Work-Link is a well-established occupational therapy practice in central Johannesburg, with links in Pretoria. The practice has been operational since 1994.

Who we are

We have a passion for enabling persons with medical conditions or disabilities to be retained and returned to work.

Our clients include the insurance sector and employers from a wide range of industries as well as persons with disability.

Work-Link is registered with:

Our Certifications


Meet the team

We are individual occupational therapists with a common  passion for enabling persons with medical conditions or disabilities to be retained and returned to work.

As our valued client, your visit on this website is important to us, kindly make sure to send us your request by emailing us below.

Hester M Van Biljon

Years of experience:

B (Occ Ther), M (Occ Ther), (UOVS), PhD (Wits)

Special interest:

HesterHester has a special interest in vocational rehabilitation, medico-legal work, healthcare ethics and research.

In addition to her clinical work, Hester is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Stellenbosch and a section editor for the South African Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Julie Whitlock

Years of experience:

BSc OT (Wits), DHSM (Wits)            

Special interest:

Julie WhitlockJulie has a special interest in vocational rehabilitation.

She has extensive experience in providing functional capacity evaluations of clients with a range of conditions affecting their mental or physical health.

She provides vocational case management and return to work services for clients who are re-entering the workplace following illness or injury.

René Walker

Years of experience:

B. Arb (Pret), MBL (Unisa), Dip. Voc. Reharb (Pret)

Special interest:

Rene WalkerRené has experience in the field of paediatrics and vocational rehabilitation.

She has substantial experience in doing medico-legal work across different diagnostic groups and different ages.

Accredited mediator on the ADR Network panel with an interest in mediation of personal injury and medical negligence cases

Phumla D. Motsa

Years of experience:

BSc OT (Wits), Dip. Voc. Reharb (Pret), Dip. Health Econ (UCT)

Special interest:

Phumla MotsaPhumla is passionate about improving the health care system, the experience of persons with disabilities and the transitional experience of ill or injured persons back into the workplace.

Phumla has a special interest in absenteeism and incapacity management, ergonomics, vocational rehabilitation, functional capacity evaluations and case management across various diagnosis.

Deline Strauss

Years of experience:

B. Occ Ther, M Occ Ther (UP), Dip Voc Rehab (UP)

Special interest:

Deline StraussDeline has special interests in performing functional capacity evaluations, undertaking case management, equipping clients for work and performing claims assessor work.  

Services Offered

Case Management

Vocational case management may include counselling and encouragement, referral to services, co-ordination of service provision, support and facilitation into work.

Work site evaluation

In the client's workplace the Occupational Therapist will primarily evaluate the environment, ergonomics and the inherent requirements of the job in order to make recommendations.
- Assess and identify those duties and tasks that are suitable for a worker.
- Identify and negotiate ways in which work tasks may be modified to meet work requirements.

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

We are trained in a variety of FCE approaches. An FCE is a comprehensive, systematic science based objective testing of an individual’s ability to perform work-related tasks.

Psychiatric FCE

We have therapists trained to administer the Psychiatric Functional Capacity Evaluator (PFCE)

Progressive Goal Attainment Programme (PGAP ®.)

An evidence -based treatment programme for reducing disability associated with pain, depression, cancer and other chronic health conditions.

Medico Legals

We provide Medico Legals assessment of adults and paediatric clients.

Ergonomics Consulting

Including assessment, recommendations, assistance with ordering equipment and check- in after delivery

Mediation in personal injury and medical negligence matters

We have therapists trained as accredited mediators

Contact Us

Get in touch


Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital,

Work-Link Unit, Ground Floor.
Corner Bunting Rd & Canary Street, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2006.

Our Hours

By appointment only