Most Commonly treated conditions include: Neck pain, back pain, headaches, sport injuries, muscle strains and joint sprains.

  • Headaches

    A headache is defined as pain that occurs in any region of the head. It may occur on the sides of the head, the front of the head or move from side to side. The pain may vary between a throbbing, sharp or aching pain. Headaches can be caused by structures in the neck. These are called cervicogenic headaches (CH), which are sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines. Tenderness at the base of the skull and an increase in pain with head and neck movements may indicate a cervicogenic headache rather than a migraine. Others signs of a CH include: steady pain, increased pain when coughing or sneezing and a painful or stiff neck. Chiropractic has been shown to be effective in treating this type of headache.

  • Neck Pain

    Neck pain is a common condition which occurs between the base of the skull and the tips of the shoulders. Minor causes of neck pain may include an incorrect sleeping pattern or a muscle in the neck being overloaded, more serious causes of neck pain may include cervical spondylosis or a nerve root impingement (pinched nerve). Many patients experience a sharp or dull aching pain that may cause headaches or refer pain down the arms. Many patients also find difficulty moving their head and neck.

  • Low Back Pain

    Low back pain is one of the most common complaints amongst people. It occurs in almost 80% of the population. The pain may be experienced anywhere from below the ribcage to the buttocks, this might be a sharp or an aching sensation. This may also refer pain down to the thighs and legs. Low back pain may be caused from lifting heavy objects, prolonged driving and sitting at a desk for long periods of time. It may also be caused from degeneration or a muscle strain.

  • Sciatica

    The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. The condition sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated at its point of origin or along its course. Symptoms commonly experienced include: pain deep to the buttocks, pain aggravated by sitting for a prolonged period of time, numbness or pins and needles in the lower limb. Causes of sciatica may vary from the piriformis muscle impinging on the nerve to sever spondylosis or herniated discs.

  • Sports Injuries (ankle sprains etc.)

  • Muscle Strains

  • Ergonomic Back Pain

    Back pain is one of the most common work related injuries and is often caused by ordinary activities such as sitting in an office chair or heavy lifting. Chiropractic care and applying ergonomic principles can aid to prevent and treat these injuries and may help to maintain a healthy back.

    Generally there are 2 types of situations:

    1. Non-accidental injury- pain that arises from normal activities. Poor body mechanics (slouching in an office chair), prolonged activity, repetitive motions and fatigue. This may arise from sitting or standing for a prolonged period of time.
    2. Accidental injury- this is pain that results when an unexpected event triggers an injury during a normal task, e.g.: a load that shifts while being lifted or missing a step. These accidents can jolt the neck, back or other joints which results in a muscle strain and disruption of other tissues.

    People who sit most of the day such as those who work at a computer all day are at high risk for a non-accidental back injury. The common presenting complaint is neck or low back pain.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash is the common term used to describe a cervical (neck) sprain or strain injury. It occurs most commonly after a motor vehicle accident, it is caused by a rapid flexion movement followed by rapid extension of the neck similar to a whip like motion, hence the term whiplash. This injury results in damage to the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves of the neck. Symptoms vary depending on the severity of the injury. Pain, stiffness, headaches and dizziness are some of the symptoms one could experience.

  • Spondylosis


  •  Spinal Adjustment

    A high velocity, low amplitude thrust which is specifically applied to a joint with the aim of restoring normal function and movement

  • Dry Needling

    An adapted form of acupuncture commonly used to treat trigger points within a muscle. This helps to increase and restore blood flow to a muscle.

  • TENS

    A safe and effective electro modality, which reduces pain by means of inhibiting pain producing nerve fibres.

  • Strapping/Kinesiotaping

    Specialized taping or strapping technique with the aim of protecting an injured joint or reducing pain and swelling.

  • Ultrasound

    An electro modality that helps to reduce pain by thermal and mechanical effects.