New Patient Info & Fees
Our pricing falls under the Chiropractor Medical Aid Tariffs of 2022
We are contracted to most medical aid schemes. If unsure, please confirm with us whether your medical aid scheme is included.
You can pay with cash or card, we can provide you with a statement to forward to your medical aid, or we can claim back for you.
If you pay via medical aid, our medical aid consultation rate is R700.
If you pay with cash or card, our private consultation rate is R600.
We do not charge extra for the initial consultation.
What does the consultation fee include?
A consultation with treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the case presented. Then, the Chiropractor will decide on the best management strategy for you, including what treatment you require.
The initial consultation includes the relevant case history, postural, orthopedic, and neurological examination. Follow-up consultations include the relevant re-evaluations and continuation of the treatment protocol.
The consultation fee includes spinal manipulation therapy, Augmentation Manipulative Therapy (AMT)™, localized cryostimulation, Percussion device therapy, and Electro dry needling.
What is maintenance care, and why do you need it?
Depending on your daily mental and physical stressors, spinal manipulation and cold stress therapy on a regular-routine basis may significantly reduce the risk for developing poor posture, back and neck pain, and musculoskeletal injuries.
Individuals who receive regular spinal manipulation at intervals between 1 to 3 months can reduce the number of days with acute low back pain episodes and increase the length of pain-free periods. As a result, maintenance care patients experience fewer days with lower back pain than patients invited to contact their chiropractor “when needed”.
Why do you require maintenance care when you have no pain?
Routine spinal manipulation of asymptomatic individuals once per month may slow down the progression of spinal degeneration and associated muscle weakness and encourage a normal range of spine motion. Immobility of the spine and joints is related to the onset of spinal degeneration, neural degeneration, neuroplastic changes, and muscular atrophy and weakness at an average of 2 to 4 weeks.
In addition, arthrogenic muscle inhibition is an ongoing neural inhibition that can prevent your healthy spine muscles from fully activating, even if you are pain-free. Repetitive postural straining-poor posture, overuse, and trauma to your spine are some causes and contributing factors.
That is to say, athletes and the active individual must understand that a dysfunctional spine segment or a “misalignment” can cause significant weakness of your healthy spine and limb muscles via shared nerve supply-segmental innervation, even if the dysfunctional spinal joint does not present with pain or other symptoms.