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Dr Soraya Maart

Mrs Soraya Maart

Job Title

Head of Division: Physiotherapy

Senior lecturer, Division of Physiotherapy

Co-ordinator of the Fourth Year Class

School representative to the Faculty Clinical Site Development Committee


B.Sc (Physiotherapy)

M.Sc (Public Health).


Teaching areas

Becoming a Rehabilitation Professional 1 and 2.

Research focus areas

  • HIV/AIDS and community health
  • Provision of rehabilitation services at community level

Courses taught:

  • Movement Science 1
  • Becoming a Rehabilitation Professional 1 and 2 

Research Interests

  • Public Health
  • Provision of rehabilitation services at community level
  • Disability in context


Tel: +27 21 406 6597

Email: Soraya Maart


Selected Publications

Maart S, Jelsma J: The sexual behaviour of physically disabled adolescents. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2010;32(6):438-43.

Chetty L, Jelsma J, Maart S (2007): Injury profile of employees at a specific beverage factory: A retrospective study. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 63:1:28-31.

Eide AH, Jelsma J, Loeb M, Maart S, Toni MK. (2008) Exploring ICF components in a survey among Xhosa speakers in Eastern & Western Cape, South Africa. Disability and Rehabilitation 30(11):819-29.

Maart S, Eide A, Jelsma J, Loeb M, Ka'Toni M. (2007) Environmental barriers experienced by urban and rural disabled in South Africa. Disability and Society 22 (4), 357-369.

Jelsma J, Maart S, Eide A, , Loeb M, Maart S, Ka'Toni M. (2007)The determinants of health-related quality of life in urban and rural isiXhosa-speaking people with disabilities.  International Journal of Rehabilitation Research Jun;30(2):119-126.

London. L, Baldwin-Ragaven L, Kalebi A,, Maart S, Petersen L, Kasolo J (2007). Developing human rights competencies for South African health professional graduates. Editorial. South African Medical Journal (In print)..,

Mpofu, E Jelsma, J., Maart, S., Levers, L. L., Montsi, M. R., Thlabiwe, P., Mupawose, A., Mwamwenda, T., Ngoma, M. S., & Tchombe, T. M. (in press). Rehabilitation in seven sub-Saharan African countries: Policies, personnel training and education. Rehabilitation Education, 21:4, 223-230 2007

Chetty L. Jelsma J, Maart S. Burden of injury at a beverage manufacturing company. Occupational Health Southern Africa. November/December 2008 12-16 

Chetty L, Jelsma J, Maart S: How compliant are beverage workers to health and safety regulations? South African Journal of Physiotherapy. 65;1;16-21. (2009)

Maart S. Jelsma J. The sexual behavior of physically disabled adolescents. Disability & Rehabilitation 2010, Vol. 32, No. 6 : Pages 438-443

Amosun SL, Maart S, Ferguson G, Manie S (2012) Curriculum Transformation in Physiotherapy- pointers from South African students record-. South African Journal of Physiotherapy 68 (1)

Edries N, Jelsma J, Maart S, The Impact of an Employee Wellness Programme in Clothing/Textile Manufacturing Companies: A randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health  11 Jan 2013(www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/25)

Soraya Maart: Reflections on how to use Disability Data for Service Planning pg 58-60. Disability Catalyst Africa (Series No.2) Marrying Community Development and Rehabilitation: Reality or Aspiration for Disabled People. 2012.Edited by Theresa Lorenzo:

Soraya Maart and Jennifer Jelsma. Disability and access to health care: A community based survey (2013) Disability and Rehabilitation.