Vertebrae Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

Vertebrae Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

Professionals in the heart of Hillcrest

Chiropractors

Chiropractic treatment is effective for the whole family, including children, pregnant woman, sportspeople and senior citizens.
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Diagnostic Ultrasonographer

Julie Rawlins A little bit about me…… I have been performing ultrasound scans since qualifying in 1995 and have enjoyed being part of this interesting diagnostic field. I obtained my National Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography...
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Homeopath

Riette Smulders I have been interested in nature and healing as far back as I can remember. As a 5yr old, I spent many hours in our garden bandaging and treating whatever plants or animals...
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Massage Therapist

Erin May Low Why Massage? Massage is almost as old as time, even Julius Caesar (100-44bc) had himself pinched all over the body for his pleuralgia daily. Massage therapy is a prime example of communication...
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Specialised Kinesiologist

Stacey Destombes After nearly 10 years working in the corporate world, I can well understand the stresses and pressures of fast turnaround and accountability in a world that never stops. The requirement to manage time,...
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Conveniently located in the heart of Hillcrest, Durban, off Old Main Rd is a team of dedicated professionals working together to help you with a variety of health problems. 

Our team consists of chiropractors, a podiatrist, Diagnostic Ultrasonographer, and a Biokineticist. 

We believe in sharing ideas, techniques and advice with one another for the best outcome for our patients.  Chiropractic has a very long history dating back to 1895 when the first official manipulation/adjustment was given. Since its inception, Chiropractic has risen to become the third most used primary health care profession in the world after medicine and dentistry. 

Chiropractors are primarily concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as; back pain, neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, arthritis, sports injuries, stiff joints or muscle spasms; or any other joint or muscular condition of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee or foot. 

In South Africa, education and training to become a chiropractor is spread over 6 years, after which a Masters Degree in Chiropractic is awarded. 

What does a Chiropractor do?

Firstly, your chiropractor will take a comprehensive case history about your condition, followed by a physical examination, neurological tests, orthopaedic tests, as well as special joint motion tests. These tests help the chiropractor determine exactly where and what the cause of your problem is. 

Chiropractic treatment is effective for the whole family, including children, pregnant woman, sportspeople and senior citizens. Treatment consists of specific and highly specialized manipulative techniques (adjustments), to functionally restricted areas of the spine or affected joints. Patients will often experience rapid relief as the joint motion is restored. Treatment also includes soft tissue techniques, massage, stretching techniques, ice, heat, dry needling, and may also include other modalities like infrared, ultrasound and IFC. Your chiropractor will also teach the importance of correct eating, exercises and a healthy mental outlook 

Our Chiropractic team