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Kindly be aware that the Chiropractic clinic is currently open and running under strict Covid-19 compliance. All necessary precautions will be taken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and treatment is by appointment only. Please call (031 373 2205) or email (Chiroclinic@dut.ac.za) the clinic to make an appointment.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health profession specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders affecting the bones, joints, muscles and nerves in the body.
Chiropractors essentially rely on non-invasive treatment methods, which may include manipulation, trigger point therapy, ultrasound and electrotherapies, heat and cold therapy, hydrotherapy, traction, acupressure, muscle stretches, rehabilitative and strengthening exercises. Where necessary chiropractors refer patients to other medical practitioners should medication or surgery be indicated. This approach is further reinforced by chiropractors in their promotion of healthy lifestyles such as the avoidance of smoking and excess stress, proper diet and exercise.
At the Chiropractic Day Clinic treatment is available to the public by students completing their Masters Degree in Technology of Chiropractic. Students are overseen by qualified chiropractic clinicians. Research is also conducted by the Masters Degree chiropractic students at the Clinic. Reduced cost / free treatment is available to those patients that meet the criteria for the particular study. For more information on research currently being carried out contact the Chiropractic Day Clinic.
The Chiropractic Day Clinic offers a quality service delivery based on the principles outlined above to patients (staff, students and the general public) using state of the art equipment.
Chiropractic Day Clinic
What The Procedures of The Clinic Are
Treatment (by appointment only) is available to the public at reduced rates by students completing their Masters Degree in Technology of Chiropractic. Students are overseen by qualified chiropractic clinicians.
Patients are scheduled by appointment to ensure that optimal patient services are being rendered. Therefore patients need to phone and make a booking at the Chiropractic Day Clinic.
Please note that the clinic is open from 8:00 through 17:00 on weekdays only.
The Clinic reception staff will ensure timeous and efficient patient bookings. Costs for the Chiropractic Clinic are available HERE These prices will be confirmed on making a booking. All payments must be made at the Chiropractic Day Clinic on the Ritson Road Campus. Payment can be made by cash or card only (please note that we are unfortunately unable to accept Amex or Diners Club). A medical aid statement for claiming against your medical aid will be provided to you on a monthly basis.
Unfortunately, the clinic is unable to offer reports for the following:
– Road Accident Fund claims
– Workman’s Compensation claims/ Injury on duty claims and/or the generation of any Medico/Legal reports for any reason
Clinic Contact details
The following contact details can be used for any patient bookings and/or queries:
Contact person: Mrs Amanda Makhonza/ Mrs Linda Twiggs
Telephone number: 031 373 2205/ 031 3732511
Contact e-mail: Chiroclinic@dut.ac.za
WhatsApp text message: 0728272608 (please note that this is a dedicated WhatsApp text number only)
Commonly treated conditions
- Headaches, including migraines
- Muscle pain and spasm
- Whiplash injuries
- Neck pain
- Mid-back pain
- Lower back pain
- Hip and Leg pain
- Pinched nerves
- Slipped discs
- Knee and Foot disorders
- Shoulder and Elbow disorders including Tennis elbow
- All Sports injuries
- Recreational and Work-related injuries
- Prevention of injuries
Treatment may include one or more of manipulation, trigger point therapy, ultrasound and electrotherapies, heat and cold therapy, hydrotherapy, traction, acupressure, muscle stretches, rehabilitative and strengthening exercises.
11 Ritson Road (by rear entrance)
Wheel chair accessibility is available should it be required
Additional treatment information for patients is available… (Read more)
Clinic operating times
Operating hours for the Clinic are
Monday to Friday (08:00 to 17:00).
Clinic Rates and Tariffs
- Initial consultation – R180 for approximately 2 – 2½ hour initial consultation
- Subsequent follow-up visit – R120 for approximately 45 minute consultation
- Registered students of Durban University of Technology pay only R50 per consultation.
All consumables (eg needles): Prices are available on request at the reception desk.
Only full Cash, Master card or Visa card payments are accepted.
(Please note that the clinic does not accept Diners Club or American Express cards).
Monthly statements are available for medical aid claims.
Research at the Chiropractic Day Clinic
Research is conducted by the Masters Degree chiropractic students at the Clinic. Free treatment is available to all who meet the criteria for the study. For more information on research currently being carried out click contact the Chiropractic Day Clinic.
Community Service and Sports Events
Community service projects are coordinated through the Chiropractic Day Clinic.
Chiropractic staff and students also offer voluntary services at sporting events such as Comrades Marathon. Should you require assistance at an upcoming community project or sports event, please feel free to contact Dr. C. Korporaal on 031 373 2611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least one month prior to the event.
Should you have any clinic related concerns or complaints, please contact the Clinic Director, Dr. D. Varatharajullu on 031 3732533 or email email@example.com