Crawling for babies is crucial

Step-by-Step: Why Crawling is Crucial for your Baby’s Development

Crawling is a vital milestone in a baby's development, and it provides many benefits that will be useful throughout their lives.

By Dr Miné Willemse
Our chiropractor in Table View, Dr Keevara Raidoo

Meet your Family Chiropractor in Table View

Dr. Keevara Raidoo, a remarkable chiropractor who has a special interest in perinatal care and paediatrics is based at our flagship Table View practice which services the greater West Coast suburbs of Cape Town including Parklands, Sunningdale, West Beach, Big Bay, Sunset Beach, Milnerton and Melkbosstrand.
The Ins and Outs of Paced Bottle Feeding Your Baby

The Ins and Outs of Paced Bottle Feeding

Paced bottle feeding is a feeding method that mimics breastfeeding by controlling the flow of milk that your baby takes in. However, it can also be one of the most challenging, especially if you are a first-time mom.

By Dr Keevara Raidoo
Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction related painduring pregnancy

7 Tips to Help with Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction Related Pain During Pregnancy

Some pregnant mommies experience something called Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction (SPD), also known as "lightning crotch".

By Dr Miné Willemse
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What is Flat Head Syndrome and How Can We Prevent It?

‘Flat head syndrome’ is a condition that results in a baby’s head becoming flat or misshapen. Parents can work with qualified health practitioners to screen, reposition and help our babies overcome their flat spots.

By Dr Keevara Raidoo
Rise Chiropractic - your baby chiropractor in Kenrdige, Durbanville

Your Rise Chiropractor is now Available in Kenridge

We have opened a brand new practice in Kenridge, Durbanville where Dr Chantel, who has been helping so many of you with your aches and pains at our Table View and Panorama practices in the past, will be based from now on.

By Dr Chantel da Silva
Tech neck symptoms and treatment

Tech Neck, the Pandemic of the Modern Era

by Dr Keevara Raidoo Working on a computer or looking down at your phone can cause Tech Neck. How many hours of your day do you spend bent over your computer or your phone?  A recent study showed that the average person spends 6 hours and 58 minutes in front of a screen (Phone, TV,…
Turmeric latte - anti-inflammatory and natural remedy for pain

Dr Britt’s Anti-inflammatory Golden Milk Recipe

Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory. If you feel you need something nutritious and delicious to replace one of your daily coffees with, look no further than Dr Brittany’s famous Turmeric Latte. This warm drink is a blend of turmeric and complementary spices that has amazing anti-inflammatory effects. The best part is that it only takes…
Rise Chiropractic Tummy Time for Babies

Dr Chantel’s Tummy Time Cheat Sheet

Tummy time is crucial for your baby’s development. “Tummy Time” is a cute name that describes exactly what it is, it’s the time that a baby spends on their tummy and because it’s super important for baba’s development, it should be started as soon as you both get home from hospital. Place your baby on…
Chiropractor, Dr Chantel Da Silva, helps relieve and prevent headaches

The most common types of headaches and how to prevent them

Common types of headaches affect most of us, but how can we prevent them? Headaches are a common complaint from many of the patients visiting Rise Chiropractic. With the amount of stress in people’s lives at the moment and South Africa being in level 4 lockdown, this does not surprise us. Headaches affect most of…
Tips for working from home back pain, neck tension and headaches

Tips for making working from home less of a pain

Are you dealing with neck tension, back pain or headaches? Of all the adults frequenting our office, around 60% can be down to the new ‘normal’ of working from home. From dining room chairs to long days on the couch with your laptop in hand, working from home is sure to mess with your back.…
How to boost your baby's brain development

How to Boost your Baby’s Brain Development

Helping your baby’s brain develop in healthy ways is a lot easier than you think. When I started University I had no idea that baby chiropractic was even a thing. In my 5th year, I remember our lecturer discussing the idea of adjusting newborns after birth, the impact this could have on a child’s brain…
Chiropractic adjustment for neck pain

The Chiropractic Adjustment

The Chiropractic adjustment is the centrepiece of your care during our appointments. The majority of you think of the chiropractic adjustment as that quick force or push into your spine or neck with the click-click that follows. But that’s not all it is. The real beauty of the chiropractic adjustment is that it can be…
Causes of back pain

5 Surprising causes of back pain

Back pain affects more than 1 in 10 people worldwide, these are some of the causes of back pain that may surprise you. From your neck to your coccyx, the spine is a strong flexible structure that holds your body up and protects our spinal cord. Back pain affects more than 1 in 10 people…
Dr Chantel da Silva treats reflux babies

Dr Chantel’s baby reflux cheat sheet

So your little one has been diagnosed with baby reflux and may have been put on medication or maybe not. If you have already seen me for an appointment, I mentioned this little cheat sheet.  Because let’s face it, it’s a lot of information to take in!  I totally understand the emotional toll that baby…
Chiropractic care helps for colic babies

Can Chiropractic care help with colic babies?

One of the questions we get a lot is: “Will chiropractic help with my colic (fussy, gassy or crampy) baby?” Let’s get down to it – colic isn’t always a clear cut diagnosis, in fact, it’s not a diagnosis at all.  Think of colic as something babies do, a behaviour pattern, rather than something babies…
Chiropractic Care, a Secret Saving Grace during Pregnancy

Secret Saving Grace during Pregnancy

This little secret may help you during your pregnancy. My sister-in-law had a really rough time with her first pregnancy and the usual chiropractic care was not respectful of her body or understanding the physiological changes that happen to a pregnant woman. I was not living in Cape Town as yet, so all I could…
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Understanding a child’s response to masks.

Today I want to chat about masks and how adults wearing them can affect a child’s ability to understand and process non-verbal communication. The first week of being back at Rise Chiropractic was undoubtedly a novel experience. With faces masked, quiet offices, and no Vicky (office manager) to greet and chat to patients, the new…
Dr Chantel da Silva Covid-19 lockdown

Rise Chiropractic Open – Covid-19 Protocol

Rise Chiropractic is Open during COVID-19 lockdown level 4 and below. With that said, things will look a bit different in the practice. Telehealth Consultations are still available. Click here for more information on these telehealth consults – Video/Virtual consultations (Telehealth) Rise Chiropractic has stepped up to the plate and adapted to all the regulations…
Happy New Year from Rise Chiropractic

Happy 2020 from Rise Chiropractic

Happy New Year from all at Rise Chiropractic! (A Message from Dr. Chantel) First off, I feel such gratitude that I was able to help care for so many families in 2019. It’s an awesome and humbling responsibility to be trusted with your healthcare and I’ve loved being a part of your journey.  Plus, it’s…
Baby containers like Bumbo seats

Let’s talk baby containers like Bumbo seats etc.

Consider this before buying a baby container Let’s be serious, you can’t always hold your baby.  So, whether your little one is 3 weeks or 5 months old, you have probably bought one or two devices to ‘contain’ your baby safely.  Not only do you want them to be safe, but you would also like…
Postpartum tips on holding baby

Postpartum tips – carrying/picking up your baby

Simple postpartum tips In this blog post, I am going to share simple postpartum tips to help make those repetitive tasks gentler on you.  This is my third blog post together with Squishy Tushy.  It has been super fun to work on these blogs.  Nuri asks the questions and I provide the insight.  The first…
What do we know about crying babies?

Facts about crying babies

What do we actually know about crying babies? I spend considerable time assessing what is appropriate or not for newborns.  A big part of this is understanding crying babies, what this means to the parents and could mean about the health of the baby.  So this post that Nuri from Squishy Tushy and I came…
Baby chiropractor helps with burping baby

Understand burping your baby video

Understand more about burping your baby: why, when and how often This blog post is all about understanding burping, especially when and how often.  Having a new baby can be daunting.  From learning to change diapers, to feeding and knowing how and when to burp them.  Burping is one way parents can help their baby…
Chiropractic care can help with breastfeeding

How chiropractic care helps with breastfeeding

I am sure you are wondering, "Yeah just how can chiropractic care help me with breastfeeding?". While breastfeeding is “natural”, any breastfeeding mother will tell you that figuring things out in the beginning isn't as simple as it seems. Sometimes babies have things going on with their tiny bodies that can make it difficult to latch.
Help for child with ear infection

How to naturally help your little one with an ear infection

Ear infections are one of the most frustrating illnesses for both parents and children to go through, especially if they occur frequently. They are also one of the most common ailments affecting young children. As WebMD shares, over 60% of colds in infants and toddlers result in an ear infection.
Effects of stress during pregnancy

The effects of stress during pregnancy

Pregnancy brings out the worrier (and warrior) in all us ladies. Celebrating a new pregnancy in the office is such a special moment, but soon the excitement is replaced with the natural fretting about what to eat, drink, think, feel, and do. And for good reason: there is growing a life inside of you.
Manage back pain after birth

Tips on how to manage back pain after birth

Common struggles that you might be dealing with right now are you just can't find a position to nurse /feed/carry your little one that doesn't hurt, how do you actually get anything done when that new baby is on you like ALL THE TIME. Not only that but you are constantly exhausted.
Chiropractic can help your unsettled baby

How chiropractic can help your crying baby

If you are a new mom or dad, a common challenge that most new parents struggle with is that their baby is unsettled. It is hard enough to care for a tiny human but it takes an incredible amount of energy and patience when they are uncomfortable and unwell.