A Chiropractor is a health care professional who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscularskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual therapy and spinal adjustments, in all patients from babies to the elderly.The Chiropractors at Balance Sport & Wellness aim to reduce pain and improve functionality of patients including educating them on how to account for their own health through lifestyle, ergonomics and exercise.
Chiropractors look at the intamite relationship between the spine and nervous system by assessing the biomechanical and structural state. When there is a change or reduced motion in the spine, there can be nerve irritation at that specific level. Patiens can expreience symptoms such as pain, pins and needles or even numbness. Chiropractors aim to restore the natural movement of the spine and/or other joints and therefore decrease nerve irritation.Chiropractors diagnose and treat many conditions in all ages conservatively, for example:
infintile colic, feeding /latching difficulties
Neck, upper back and lower back pain
Sciatica, disc disorders
Sports injuriesYou do not need a referral to see a Chiropractor, you can just phone and book an appointment.When you go for your first consultation with a Chiropractor you will be asked your full medical history and indepth questions about the pain you are experiencing. Your Chiropractor will ask to see any XRays or scans that you have had done, and may potentially send you for some if need be. With Chiropractic diagnosis of a condition outside of our scope of practice, Chiropractors refer onto the relevant medical specialist and often co-manage the patient's care with the other practitioner.Chiropractic treatment at Blance Sport & Wellness may include soft tissue release (such as massage, dry needling and electrotherapy modalities) traction, joint adjustments and stretching.What is an adjustment?
Chiropractors restore the movement of the spine by using high velocity, low amplitude joint adjustments. You may hear a click when your Chiropractor adjusts your spine, this is purely the gas in the joint being released. The quality of an adjustment is not dictated by the clicking sound. Most Chiropractors are gentle in their technique and some patients will experience immediate relief. Some patients, may however need a few treatments to correct the problem, depending on how long the problem has been present.
Home therapy such as stretches or exercises, heat/ice therapy as well as ergonomic or lifestyle changes will be given at the end of the consultation.
At Balance Sport & Wellness we are primarily an Outpatient Orthopaedic Physiotherapy practice with specialist therapists working in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Post Concussion Syndrome. Our therapists boast many years of experience in a variety of countries and work environments ranging from the Para and Olympic Games; International and Local traveling with sports teams and a passion for furthering academic qualifications.Sports and Orthopaedic Injuries:
Conditions include -Post operative and repetitive strain injuries; acute and acute on chronic injuries; headaches; neurological pain; muscle tears and strains; back pain; sinusitus; Chest conditions.Each injury is analyzed according to sport and/or work and lifestyle specific criteria and treated accordingly. By fast tracking the healing process using latest technology and cutting edge hands on techniques as well as correcting bio mechanical alignments, we aim to get you back on the field or to your lifestyle fully rehabilitated in the shortest possible time.Techniques used include:
- Shockwave therapy for stubborn tendon injuries
- Laser to speed soft tissue healing
- Winks green machine (faradic stimulation) to aid muscle recovery
- Interferrential to alleviate acute pain
- Myofascial release and trigger point therapy
- Muscle activation
- Joint mobilisation including mulligans and maitland
- Strapping - kinesio and dynamic tape techniques; sport specific taping
- Dry needling
- Neural mobilization
We have a specialist therapist working in this area following a specific qualification through international (London) and local (UCT) avenues. This area of physio works to correctly diagnose and successfully treat conditions related to the inner ear.These include vertigo, motion sensitivity, dizziness and balance conditions including post concussion syndrome.
Who we are and what we do
We are all about team work. When we work together you get the best results from your rehab. From Practice Manager to, Chiropractor and Physiotherapist - we aim to make your experience excellent.