, you get the impression that this is the service that you aspire to get. It’s not about her just rendering her professional services, but she goes beyond that, even understanding your history and background and see how best she can assist. That in itself speaks volumes of her services and we as lawyers feel indebted to her. As soon as you refer a client to her business, you can rest assured you’re getting the best service.
Many years ago (more than 15) we were a fledging attorney’s practice in Pietermaritzburg and had occasion to utilise the services of an occupational therapist, for the purposes of obtaining a medico-legal report. Andiswa Gowa was a young OT in private practice and accepted the instruction. Over the years, as both our practices have grown, hundreds of clients have been assessed and I can say with absolute certainty that the same level of professional excellence is displayed today as was done on that first occasion many years ago. Andiswa and her team of highly motivated, impeccably qualified and vastly experienced professionals ensure that medico-legal reports are of the highest standard. Of particular note is the dignity and respect accorded to all clients who enter their doors. I’m sure that the practice will continue to grow from strength to strength and wholehearted recommend their services.