about nicky lasch

BSc.Hons Physio (WITS)
Member of the South African Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association
Member of the South African Institute of Sensory Integration

about nicky lasch

BSc.Hons Physio (WITS)
Member of the South African Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association
Member of the South African Institute of Sensory Integration

Nicky Lasch is a Paediatric NDT Physiotherapist with 30 years of clinical experience in the holistic and early intervention treatment of babies and young children with special needs.

As the owner of her private practice, clinical supervisor for the University of Pretoria, a workshop presenter and guest speaker, and co-developer of the infant stimulation programme “Moms & Babes Workshops”, Nicky continually seeks to broaden her knowledge through sharing and learning alongside fellow professionals. With this passion she recently established a multidisciplinary Paediatric Practice in Rivonia, called SPOT-On! Therapy.

  • Work Experience

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    (1990 – 1991)
    J.G. Strydom Hospital, Johannesburg

    (1992 – 1995)
    Edenvale Rehabilitation and Spinal Unit, Johannesburg

    (1991 – 1994)
    Morris & Elgar Paeds Neuro Private Practice, Johannesburg

    (1997 – 2001)
    SANDTA Board Member

    (1994 – 2000)
    Bailey Hartley Lasch SI/NDT Paeds Private Practice

    (2000 – present)
    Nicky Lasch Paeds Private Practice

    (2001 – 2007)
    Clinical Supervisor WITS University

    (2003 – 2008)
    Advisory Board member of SAISI

    (2004 – 2006)
    Assistant lecturer Allied SI course

    Clinical Supervisor - NDT Baby course

    SI/NDT Workshop - Treatment Rich Therapy, George

    (2017 – 2019)
    Clinical Supervisor University of Pretoria

    (2019 – present)
    Founder and Owner of SPOT-on! Therapy Practice

    Curro School Rivonia - Physiotherapy service provider

  • Projects

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    Together with Kate Bailey (OT), Nicky wrote and developed the programme “Moms & Babes Workshops” (part of the Moms & Tots Group). This programme promotes the early intervention and age appropriate stimulation of infants, while simultaneously supporting and educating their mothers and care givers.

    Nicky and Kate train their franchisees in the theory of sensory, motor, cognitive, play and emotional development in babies from birth to 12 months. They also teach practical handling skills and stimulation techniques which enhance a baby’s development in the first year of life. This two-day training programme equips franchisees to run their own workshops within their community.

  • Education & Personal Values

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    BSc. Hons. Physio (Wits) - 1989

    Basic Adult Bobath NDT Course - 1992

    Basic Paediatric NDT Course - 1995

    Advanced Adult Bobath NDT Course - 1996

    Advanced Paediatric NDT - 1998

    Sensory Integration Theory Course - 1998

    Advanced Speech Therapy NDT Course - 1999

    Sensory Integration Course for Allied Therapists - 2005

    NDT Baby Treatment Course - MAES - 2006

    Advanced NDT Treatment Course - MAES - 2007

    As the mother of 2 beautiful daughters, and a clinician with more than 30 years of experience in the field of Paediatrics, Nicky remains passionate about working with babies and children in her community. Her love for creativity, music and dance is reflected in her therapy space, as she scaffolds her patients on their journey of physical development, growth and emotional well being.

SPOT – on ! Therapy

SPOT – on ! Therapy

SPOT – on ! Therapy is a multidisciplinary paediatric therapy practice located in Rivonia, Sandton. SPOT is an acronym for Speech, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy disciplines.

The SPOT – on ! Therapy practice was recently established by Nicky Lasch. Nicky has continually pursued her vision of collaborating with equally committed allied medical professionals; and the result is a team of highly qualified and dedicated therapists, who believe in the importance of early intervention as a means of increasing learning potential and overall development in a child’s life.

The Spot-on! Therapy team recognise neurodiversity; and thus their assessment and treatment approach is customised to ensure individual, child-centred and streamlined care.

specialising in

Paediatrics, Neuro-developmental Therapy (NDT)

specialising in

Paediatrics, Neuro-developmental Therapy (NDT) and Sensory Integration (SI)

Early intervention in infants related to...

Prematurity and high risk babies, Cerebral Palsy, Syndromes including William & Down Syndrome, Delayed motor milestones, Musculo-skeletal disorders, Sensory Modulation disorders (Fussy babies), Infant sleeping and eating disorders.

Assessment and management of toddlers presenting with...

Delayed motor milestones, Low muscle tone, Motor in co ordination, Sensory defensiveness, Pervasive, Developmental Disorders (incl. Autism)

Preschoolers to scholars...

Gross and fine motor co ordination difficulties, Learning difficulties, School readiness preparation, ADD and ADHD, Low tone based postural instability, Orthopaedic deformities – club foot, valgus knees and feet, spinal deformities (scoliosis), Postural rehabilitation post sports injuries.

NDT focuses on...

“Analysis” – of the physical changes which impair the child’s posture and movement.
“Emphasizes” – a therapeutic “hands on” facilitation approach.
“Incorporates” – the sensory system to produce better motor output
“Strives” – to minimise incorrect patterns of movement which cause secondary problems.
“Encourages” – the involvement of the family, educators and caregivers and carry over into all environments.
“Aims” – to promote active and efficient function within the realm of a fun, learning environment.


Get in touch...


Get in touch...

Nicky Lasch BSc.Hons Physio (WITS)
011 803 5050

17 Winston Avenue, Rivonia
PR No: 7224753
PT No: PT 0042633