Chiropractic as a profession is well researched and evidenced based profession. Chiropractors from South Africa study for 6 years focussing on human anatomy, physiology, diagnostics, general, systemic and myofascial pathology and of course chiropractic manipulative therapy. The profession is considered relatively “new”, but is growing exponentially every year. This is simply because the chiropractic approach works so well and the speed and level of recovery that patient’s experience keeps them referring.
A visit to a chiropractic office will most probably make you feel like a bowl of rice crispy’s. Most patients’ find the associated sounds bring quick relief and are not bothered by it, others may find it disturbing. But everything put aside the “snap, crackle and pop” is actually caused by the formation of gas bubbles within the fluid around the joint. There is some therapy associated to the sound, but the true benefit comes from getting your joints to move like they are supposed to. Joints are amazing structures; however their weak link is that the cartilage around the joint doesn’t have a blood supply. It gets it nutrition, and gets rid of its waste, from compression and release as the joint moves. Many problems occur when a joint doesn’t move properly. This is one of the reasons why chiropractic works so well. Chiropractors are well trained, in firstly identifying the right joint that is the source of the problem and then quite simply getting it to move again. Getting this basic functional problem right is often all that is needed for the body to take over and do the rest.
As your treating doctor we treat a range of conditions, but our expertise lies in the identification and treatment of problematic joints and their associated structures such as muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is also quiet surprising how many symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and referred pain into pretty much any part of the body can be caused by these structures. It is always advisable that when you feel pain, don’t ignore it but figure out the source and a good place to start is at your chiropractor. What many people don’t realise is that 80% of pain comes from a musculoskeletal origin, and more importantly it usually can be treated.
Dr Greyling Botha completed his Cambridge International Exams and then undertook his chiropractic journey. He received his Chiropractic Degree (cumlaude) from the University of Johannesburg in 2013. He was awarded the Academic Excellence Award as well as Best Practical Performing Student for the class of 2013.
During his internship Dr Botha completed his certifications in kinesio-taping and basic leuko strapping. On his ongoing journey of chiropractic Dr Botha enjoys the wide spectrum presented to him each day within practice. Over time Dr Botha has developed a keen interest in sport and fitness. Dr Botha is a member of Chirosport SA, the South African Sports Medicine Association and and is busy with his sports certification through FICS (International Federation of Sports Chiropractic).As an active individual himself he understands the need and importance of health, fitness and optimum functioning.