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Dr. Jenny Mendes qualified from the University of Johannesburg with her Master’s degree in Chiropractic.
During her studies, she was fortunate to complete her internship at the Chiropractic day clinic at the University of Johannesburg. This allowed her to grow in the profession and see many patients from different walks of life. “It was an amazing learning experience,” she says. At UJ, she also had the privilege of being an Assistant Clinician to the new interns, providing them with knowledge and guidelines on how to progress in their own chiropractic careers.
She also worked at various sporting events, including rugby, cricket, water polo and multiple 94.7 Cycle Challenges. Dr. Jenny has a special interest in family based care. She sees babies as young as a couple of days old and her oldest patient to date is 90 years old.
Dr. Jenny Mendes opened her Chiropractic practice in Johannesburg in 2017.
“Everyone starts their journey of life as a new born baby. Life progresses from there. You can’t put an age group to those deserving of good healthcare, even if you are 100 years old.”
- Dr Jenny Mendes
Dr Owen Swart qualified from the University of Johannesburg with a Master’s degree in Chiropractic.
He completed his Internship at the Chiropractic Day Clinic at the University of Johannesburg and was an Assistant Clinician, guiding the new interns. “It was a privilege to work with different people from various socio-economic backgrounds. It was truly a humbling experience to be able to help change and improves people’s daily lives through Chiropractic care.”
Dr. Owen Swart joined the Mendes Chiropractic Family in 2018.
Dr. Swart is an avid sports fan and sports enthusiast. He participated in various sports at school including cricket, rugby, swimming, and adventure racing. However, his biggest love has always been for the game of Golf. He hopes to take that passion for sports and apply himself in furthering his education in a Sports Chiropractic.
“One thing I know through experience is that I need to keep seeing my chiropractor, even when I have a few weeks off from golf. Getting on going chiropractic care helps me to stay injury free. It also helps me to deal with symptoms when they begin, so that they don’t turn into bigger injuries down the road.”
-Padraig Harrington - Golfer
Angie qualified as a Massage Therapist from HHI (Healing Hands International) in 2012 after two years of studying. She specializes in Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage Therapy, Relaxation Massage and Pregnancy Massage.
Angie works very closely with the team at Mendes Chiropractic - Dr. Jenny Mendes and Dr. Owen Swart - for an overall wellness experience, with great benefits and impressive results.
It's so easy to overlook, but recovery is an important part of everyday life. It doesn't matter if you are new to the gym, not moving your body at all or getting ready to run your next marathon. Any kind of exercise puts your body through wear and tear. You want to give your muscles the opportunity to repair and recover. This is why many people opt for massage therapy.
Please click on the link to go to Angie's website: https://www.massageatmendes.com/
“There is no better feeling than seeing your patients physically getting better each time they walk into the practice”
WHAT DO CHIROPRACTORS
Chiropractic is the art of manipulation of the body to restore all neuromuscular joint dysfunction and help the body to re-establish its instinctive ability to be healthy and disease free.
Chiropractic is a brilliant alternative therapy that has proven results. The aim is to treat the cause of the problem and not only treat the symptoms which arise, that being primarily pain.
Chiropractors are doctors that specialize in neuromusculoskeletal conditions. This means that they diagnose and treat problems arising from nerves, muscles, bones and joints. Their primary concern is locating and treating vertebral dysfunctions.
A vertebral dysfunction, simply put, is a spinal segment (i.e. vertebrae) which is not functioning or moving as it is supposed to be.
This could lead to functional or structural changes occurring within the spine. When this happens, it affects the way the nerves work, which in turn affects the way the body functions as a whole.
Chiropractors focus on whole body treatment as the spine is a part of a chain. One area of dysfunction creates another area of dysfunction and pain and so on. Their focus is to correct all abnormal functioning in the spine and joints, to ensure pain free living.
If an area of dysfunction is located, the chiropractor applies a gentle force or thrust over that area. The patient may experience an audible click. This is the joint releasing gas, creating a bubble and easing any areas of inflammation and irritation.
For more information, visit the Chiropractic Association Of South Africa's website: https://www.chiropractic.co.za/
Mendes Chiropractic and Dr Jenny Mendes provide Chiropractic care for all families in Eastcliff, Johannesburg, Johannesburg South, The Hill, Linmeyer, Klipriviersberg, Oakdene, Bassonia, Glenvista, Mulbarton, Mondeor, Ormonde, New Redruth, Rewlatch, Rosettenville, La Rochelle, and Turffontein.
“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ ” Thomas A Edison
Chiropractic Manipulation and adjustments –
Spinal and extremities
Soft tissue therapy and massage
Taping and strapping techniques
Lifestyle modification programs
Neck pain and Whiplash
Headaches and Migraines
Sport maintenance and injuries
Joint pain related to injuries or stress
Myofascial trigger points
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Back and extremity pain relief
Increased mobility and range of motion
Decreased muscle spasms
Pain relief caused by arthritic disorders
Increased joint motion
Increased sense of wellbeing and relaxation
Increased balance and coordination
Decreased risk of injury
Enhanced tissue healing
Decreased tissue inflammation
We at Mendes Chiropractic & Massage Therapy are enthusiastic about providing you with effective and dedicated care.
Please note that we are contracted out of
Medical Aid and that you are personally responsible for the full settlement of the account. You are more than welcome to submit the invoice directly to your medical aid for reimbursement.
Payments methods accepted are:
- EFT payments made prior to the appointment.
- Cash payments
- Card payments (Visa/Mastercard).
Please note that there is a cancellation policy. Should you not contact us to cancel your appointment, you will be charged in full for your missed consultation.
“A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.”
24 OLIFANTS ROAD, EASTCLIFF, JOHANNESBURG SOUTH, JOHANNESBURG, 2197