About the Practice

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Enable || Adapt || Restore 

Our services enable individuals to return to meaningful occupation by adapting the environment and restoring function.



Education and certifications

  • Stellenbosch University | BOccTher | 2010
  • University of Pretoria | Dip Voc Rehab | 2014
  • Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluator | UK | 2015
  • WorkWell Functional Capacity Evaluator | SA  | 2017

FIEUW Occupational Therapy is a practice based in Cape Town, and is owned by the sole proprietor Lezanne Fieuw. Our goal is to restore function in order to enable individuals to return to work, home and leisure activities following illness, injury and other health conditions.

Lezanne Fieuw is an occupational therapist and a Matheson accredited Functional Capacity Evaluator with a special interest in the management of musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain and mental health conditions. Lezanne has experience in providing vocational rehabilitation services in South Africa and the United Kingdom, including work hardening and case management. Lezanne qualified as an occupational therapist from the University of Stellenbosch and obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Pretoria.

About Lezanne Fieuw - BOccTher, Dip Voc Rehab

Lezanne Fieuw is an Occupational Therapist and the owner of the practice based in Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BOcc degree in 2010, and completed the post-graduate diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation at the University of Pretoria (with distinction) in 2014. Lezanne Fieuw is registered as an Occupational Therapist in South Africa (HPCSA) and the United Kingdom (HCPC), and has acquired more than seven years’ work experience in primary health care, vocational rehabilitation and private practice. As a Matheson-accredited evaluator, Lezanne uses the practice hierarchy of safety, reliability, validity, practicality, and utility.

Enabling individuals to return to work is Lezanne's passion and she has worked in various settings. In South Africa, she gained experience at a vocational rehabilitation centre providing work hardening services to clients who sustained injuries at work. In the United Kingdom, she worked as a Senior OT which entailed liaising with stakeholders in the delivery of services and working in multi-disciplinary teams, which included vocational consultants.

Custom designed services to customers, including employers, insurers, and occupational health companies, include Functional Capacity Evaluations, case management, individual rehabilitation, worksite evaluations and ergonomic evaluations.  Lezanne is an accredited Matheson Functional Capacity evaluator and her post-graduate training in vocational rehabilitation includes work hardening, job demands analysis, vocational rehabilitation case management and MODAPTS.

Her field of interest comprises of the management of musculoskeletal injuries, including rehabilitation of the hand and upper limb and as well as the management of chronic pain. Further experience includes mental health and neuro-cognitive rehabilitation.

Professional Associations and Registrations

  • Practice number: 0603422
  • Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Registration number: OT0078778
  • Health and Care Professions Council of the United Kingdom (HCPC) Registration number: OT72072

Why so many botanicals?

Drawing inspiration from nature

In Cape Town we are surrounded by the Cape Floral Kingdom, and we draw inspiration from the restorative and regenerative work of nature. Just as fynbos plants have adapted to live in low nutrient soils and deal with wild fires, human beings are also resilient and able to adapt to change. 

At FIEUW Occupational Therapy, we endeavour to provide quality services which enable our clients to reach their full potential to enjoy again the fullness of work, home and leisure following a change in health.