Chiropractor Johannesburg

Chiropractor Johannesburg has a list of your local DCs.

It's a very old profession, but not the oldest, practised by the ancients. Famous Greek doctors, for example, like Hippocrates and Galen used manipulative techniques more than two millennia ago. 

Known as bonesetters in the Middle Ages, the modern era of manipulative sciences began with Daniel D Palmer in 1895 in the United States. 

Chiropractor Johannesburg is probably about 80 to 90 years in existence.

Many conditions, like carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder and tingling in the arms are legs have a frankly irritated nerve at their root.

Today, chiropractic is a very broad profession, having specialties in sports injuries, treatment of the elderly, and infantile colic, the management of arthritic hips and so on. Lower back pain in its many forms is the most common reason why people consult a chiropractor.

The profession in Gauteng caters for people suffering from headaches, back pain, slipped discs, shoulder pain, even colicky babies, and much, much more. 

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In amongst the lights of Johannesburg is where you'll find your local chiropractor.

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Chiropractor Johannesburg

  • Dr Natalie Arkin - Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, 011 3255096 
  • Dr Douglas Hawley - 73 Linksfield Road, Dowerglen, Edenvale, 011 0222257 
  • Dr Brett Kavonic - 85 Leigh Avenue, Glen Hazel, 011 8827982 
  • Dr Cheri Kaye-Eddie - 42 African Street, Oaklands, 082 896 5144 
  • Dr Siobhan Wilcox - Family Practice, 116 Kayburne Ave, Randpark Ridge, 011 791 7799

More Chiropractor Johannesburg ...

  • Dr Arkin, Natalie , Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, 011 3255096
  •  Dr Baker, Jaqueline , 150 Kyalami Glen Off Main Road,
  •  Dr Barbour, Michael , Nicol Grove, Cnr William Nicol &  Leslie rd, Fourways, 0114651869 
  • Dr Barker, Juanita - Corner 14 Avenue & 5th Street, Northmead, 011 4253834 
  • Dr Barker, Zelda , Village Medical Centre, Parktown North, 12 7th Avenue, 
  • Dr Bhana, 
  • Dr Boola
  • Dr Borowsky, Wayne , 20 1st Avenue Pierneef Park, 
  • Dr Boshoff, Willem , Annexe 7, Wilgeheuwel Hospital on Amplifier Rd, Radiokop. (011) 675 3026 
  • Dr Bunge, Jacquelin , The Children's Therapy Centre, Cnr Cambridge and Rembrandt Road, 
  • Dr Cerva, Deborah , 42A Escourt Street, Wierdapark, 0126530833
  • Dr Coetzee, 
  • Dr Cullinan, Adam , 56 Kingfisher Drive, Fourways, 011 4677454 More CHIROPRACTOR JOHANNESBURG
  • Dr Dallas, Brian , 3 A Shirley Avenue, Bedfordview, (011) 622 1521 
  • Dr De Abreu, Eva, 46 Pandora Road, Kensington, 0116152070 
  • Dr de Wet, Marius, 116 Kayburne Ave, Randpark Ridge, 011 791 7799
  • Dr Deall, 
  • Dr Dickerson, Lisa, Family Practice, Shop 19, Olive Dale CNR Shopping Centre, 0114627474
  • Dr Duddy, 
  • Dr Duncan,  
  • Dr Fletcher, Sheryn , The Gym, The Campus, 57 Sloane Street, 011 5753115
  • Dr Forbes, Lauren , 16 Fredman DriveDiscovery Health Wellness Centre, Sandton, Tel: (011) 5293131
  • Dr Frese, Monica , 44 Keith Avenue, Blairgowrie, 0723921234 
  • Dr Fuller, Robert , 5 Birt Street, Raedene, (011) 640 1532
  •  Dr Fyfer, Jason , Bodyworks Chiropractic Clinic, Sunninghill Medical Centre, 
  • Dr Gaines, Dominique , Second Floor, Illovo Thrupps Centre, 204 Oxford Road, 0112680323 
  • Dr Gray, Derick , Melville Welness Centre and  Spa, 37 Arundel Road, 011 4773105 
  • Dr Hari,
  •  Dr Hawkings, Tanith , Bryanston Wedge Medical Centre, Cnr Main Rd & Posthouse St, 011 7064566 
  • Dr Hawley, Douglas , 73 Linksfield Road, Dowerglen, Edenvale, 011 0222257 
  • Dr Hay, Caroline , 90 First Avenue, Dunvegan Edenvale, 011 454 1648 
  • Dr Haywood, Craig , Naturally Yours Health Centre, 453 CNR Main GNLross Roads, Bryanston,
  •  Dr Hazel, Johrene , The Medical Centre, 122 Langermann Drive, Kensington, 011 6226254 
  • Dr Herwill, Dylan , The Endurance Sport & Wellness  Centre, 2nd Floor Riverview Centre, Blairgowrie, 
  • Dr Hollinshead, Martina , 21 Essendon Avenue, Bonaero Park X1, Kempton Park, 011 3954974
  • Dr I'Ons, Grant , The Wellness Centre, 17 Eaton Avenue, Bryanston, 011 8405340
  •  Dr Janse van Rensburg, Andrew , 80 Alma Road, Wendywood, 
  • Dr Jorge, Ricardo , Innate Quality of Life Centre, 33 Scott Street, Waverley, 011 4403833 
  • Dr Kavonic, Brett , 85 Leigh Avenue, Glen Hazel, 011 8827982 Yet more CHIROPRACTOR JOHANNESBURG: 
  • Dr Kaye-Eddie, Cheri , 42 African Street, Oaklands, 082 896 5144
  •  Dr Kirwan, Gary , Pineslopes Medical Centre, Cnr Forest Drive & Sunset Blud, Fourways, 011 4659820 
  • Dr Kneppers, Sonja , 30 Rooihout Avenue, Weltevredenpark, 
  • Dr Kruger, Martin , 50 First Avenue, Dunvegan, 084 9177463 
  • Dr Kurczych, Anastazja , 11 Penlope Avenue, Florida North, 
  • Dr Lalla, Corinne , Greenside Clinic, 9 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, 011 7820004/5/6 
  • Dr Lawson, Simon , Mornignside Chiropractic and Sports,  1st Floor,  Morningside Medical Mews, 011 7840052/4 
  • Dr Loots, Tamsin , 2 Palmerton Road, Lonehill, 0825738184 
  • Dr Lyons, Craig , Naturally Yours Health Centre, 453 Cnr Main & Culross Roads, Bryanston, 011 4634906
  • Dr Mackenzie, Mandy , Melrose North Medical & Dental  Centre, 82 Corlett Drive, Melrose North, 079 8743860 
  • Dr Marinus, Lionel , 229 Barkston Drive, Blairgowrie, (011) 787 4746 
  • Dr Maris, Robin , 2nd Floor Virgin Active Classic, Melrose Arch, 
  • Dr Mead, Clifford , 155 Blairgowrie Plaza, Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie, (011) 7870045 
  • Dr Mitchell, Jenny , 237 Ontdekkers Road, Horison Ext, Roodepoort, (011) 760 3061
  • Dr Monvoison, Jean , 19 Lancaster Avenue, Craighall Park, (011) 3260124
  • Dr Nortje
  • Dr Palmer-Owen, Delia, 44 Wilson Street, Fairland, (011) 678 7869 
  • Dr Parbhoo, Hemant, 5 Birt Street, Raedene, (011) 640 1532
  • Dr Pleass Leslie 14 Torquay Road Parkwood (011) 4429393 
  • Dr Potgieter, Rossel, Suite 8 & 9, Sandton Medpark, 011 706 5317 
  • Dr Pritchard, Michael, Nicol Grove, Cnr William Nicol & Leslie Rd, Fourways,
  • Dr Puchner
  • Dr Pyper, Candice , 19 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, 011 6225323 
  • Dr Ray, Grant, 1 Robin Road, Edenglen, (011) 609 2898 
  • Dr Rosenberg, Marie, Morningside Shopping Centre, CNR Rivonia RD and Outspan RD, 0879403893 
  • Dr Royce, Nicholas , Chemaly House 118,  11th Street, 011 8848580 
  • Dr Ruthven, Melissa , 44 Monument Road, Kempton Park, (011) 9701519 
  • Dr Ruthven, Louisa, 8 Briggs Lane, Bedfordview, (011) 455 5163 
  • Dr Ruthven, James , 44 Monument Road, Kempton Park, 0119701519/20 
  • Dr Saffer, Elana , 100 Algeron Road, Norwood,
  • Dr Sandler
  • Dr Sayers, Adam, Greenside Clinic, 9 Gleneagles Road, (011) 7820004/5/6 
  • Dr Schalekamp, Hendrik , 463 Charles Street, Brooklyn, 0822140274
  • Dr Scrace, Gregory, Suite 8 & 9, Sandton Medpark, Bryanston, 
  • Dr Segeel, Moira, 777 Rivonia Road, CNR 7th Avenue & Rivonia Road, (011) 8079877 
  • Dr Sery, Roy, Linksfield Square, 115 Club street, 011 6402514 
  • Dr Stranack, Barry, 9 Anslow Crescent, Bryanston, 011 7063106 
  • Dr Tim, Anthony, 1 Arend Avenue, Fourways, (011) 4673364 
  • Dr Tolley, Natalie , 50 First Avenue, Dunvegan, Dr
  • Trautmann, Brenda , 33 Scott Street, Waverly, (011) 8838726 
  • Dr Van Zyl, Karla; 10the Avenue, Parktown North, 0713265745 
  • Dr Wayman, Arthur , 2nd Floor, Healthway Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Blackheath, (011) 678 1414 
  • Dr Westbury, Samantha , Pineslopes Medical Centre, Cnr Forest Drive & Sunset Blvd, (011) 4659820 
  • Dr Wilcox, Siobhan , Family Practice, 116 Kayburne Ave, Randpark Ridge, 011 791 7799
  • Dr Young, Charmaine, Bedfordview Therapy Centre, 6 Park Street, Bedfordview,
  • Dr Zietsman, Gary, 115 Langerman Drive, Kensington, (011) 615 4577

What is chiropractic?

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Migraine headache

Interestingly, research shows that migraine sufferers, clench their Temporalis muscles on the side of the head 14x more often than non-migraine sufferers. 

Chiropractor Johannesburg is where you will get relief.

Head neck pain

Moreover, jaw joint sufferers almost always also have cervical spine pain, as the sensory nucleus of the nerve that supplies the TMJ joint, the trigeminal, is located in the upper neck.

If you grind your teeth at night, known as bruxism, then not only will you have severe headaches, but also facial pain; and you'll wear your molars down and probably drive your spouse to the spare room. A bite plate is the solution. They aren't very comfortable, but you'll get used to it; it's better than all of the above.

Neck pain and headache are amongst the primary reasons why patients consult chiropractor Johannesburg. Are you swallowing bucket loads of pills on a regular basis? Taking dual anti inflammatory drugs like brufin and aspirin, simultaneously, is very dangerous.

Your chiropractor will want to see any xrays of your cervical spine that you have had taken. Take them with you for the first consultation.

If you have not had plates taken, or a scan, your chiropractor may order them; therein lies a difficulty. Scans are very expensive and xrays are ionising radiation; but they yield so much useful information.

Discuss the issue of xrays with your chiropractor. If you've not had recent trauma, and have no tingling or ache down the arm, then sometimes a trial of half a dozen treatments may be indicated; if there's inadequate improvement in your head and neck pain then you can still have them taken.

A nagging ache in your neck often points to one or more fixated parts in the cervical spine. Long before arthritis is visible on xray you will start to get a warning that all is not well in the state of Denmark; uncovertebral joint of Luschka arthritis may be progressing.

Subluxated joints, starved of normal nutrition, become rapidly arthritic. In fact, in white mice degenerative changes are visible within thirteen hours of a spinal joint being artificially fixated.

Remember too the beneficial effect of phytochemical foods and omega 3 on joints. Enjoying lightly filtered raw honey with all the pollen for example, and regularly having west coast pilchards or freshly ground flax seed are easy ways to improve not only your joint health but your whole body. Don't forget the anti inflammatory benefits of olive oil and chilies too.

Ultimately the degenerative changes in the lower neck will cause tingling in arms and hands.

The uncinate process in the cervical spine.

Pelvic and pubic bone pain

Chiropractor Johannesburg

The pelvis is a complex organ causing a great many of the painful syndromes treated by Chiropractors. Read more here about the Sacroiliac Joint anatomy, for example, and this Femero Acetabular Impingement Syndrome Case File which causes arthritic-type symptoms, but starting in the young person ...

Location of pubic bone pain.

Pubic bone pain can be a great trial during the last trimester of pregnancy. Untreated it sometimes continues for months and sometimes years after the birth, making sex very painful.


Chiropractor Johannesburg

Any dysfunction in the foot will disrupt the kinetic chain and cause pain syndromes higher up in the body. Can a Mortons neuroma cause headaches ...? Yes, if it makes you limp. 

Chiropractor Johannesburg is where you will get relief. Mortons neuroma ... 

  • Foot pain disturbs the gait and the whole kinetic chain.

Not all chiropractors work with feet. Ask before making an appointment for chiropractic help.

Chiropractic South Africa

Whilst spinal manipulation really dates back to Hippocrates and beyond, the origin of modern chiropractic is credited to Dr D.D. Palmer in 1895, a Canadian living in the United States who gave the first chiropractic adjustment to the spine.

Chiropractic South Africa dates back nearly 90 years. The first, unknown chiropractor opened his doors in the 1920's. The Payne twins, Dr Ivan and Dr Alan, formed the first association of chiropractors in the late 1930's. My own parents, Dr Dick Lewis and Dr Unity Allsopp Lewis trained in America during world war 2 and started practice in Pietermaritzburg in 1946.

South Africa now has over 600 chiropractors with two accredited university level courses in Johannesburg and Durban.

Early days were characterized by squabbles between two factions, one which promoted making a diagnosis, and the other just adjusted the spine. The inimitable and forceful Dr Mario Milani should correctly be accorded the credit for unifying the two factions into one cohesive profession.

It was this unified profession  that enabled chiropractic to become fully accredited in South Africa in the face of a united medical profession that called us quacks and lay manipulators.

In fact South Africa has one of the most cohesive chiropractic associations in the world; the internecine strife that characterised much of the first century is now long gone.

Whilst a good proportion of the chiropractors are located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban most smaller town now boast of a chiropractor or two. 

Education Chiropractic

South Africa is privileged to have not one but two top class chiropractic institutions. Thanks to the vision of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa, the institutes were started despite great opposition some two decades ago. Without them there would today be no more than a handful of aging chiropractors in South Africa.

There are two very different approaches to chiropractic education ... EDUCATION CHIROPRACTIC ...

The Journey of Scott Haldeman 

South Africa is proud to be the birth place of one of the most influential chiropractic personalities the world has ever seen. His grandmother and father were both chiropractors.

Trained as a chiropractor, and still very cognisant of his roots, Dr Haldeman has gone on to qualify as a medical doctor, a PhD and practising neurologist.

Few men have shaped modern chiropractic more than Dr Haldeman, putting it on the healthcare map with his strict emphasis by insisting that chiropractic through research actually prove with hard research what they already know; chiropractic is safe, effective and cost effective. We are the largest non drug healing profession in the world.

South Africa is very proud of you Dr Haldeman. The journey of Scott Haldeman.

Dr Scott Haldeman DC.

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1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I have left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he is happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti-inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He is doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost pain-free. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he is well pleased; sixty-five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he has taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily stroll has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift; he has a short leg.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. X-rays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65-year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88-year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done. 

10. Mr X is a 71-year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a few months ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It is a non-complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she is doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38-year old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he could not sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71-year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

And so the day goes; chiropractors should not be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that is so much bunkum.

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Spine and pelvis highlighted.


A lumbar hyperextension injury whilst skating.
Falls from horses can be devastating to the spine and pelvis.
A fall on the ice can injure the coccyx and sacroiliac joints.

Bending and twisting

The bending and twisting whilst shoveling snow stresses the lumbar discs.
Gardening can injure the lower back and cause leg pain.
Men on a building site.


Sitting as this woman is doing with the lumbar spine flexed is a common cause of ache in the lower back.
This woman in a car should exercise her lower back every morning.

Short leg?

An x-ray showing how a short leg causes a scoliosis and neck pain.
  • Leg length inequality and Low Back Pain

Lower back and leg pain

A graphic showing the course of the sciatic nerve.

Lumbar facet syndrome

The lumbar facet joints.

Slipped disc

A slipped disc as seen on an MRI.

Sacro-Iliac Joint

Sacroiliac joint location.


An x-ray of the lumbar spine showing how a spondylolysis causes a condition known as spondylolysthesis.


Motion palpation of the sacroiliac joint.
The Flip and Slump tests for a sciatica.
  • Slump Test for sciatica ...
Reflexes tested when lower back and leg pain is present.
The L4 lumbar spine area can cause extensor hallucis longus weakness.