Dr Jacqui Bunge is a chiropractor with a special interest in paediatrics. She qualified in 2007 from the University of Johannesburg. She has gone on to qualify with her ICSSD (International Sports Diploma), Bio-puncture and NSAIDS Injectable course, Kirokids diploma, Australia, Maes therapy diploma and Masters in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, England.
She is passionate about her work in paediatrics with a special interest in a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure early intervention and prevention.
The human body is an amazing living “mechanism” central to which is the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic is concerned mainly with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of any mechanical disorders relating to the musculoskeletal system, as well as the effects these disorders may have on the function of the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic is the Greek word for “done by hand”.
There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment to facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself. It is a natural form of healthcare that works well in a multi-disciplinary setting.
Our Special Interests
Infants who are seen as fussy / colicky / reflux babies
Infants who are at risk due to prematurity
Developmental delay or asymmetrical development
WHY CHIROPRACTIC FOR KIDS?
One adjustment in a child is worth 50 in an adult
Treatment involves very gentle spinal/manipulative techniques tailored to the age of baby to help relax stiff joints and stimulate the nervous and immune systems.
Children are subjected to 2 major challenges during development
Birth trauma or stress
In the first year of life a child develops from a lying infant, to a crawling baby, to a walking toddler.
General screen is recommended following birth
Check-ups are recommended at all major milestones.
The goal of treatment is prevention rather than cure
To alleviate or eliminate asymmetries in spinal structure, posture/gait and the symptoms thereof.
No chiropractic treatment will be prescribed without evidence of spinal subluxation or lack of mobility at a particular joint of the spine.