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CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic is an art, science and philosophy specializing in restoring normal balance and function to the neuromuscularskeletal system and thus, facilitating the bodies natural ability to heal itself.

The term 'Chiropractic' means practiced by hand and, as the name suggests, Chiropractic is a drug and surgery-free approach to natural health and healing. Since the first Chiropractic manipulation was performed in 1895, Chiropractic has become the 3rd most popular primary health care profession in the world.

Doctors of Chiropractic are highly skilled at assessing and treating neuromuscularskeletal conditions which affect the nervous system, muscles and joints in the body and specialize in the biomechanical integrity of the spinal vertebrae. Individual vertebral joints that are not functioning normally may irritate the spinal nerve that exits their 'intervertebral foramen/opening. This irritation may affect the related nervous supply and result in back pain, neck pain and many other problems.

The Chiropractor aims to identify and manipulate/adjust the dysfunctional joint, and thus, restore natural balance, mobility and function to the body.

Who should see a Chiropractor:

• Babies and kids- "as the twig bends, so grows the tree"-David Noer. Children's bodies and nervous systems are rapidly adapting as they grow. It is important to correct any spinal problems early in life.
• Pregnant women- Chiropractic can make delivery easier and decrease back pain during and after the pregnancy.
• Office workers- Today's world requires us to sit in unnatural positions, with poor posture and minimal activity for extended periods of time.
• Elderly- After years of wear and tear, the elderly can be susceptible to spinal issues.
• Athletes- Athletes place large amounts of stress on their bodies in order to perform at their peak and push their bodies to the limit. It is important to maintain optimal health and prevent conditions from developing later in life.

Common conditions treated by Chiropractors include:
• Neck pain
• Low back pain
• Chronic headaches and migraines

• Whiplash
• Shoulder pain
• Arm pain (elbow pain and tingling in the hands)
• Hip pain
• Leg pain
• Sciatica
• Knee pain
• Foot and ankle pain

Initial Consultations: R580
A full case history, postural, orthopedic and neurological examination will take place. Based on this, the Chiropractor will decide on an appropriate management strategy.
Follow-up Consultations: R500
This will include re-evaluations if necessary, and continuation the treatment protocol.

We accept cash / card on the day of your consultation – you may claim back from your medical aid. Contact us to make a booking!


To learn more about how chiropractic works, who can benefit, when to see a chiropractor, what to expect  and other frequently asked questions:

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Massage improves health and well-being by improving circulatory, lymphatic and neuromuscular functioning, as well as reducing blood pressure and muscle tension. Massage also improves posture, speeds up post-operative and injury rehabilitation and helps to relieve and prevent physical dysfunction or pain by breaking the pain/spasm cycle.

General benefits of massage

• Management of stress, anxiety and headaches.
• Relieves neuromuscular and musculoskeletal tension and encourages general relaxation.
• Prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
• Improves range of motion, muscle flexibility, performance and endurance thereby reducing the chance of injury and accelerating recovery time.

Prices:
30minutes- R300
45minutes- R350
60minutes- R450
90minutes- R700

Buy a package DEAL of 5X 60min sessions for R1800 (ie. pay for 4)

We accept cash / card on the day of your massage session. Contact us to make a booking!

BIOFLEX LASER THERAPY

Laser therapy offers patients a safe and effective therapy for a wide range of medical conditions including inflammation, headaches, fractures, arthritic conditions, repetitive stress injuries, wound healing and soft tissue injuries.

How does it work?

Low-Intensity-Laser-Therapy (LILT), also known as cold laser or photo-biomodulation, is the use of light from low intensity laser diodes to eliminate pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. LILT does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. Many pharmacological treatments mask pain or only address the symptoms of the disease- Laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology by promoting healing.

Physiological Effects
• Decreases inflammation, thus reducing pain and speeding up recovery.
• Stimulates the cellular mitochondria, also known as 'the power house' of the cell. This accelerates cellular activity and healing.
• Increased production and release of : endorphins (naturally produced analgesic), cortisol (precursor of cortisone), growth hormone (instrumental in tissue repair) and ATP ( improves and regulates cellular metabolism).
• Increases the rate of protein synthesis – resulting in rapid regeneration of collagen, DNA and fibroblasts.
• Venous and lymphatic is flow facilitated, further reducing inflammation.
• Enhances the immune response, promoting natural healing.
• Helps restores normal range of motion and physical function.
• Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals.
• Provides a non-invasive treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to conventional therapies.


Chat to your Chiropractor if you think Low-Level Laser Therapy is right for you, and feel free to learn more on the Bioflex website here.

Bioflex laser therapy: R500 per session
(or inclusive as a modality treatment protocol in your standard chiropractic consultation.)

We accept cash / card on the day of your consultation

SHOCK WAVE THERAPY

Extra-corporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a modern and highly effective treatment modality in which high-energy sound waves are applied to the painful areas of the body. With this innovative treatment, pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles, and bones can be reduced systematically.

The beneficial effects of shock wave therapy are often experienced after only 1 or 2 sessions. The therapy reduces pain, restores mobility, and thus improves your quality of life. In addition, ESWT is largely risk and side-effect free when performed by a qualified practitioner.


Chat to your Chiropractor if you think Shock Wave Therapy is right for you, and feel free to view more information on the StorzMedical website here.

Shockwave therapy: R500 per session
(or inclusive as a modality treatment protocol in your standard chiropractic consultation.)

We accept cash / card on the day of your consultation

FOOT LEVELERS ORTHOTICS

Do you experience foot/back pain daily? Over-the-counter inserts may not provide the relief you need. Individually designed, Foot Levelers custom orthotics with 3-arch support, however, can.

Our practitioners are trained to take a 3D scan of your weight-bearing foot, included in your Chiropractic consultation. From this information we are able to provide you with a unique orthotic, specifically designed to balance your body from the bottom up.

Over-the-counter orthotics may initially cost less, but they only support one arch in your foot. When only one arch is being supported, it may not maintain the structure of your "plantar vault", and problems can start in other parts of your body. In fact, “over-supporting” just one arch of the foot may actually cause pain and symptoms, not relieve them.

Only Foot Levelers functional orthotics support all 3 arches of the foot, which make up the plantar vault. They’re custom-made, flexible and unique to your specific foot structure, body and health profile.

Foot levelers may even improve your golf swing! This was shown in a recent study where a positive influence on balance, proprioception and proprioceptive symmetry was suggested in small population of experienced golfers (Stude and Gullickson, 2000).


Chat to your Chiropractor if you are interested in having a 3D foot scan assessment (inclusive in your Chiropractic consultation) and feel free to view the Foot Levelers page here.

We accept cash / card on the day of your consultation – you may claim back from your medical aid.

DRY NEEDLING

Our Chiropractors are highly experienced at treating myofascial trigger points with Dry Needling techniques and offer this service when necessary. Dry Needling involves the insertion of very thin needles into areas of muscle called trigger points, not to be confused with Acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine). The needles are not hollow, i.e. do not inject medicine, and are used to treat deeper muscle trigger points directly. A "trigger point" is a taut band of skeletal muscle that occurs due to injury, overuse, chronic shortening, stress and/or strain. Trigger points may cause local and/or referred symptoms such as pain, numbness and/or weakness.

Your Chiropractor may suggest Dry Needling as a minimally invasive, low risk method of releasing/de-activating these trigger points, relieving pain/muscle tension, increasing range of motion and speeding up your recovery rate.

Feel free to view the research that supports the use of Dry Needling for these purposes here.

Chat to your Chiropractor if you think Dry Needling might be for you!

STRAPPING AND KINESIOTAPE

At The Chiropractic Health Centre we use top quality kinesio tape to treat a virtually limitless number of ailments and injuries. Whether you are taping for chronic pain or to reduce the swelling of a new injury, the versatility of kinesio tape makes it effective for nearly any mechanical, musculoskeletal treatment.

What we use kinesio tape for:
• Preventative and rehabilitative support for muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments
• Align muscles and joints to facilitate normal motion
• Pain relief
• Decreased inflammation
• Muscle relaxation
• Enhanced performance

Since the 2009 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, kinesio tape has been brought into the limelight by many celebrity athletes but is beneficial for non-sport related injuries too. By mimicking the qualities of human skin, kinesio tape provides proven, comfortable treatment to patients of all ages.

How does it work?
When an area of the body is injured through impact or over-use, the lymphatic fluid builds up causing inflammation and swelling. This accumulation of lymphatic fluids may cause increased pressure on muscles and tissue which can cause significant discomfort or pain. Injury in the body can occur through impact or overuse and results in inflammation and swelling. Lymphatic fluid builds up, increasing pressure and therefore pain. Kinesio tape is applied on a stretch, causing a recoil/pulling effect on the skin that depends on the shape, direction, location and technique of application. Besides the mechanical support provided, it is believed that when applied correctly, KT Tape lifts the skin, decompressing the layers of fascia, allowing for greater movement of lymphatic fluid which transports white blood cells throughout the body and removes waste products, cellular debris, and bacteria. Ultimately, this speeds up recovery.

Why use it?
Kinesio tape relieves pain by reducing tissue pressure and, when applied correctly,  provides mechanical support to muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. This improves the muscle's ability to contract and prevents hyperextention. The tape is comfortable, latex-free, hypo-allergenic and is designed for humidity, sweat and showers to release moisture and allow for multiple days of wear.

Who should use it?

Whether you are training to climb Everest, recovering from an injury or just getting through the day, kinesio tape can optimize your health and improve your performance. Kinesio tape is light weight and comfortable, and can be used for many common injuries such as lower back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprained ankles, and tennis elbow—just to name a few.

Chat to your Chiropractor if you think Kinesio Taping might be for you!

PILATES

New to Pilates?
Grab a mat and get ready to drastically transform the way you look and feel by improving flexibility, strengthening and stabilizing your body and core without increasing muscle bulk and helping you move mindfully with agility and efficiency.

Core stabilization is often an important management strategy when treating low back pain. Pilates is a safe and sensible method, for the young and old, of increasing stability in the core by improving your body awareness and posture.

We have classes throughout the week, so feel free to contact us and make a booking!

KINESIOLOGY

The philosophy behind Kinesiology is that the mind and body are designed to function perfectly. However, physical and/or psychological stress can negatively affect this homeostasis resulting in dis-ease and pain. Kinesiologists understand that pain is a message from the body and aim to restore natural balance on a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level. Using a specialized, non-invasive, 'muscle-testing' technique, the Kinesiologist identifies underlying imbalances in the body and will attempt to restore balance through subconscious bio-feedback treatment.

If you suffer from stress, pain, digestive disorders, depression, low energy levels, allergies or any other imbalances, try Kinesiology to improve your quality of life!

THINK FOOD- FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION

5 Steps Towards Resetting your System

Before the reset can begin, every new patient undergoes a thorough case review, saving money and time in the long-run. Functional Nutrition is individually tailored and geared towards the individual person and their current conditions, lifestyle and goals which range from regaining bodily functions, desired measures or competing in the next Iron Man. Therefore Chris wants to know you as intimately as you’re willing to disclose with him… but you will talk about bowel habits at some point. Find below a short overview of what a typical Functional Nutrition consultation process will be like.

How does the 5 step ThinkFood process work?

  • 00 Getting to know each other
  • 01 The case review with Rayoscan and LivingMatrix
  • 02 Preparation & functional detox – Your first functional nutrition prescription (fx.)
  • 03 eat this.14 or eat this.30 – Personal Functional Nutrition Prescription
  • 04 Re-evalution and specific testing if required
  • 05 fx. Amended functional nutrition with regular check-ups
Contact us to book an appointment!