Danny van der Merwe
Orthotist / Prosthetist
I have a special interest in Prosthetics as well as pediatric Orthotics. Any sport related prosthetics is my greatest passion and a source of motivation in my profession.
I set very high standards for myself as far as my patients are concerned and strive at all times to meet their expectations and provide them with the best possible components and treatment. I believe in perfection, the absolute satisfaction of my patients and most definitely comfort and a suitable cosmetic appearance! With my hands-on approach I believe I always succeed in setting my patients’ needs first by manufacturing and prescribing the best and most suitable prosthesis.
I am certified to fit most Microprocessor components and work closely with the suppliers for extra advice and support.
My other passion is to help underprivileged, disabled patients and to be part of the 2020 Paralympics support/technical team in Tokyo. I continuously strive to improve my skills in mobility, seating and adaptive sports in order to help not only amputees but also patients with physical disabilities in the near future.
With my clinical experience, the input and support from my colleagues at the practice I will try my best to restore functionality and comfort for patients in order to continue with their daily activities and to experience joy and fulfillment in every possible way.
When you do not see me at the practice, I enjoy surfing the big waves, playing golf, exploring the wonders our amazing city offers or spend time with family and friends around the braai with a decent Rib Eye on the grill.