Sports Injury Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy
The majority of sports related injuries involve a combination of one or more of the following: muscle, ligament, cartilage and joint. The chiropractors aim is to address some of these areas through spinal manipulation and mobilization of the joints. The treatment may also look at the prevention of injury and the optimization of athletic performance for the individual. Although it is important to treat an injury when it arises, it is vital that we understand why the problem occurred in the first place so that we can prevent the injury from occurring again. It is at this point that the biokineticist will take over treatment in order to strengthen the body in order to prevent further injury. Specific testing can be done to look at muscle strength and flexibility on both sides of the body and then to correct any imbalances found. State of the art CYBEX technology is also used at our facility to attain precise measurements and rehabilitation protocols.
Marike De Jager
Marike De Jager was born in Kestell, Eastern Free state before moving to White
River, Mpumalanga where she completed her school education at Rob Ferreira
High School. This is where her love for sport and passion for healthy living
started to bloom.
Marike studied ASC Human Movement Science with Physiology and went on to
do her Honours degree in Biokinetics (BSc). She completed both degrees at
the Founder University of Biokinetics in Potchefstroom, after which she moved
back to Nelspruit to complete her internship at LowMed Clinic in the Sport and
Performance Group of Biokineticists.
Claudia Griessel was born in Bethlehem in the Free State and grew up in
KwaZulu Natal where she completed her schooling career in Durban.
Since a very young age she has been passionate about physical exercise and
enjoyed dancing but excelled at hockey representing KwaZulu Natal and
athletics competing at provincial, national and international levels in the 100m
& 200m sprinting events.
- Muscle Strength and Flexibility
- Core Strength and Posture