A tribute to the first RASU client
The Research Advisory and Support Unit (RASU) team started to actively consult with postgraduate students during May 2020 and we are proud to tribute this post to our first client, Ms Esther Niemand. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Pretoria during 2015 and completing community service at 1 Military Hospital, she has continued to work in private practice in different sectors. During the past three years she has been working in an acute neurology rehabilitation centre. She completed her Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy degree at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University during 2020. Her research focuses on oncology , which is the first known research in this field for physiotherapy in South Africa.
Ms Niemand was referred to one of our consultants by a colleague and required assistance with inferential analysis of data that she gathered during the course of completing her Master’s degree. Her article titled “Physiotherapy management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in Pretoria, South Africa” has been provisionally accepted to be published in the South African Journal of Physiotherapy and required the additional inferential analysis based on reviewer comments. Our consultant provided assistance with both visual and inferential analysis of the data. Ms Niemand provided the RASU team with a glowing review, which we truly appreciate. She stated that she was very happy with the service provided and indicated that the RASU team is highly recommendable. The RASU team would like to thank Ms Niemand for making use of our services and we wish her great success in her research journey.