Lara Hirschmann | Occupational Therapist

Lara Hirschmann is an ambitious, motivated and dedicated Occupational therapist. Her particular interest has always been Paediatrics and she adores working with children of all ages. Lara graduated from Wits University in 1997. She then worked at Baragwaneth Hospital before moving to the UK, where she held long term locum positions at Northwick Park Hospital and Willesden Green Hospital in the Paediatric department. In 2002, Lara completed her Sensory Integration qualification through SAISI. In 2003, Lara opened her own Practice, which has since expanded into several schools in Johannesburg, as well as into the “Shining Stars” O.T Practice, established in 2012. Lara currently manages and works within these Practices, addressing any O.T difficulties, from reduced postural tone to sensory issues, fine motor and perceptual difficulties. She works closely within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as providing regular feedback to parents.