A Bit About Me
In today’s modern age, we have discovered that investing in your body to make sure that it reaches it’s optimal performance should be second nature to our routine. Injury prevention, muscle maintenance and tweaking the body so that it can go that much further and do the things that we ask of it whether it be to not live with chronic pain in day to day life, to work on an injury or to work towards a movement goal.
My name is Courtney and I have a special interest in Sports Chiropractic and I have worked at multiple Triathlons, 947 cycle events and road running races. I am a member of FICS and Chirosport South Africa and was a mentee in the FICS mentorship program for a number of years under a Dr Carly Zuehlke who was part of the World Games chiropractic team as well as the Olympics. My hobbies include Aviation, Martial arts, Rock climbing and Gym.
My treatments are comprehensive and include a combination of chiropractic adjustments, dry needling, rehabilitation exercises, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and taping.
My knowledge of the body extends to treatment of all joints, ranging from the ankle and knees to the shoulder, elbows and ribs.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization ( IASTM)
Chiropractic care can help to reduce and/or eliminate the symptoms associated with various afflictions, including:
Lower back pain;
Headaches and migraines;
Spinal disc injuries such as disc herniation;
Dry needling is a treatment performed by skilled, trained physical therapists, certified in the procedure. A thin monofilament needle penetrates the skin and treats underlying muscular trigger points for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling treats muscle tissue, and its goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function
Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to people with physical impairments or disabilities.
Rehabilitation exercise provides pain relief, reduces inflammation, improves mood, reduces anxiety and fatigue.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a skilled myofascial intervention used for soft-tissue treatment. It is applied using instruments that are usually made of stainless steel with beveled edges and contours that can conform to different body anatomical locations and allows for deeper penetration. Instruments effectively used for the detection and treatment of soft tissue disorders, to break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue.
Sports massage is a targeted massage approach that focuses on specific areas of the body that are in need of healing or relief. It is a manual manipulation of the muscles geared specifically toward helping people who have physically demanding lifestyles and/or hobbies. This kind of therapeutic massage considers the impact of certain activities on specific joints, muscle groups, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue groups. The conscious focus of sports massage therapy maximizes the benefit of certain massage techniques and supports further physical exertion and activity.