At CentaPaeds Therapy Centre we strive for a cohesive and integrated multi-disciplinary team approach. We provide modern and evidenced-based treatments in a fun and supportive environment. Our emphasis is on early intervention. We see all babies and children from 0 - 16 years of age with neurological difficulties, developmental difficulties and learning or behavioural difficulties. Our special interest is babies and those children with more complex developmental disorders.
History of CentaPaeds
In 2005, Mindy Silva and Claire Hochfeld - experienced NDT physiotherapists - formed a business partnership out of a shared vision that today is CentaPaeds Therapy Centre. The Centre was created out of their passion and belief that early treatment and a combined multidisciplinary approach is the way forward for treating children with neurological difficulties and providing them with the best foundation to achieve their highest potential.
They were joined by similarly minded speech (Nicole Chesler) and occupational (Faatima Ebrahim) therapists, as well as a psychologist (Eileen Rossouw). Most of the core team remain today, having been enriched along the way by the addition of our many other like-minded and passionate staff.
Over the years, Centapaeds has built a strong referral network of doctors, teachers, nurses, other therapists, and parents. The practice has an outstanding reputation and it receives referrals from all over Gauteng, as well as occasional patients from other provinces and even internationally.
CentaPaeds Therapy Centre has grown to the extent that it has become recognized as a centre of excellence, where parents can confidently bring their children for treatment.
The therapists at CentaPaeds Therapy Centre are passionate about paediatrics. We treat each child as we would our own and strive at all times to work in the best interest of the child and their families. Rather than being prescriptive in our approach, we believe that educating and informing families about all aspects of their particular situation empowers the families to make educated and informed choices, which we are then able to support. (see more about our therapists in our section on Paediatric Therapies for Developmental Conditions.
The centre is run smoothly with the help of Erleen and Matron. Erleen is our frontline lady. She manages all our administration and helps with queries related to accounts or appointments.
Matron keeps the practice in shape. She assists clients with admin related queries, and warms you up with some hot chocolate or something nice eat from her little shop at CentaPaeds Therapy Centre.