Dr Whitlock qualified at the University of Johannesburg in 2001 with a Masters Degree in Chiropractic. He worked and observed in various practices around South Africa and overseas for a year in order to gain insight into the best methods before opening a practice in Johannesburg, where he worked for two years.
In 2004, he moved to KwaZulu-Natal to fulfil a lifelong dream of living close to the sparkling Indian Ocean. Once settled in Durban, he spent two years practising alongside Dr Ray Rethman and Dr Wally Pretorius respectively, gaining valuable knowledge and experience from these two giants of our profession.
His practice focuses on family care, with patients that range from a few days old to over 90. However, Dr. Whitlock does have a strong interest in sports injuries, and has worked at many prestigious sporting events around the world. These include the All Africa Games, the Nike World Junior Tennis Championships, the World Softball Championships, the British Open Indoor Cricket Finals, the Action Cricket South Africa Provincial Tournament as the Gauteng team Chiropractor, and the annual South African Interprovincial Touch Rugby Tournaments from 2009-2015 as the Natal Team Chiropractor. He has travelled to both the 2011 and 2015 Touch Rugby World Cup Competitions as the Touchboks’ Chief Medical Officer and Chiropractor.
His treatment style and patient management are geared to provide the best possible solution to your injury. Advice and treatment is always relevant to a patient’s unique circumstances, and the practice forms a strong base for referrals to orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, podiatrists, biokeneticists, orthotists, dieticians and an on-site therapeutic massage therapist. As primary health care practitioners, chiropractors are well positioned to assess, diagnose, treat or refer patients to the relevant health care provider for a wide variety of conditions.
Dr de Busser qualified as a Chiropractor in 2000 and initially worked in a provincial hospital in Kimberley (KH) for 2 years where she gained a wealth of experience treating patients at the KH day clinic, in hospital patients and at the local and outlying clinics. At the time she was also lucky enough to treat the Griqualand West Cricket Team. After that she moved to Somerset West and worked in an established multidisciplinary practice before returning ‘home’ to Durban in order to specialise in Sports Medicine at the University of KwaZulu Natal (2008). Since 2006 Dr de Busser has been in private practice in the Musgrave area and last year started a satellite practice from home in Kloof (www.kloofchiropractics.co.za). She has been a part-time lecturer/ clinician at the Chiropractic Department of DUT for 10 years stopping last year owing to her move to Kloof. During this time she was a senior lecturer for subjects including Diagnostics and Clinical Chiropractic (both theory and practical) and has supervised and marked over 40 masters dissertations. Dr de Busser has a family practice treating toddlers to geriatrics and has a special interest in treating the recreational athlete most especially the child and adolescent athletes. Her interest in injury rehabilitation stems from her own involvement in sport (athletics and karate) and having been plagued by sports injuries as an adolescent. Her treatment approach is holistic and gentle and she uses a range of manipulation (diversified technique) as well as electrical modalities e.g. ultrasound, taping techniques e.g. kinesiotape, dry needling, and basic exercise training to facilitate recovery. The longer she has been in practice the more she has become involved in a branch of medicine called Functional Medicine and so patients are frequently sent for blood tests and nutritional and supplementation advice is given. Dr de Busser loves being a chiropractor and hopes to be of assistance to you.
Jenny-Lyn studied for Diplomas in Holistic Massage, Therapeutic Aromatherapy and Sports Massage. After graduating in December 2004 she started up her practice and has worked mainly in the Musgrave area in Durban, while also having worked on the Bluff and a couple of seasons at a resort in the Central Drakensberg. She is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa and is a member of the Massage Therapy Association of South Africa. She now exclusively practices Therapeutic Massage Therapy treating a variety of people, simply adapting each treatment to the needs of the client using the skills she has studied for and acquired over the years. She has had the privilege of networking with a number of Chiropractors & Psychologists over the years which has afforded her the opportunities to expand her knowledge.
Dr Johan Wiggill qualified at Durban University of Technology in the year 2020 with a Masters degree in chiropractic. He is registered with Allied Health Professionals Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) and Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA). He was born in Durban and have a great interest in sport. He was the team medic for Natal Bokkie-week’s rugby, netball and hockey teams for five years. He worked for two years alongside other chiropractors at the collegians rugby club and at various schools as their field side medic. He is a family chiropractor that treats everyone from the age 6 and upwards. He has a lot of passion for his patient’s general health care and wellbeing and will do the best to help his patients to get them to their optimal health.
Dr Gareth Hewer qualified with a Masters Degree in Chiropractic in 2021 from the Durban University of Technology (DUT). Dr Hewer grew up in Durban and has always had a passion for health and wanted to work within the medical sector. After injuring his back diving into a swimming pool and seeing a chiropractor for treatment, he decided chiropractic is what he wanted to do as a profession. He has a strong passion for chiropractic, diagnostics and treating sports injuries. He does his best to holistically approach each patient and give the best possible treatment and advice for the patient.
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