Believing In Natural Therapy
I earned a Master of Chiropractic (MChiro) at the world renowned AECC (UK), in 2009.
I am dedicated in the management of low back pain and its characteristics often presenting as disc dysfunction, sciatica, lumbopelvic dysfunction, sacroiliatis, lumbar joint sprain and nerve entrapment which I treat with flexion-distraction techniques, chiropractic manipulation and spinal mobilization. I have also a particular commitment for the handling of muscular dysfunctions of the cervical spine which are associated to neck pain, shoulder heaviness, headache and dizziness.
My prime interest has always been in sport injuries and I use my 20+ years of sport experience to treat athletes, amateur and professional, from initial acute phase to rehabilitation and, finally, specific training; my techniques of choice in such cases are active release techniques, (ART) and muscle reactivation protocols. I gained my first Sport Management Diploma at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where I also assisted my tutor as he was the appointed therapist of the Springbok Rugby Team. During my studies, I also specialized in Pre/Post Natal Rehabilitation and Sport Specific Training.
On my return to UK, I progressed on to achieving a Diploma of Sport Therapist validated by International Therapist Examination Council, ITEC; meanwhile, I was taking care of the local rugby team’s physical level, as well as giving advice directly to players and coach, on diet and specific training. I understand that structures determine functions hence, optimal performance may only be obtained with optimal health.
Moreover, I developed, over the years, a keen interest in neurosensory training/rehabilitation which, latest research, has shown to be a very effective therapeutic method in the treatments of disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, during childhood and adolescence.
In 2012, I completed a Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography certification, for the upper and lower limbs, validated by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE), UK.
My favourite quote is: “you are what you eat”.
Depending on the patient’s condition/s, the techniques used in my clinics vary from Active Release and Flexion/Distraction to Diversified and Passive Isometric Relaxation. When necessary I also use Gonstead.