As a natural and complementary healthcare solution, chiropractic works first to understand the cause and source of your complaint.
Chiropractic treatment involves safe, gentle and specific manipulation of the spine and other areas of your body to unlock joints that are not moving correctly, to ensure greater and improved movement and to relieve pain.
Allowing your body to use its own healing ability correctly and effectively. Creating healthy balance for a physically fit future.
Chiropractors are doctors of chiropractic. Having trained for six years they are required to continue to update their knowledge and attend vital chiropractic seminars. To practice legally as a chiropractor in South Africa, chiropractors must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa. The Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA) is the professional body representing over 90% of registered chiropractors in South Africa.
While chiropractic is a drug free healing alternative for neuro muscular skeletal complaints, your doctor of chiropractic is trained to complement the work of other medical specialists. And will recommend consultation with the appropriate specialist if he or she considers it necessary and in the best interests of the patient.
A visit to your chiropractor is a very similar experience to visiting your GP or other medical specialist. Remember that he or she is a healthcare professional. The difference is that the process and treatment of your complaint is always done from a holistic, drug free perspective.
For your chiropractor to understand your complaint and eventually treat it, it is first important that he or she conducts a full physical examination. This includes appropriate orthopaedic and neurological tests whereby muscle strength, nerve function and joint function, as well as body balance and alignment are determined. Your chiropractor will then be in a position to establish problem areas and identify the source of the complaint.
Once your chiropractor has diagnosed the problem, he or she will recommend a treatment plan. This treatment could be in the form of only a single visit - a spinal or joint adjustment with fairly quick relief. The condition, however, may require further, continued care necessitating several treatments to stabilise the problem. Treatment will most likely include manipulation, soft tissue therapies and other techniques such as heat, ice, ultrasound, massage and exercise to enhance results.
Chiropractic is not an invasive therapy, however, patients are often required to remove certain items of clothing to enable the chiropractor to examine and treat the condition appropriately. Gowns are available for you to wear for the examination and treatment.
Chiropractic provides a long term, successful solution for sufferers of back pain. And is recognised as the most physically and cost effective treatment for back pain.
Chiropractic treats the cause of the pain, not just the pain itself. And is the safe and sensible alternative to painkillers/
Your neck supports the weight and movement of your head. Chiropractic ensures your neck keeps doing its job properly and pain free.
Chiropractic focuses on the root of the problem and goes beyond what may or may not be revealed on an X-ray.
Chiropractic ensures a faster and more effective recovery after a sports injury. And is often the preferred therapy by top sports people.
Chiropractic helps you appreciate your pregnancy and enjoy the changes your body is experiencing.
Natural birth is often traumatic for both mother and child. Chiropractic may help you and your baby recover from this enormous process.
Chiropractic takes the edge off getting old and provides natural pain relief for arthritis and other joint pain problems.
Graduated in 1999 from University of Johannesburg (TWR). Post Graduate Sports Chiropractic Diploma (ICSSD) in 2008. Dr Duddy has been involved with Sports Chiropractic for many years. He has been the Team Doctor for the Marais Viljoen First XV since 2004; represented the Lions Craven week Team in 2009 as Team Doctor; represented the International Sports Chiropractic Federation at the World Games in 2009 (Taiwan) and 2013 (Colombia). Dr Duddy typically treats patients between the ages of 10 and 60.
Graduating from UJ in 2004, Jenny has been part of the practice ever since. A ‘family practice specialist’, there is no patient too old or young for Jenny. Her keen interest and gentle approach to Pediatric Care has built her a reputation for looking after the young patients. Having done all the available Pediatric courses, Jenny and Ashleigh have a thriving baby practice, making prams and baby carriers a common sight in the waiting room.
Graduated From DUT (Durban) in 1994. Worked in England for two years after graduating, completing various post graduate courses. Returned to Johannesburg in 1997 as a full time lecturer at UJ, practicing part time. Opened this practice with Dr Duddy in 1998. Completed her Post Graduate Sports Chiropractic Diploma (CCSP) in 1999. She has a very keen interest in Pediatric Chiropractic, and has completed various Pediatric courses in South Africa. Ashleigh works mornings only, and has a very full afternoon schedule with her three daughters.