Chiropractic Treatments at HealthLab

First, a little bit about our Golden Key Chiropractor based in Pretoria East!

Dr. Gerné Jordaan graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a

Masters Degree in Chiropractic. He is a member of the Chiropractic Association

of South Africa (CASA) and a registered practitioner with the Allied Health Professions

Council of South Africa (AHPCSA).


Upon graduation, he received an invitation from the Golden Key International

Honour Society. The society is a non-profit organisation which recognises academic

excellence. Membership is by invitation only and is purely based on academic merit

and is limited to the top 15% of degree students from all disciplines.


Dr. Gerné worked as an assistant clinician at the UJ Chiropractic Clinic. He formed part of the Student Chiropractic Sports Council and worked at numerous sports events across South Africa including 947 Cycle Challenge and Cape Epic.

During his studies he joined the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS), a scholarly council consisting of chiropractic students worldwide, and served as the African Region Representative on the Board of Directors 2016/2017 He also joined a couple of experienced chiropractors in a locum capacity where he expanded on his clinical knowledge and skill.


Dr Gerné is a passionate chiropractor that takes special interest in each of his patients. He is a good listener and strives to make an effort to explain your symptoms – where it comes from, how to fix it and what to do to prevent it from reoccurring. He loves treating everybody from young to the elderly and welcomes all families from in and around Pretoria East.



Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment modalities and techniques


Chiropractic treatment focus on the reduction of pain and improvement of spinal and joint mobility. Treatment will be different for each individual and will depend on the patient and diagnosis, as no single person is the same. To ensure the most effective treatment, chiropractors often combine treatment modalities and techniques based on the factors mentioned above.


Our practise utilizes the following chiropractic techniques:

  • Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments

  • Joint mobilisation techniques

  • Soft-tissue treatment

  • Dry-Needling

  • Dynamic Strapping & Taping

  • Orthopaedic Bracing

  • Stretch & Strengthening programs

  • Postural and Lifestyle advise


What exactly is Chiropractic Treatment?

Simply put, it is the spine, joint, muscle and nerve-related health care.


Chiropractic is the 3rd largest health profession in the world after medicine and dentistry. A chiropractor is a primary health care doctor - who specialises in spinal health and well being. They focus on the prevention, diagnosis and conservative treatment of spine-related disorders and other painful joint issues. In South Africa, it is required to complete a 6 year degree before one can be registered as a practitioner. The word chiro means "done by hand" thus spinal adjustments form the cornerstone of chiropractic treatment. An adjustment is a safe, gentle, controlled force applied to a joint to restore proper function and mobility and reduce pain. Chiropractors also provide soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations and can provide postural, fitness and nutritional advice. Accidents, falls, stress or overuse can negatively impact your spine and other joints. Left unresolved, these issues make you more susceptible to chronic problems. Chiropractic treatment helps improve quality of life without drugs or surgery and is a safe, effective and affordable health care choice.



Chiropractic care is safe for the whole family including babies, pregnant women and the elderly



No need for medication. Chiropractic care is completely drug-free.



Chiropractic treatment is free of incisions, surgery or removal of tissue.



Chiropractic care substantially lowers health care costs, physician visits and hospital admissions.



Symptoms & Conditions



Our practice focus on spine-related conditions.

With gentle chiropractic adjustments as part of

our primary treatment we can help reduce back

and neck pain, improve spinal mobility and

ensure a proper functioning nervous system



Chiropractic care is a great way of treating and

managing injuries or conditions related to joints,

other than the spine. Our practice can help with

a painful shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and

ankle joints of the body.


Soft-tissue techniques our practice utilise

includes; dry needling, percussion massage and

dynamic strapping/taping. These techniques help

to treat conditions related to muscle, ligaments,

tendons and fascia.


As part of an optimal treatment plan, our

practice provides patients with a personalised

home exercise program. This compromise of

stretches for flexibility and strengthening

exercises for muscle weakness.




Spinal, joint, muscle & nerve-related conditions

Chiropractic care can benefit the following list of symptoms and conditions


Back Pain

Lower back pain is the most common form of back pain and can sometimes radiate into the buttock, hip and thigh areas. Numerous biomechanical conditions or injuries can cause back pain such as:

  • Spinal Joint Dysfunction

  • Lumbar Disc Herniation

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Spinal Nerve irritation

Neck Pain

Neck pain is often localised to the head and neck areas as well as the shoulders and can often be associated with headaches. Common causes of neck pain can include:

  • Whiplash Injury

  • Pinched Nerve

  • Cervical Disc Herniation

  • Meniscoid Entrapment

  • Muscle spasm / Trigger points

  • Postural Issues


Headaches can be described as a pressing, nagging, pounding sometimes severe type of pain around the head, eyes, temples and ears. The following headaches can be associated with neck pain, muscle spasm and nerve irritation:

  • Migraine

  • Cluster Headache

  • Cervicogenic Headache

  • Tension Headache

Arthritic Disorders

Arthritic disorders are a common name for a group of joint diseases that can lead to joint stiffness, swelling and pain. Some disorders are caused by your body’s own response (autoimmune) and some develop with age (degenerative) such as:

  • Degenerative arthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Ankylosing spondylitis

  • Postural Kyphosis (“Hunched Back”)

  • Osteoporosis

  • Gout

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries often relate to previous trauma such as a fall, car accident or sports injury. Common causes for shoulder pain include:

  • Rotator Cuff injury

  • Impingement Syndrome

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • AC Joint Injury

  • Muscle Trigger Points

  • Labral Tears

Elbow and Wrist Pain

Pain in an around the elbow, forearm and wrist can be the cause of the following conditions:

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Upper Limb Neuropathy

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Lower Leg and Foot Pain

Pain in an around the calves, ankle and foot can be the cause of the following conditions:

  • Muscle Strain

  • Ankle sprain

  • Shin Splints

  • Plantar Fasciitis