[ki”ro-prak’tik”] means “done by hand”
Although it is the youngest of the natural healing arts, Chiropractic has appreciated tremendous growth over the past decade. Chiropractors blend the drug free, non-surgical art of hands on therapy with the science and technology of modern medicine and physical rehabilitation. The primary treatment administered by chiropractors is spinal manipulation, also known as “adjustment”. This means to gently move the spinal bones in order to take the pressure off the body’s central nervous system that controls the entire body. By releasing these bones and nerves we can concentrate on naturally balancing and optimizing the function of the body in order to promote and maintain health.
The foundation of Chiropractic philosophy is the belief that the body has the ability to heal itself, as long as there is no nervous system interference. Most chiropractors prescribe excercises, stretches and lifestyle modifications in conjuction with the adjustment to maintain optimal health. We also provide nutritional counselling and soft tissue therapies. It is important to remember that muscles and bones attach so in order to treat one or the other, you have to address both.
Dr Michael Barbour
Dr Michael Barbour was born in Rhodesia before moving at a young age to Kwa-Zulu Natal. After graduating from Michaelhouse in the Natal Midlands he attended Palmer College of Chiropractics in the U.S.A , which is considered by many as the finest Chiropractic College in the world.
Having graduated from Palmer College in 2006, Dr. Barbour moved back to
South Africa where he has practiced for 12 years at a sports injury-related
clinic. This experience enabled him to work on many elite athletes, as well as
everyday individuals and families.
Dr Enya Vogl
Dr Enya Vogl was born in Austria and lived overseas for much of her childhood before moving to Cape Town in her teens. She completed her schooling at the German school in Cape Town and then went on to study Chiropractic at the Durban University of Technology. During her student years in Durban, Dr Vogl sat on the World Congress of Chiropractic students representing her university in Spain as head delegate.
What We Are Good At
- Spinal Alignment
- Nervous System Function
- Lifestyle Ergonomics