After retiring from wheelchair basketball and rugby, Kat Swanepoel took up occupational therapy, specialising in wheelchair seating and positioning. She assists clients of all ages and disabilities, and her work takes her from special needs schools to rehabilitation centres and clients’ homes. She strives to ensure that the people she works with can participate fully in all aspects of life through the provision and set-up of the most appropriate assistive mobility devices: wheelchairs, positioning devices, walkers and more. A wheelchair user herself, Kat says she recently picked up para swimming, something she is surprised to be excelling at years after retiring from her previous sporting endeavours. She hopes to build a more inclusive future where people with all levels of abilities are not only welcomed but celebrated. “There is always something that can be done to make a difference. While hope exists, so does passion, and therefore action and change.”
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