As a healthy and active boy born in South Africa, I had no idea that my first migraine, accompanied by the full array of ‘fun symptoms’ would go on to shape and change my life. I was seven years old at the time. I was very healthy and quite athletic – rugby, competitive surfer, swimmer, water polo, kitesurfing (Seaborne by name, seaborne by nature), ice hockey but was medicated daily, weekly and monthly. However, the migraines still occurred every 6-10 weeks with no apparent cause other than that they were probably ‘hereditary’ (my father was hospitalised 3-5 times annually owing to the severity of his symptoms). As luck would have it, while I was in my 3rd year at University, a close friend of mine in his 1st year at Chiropractic College suggested I become part of a final year student’s thesis on headaches and migraine.
I knew nothing about Chiropractic but after three neck adjustments over 2 weeks, I have been migraine-free despite two fairly serious head traumas in the years that have followed. I was 24 at the time. The experience was literally life-changing. I’m not suggesting that Chiropractic ‘cured’ me.
That would be silly, like suggesting it’s the stitches that heal the cut or the plaster cast that heals the broken bone. You know they are only there to ensure that ENVIRONMENT is ideal for the body to do what it has been designed to do, what it strives to do… which is TO HEAL ITSELF. Restoring function to the dysfunctional joints in my neck, the chiropractic adjustment has not allowed the gene I was born with that caused my migraines to express itself since that time.
If I wasn’t certain by then, eighteen years in practice as a chiropractor have convinced me beyond a shadow of doubt the undeniable life-changing effectiveness of a chiropractic adjustment. If it was good enough for my mom and good enough for my sister as well as good enough for me, I want everyone I meet to know the beneficial effects my family and I have experienced through chiropractic care.
I would like to try to ensure that structurally I will always be up to lots of work and play into my late eighties or even nineties. Every two to three weeks I get my spine checked over and adjusted when necessary. This is alongside a chiropractic lifestyle of keeping active, adhering to a healthy diet, drinking two to three litres of cool water daily and keeping a smile on my face as well as in my head.
No matter who you are or how you feel, my goal is to meet you where you are and share with you the profound changes and benefits the chiropractic adjustment holds for you. I have a keen interest in following your body’s ‘indicators’ taught to me as a chiropractor that help me address the root cause of many of today’s health issues. I’ll focus on easing your symptoms as intensively and safely as possible at first. Then I will help you to stabilise your spine by a combination of getting adjusted as well as encouraging you to take charge of your health through doing specially tailored exercises.
Regardless of whether you are in it for the long-haul and committed to ‘being better’ or if you want that one ‘miracle cure’, I will do my best to meet your expectations but encourage you to be realistic at the same time. You will get the same outstanding level of expertise, care, advise, motivation and that active ingredient, the chiropractic adjustment whose health benefits should never be underestimated. I guarantee I’ll more that meet your expectations and in the unlikely event that I don’t, I would like you to let me know.
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47 Hill Road,
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