Chiropractor – Dr Richard Wayman
Dr Wayman is an experienced Chiropractor who has been dedicated to practising chiropractic and sports medicine for 30+ years. His Chiropractic office is situated in the Heathway Centre, opposite Cresta Mall in Blackheath / Northcliff. Dr Wayman provides expert chiropractic treatment to relieve back pain, neck pain, headaches and other conditions that interfere with daily life.
About Dr Wayman
Dr Wayman, Chiropractor (DC(USA), M.CASA, ICSSD) graduated Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago. He has also completed his postgraduate degree in Sports Medicine (ICSSD). Dr Wayman is a member of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA).
Dr Wayman was the Chiropractic co-ordinator at the All Africa Games in 1999 as well at the Sports Medicine co-ordinator for the 10th World Fast Pitch Softball Championship in East London in 2000.
Utilising his combined education and experience Dr Wayman has participated in mentoring chiropractic students at Wits Tech.
Dr Wayman specialises in providing personalised treatment using the Thompson, Gonstead, Logan Basic, and National Diversified chiropractic techniques.
Give us a call on 011 678 1414 for more information or to book an appointment.
Beyers Naudé Dr and Castlehill Dr
1st Floor Heathway Square
|Monday||07h00 – 17h00|
|Tuesday||07h00 – 17h00|
|Wednesday||07h00 – 17h00|
|Thursday||07h00 – 17h00|
|Friday||07h00 – 17h00|
|Saturday||07h00 – 12h00|
What does a Chiropractor do?
Chiropractors are health care professionals who focus on the relationship between the spine and nervous system. Disorders impacting on your spine and nervous system manifest themselves in symptoms ranging from neck pain, headaches (including migraines), back pain, whiplash, tingling in arms and hands to pain experienced in the hip / leg / knee / foot. Chiropractic treatment has been known to successfully and safely treat these types of conditions.
Chiropractic treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical and involves the use of manual manipulation techniques of the spine, joints, and soft tissues. An important aspect about Chiropractic is patient education – where the chiropractor will provide advice on ergonomics, exercise and stretching techniques to assist patients in maintaining a higher quality of life. The treatment of neck and back pain is what is most often highlighted about Chiropractic treatment, but Chiropractors also treat conditions such as migraines and tension headaches as well as muscle / ligament / joint injuries and disorders.
Chiropractic care for back pain
Common symptoms of back pain are a feeling of stiffness, tension or ache in your back. Back pain often results from lifting a heavy object (or lifting a light object whilst bent over in an awkward position), from an accident, or because of a sporting injury. The effect of back pain differs from person to person – depending on the type and nature of the problem. Resting the back for a few days can resolve the problem in some circumstances, but in other circumstances the pain can remain present for weeks or months. Chiropractic treatment for back pain involves manual manipulation and spinal adjustment to address abnormal vertebrae alignment.
Chiropractic care for neck pain
There are many causes of neck pain including poor posture, sleep position, injuries, and accidents. Chiropractors do a thorough examination, observing your posture and range of motion to diagnose the specific cause of your neck pain. Chiropractors may use a combination of spinal manipulation, manual therapy, and other techniques as part of your treatment plan for neck pain. One such technique is a neck adjustment, which is a precise chiropractic procedure applied to the joints of the neck to reduce pain. This typically leads to a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness in the neck. Treatment is customised according to each patient’s needs and your chiropractor may combine more than one type of treatment into your care plan.
Chiropractic care for tension headaches and migraines
Most people experience some form of headache or migraine during their lifetime. It may be the occasional headache or a more prolonged spell that can be painful and debilitating. Headaches often stem from muscle tension in the neck which can be the result of sleeping in a position that places a lot of strain on your neck. Another common cause is from maintaining the same awkward posture for hours a day – for example looking at a laptop or screen. Treatment from a chiropractor, usually involving a spinal manipulation can improve blood flow which increases the amount of oxygen available to the brain thereby relieving migraines and headaches. Research about chiropractic treatment may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.
FAQ on Chiropractic
What qualifications and training do chiropractors need to practice?
Chiropractors undergo extensive training. In South Africa, Chiropractic can be studied either at Durban University of Technology (DUT) or at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The final qualification will be an MTech or Masters of Technology in Chiropractic and take 6 years to complete.
What conditions do Chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors are best known for their expertise in treating back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They also treat sports injuries and other disorders involving muscles, ligaments and joints.
What to expect at my first treatment?
For your first visit, you can expect a thorough examination including medical history and a physical examination of the spine. Your chiropractor will assess your condition, diagnose the problem and discuss a treatment plan with you.
How many chiropractic sessions do you need?
Good chiropractors do everything in their power to help their patients feel better as quickly as possible with as few chiropractic treatments as necessary. They also give advice on how to avoid future problems by evaluating lifestyle activities, ergonomics and posture.
Is Chiropractic treatment painful?
Chiropractic treatment rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. Most patients feel relief immediately following treatment from their Chiro.
Is Chiropractic governed by a statutory health body in South Africa?
Yes. The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) is a statutory health body that controls all allied or complementary health professions, including Chiropractic.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment, or spinal manipulation, is a procedure where a chiropractor uses their hands, a small instrument or a specialized table to apply a controlled but gentle force to a certain area of the body to correct spinal alignment.
What is sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, running from the lower back down to the feet. Symptoms of sciatica can include moderate to severe pain / numbness / weakness of lower back, buttock and down your leg.
Who should see a Chiro?
Chiropractors treat people of all ages for a wide range of conditions, such as back and neck pain, headaches and sciatica.
How safe is Chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractic is broadly recognised as a safe and non-invasive form of health care available for the treatment of most back and neck problems. No health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects but chiropractic has an excellent safety record with minimal associated risk.
Will my medical aid pay / reimburse me for my treatment?
Most medical aids will cover Chiropractic treatments according to their prescribed rates but it is best to check with your own Medical Aid what you are covered for.
What is the Thompson technique?
The Thompson Technique uses a drop table allowing a Chiropractor to provide a high velocity, low amplitude, low force adjustment whilst still being gentle on the patient.
What is the Gonstead technique?
Using this technique, the Chiropractor searches for the source of a patient’s discomfort by examining the patient in a holistic manner, including spinal misalignments, nerve dysfunction, foundational imbalance, and motion disturbances. Adjustments are then made to relieve the patient’s pain and discomfort.
What is the Logan Basic technique?
The Logan Basic technique is a gentle, low force treatment used by the Chiro that acts a lever system in relaxing the muscular structure that surrounds the sacrum assisting the entire spine to move toward balance
What is the National Diversified technique?
One of the most popular techniques utilised by Chiropractors, the diversified technique involves a series of quick, short thrusts to the restricted joints, all of which are used to correct affected vertebral segments. Diversified adjustments are carried put either by hand or with the assistance of a table.
How do I select the right Chiropractor for me?
A personal referral from someone with first hand experience is a good starting point when choosing a healthcare provider. Alternatively use the “Find a Chiropractor” option on the Chiropractic Association of South Africa site or search for “Chiropractor near me” on Google. From there some further research can be conducted on the credentials and experience of the prospective chiropractor.
Where can I find out more about Chiropractic?
For local information regarding Chiropractic refer to the Chiropractic Association of South Africa website.
Dr Richard Wayman, local Chiro, provides Chiropractic care in Blackheath / Northcliff / Randburg and the surrounding areas of Linden / Robin Hills / Robindale / Aldara Park / Pine Park / Jacanlee / Pierneef Park / Risidale / Montroux / Blairgowrie / Ferndale / Darrenwood / Berario / Valeriedene / Fairland / Constantia Kloof / Weltevredenpark / Randpark/ Randpark Ridge amongst others.
Reviews and Testimonials
Best Chiropractor in South Africa, very knowledgeable, fixed my hamstring injury properly, have been going to Dr Wayman for 20 year's! Will definitely recommend!
The best chyro by far. Older but peerless.