Dr Adam Sayers
FAMILY AND PAEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTOR
Dr. Adam Sayers is the owner and chiropractor at Pure Chiropractic. He qualified in 2007 with a Masters degree in chiropractic from the University of Johannesburg. He has a special interest in family wellness which begins with pregnant ladies, paediatrics and children and extends into caring for the family unit as a whole.
“As a chiropractor, my care process is geared around improving spinal and postural function, which in turn creates better stimulation and function of the nervous system. This, together with looking at some other lifestyle factors, helps us create a state of health and regeneration for your nervous system and body.”
Your body’s ability to heal itself is immense,
we just have to work to help it express that.
Your first visit with Dr Adam Sayers
When you first come and see Dr Adam Sayers, you will go through a thorough medical history and problems you may be facing. He will then discuss what he can look at doing to address your concerns.
Dr Sayers then begins with your adjustments. The adjustments are the core to our care process and the primary way he helps correct spinal function. After a period of adjustments and as you improve, he will start to incorporate other aspects like exercises and mobility work to reinforce the adjustments and keep your functionality improving.
“I don’t know what I would have done without Adam. In an emergency he has made a plan to treat me, treatment is tailored to my specific requirements. My back is doing so much better than a few years ago. Adam really is the best.”
“If you looking for a good massage, this isnt the person for you.
If you have back pains, can’t sleep, Adam is for you. He loves what he does and that is what makes him amazing .“
“Best chiro! My whole family uses him regularly and I’ve sent my pregnant clients to him as well.
I had treatments throughout my pregnancy and he’s awesome with babies. He’s also a fellow crossfitter and gives great advice on exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices.“
“All I can say is wow. please everybody make an appointment now you will never regret it. words can not express how your life will change or how you will feel. you have to experience it yourself.
Thank you. Dr Adam Sayers. Its only been day 1“
What attracted you to chiropractic?
The thought of helping someone feel better by allowing the body to heal itself really spoke to me. I didn’t know much about the principles of Chiropractic when I started studying it but the fact that it was non invasive and completely natural really attracted me to it.
What has drawn you to furthering your studies in paediatric Chiropractic?
Going through the journey of being a father has definitely shifting me to learn more about paediatric chiropractic.
It made me truly understand that the training we received in our studies for paediatric care was nowhere near sufficient as paediatric Chiropractic is a rapidly changing and growing field. That led to realising that the first two years of development (including foetal development) are the most important stages of development for a person as they are the foundation upon which our continued health is dictated.
Adjusting children is completely different to adjusting adults and so I set out to learn as much as I could to provide the best service I could for the children and parents. After all, healthy children grow into healthy adults.
Is chiropractic care safe in pregnancy?
Yes. In fact, it is advised that women be adjusted regularly throughout their pregnancy.
Chiropractic offers a gentle, non-invasive and non-medicinal approach and pregnancy related ailments and has been found to reduce back pain by up to 84%.
How often should you see a chiropractor when pregnant?
It depends on each individual and how they present but we usually work towards regular adjustments every 3-4 weeks throughout the first two trimesters of pregnancy.
I advise more regular adjustments every week or 2 weeks in the third trimester with the increased stress of a larger womb on the individuals posture and spine.
How does chiropractic care help pregnancy?
During pregnancy your spine and pelvis are exposed to postural shifts with the increase in size of the uterus. Your centre of gravity moves forward and this places more load on your spine.
Chiropractic adjustments help create fluid movement and function of the spine and pelvis which allows your body to more easily shift with these changes. Dysfunctions of the spine are resistant to these shifts and can become painful as a result.
Can chiropractic care put you into labour?
No. Chiropractic care can facilitate the process of natural development of labour by clearing any postural dysfunction that may be inhibiting the process, but can never initiate labour.
Research has found that women who receive chiropractic care in their pregnancy by an experienced prenatal chiropractor have a 25-50% reduction in labour duration.
Can chiropractic care ease back pain during pregnancy?
Definitely, pain mostly occurs due to compensations and dysfunction that are resisting the postural changes of pregnancy. Chiropractic can help release those restrictions and ultimately relieve pain.
What other pregnancy related ailments can chiropractic care assist with?
- Hip and back pain
- Pubic Symphysis pain
- Round Ligament pain
- Help reduce labour times
- Improves sleep
- Assists in achieving optimal fetal position
- Reduction in pelvic pain
- Reduces sciatic pain and restless leg syndrome
- Strengthen the pelvic floor
Is chiropractic care safe for babies and children?
Chiropractic care is gentle, non-invasive and non-medicinal and is focused on gentle stimulation of the nervous system
Should babies get adjusted?
Definitely! Given possible birth traumas which may occur in natural birth or in a c-section, it is advisable to have your baby checked by a chiropractor soon after birth. As babies grow and develop they too should be adjusted regularly as developmental milestones are reached and in the event of minor delays.
What makes paediatric chiropractors/ adjustments different?
Adjustments for children under 2 years of age differ greatly from adjustments adults would receive. They are slow and light in pressure. The pressure applied in a paediatric adjustment is about as much pressure as you can comfortably handle when pushing on your eyeball.
How much chiropractic care will my child need?
The average number of sessions we see a baby for initially ranges from 4-7 sessions. Not every baby is exactly the same so sometimes it can be more or less.
Do I have to take my child to a chiropractor for the rest of their life?
We usually advise on going wellness care for our chiro kids. There are a lot of postural changes in the first year as your little one develops and learns to stand and ultimately walk. After that, toddlers have many falls and knocks on a day to day basis which creates postural stress which can affect sleep, behaviour, comfort levels, feeding or appetite and general health.
What kind of conditions does a chiropractor treat in children and infants?
- Colic, cramps and reflux
- Ear Infections
- Improve sleep
- Developmental delays
- Breastfeeding difficulties
- Bed Wetting
- Growing Pains
How soon after birth should I bring my child to see a chiropractor?
As soon as you like. A baby can be adjusted as soon as 1 hour after birth. Usually chiropractic baby care starts depending on when parents are comfortable to come to the practice or when symptoms start (often around 4-6 weeks).
The sooner we can see your baby, the more likely we are to simply avoid any symptoms from starting early in the first place. Prolonging the initiation of chiropractic care and waiting for symptoms to develop to then seek care may mean the necessity for more sessions in order to rectify whatever is troubling your little one.
Why hasn't my paediatrician or GP recommended chiropractic care?
Most medical professions consider chiropractic to simply be for back pain, neck pain and headaches and they are not aware of the neurological implications and benefits of the chiropractic adjustment.
Will chiropractic care be painful for my baby or child?
Because the adjustments are exceptionally light, it is not painful for your baby at all. Most babies simply lie or sleep through the sessions.