Bryanston Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic is located in the Naturally Yours Health Centre in Bryanston, Sandton, Johannesburg. Dr Bradley Sandler and Dr James Parker treat the whole family with a special interest in the paediatric patient and sportsman/woman.
Dr Bradley Sandler
Dr Bradley Sandler obtained his Masters Degree in Chiropractic from the University of Johannesburg in 2006; followed by an International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma from the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic. He is a fully Accredited Sports Chiropractor through the South African Sports Medicine Association. He has received the award of Sports Chiropractor of the year twice in 2015 and 2018.
Dr Sandler worked at the Meyersdal Chiropractic Clinic from 2006 until 2012 after which he joined the Bryanston Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic.
Dr Sandler has a wealth of experience and is passionate about caring for his patients. He enjoys treating babies and school kids, helping relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy and assists men and women who are suffering as a consequence of long hours in front of the computer. In addition, Dr Sandler treats patients struggling with the daily stresses of life.
He has treated various sportsmen and women, ranging from elite sporting teams to recreational athletes. He has worked at numerous International sporting events including the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the World Games in Kaosiung, Taiwan, 2009 and Cali, Columbia 2013. He was the Chiropractor to the South African Cycling team at the Tour de Langkawi, Malaysia and Chiropractor to the Golden Lions u16 Rugby team at the Grant Khomo Interprovincial Rugby week.
Dr Sandler is the 1st Vice President of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (www.fics-online.org) and former Chirosport South Africa Executive member (www.chiropsort.co.za). He was a senior Chiropractic Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg for four years.
Dr Sandler has a major belief in helping one achieve one’s their full potential
Dr James Parker
Dr James Parker graduated for the University of Johannesburg with a Master’s degree in Chiropractic 2015. After graduation he was invited to attend the Golden key International Honour Society award evening which recognizes the top 15 percent of the University students for their academic achievements.
Dr Parker is a family Chiropractor and treats people of all ages, including babies. He is fascinated how well babies respond to Chiropractic care. Dr Parker special interests involve the management and treatment of spinal, sporting and orthopaedic conditions. He has completed a Specialised Chiropractic Spinal course which has further advanced his knowledge in the conservative treatment of spinal conditions. Dr Parker is currently completing his International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma.
Dr Parker has worked at various sporting events, some which include the World Bench Press and Power Lifting Championships, the World Squash Champions and the ABSA Cape Epic just to name a few.
Dr Parker has a true passion for healing and helping people. He works at tailoring specific treatments protocols for every patient so that everyone can function on a pain free optimum level.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.
Chiropractors focus on the relationship between your body’s structure and function and how that in turn affects optimal health. By restoring normal function to the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors can play a major part in relieving disorders arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, and everyday wear and tear that happens to us all. Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulative techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm.
Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their lives. Lower back pain causes 40% of missed days of work in the United States. Back pain originates from joints, bones, muscles, nerves and other structures in the spine.
Back pain may have a sudden onset or can be chronic in nature. It can be constant or intermittent, it can stay in one place or can radiate to other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp, piercing or burning sensation. The pain may radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include symptoms other than pain. These symptoms may include: tingling, weakness or numbness.
Chiropractic provides a long term, successful solution for sufferers of back pain. It is recognised as the most physically and cost effective treatment for back pain.
One of the main side effects of a motor vehicle accident is whiplash or whiplash associated disorders. These are conditions that can lead to chronic neck pain if left untreated. Chiropractic focuses on correcting the cause of the problem and goes beyond what may or may not be revealed on an X-ray.
Chiropractic provides a conservative, drug-free approach to the management and prevention of sports injuries. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to increase the range of motion of restricted joints and assist in returning joints to their normal mobility and functionality. With additional soft tissue techniques used on supportive tissues such as muscles, ligaments and tendons, chiropractic ensures a faster and more effective recovery after a sporting injury. Athletic performance has been shown to increase post chiropractic treatment.
A common form of headache is a cervicogenic headache. This is a headache, which originates in the neck but presents as a headache. Cervicogenic, tension and cluster headaches are treated very successfully with chiropractic treatment as chiropractic targets the cause of the pain, not just the pain itself.
Neck pain is a very common issue. Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back. Muscles can be strained by poor posture, whether it’s leaning into your computer at work or hunching over your workbench at home. Joint tightness in the neck may create pain both in the neck and/or upper back.
As a woman’s pregnancy progresses, her body undergoes a number of changes. As the baby grows there is an increase in weight and an increase in flexibility of the supporting tissues of the spine due to hormonal changes. The combination of these factors very often results in back pain. In fact research has shown that more than 50% of women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy with the joints of the pelvis most often affected. Chiropractic provides a safe and drug free approach to managing these complaints, allowing a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery.
Arthritis & Joint Pain
Chiropractic provides natural pain relief for arthritis and other joint pain problems.
Babies and Colic
Many would not associate a need for chiropractic with babies; however, abnormal positioning in the uterus or a stressful delivery may result in minor spinal problems in the newborn. This may lead to irritability, colic, difficulty feeding and sleeping. It is therefore recommended to have your child assessed by a chiropractor as soon as possible after birth. Chiropractic treatments on a baby differ greatly from those used on an adult and they include light fingertip pressure and massage techniques.