Yovanka Torrente is a specialist practitioner in Bedfordview specializing in the area of Cranial Remoulding, Paediatrics, Neurodevelopment, Neurological Disorders, Biomechanics, Rare Genetics, Pathophysiology and disease progression.
MEDICAL ORTHOTIST & PROSTHETIST
Yovanka works extensively with specialist practitioners to achieve optimal results. Yovanka's primary interest and goals as a practitioner is to allow her patients to live a life without strain or discomfort and to gain mobility through postural alignment so that they may function to their full ability.
Yovanka was the first practitioner in Africa to provide the American FDA approved Cranial Remoulding Treatment and has successfully treated over 350 children with Cranial Remoulding helmets.
She has a special interest in gait abnormalities, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida and rare genetic abnormalities and works hand in hand with specialist practitioners to ensure optimal results.
Yovanka believes in an inclusive, team based and holistic approach.
Yovanka is also one of the few Orthotists in Africa that is accredited in the “Elaine-Owen Method,” of gait analysis and prescribing orthotic devices for children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Cerebral Palsy, Paralysis and Spina Bifida.
PAEDITRIC CARE SERVICES
Cranial remolding helmets are made of a hardouter shell with a foam lining.
We have specialities in the areas of both paediatric podiatry and orthotics.
Ankle Foot Orthotic
An ankle foot orthosis (AFO) is used to improve walking patterns.
Mobility and Assistive Appliances
We are fortunate to have access to a wide range of domestic andforeign vendors for mobility aids.
Treatment for neurological conditions includes patients who have experienced strokes, traumatic brain injuries, nerve damage or dysfunction.
Tarso-Pronator Boots are used to correct the presentation of Club Feet/Foot.
We specialise in Partial Foot prosthetics, developing prosthetics to ensure optimal gait efficiency and mobility and work closely with Mastectomy patients to find their perfect fit.
Compression Garments are specially selected for each patients needs to decrease volume, improve cosmesis and ensure improved mobility and function.
Serial casting is a common procedure used to stretch and lengthen muscles. Children may have shortened muscles due to limited movement, muscle tightness or muscle restrictions.
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