Grahamstown Family Chiropractic

Drs. Lauren Pienaar and Terri Blake welcome you to to Back in Balance Chiropractic!


We are a family-orientated Chiropractic practice based full-time in Makhanda (Grahamstown).  Dr Terri has a satellite clinic Port Elizabeth on a Thursday.

We aim to provide evidence-based Chiropractic care within a holistic context.  We take the time to listen and understand what the issues are as well as provide you with the necessary advice to maximise the effectiveness of the care you receive.

Chiropractors focus on the diagnosis and management of mechanical problems within the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these on the nervous system and general health.  The challenge of ensuring that each treatment plan is tailored to suit each individual is key to the Back in Balance Chiropractors.  It raises the bar and ensures that any patient, of any age, gets the care and advice appropriate to them.

The treatment modalities we use are varied and in addition to spinal manipulation or ‘clicking’, we use dry needling, muscle release techniques and taping.

As primary care practitioners, it is not necessary to get a GP referral to see us unless it is a specific requirement of your medical aid.

Dr Lauren Pienaar


A 2010 graduate of the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in the UK, I have been building my family Chiropractic practice in Makhanda (Grahamstown) since 2013.  I am registered with the AHPCSA and CASA and contracted into most medical aids.

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Dr Terri Blake


I have been practicing as a Chiropractor since 2003 after graduating from Durban University of Technology, and currently run my own practice in Grahamstown (and once a week in Port Elizabeth). My practice has a varied patient base, and I particularly enjoy treating sports enthusiasts, as well as babies and children.

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Our Philosophy

Back in Balance Chiropractic is committed to providing high quality Chiropractic care in a calm and professional environment.

Our Mission

We are committed as primary healthcare professionals to help our clients resume their lifelong pursuit of health, fitness, and well-being.

High Quality

We take a goal-oriented approach to healing. Whatever your goals might be we want to help you achieve them

Patient Care

We’ll provide hands-on treatment in the clinic and education you can take home with you, enabling you to become an active participant in your recovery and future physical health.

Professional Service

Our experienced Chiropractors have a wealth of expertise and shared passion for helping our community stay active.