I qualified as a Chiropractor from Technikon Natal in December 2000 (now DUT) having completed my Master’s Degree on Headaches in Children then moved to Kimberley and worked at the Provincial Hospital for two years, gaining experience treating a wide range of conditions of both hospital patients and out-patients. Following this I moved to Somerset West and worked in a multi-disciplinary wellness practice before returning to Durban in 2006. I have been in private practice in Durban ever since. I completed a Masters in Sports Medicine (cum laude) in 2008. My dissertation dealt with chronic diseases of lifestyle as a result of physical inactivity.
I have lectured part-time, worked as a clinician and a Masters research supervisor & examiner at the DUT Chiropractic Department from 2006 to 2015. During this time I lectured Diagnostics, was involved in hospital ward rounds and clinical supervision of students treating out-patients where I gained a diverse exposure to a wide spectrum of diseases and conditions.
I have a family practice treating toddlers to geriatrics with a special interest in the child, adolescent and female athlete. Since qualifying I have been involved in the treatment and management of a variety of sports teams including: The Griqualand West Cricket Team, the KZN Ladies Rugby Team and the KZN Touch Rugby Team, I have also worked at range of sporting events including: The All Africa Games, the Sani2C mountain bike race, the World Transplant Games and a variety of provincial sporting events. I have a keen interest in research and have presented at local conferences (both the Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Conferences) and at an International Conference in the Netherlands.
I have a holistic approach to patient management, I treat using the Chiropractic diversified technique and a range of soft tissue therapies including trigger point therapy and dry needling, fascial release, electrical modalities and strapping. I also advise patients on exercise rehabilitation and lifestyle including diet and vitamin supplementation. My aim is the long-term wellness of the patient and their neuromusculoskeletal condition. I refer to local medical professionals when it is deemed necessary or where the condition is outside my scope of expertise.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Babies and Children: Chiropractic helps with infantile colic and a host of musculoskeletal injuries, which can result as a child grows.
Pregnant women: Chiropractors can minimize back pain that commonly occurs later in pregnancy.
Office workers: Who sit in front of a computer for extended periods of time. Computer work often results in back and/or neck problems because of poor posture and little physical exercise.
Factory workers: Who perform a lot of repetitive type activities.
The elderly: Who have years and years of wear and tear, which leaves them susceptible to spinal problems.
Athletes: Who often push their bodies to the limit, causing muscle strains, joint strains and musculoskeletal problems both in training and later in life.
My 2017 fee is R445 for a consultation (both initial and follow-up consultations) and is subject to change annually in January. I accept cash or electronic fund transfers. I also submit claims directly to Discovery Health Medical Scheme if you have the available funds in your medical savings. My fees are within the prescribed guidelines for medical schemes.