About Spine and Sport Centre

Spine and Sport Centre is a chiropractic care facility based in Illovo, Johannesburg. We are dedicated to the overall well-being and optimal function of your body’s interdependent skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. As primary care physicians we diagnose, treat, and prevent mechanical disorders based on the principle that structure affects function.

Spine and Sport Centre’s mission to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive care by combining evidence-based chiropractic, soft tissue mobilisation, rehabilitation and patient education to eliminate symptoms, restore full function, and promote a healthy lifestyle.


Our Unique Approach

Here at Spine and Sport Chiropractic, we focus on the complex relationship between nerves, muscles, and joints of the body and how this relates to the overall function –and performance- of the body. By ensuring proper mechanics of the spine and peripheral joints, we can influence numerous bodily functions: from reducing the amount of friction at the joint surface level; to balancing and restoring normal muscle tone through soft tissue techniques; to proprioceptive retraining.

Our approach and goals remain consistent for each of our patients:

  • Identify and correct the current problem.
  • Teach the individual to manage their injury while it heals.
  • Determine a specific plan to prevent future occurrence.

Every body is different, so all treatments are personalised for the individual and their specific needs. Problems are often complex in nature and may from time to time require additional help from other sources. We work with a network of the best sports medicine healthcare professionals in the area so that you can be assured of the very best care at all times.

Our speciality lies in restoring and optimising athletic performance as well as treating sports injuries. We do so by correcting and preventing musculoskeletal and biomechanical imbalances or damage. Our clinical experience and ongoing active participation in sport give us a unique approach to treating athletes. We treat athletes of all ages and abilities from local beginners and first-time participants to world-class international athletes.

Our expertise covers all athletic injuries and also common aches and pains experienced with everyday life.

Sports Chiropractic

Our area of focus is Sports Chiropractic. Our in-depth knowledge of the body’s biomechanical structure and its relation to function places us in the ideal position to help aspiring and elite athletes with care that emphasises the optimisation of performance and prevention of injury.

Our care encompasses strength and endurance training, exercise physiology, rehabilitative exercise, nutrition and a number of advanced soft tissue therapies including deep tissue massage to promote muscular condition, coordination, balance and stability.

As Sports chiropractors, we can enhance an athlete’s recovery from injury, prevent future injury (such as overuse/overtraining syndromes) and improve athletic performance.

Dr Craig Uria (MTech Chiropractic), heads up our practice. As an avid sportsman with a penchant or cycling, he understands the athlete’s psyche and the importance of attaining your goals.