It is difficult to know where to find good quality equipment. There are numerous stores and online platforms but it is difficult to discern which ones offer the best quality and the service to back it up. The following post is a guide for patients and practitioners in Cape Town to find the right store for their equipment needs.
Conflict of interest declaration: This is an independent review. The stores listed below are independent businesses. There is no financial remuneration for writing this post / there are no incentives for referring patients to any of the stores mentioned.
There are other stores out there so feel free to shop around.
1) Independent Lifestyle Company (LINK)
Why: This online store is great for walking aids and lifestyle products for the elderly. There is also a catalogue that is distributed to old age homes and retirement villages. The great thing about this store is that it sells the simple things that make life easier.
Who: Elderly friends/family/patients, amputees, post joint replacement patients, post surgery patients, patients that have limited mobility / restricted motion / limited ability.
2) MedSport (LINK)
Why: This store (online or walk in) is based in Cape Town CBD or at the Vincent Pallotti Hospital. It is stocked with various braces and the latest ergonomic aids. The bonus is the expert advice and service provided by registered medical professionals. Medsport is also the home of it’s founder Jayson Chin (CPO) and associates. If you need foot orthotics or expert bracing advice give them a try.
Who: Friends/family/patients, amputees, post joint replacement patients, post surgery patients, patients that have limited mobility / restricted motion / limited ability, patients that need bracing, patients that need foot orthotics, anyone who sits at a desk for more than 5 hours per day.
3) HiTech Therapy (LINK)
Primary: Medical devices
Secondary: Rehabilitation equipment
Why: For medical professionals looking for medical products and advanced electronic treatment devices. An industry leader in supplying anything from rolls of theraband to EMS devices and CPM units. They have a comprehensive catalogue and they deliver.
Who: Practitioners (this is a wholesale store for medical professionals)
4) Ergonomics Direct (LINK)
Why: This store (online or walk in) is based in Cape Town CBD. It is stocked with latest ergonomic aids. The bonus is the expert advice and service provided by registered medical professionals.
Who: Friends/family/patients, anyone who sits at a desk for more than 5 hours per day.
5) JustSports (LINK)
Primary: High performance
Secondary: Exercise rehabilitation
Why: For medical professionals and coaches looking for exercise rehabilitation or sports conditioning equipment. An home grown industry leader in supplying sports conditioning and testing equipment, as well as small rehabilitation equipment.
Who: Practitioners and coaches (this is a wholesale store for medical professionals and coaches).