Kerrie-Ann has a keen interest in treating athletes from all sporting disciplines. She began practicing in a sports injury-related clinic where she worked for 4 years. This experience enabled her to work on many elite athletes, as well as everyday individuals and families. Currently, she serves on the executive committee for Chirosport SA and is a member of the South African Sports Medical Association. In 2014 and 2015 she worked with a team of chiropractors representing Chirosport SA that treated the athletes at the African Regional Crossfit Championships held in Johannesburg.
Kerrie-Ann has a passion for sports, and finds Chiropractic an effective tool in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries, improving overall sporting performance and endurance. Kerrie-Ann is dedicated to the wellness of her patients and is committed to keeping their health at optimum levels. Her passion is to educate patients on understanding the spinal column in conjunction with the workings of the nervous system for optimum performance and functioning. Kerrie-Ann believes in a multi-disciplinary approach and therefore prefers to work in conjunction with Biokineticists, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Sports Massage Therapist and Pilates Instructors to achieve the overall wellbeing and strengthening of her patients. This approach has given rise to Kerrie-Ann joining forces with the team at 340 on Main.
More about Dr Dr Grant I’Ons
Dr Grant I’Ons (M.Tech: Chiro (TWR), ICSSD)
After graduating, Grant wrote the GCC (General Chiropractic Council) exam at the University of Glamorgan in Wales which made him eligible to practice in the UK. He also completed his Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) qualification through Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport (FICS). Following a short time in London, Grant returned to South Africa and began working as an associate chiropractor in a sports injury clinic in Johannesburg. He then started his own practice – Bryanston Sports & Family Chiropractic Clinic – as part of a multidisciplinary clinic, which he ran for eleven years before joining the team here at ‘340 on Main’.
Grant was involved in the education process at University of Johannesburg for eight years, lecturing, developing content, moderating and invigilating and served on both the regional and national councils of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa for seven years.
Grant’s special interest is sports injuries but he is also interested in treating patients who present with ‘every day’ complaints which may fall outside of a sport setting.
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC AND WHAT DOES A CHIROPRACTOR DO?
Chiropractic [kahy-ruh-prak-tik] is the greek word for “done by hand”. It is a natural form of healthcare which helps to facilitate your body’s own repair and return to health without medication or surgery.
Chiropractors are educated as Primary Contact physicians and are therefore trained to thoroughly assess and diagnose their patients before deciding whether the patient is suitable for Chiropractic care or needs to be referred to an appropriate health care provider.
Chiropractor’s specialise in the diagnosis, and conservative management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. With their extensive 7 year Master’s degree, your Doctor of Chiropractic is fully equipped to conservatively manage your spinal and joint health. The foundation of Chiropractic philosophy is the belief that the body has the ability to heal itself, as long as the nervous system is working at its optimal level. It is important to remember that muscles and bones are attach so in order to treat one or the other you have to address both. Chiropractors don’t only treat the back, they also treat all associated injuries to shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. It’s not purely a spinal profession.
Athletes who make regular use of Chiropractic, notice improved recovery, decreased injury and most noticeably an improvement in performance! As a Chiropractor, our goal is to restore full mechanical and neurological function to the athlete and ensure that this function is maintained throughout the athlete’s season or in the build up to that big race or event. Research has shown as much as a 5-7% increase in athletic performance following Chiropractic care.