Young Physio Gives Learners Courage to Excel

Physiotherapy involves helping patients to restore physical strength of joints, muscles and nerves. The need to offer professional assistance to patients suffering from challenges of physical health and movement has become an irresistible attraction to Dr Kamogelo Motsoagae.

At only 24 years of age, this Springs born youngster is plying his trade at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria where he is doing community service in his profession as a physical therapist.

A recipient of Ekurhuleni Community Bursary, he encourages young people from the City to focus on their studies despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Motsoagae said, “The youth is the future of this nation. They need to have a dream and ensure that nothing distracts them from achieving that dream.”

He warned against being reckless when one chooses friends. Young people need to choose their friends wisely. You need to have friends who have similar values, who can stretch, motivate and encourage you to be a better person said Motsoagae.

“I’d like to encourage youngsters especially those in matric to develop a study routine which enables them to study in short bursts. Trying to memorise a larger chunk of work can prove to be a difficult task said Motsoagae.”

He said, “I do enjoy the work I’m doing at the hospital. What inspires me most about my work is seeing progress being made of a patient who recovers from ICU to being able to walk again after their mobility that has been diminished due to sport injuries, motor accidents or post-operative surgeries.”