In 2001 I qualified as a Chiropractor at the University of Johannesburg, in South Arica. I then went on to practice on the beautiful Winelands of the Western Cape, in a town called Stellenbosch. In addition to providing general chiropractic care, I was also fortunate to work with many international and elite athletes during this time.
In 2009 my family and I made the big decision to move to Australia, and once again we were very fortunate as I was offered a position at a chiropractic clinic in the beautiful coastal town of Port Lincoln. There I was part of a busy regional practice where I happily worked until we decided to move to Adelaide in 2021 for a new adventure.
I am clinically interested in chronic (ongoing, or recurring) pain conditions. Chronic musculoskeletal pain is very common and may be a complex challenge to the patient and practitioner. My approach is to classify an ongoing problem as accurately as possible, using structural and functional assessments, and then to decide on the most appropriate individualised approach regarding treatment, rehabilitation, exercise, and self-care.
I also have a special interest in injury and pain prevention. Good evidence shows that functional assessments can highlight potential problems that may lead to injury or pain. If we know about potential internal risk factors, we can do something to correct these before they cause problems. This has valuable application in youth sport participation and development; adult sport, leisure, or work participation; and post-injury return to work or sport decision-making.
My focus as a Chiropractor is to thoroughly assess the body to discover not only the sources of pain but also the underlying dysfunctions that cause pain.