Chiropractic

What is
Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a regulated health care proffession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions that are due to mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Physical, psychological and social aspects of a person's health are taken into account. Patients seeking treatment with Dr Joshua Gernetzky, Dr Tarnia Raad or Dr Maxine Millar are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment, technology and scientific procedures.

Who can benefit?

Athletes

All types of Athletes can benefit from chiropractic care. Routine adjustments have shown to improve performance, improve range of motion (especially in endurance athletes), increase blood flow, and reduce injuries. Because spinal adjustments reduce the irritation of the nerve roots between the vertebrae, the healing time from minor injuries can be shortened, improving performance.


Pregnancy

There are four stages in which having an optimal nervous system can help both mother and child:
Pre-Conception - Chiropractic care prepares the body to be as strong, supple and balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy.
Pregnancy - Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy appeals to mothers who seek a natural approach to giving birth.
Labor & Birth - Many rely on chiropractic care to assure optimum bio-mechanics of the hips and spine so as to reduce the need for intervention during the birthing process.
After birth - Even natural births can put stress on a baby's spine. Breast feeding problems can arise if the baby has a subluxation and is unable to comfortably turn its head to one side.


Newborn / Infants

A spine, with some exceptions, usually develops perfectly before birth. It's what happens during birth and in the months thereafter that can sometimes upset the normal functioning of the spine. Spinal vertebra can be pushed or pulled out of place due to the baby's position in the womb, or during the labor or birthing process.


Children

The ICPA has initiated a ground-breaking study on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care on children. The preliminary results are outstanding and show that chiropractic care is not only safe for children but improves sleeping, behaviour and attitude, and immune system function.


Elderly

Chiropractors can help correct misalignment in the spine that may be effecting the central nervous system causing a variety of problems on the discs, muscles and tendons. Gentle manipulations and mobilizations are used together with muscular release techniques and kinesiology taping to support the weak muscles or structures. Regular treatments may relieve pain, increase range of motion, improve arthritis and decrease joint degeneration.

What we treat

  • Neck
  • Back
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Muscular Injuries
  • Jaw Pain
  • Joint pain / arthritis
  • Vertigo
  • Tendonitis
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Disc herniation / injuries
  • Numbness and tingling in arms and hands
  • Sciatica/pinched nerve
  • Scoliosis
  • Asthma
  • Sinus
  • Posture
  • ADHD
  • Pregnancy Sciatic pain
  • Infant Colic
  • Infant Reflux
  • Growing Pains
  • Shock Wave Treatment

Dr Tarnia Raad

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr Tarnia Raad completed her international masters degree in Chiropractic in Durban.

She specialises in sport injuries but has a particular interest in pediatrics and pregnancy. She uses Chiropractic manipulation, various muscle release techniques, dry needling, Kinesiotaping and Smart tools (Fascia Lyno Tool) in her practice.

Dr Joshua Gernetzky

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr Joshua Gernetzky graduated from the internationally recognised Durban University of Technology (DUT).

He has a keen interest in athletes and takes pride in working with them to see their bodies reach new limits in their sport. His additional studies have demonstrated his endeavor to do so with excellence. Dr Gernetzky also has a specific interest in correcting postural issues, and allowing a body to function optimally. He also gets great satisfaction from helping patients with chronic conditions. His continued development from which all patients, especially athletes, can benefit include: Body Rehabilitation, Smart tool fascia and soft tissue mobilisation techniques, Advanced Biostructurual Correction (ABC), and International Kinesiology taping (AK 1,2,3).

Dr Maxine Millar

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr Maxine Millar studied at the Durban University of Technology completing her masters degree in chiropractic.

She has a background in massage therapy and has a particular interest in treating sports related injuries. She uses chiropractic manipulation, dry needling, kinesiotaping and muscle release techniques such as massage and ischaemic compression in her practice.

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