Dr Craig Uria - M. Tech Chiropractic (B.A.) M.C.S.A.
From the Pros to the Joes, Dr Craig knows his athlete’s needs. However, that doesn’t mean he limits his care to the sports orientated alone.
As a Dr and advocate for quality of life, Dr Craig’s goal is to help anyone looking to improve overall health and personal performance.
Dr Craig Uria comes from an extremely active background. From a young age, he was either on his skateboard or competing in school sports such as in-line skating, and wakeboarding on national and international levels.
His passion for exercise and wellness lead Dr Craig to qualify and work as a personal trainer in London, specialising in rehab and sports-specific exercise. Not long after, Dr Craig returned to South Africa and completed his Masters in Chiropractic at the University of Johannesburg. His graduate thesis centred on Kinesiology tape and chronic neck pain.
During in his time at UJ, he was elected as a clinician in the Chiropractic Clinic over-seeing students undergoing their internship. Dr Craig’s studies continued with certification in Fascial Movement Taping (FMT), Kinesio Taping, SpiderTech Kinesiology Taping, Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), Dynamic Taping and Muscle Activation.
He has an international certification in Paediatrics through the Angolo-European College of Chiropractic, and International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD).
Notable career highlights, before establishing Spine and Sport Centre include:
- Medical Director of Rocktape South Africa, responsible for training practitioners, and
- Head of Athlete Services at the Regional CrossFit games.
Dr Craig's Philosophy
Dr Craig’s philosophy is to care for patients with compassion using science-based treatment plans comprising a variety of chiropractic, soft tissue mobilisation, massage, FAKTR and rehabilitative techniques which will eliminate symptoms and improve overall function of the human body.
When in Dr Craig’s care, you will receive guidance and advice so that you can implement pro-active steps every day towards living a pain-free and active life.
In 2013 Dr Craig Uria developed a passion for cycling, mountain biking specifically. He has since completed numerous stage races with many a podium finish at local races under his belt.
Such races include Sani2c, Wines2whales, Tankwa Trek and 5 ABSA Cape Epics – the last three of which has seen Dr Craig Uria complete in the UCI elite man’s category.
Focusing on sports injuries allows him to combine two of his greatest passions: cycling and rehabilitation science. His own experience in athletics enables him to understand athletes – highs and lows, injuries and victories.
Janneke Leask - Professional Massage Therapist
Janneke is a professional massage therapist will outstanding natural amplified by her resounding dedication to helping athletes’ performance as well as recovery from and prevention of injuries.
Having grown up in a small town in the Eastern Cape, Janneke took advantage of the rugged hilly landscape with mountain biking which she pursued competitively from 13 years old. It was also at this tender age that Janneke was exposed to the importance of massage.
Janneke completed a sports massage and pilates course at the Stellenbosch sports performance centre in 2011 and has been a Pilates instructor in her part-time since 2012.
Today, between deep tissue massage and pilates, Janneke is a competitive adventure racer who doesn’t hesitate to reap the benefits of sports massage on the regular.
When asked what draws her to deep tissue sports massage, Jannke says, “I have always loved helped my fellows in sports from comradery to knowing that I can play an active role in helping them to achieve their goals. Seeing the transformation from injury through rehabilitation to healing is also hugely rewarding”.
Results you can expect from Janneke Leask
Fibrous adhesions (knots and nodules) broken down.
Flushing of toxins from congested, tired muscles.
Increased oxygen uptake in muscle fibres by increasing circulation.
Isolating tight and contracted muscles aiming to restore length and flexibility.