The following is a case study of Michelle Hunt, an Occupational therapist based in Linksfield, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
About Michelle Hunt
I have been in private practice for 5 years. Although I qualified from Wits University in 1989, I only made the move to private practice once my children did grow up and left home.
I am passionate about occupational therapy and work closely with children and teenagers, with the occasional adult. I am continuously striving to extend my knowledge and expertise in order to better assist my clients and their families to reach their full potential.
I am SIPT certified, a level 3 Tomatis practitioner as well as an Interactive Metronome practitioner and expert DIR provider. I believe that the more we know understand about sensory disorders the greater chance we have of assisting our clients and ensuring that they lead full and meaningful lives.
What is the current setup of your practice?
I currently work from my home in Linksfield as this is convenient and close to my client base. Although it does have its challenges…
What are some of your areas of interest?
– Interactive Metronome
– Sensory processing
– Reflex integration
– DIR Floortime
What were some of the early challenges you faced in private practice?
To be fair we spend years studying to be therapists not business people. I think when I started out the most challenging thing for me was the business side of running a practice. I love therapy and treating clients, I don’t like admin.
One of the other big challenges for me was dealing with the medical aids to get payments, or benefits approved and the hours on the phone to the schemes took away time from my clients.
How did you learn about Kitrin IsoForge, and what made you choose to sign up for the product?
I had heard about the product in mid 2018 at a Professional Minds conference and thought is sounded good, but did not commit at that time. A short while later, I went to an Impact Learning course and met Chris and Shaz there. After chatting for a short while, I got a clearer idea of what the product was and could offer. The fact that I would not have to deal with medical aids and that someone could do the billing for me to save time was what closed the deal for me.
What were some of your current challenges of private practice?
The amount of time I was spending on admin and follow-ups took away much from my clients and from therapy.
Following up with medical aids for payment and mistakes they made with processing claims just took so much time and I felt as though I was always having to chase them for payments. It was a nightmare…
What are some of the things that you would like changed in your private practice?
I would love to be in a larger space with a waiting room, nice reception and facilities. I would like reach a stage where I have a practice large enough to be working with a speech therapist, psychologist, etc. who are similarly qualified to provide a holistic approach to treating clients.
I find that there are not many similarly qualified therapists in my area and clients have to travel quite a good distance to see each of the therapists that they need to for their treatments.
Contact Details for Michelle Hunt
Mobile Number :: 0823313857
Practice Address :: 13 Krans Street, Linksfield, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2192
Email :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website :: TBA