Dr Carstens has a passion for working with persons with disabilities and she particularly enjoys improving the lives of patients with spinal cord injuries, chronic pain and wounds. She follows a holistic and patient-centred approach.
Dr Carstens qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2016. She honed her skills at the Tshwane Rehabilitation Hospital in 2019 before she opened her practice in 2020.
Before pursuing her dream of studying medicine, Dr Carstens worked as a speech-language therapist for four years.
She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Pathology from the University of Pretoria in 2008.
In 2011 she also earned a Master’s degree in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) from the same institution.