Many people around the world have different shaped spines, this is due to genetics, sports they play, posture at school and work and muscle imbalances. The variations in spinal shape increases the aging processes in the spine and injury rates increases leaving the spine in these abnormal positions.
Conditions like scoliosis (sideways curve in the spine), rounded backs, and excessive deep curves of the lower back all have greater load than the spine can cope with. The friction in the joints and weight the muscles have to carry are too great. The overload stress on the joints of the spine, ligaments, and muscles causes imbalances to accelerate both in bone position and muscle weakness. All these factors damage the human body, nerves (changing nerve functions to organs and muscles) can cause the human body to get old and damaged at a young age.
Bruce uses a combined approach to treating these problems involving a physical exam, looking at the nerves, bones and soft tissue of the body. All facets have to be treated, not just the physical body, but a change in the mental approach to the condition starting with understanding the problem at hand, taking personal ownership of the patients role in healing their own body and being prepared to make lifestyle changes and better choices. Education is key to this and is continually done throughout the treatment phases. Exercise programmes, and some prefer the word ’rehab’, is a cornerstone to correcting spinal abnormalities which support the chiropractic adjustments and nerve stimulation. Spinal orthotics called ‘wedges’ are also used in some cases to stretch the ligaments of the spine, aiding spinal mobility, and this corrects the tight and stiff areas in the spine. Spinal movement is crucial to being able to gain full access to the muscle as a whole, if you are limited in a movement you only gain partial access to the muscles function and this leaves the muscle weaker and exposes you to health issues like arthritis.
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)