WELCOME TO MALCOLM FREEDMAN AND ASSOCIATES
My passion and vision is to preserve and improve the quality of life of all my patients, and to assist them to overcome the physical challenges that they may face. I have special interests in lower limb biomechanical gait analysis, sport injuries and rehabilitation, orthotic solutions for osteoarthritis of the knee, conservative management of scoliosis and acute spinal injuries.
Malcolm Freedman is a member of the South African Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (SAOPA).
Orthotist & Prosthetist
B-Tech MOP (TUT)HPCSA 0S 5711 Pr 0122580
My patients have immediate access to the very best in sports, medical and lifestyle support products. All patients are assessed and treated in a professional and personalized environment. The practices are centrally located in Cape Town Medi-Clinic, Christian Barnard Hospital and Sea Point Medical Centre (see map and directions for further information).
My clinical experience and research have enabled me to offer a comprehensive product range, ensuring that only the most effective products are offered for the treatment of neck and lower back pain, wrist, knee, foot and ankle injuries.
My clinical experience has been enhanced by my life-long participation in cycling, long-distance running and golf. This has positively impacted my ability to understand the physical demands which we place on our bodies, and also how best to apply my professional skills when treating and rehabilitating patients with sport injuries and other physical disorders.
Portfolio for Orthotic and Prosthetic Services
There have been significant technological advances in modern healthcare in recent years and this has radically altered the role of the prosthetist and orthotist by expanding from a focused technological input to an inclusive set of skills, thus becoming an integral part of the rehabilitation team.
The expertise and input of many professional disciplines is often necessary to best serve the needs of patients and their families.
As a practicing Healthcare professional, I am able to collaborate in diverse health care functions and to contribute towards providing the most effective outcome for patients.
Rehabilitation, particularly in the field of orthotics and prosthetics, lends itself to the interdisciplinary team approach, because the total care of patients with complex and varying disorders requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. The healthcare team has become an essential part of modern medical care.
The professionals with whom I am most often associated include orthopaedic, neuro- and vascular surgeons, neurologists, physicians, wound care professionals and physiotherapists. By designing, fabricating and fitting orthoses or custom-made braces, I provide care to patients of all ages with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal impairments that limit functional ability.
Services include evaluating the patient’s functional and cosmetic needs, designing the orthosis/prosthesis, selecting appropriate components, fabricating, fitting and aligning the orthosis and then educating the patient on appropriate use.
We provide care to patients with partial or total absence of limbs, by designing, making and fitting prostheses or artificial limbs. This may include creating the design to fit the individual’s particular functional and cosmetic needs, evaluating the fit and function and then explaining the care and maintenance of the equipment.
Access to global sourcing – introduces products suitable for use in an emergency unit and for post-operative rehabilitation, including leg walker boots, range-of-movement knee braces, wrist and hand orthoses, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine orthoses.