Pieter M Botha, your Medical Orthotist & Prosthetist in Secunda
Orthotics and Prosthetics Practice
Pieter M Botha Orthotic and Prosthetic Practice attends to all Orthotic and Prosthetic needs and conditions and specialises in the manufacture and fitment of a range of artificial limbs, other prostheses and orthotic braces. Prosthetic limbs are custom made for amputees.
Our Prosthetic services include Above Knee Prosthetics, Below Knee Prosthetics, Through Knee Prosthetics, Through Hip Prosthetics, Prosthetic Components and Upper Limb Prostheses. Our Orthotic services include Foot & Ankle Orthosis, Back / Spinal Braces, Cervical / Neck Orthosis, Knee Braces, Hip Braces and Upper Extremity.
Our complete range of services also include Compression Hosiery (compression stockings), Mobility Aids (wheelchairs & walkers) and Home Nursing Aids (home nursing equipment).
Pieter M Botha has a special interest in foot and foot related problems and would like to invite you to discuss your foot problems with him. Complete the Contact Us form with your details and requirements or give us a call on 017 634 7086/7.
Who is Pieter M Botha?
Pieter was born in the small town of Carolina, Mpumalanga where he was raised on a farm. Here he discovered his intense love for nature, farm animals, wild animals and the countryside in all its beauty. On the farm, he also learned skills such as working with heavy machinery, soldering and welding. From a very young age, he became aware of a certain inherent restlessness to acquire more and more knowledge about how and why things in general, work.
Na skool het hy sy militêre diensplig as offisier en instrukteur by die Pantserkorps voltooi, waarna hy gekwalifiseer het as Mediese Ortoïs en Prostetikus by die hedendaagse TUT. Pieter word erken as die eerste Mediese Ortoïs en Prostetikus in Suid Afrika wat homself op spesifieke navorsing in sy spesialiteitsrigting toegespits het en is ook die eerste met 'n nagraadse kwalifikasie op hierdie gebied in Suid Afrika.
Research and Postgraduate Study
His research, which was undertaken at the world renowned University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, lead him to discover the importance of prosthetic weight for vascular amputees. As a matter of interest, one of his patients broke the world record for the 100m for transtibial amputees.
Behalwe vir 'n verdere kwalifikasie en wel in Biomeganika, het hy sy Meestersgraad by bogenoemde Universteit verwerf. Pieter is tans besig met sy Doktorsgraad aan die TUT. Hy het 'n besondere belangstelling in Plantare fassiitis - een van die mees algemene voetprobleme. Daar is in 80% van hierdie gevalle, 'n genetiese komponent teenwoordig en dit is juis hierdie interessante “verborgenheid” wat die studie en navorsing besonder stimulerend maak.
Where can you find him?
Pieter is practicing as a Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist in Secunda and has a room in the Medforum Building, Suite 11, Heunis Street. Find us on Google Maps.
Pieter is the proud owner/builder/pilot of a Vision Air light aircraft which he contstructed from plans over a period of 2 years. You are welcome to view Pieter's blog at www.visionaircraft.blogspot.com.
Pieter M Botha is a member of the South African Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (SAOPA), the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the Rheumatology Assosiation of South Africa and the International Society of Orthotist and Prosthetist.
Give us a call on 017 634 7086/7 or complete the Contact Us form with your details and requirements.