Chiropractic Treatments at HealthLab
First, a little bit about our Chiropractor!
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 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
Dynamic Strapping & Taping
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
BACK & NECK PAIN
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.
STRETCH & STRENGTHEN
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
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
Spinal Nerve irritation
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:
Cervical Disc Herniation
Muscle spasm / Trigger points
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:
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:
Postural Kyphosis (“Hunched Back”)
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
AC Joint Injury
Muscle Trigger Points
Elbow and Wrist Pain
Pain in an around the elbow, forearm and wrist can be the cause of the following conditions:
Upper Limb Neuropathy
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome