Elan HealthStye established in 2018 is a facility and work space where the team focuses on health,wellness and quality care, where each member dedicates their practice to their passion and fully utilise their expertise. With meticulous planning and deisgn, Elan healthstyle was born – a first for Nelspruit and a first for the lowveld. Our physiotherapists focus on the cause of the presenting complaint and not just on the symptoms. They truly go above and beyond to assist all their patients in achieving the optimal outcome.
GETTING TO KNOW ELAN HEALTHSTYLE
DR CARIKE CAMPHOR
Dr Carike Camphor grew up and attended school and university in Pretoria. She moved to Nelspruit to complete her internship and community service and settled here for good.
Carike joined a local private practice in 2015 where she quickly established her unique patient profile who have proven to be loyal and appreciative of Carike’s soft demeanour and happy disposition.
Carike’s area of interest is paediatrics, women’s health and integrative medicine. Mentored by her mother, Carike developed and implemented Nelspruit’s first prenatal class course provided by a medical doctor. Her passion for this area of medicine is so easily reflected in her work with the little ones.
Dirkie Coomans is Elan Healthstyle’s head physiotherapist.
Dirkie refers to herself as a true Free State farm girl, having grown up in Frankfort and studying at the University of the Free State.
Dirkie relocated to Nelspruit to complete her community service after university. An initial 3-year plan was overturned after experiencing the Lowveld’s warm climate as opposed to that of the Free State which she was so used to.
Dirkie started working in private practice in 2012. Her passion for her work and willingness to always help is one of the elements that sets her practice apart from others.
While Dirkie enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy, she has a special interest in paediatrics, orthopaedic, general outpatient work as well as sport injuries.
DR NADINE STEWART
GPSI in Aesthetic and Integrative Medicine
MBChB(Pret) | Dip HIV Man(SA) | Dip Aes Med(AAAM)
Dr Nadine Stewart is a general practitioner with a special interest in aesthetic and integrative medicine as well as HIV medicine. She joined Dr Blair and Dr Camphor in November 2020.
She enjoys all aspects of woman and child health, dermatology (clinical and aesthetic) and anti aging medicine. She strives to maintain a good balance between integrative and mainstream medicine when treating her patients. She is also passionate about the management of HIV.
She grew up in Northern KwaZulu-Natal and received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pretoria.
She then moved to the Lowveld to complete her internship and community service at Rob Ferreira Hospital and Themba Hospital respectively. She has called the Lowveld home ever since.
We welcomed Chantel to the physiotherapy team in January 2020. Having grown up in Nelspruit, Chantel moved back to the Lowveld after university to complete her internship here in Nelspruit and then joined the Dirkie Coomans Physiotherapy team. Chantel loves all aspects of physiotherapy but particularly enjoys paediatric work, sports related injuries as well as headaches and neck pain. A true Lowvelder, Chantel spends much of her free time in nature and hiking. Baking, reading and online shopping are other activities she enjoys outside of work.
Chantel is available full time here at Elan HealthStyle with the physiotherapy team.
IDALI JANSE VAN RENSBURG
BSc(Pret) | BPhysT(Pret)
Idali Janse van Rensburg joined the Elan HealthStyle team in 2021, as a Physiotherapist.
She grew up in Pretoria. She received her first degree in BSc Human Physiology and continued towards her Bachelor in Physiotherapy at the University of Pretoria. She completed her community service year in Nelspruit, fell in love with the beauty and calmness of the Lowveld, and decided to make it her new home.
She is an active, friendly and enthusiastic woman, with a big passion for her field of work. She finds joy in helping people and returning them back to their highest function.
Idali has a big interest in sport related injuries and enjoys treating the peripheral joints (orthopedic work) and paediatric patients.
She is a city girl with a heart for the lowveld. She enjoys most of her time outdoors in the nature (hiking and camping). Her other hobby is playing hockey, which she has done ever since she could walk.