"Let the Power of Chiropractic ~ Light your way to Health"
what is chiropractic
Chiropractic care forms an important part of the primary health care system, placing emphasis on the neuro-musculoskeletal system, which is comprised of the nerves, muscles and joints.
Chiropractic care focuses on treating the primary cause of the physical problem or ailment as opposed to just the symptoms without the use of drugs or surgery.
The treatment may include specific joint adjustments, soft tissue work for any related muscle injury or spasms, dry needling, heat therapy, lifestyle or nutritional modifications or advice, postural or ergonomic advice and assessments as well as exercise or rehabilitation programmes. Manual stretching and pressure point therapy may be performed on muscles to promote relaxation of the muscles. Various heat and electrical modalities may also be used to help control pain and reduce inflammation with the aim to restore optimal function.
The chiropractic adjustment involves a short lever, direction specific gentle thrust of the joints of the spine or other areas of the body. The chiropractic approach is holistic in nature and is non-invasive, safe and effective.
Dr Lauren Forbes
Dr Lauren Forbes is a respected and trusted Chiropractor who:
- Has obtained her Masters Degree in Chiropractic at Durban University of Technology
- Is affiliated with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA: A10823)
- Is registered with the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA: 000634)
- Registered member of the Paediatric Chiropractic Association of South Africa PCASA
- Is registered with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF: 0350735)
- Is a certified with the Foundation for Professional Development as a Volentary Confidential Counsellor and Tester for HIV/AIDS
- Is commited to continual professional development
Prior to opening her practice in Menlo Park, Pretoria, Dr Lauren Forbes worked in a Private Practice in Morningside, Johannesburg and was the Internal Chiropractor at Discovery Health Head Office in Sandton.
Dr Lauren Forbes also owns Chiro Biz which offers Chiropractic treatments to corporate companies at their premises to employees on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Currently these services are offered at Standard Bank, JSE, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Fluor and Oppenheimer and Sons and also cater of employee wellness days.