At the simple mention of work, Carina Botes’s eyes light up.
Growing up in South Africa as the daughter of a nurse, Carina was always confident that she wanted to be in the healthcare industry and had a special passion for rehabilitation. However, it wasn’t until Carina was at the young age of sixteen, when her cousin visited from the United Kingdom after completing his studies in physiotherapy, that her calling was triggered.
Years later, Carina has successfully accomplished her goal. She spends her days working as a physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare, a specialized provider of long-term acute care, post-acute rehabilitation, transitional care and home care services. Carina currently looks after seven patients: four pediatric and one adult in long term care; and two adults in post-acute rehabilitation who are regaining their ability to walk, speak, and eat on their own after suffering a stroke and spinal cord injury respectively.