Grahamstown Family Chiropractic

What is a Chiropractor?

Chiropractors are AHPCSA registered healthcare professionals who treat problems related to muscles, nerves, ligaments or joints.  We are a primary care profession which means you do not need a referral from your GP* and we may refer you for x-rays should there be a clinical reason.


*Note: Your medical aid plan may require you to have one or at least obtain prior authorisation however, this is not the norm.

What do I need to bring?

If you wish to claim from your medical aid, please bring your medical aid card.  

The consultation will begin with a full medical history and some specific questions regarding your current problem.  Please bring results of any tests, scans or x-rays that you may have had which are related to your presenting complaint. 

Please wear comfortable clothing.

How many visits will I need?

This is dependent on a multitude of factors e.g. on your what your complaint is, how severe it is, how long it has been present for,previous history of injury or surgery to the same area etc.  The initial consultation will include going through all these details and after a thorough examination the issues will be explained and the treatment plan discussed.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Please wear comfortable loose fitting clothing.

Will medical aid cover?

Most medical aids will cover Chiropractic unless you are on a very limited plan which does not cover anyone other than certian GPs.  The claims are paid from your medical aid savings.  This practice is registered to claim directly from medical aid.

Do I have to be referred by a doctor?

No, Chiropractors may assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However a few medical aids or plans may require that you get pre-authorisation but this is rare.

Ask us a Question

Feel free to ask any Chiropractic related questions over the phone (046 622 2219), or send your question via the form below. Your message will be sent directly to a Back in Balance Chiropractor who will answer as soon as she can.