The chiropractic treatment & services offered vary according to the needs of the patient. Each consultation is tailored according to the ailment presented. Too many conditions to name but a summary of services are:
We want to help you with all aspects of health. The body, mind (managing stress and how it manifests into illness), pain whether it be back pain, middle back pain, neck pain, muscle pain (conditions like fibromyalgia) and all joints of the body are treated. Our front desk will help you in any way they can from assisting you with filling out your new patient form with all your medical information on, to questions you may need help answering, most of all feeling welcome and supported in the clinic.
A thorough history of the your complaint, looking at images (X-Ray, CT or MRI scans) which you will need to bring in with you to the appointment, a postural exam (certain body shapes predict certain conditions or symptoms), neurological exam (tests that all the nerves are working and conducting electricity and supplying all parts as per normal) and a biomechanical exam including joint movements (ranges that the joints move, are any stuck ‘subluxated’, what is the impact of these stuck ‘subluxated’ joints). Testing for muscle imbalances, muscle, tendon and ligament injury.
Once we know what is wrong we will talk about how to treat you, how long it takes and your roles in the treatment plan.
The questions you were answered in the new patient form is used extensively to guide the examination. Further questions will be asked pertaining to the main complaint you filled in on the form. This will also streamline the examinations of the brain, nervous system, spine, ligaments and muscles. The more accurate you are, the more it helps us help you. Depending on the diagnosis, we will try and treat you after the first appointment, however if imaging (x-ray, ultrasound, blood tests) are required then treatment will only take place after the results and treatment plan are finalized.
In the second visit we will educate you on what is wrong, how to fix the injury/problem, what your rehabilitation is in the form of an exercise program, body weight exercises, strength training etc.
Each subsequent visit will take you from strength to strength, through the healing phases and progress towards a full recovery or optimum health.
Referral for x-ray, ultrasound, blood tests done when and if necessary. Specialised imaging such as MRI and CT scans are done through an orthopaedic surgeon and or neurologist/neurosurgeon.
Most patients coming into the chiropractic practice do not know what is wrong with them, even if they have been to another health care practitioner. We will ensure you understand your condition through discussion, showing you images and videos to aid full comprehension.
The purpose of this report is to inform you about your particular problem. We believe that this knowledge will give you a platform from which to take corrective steps to improve your health. Several of the most common questions, asked by our patients, will be answered, including:
This is the most important aspect to determine or we will not know what we are treating.
You may be doing many things which slow your healing, aggravate your condition or even make it worse. We need to all be doing everything we can to make you better and also get you to be responsible and accountable for your health condition.
Nearly all conditions benefit from exercise; your physical body produces cells to heal your injury at the site of trauma, while the brain regulates hormones and relaxes the mind psychologically. Exercise for back pain is proven to be one for the best forms of treatment and exercises for lower back pain are either prescribed or you will be referred to the appropriate medical person to do so.
Our body position has a major accumulative impact and detrimental effect on our health. Sitting has recently been proven to be the leading cause of lower back and lower back pain as a condition is the number one cause of disability according to the world health organization.
On the subject of posture, other questions arise like:
Short answer is NO. The long answer is that back braces are good for acute injuries where the spinal tissues are inflamed, full of muscle spasm and painful. The brace reduces all of the above in the initial stages but decreases neural activity and feedback loops, spinal fluid circulation in the spine and causes further muscle weakness.
Standing is the best way to spend most of your day, actually standing and moving is a recipe for superior health.
Sit-stand devices, standing work stations, ergonomic software reminding us to take breaks, do stretches and be active all have their place to help and correct our posture. Take a read of this article if you want extra evidence of what we have been saying in this posture section of the website Contact me to order ergonomic and other devices such as cushions, pillows and back supports so the right product can be prescribed for your problem. Click on the Ergotherapy Solutions webpage to view the products available.
What kind of exercises will I perform to correct my posture? Specific exercise programmes are given for your spine
This purely depends on the degree of spinal abnormality found, each patient is different.
My team and I will advise you when you have achieved correction and how to stay corrected, the key is consistency in posture, lifestyle, and treatment.
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Excellent service and very thorough. Dr. Grant really is on top of his game. Highly recommended!
Regan McCann (Mahindra Dealer and Business Owner)
Bruce is awesome. He has a great way of explaining his treatment plan in non-medical jargon.
I can definitely recommend him if you're looking for a chiro.
As a regular visitor due to recurring back instability, pain and spams.
Bruce has provided fantastic support for me in both the short term pain relief and long term management of my injury.
Keagan Robinson (SA Men’s Indoor and Provincial Field Hockey player)
Overall great service and experience. I needed advice and guidance for my torn hamstring, and that's exactly what I got: expert advice and help in diagnosis, and rehab programme.
So far so good and keep returning for follow ups.
Known Dr. Grant for less than a year and already have the utmost trust in his high level of care. He approaches situations with a very academic view point and is extremely accurate in his diagnoses. All round great guy with very safe and precise treatment.
Daine Smit (Corrective Exercise Specialist - Umhlanga)
I highly recommend Dr Bruce. I've been seeing him for over a year now and he has helped me tremendously with my Ultra Distance Trail running.
I see him regularly to keep my body in line and with his great expertise and knowledge he has helped me reduce my injuries, thus making it possible for me to train and race harder.
I regularly refer patients to Bruce because of his extremely high level of care that he gives to his patients.
He is very academic in his approach and he liaises with the top orthopedic surgeons and other medical experts to ensure the best possible outcome for his patients. He goes beyond the level of expected care and treatment and he is a leader in his field.
Garth Halgreen (Biokineticist - La Lucia)
I have used Dr Grant as my preferred chiropractor for 12 years now. Not only to treat myself and my family but my clients too! I rate his diagnostic skill to be one of the best in the industry and his first class knowledge and skilled treatment hands make him one of the best.
I consider myself privileged to brush shoulders with the likes of a professional like him. I especially love his understanding bedside manner and his keen personal interest that he takes in all of his patients!
Really good reliable Doctor for professional sportsmen and women, Bruce treated me for back problems, I had narrowing in my discs in the lower back and he got me fixed up and back on the field stronger than before my injury.
I would recommend my family and friends to Bruce for treatment with confidence.
Karl Oftebro (Provincial Indoor and Outdoor Field Hockey player)
Bruce is an amazing chiropractor who over a number of years has helped control my neck and back problems, so much so that I normally only need a monthly appointment. This is a far cry from a few years ago when I needed treatments a couple of times a week. Bruce gives his patients his time never rushing a treatment but always making sure that he is extremely thorough. He is continually exploring new ways of treating his patients and makes sure that he is up-to-date with current chiropractic treatments. I can't thank Bruce enough for what he has done to assist me.
Bruce is a true professional! His work is always thorough and his knowledge of his profession is extremely broad. His communication is exceptional and he continues to follow up after any of my treatments - thus ensuring I return to the sports field as soon as possible.
I value the endless time and commitment he gives to me whenever I ask him for treatment. I have recommended many patients to Bruce and regardless of your athletic background; I will continue to recommend people to be treated by this Doctor.
I trust Bruce and respect his dedication to his patients!
In my history of my sporting injuries I have never met somebody who is as thorough as Dr Bruce Grant. Bruce will always take the correct approach to ensure that he gets the athlete back to full fitness but always taking the right precautions into account. Bruce always listens to concerns of the patient and makes sure he covers all possible basis to make the patient understand the significance of the injury, explaining the cause and outcome from the injury. He will never rush a patient back into something if he doesn't feel the patient is ready. Bruce has a great understanding of injuries as he is a good sportsman himself. He is always well-connected in the medical field because of his friendly, happy and committed approach to everything he does.
Whenever you walk out of the practice after seeing Dr Bruce Grant you always have a peace about you and know that you are in the right hands. Bruce will always go out of his way to ensure that you feel like you the number one patient in the practice.
I would like to commend Dr Bruce Grant for the commitment, passion and professionalism to his job. You won't go wrong by visiting Dr Bruce Grant.
Justin Collins (Head Hockey Crawford La Lucia)
Bruce and I have worked together for a while now. I send all my members to Bruce and Grant when they have any problems or niggle’s. Once they have identified the problem and cause, they then refer back to me and let me know what I need to do to assist them in their recovery. So there is a good line of communication between my gym and my clients and them.
I've been seeing Chiropractors my whole life and it's very hard to find really good Chiros that really take the time to get to the root of your injury, niggle or pain. What I love about Bruce and Grant is they don't just treat the symptom; they take the time to identify and correct the cause of your problem.
Bruce really helped my wife get to the root cause of her chronic neck and shoulder pain. Bruce then then referred my wife to a specialist and the problem was eventually identified after a lot of tests and X-rays etc. He also then took the time to confer with 2 separate specialists to get there opinion on the best possible solution to the problem and the benefits and disadvantages of the 2 different option. This allowed us to make a educated and calculated decision on the best course of action.
Bruce also trains at my gym and is regularly handing out free advice and the odd on the spot adjustment to help out the members when they have a problem. Super friendly and helpful guy with a good sense of humour as well. I would definitely refer and always do refer anyone who has an injury or niggle to go see Bruce before you just go and treat your symptoms. You won't be sorry.
Thanks for all your help over the years Bruce
Clint Walters (Domination Fitness & Fight Gym)