INSTOPP was founded in 1998.  Our mission is to:


  • Providing a professional organisation for Occupational Therapists in private practice in the Republic of South Africa

  • Promoting co-operation amongst Occupational Therapists in private practice, both nationally and internationally and with other health professional groups

  • Providing a soundboard to private practitioners on ethical dilemmas 

  • Providing mentorship in building and managing a private practice

  • Supporting private practitioners during forensic reviews

  • Through partners, negotiating with medical schemes, medical scheme administrators, managed care organisations and Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)


  • Publish news through a variety of channels, such as newsletters, WhatsApp groups and social media

  • Facilitate the exchange of information and publications to promote research in specialised areas of practice

  • The public and colleagues of the role of OT on social media platforms

  • Provide educational and practical guidance and information on aspects of private practice through courses and workshops

  • Sustain a structure of electronic information on aspects of private practice including publications of government affecting private sector


  • In industry related meetings through our partners

  • In meetings with funders

  • Advocate for realistic fee structures

  • With regards to coordinated care and alternative reimbursement models for OTs 


  • Ensuring continuous professional education pertaining to the private practitioner, by offering courses which promote a high standard of:

  1. Therapeutic intervention

  2. Efficient practice management

  3. Professional behaviour

  4. Ethics of the profession


  • Maintaining a directory of full paid up members of the Institute

  • Investing in recognised financial institutions, those monies of the Institute that is not required for immediate use.

  • Making money available for fellowships, study grants, travel allowances or awards of a similar nature to members of the Institute as decided by the Board.

  • To promote community work

Stang-up Meeting

The INSTOPP team is made up of dedicated and experienced private practice OT’s from various geographic areas and fields of interest.