MKB Chiropractic

About Us

Dr Michaela Botha is a chiropractor based in Ruiterhof, Randburg as well as Honeydew.

Dr Michaela Botha moved from the friendly city of Port Elizabeth to study and qualify with her MTech in Chiropractic at the University of Johannesburg in 2019. During her time at university, she continued to play hockey and was very involved in the Student Chiropractic Sports Council. She was Vice-Chairperson and worked at many sporting events such as rugby and water polo festivals, baseball tournaments, rowing and horse riding events. 

She has a passion for treating the whole family, from the avid sports men and women to adults and babies. She has her first aid certification and wants to further her studies and specialize in the sports and pediatric fields of chiropractic.

Michaela enjoys furthering her knowledge and believes ongoing professional development is a priority in the medical field. Dr Botha understands that each patient has their own needs and her treatment is very patient dependent.

She is an avid sportswoman herself and is very determined on finding the best possible outcomes for all situations she is faced with. From own personal experience, she also believes in maintenance and that prevention is better than cure.

Dr Botha enjoys her CrossFit and playing hockey and was also a gymnast in her younger years. She has played waterpolo and done cross country running so she understands all the different types of sports and what each one entails. She also believes that everyone is different and she aims to treat with that in mind.

Chiropractic is a complimentary/alternative, hands-on, drug-free approach to health. From chiro- ‘hand’ + Greek praktikos ‘practical’, from prattein ‘do’.

A chiropractor’s main concern is the spine and nervous system and how well they are both functioning. Chiropractic has become the third most used primary health care profession in the world after medicine and dentistry. It works on the premise that good health is partially dependent on a normally functioning spine and nervous system.

Chiropractic – meaning “done by hand”

How does it work?

  • The main concern of a Chiropractor is your spine and nervous system, and how well they are both functioning. With so many factors involved, it is the Chiropractor’s task to evaluate and identify any problems that may exist within these structures, and come up with the best possible treatment protocol for each individual patient. It is our job to evaluate the biomechanical structure of the spine, to ensure that each one of the individual vertebra are moving freely and are not displaced or fixed in anyway.

     Any such displacement or jammed vertebra can cause the spinal nerve that exits from the intervertebral foramen (opening), to become irritated either through direct pressure or through indirect stimulation/irritation.

Who can benefit from Chiropractic treatment?

  • Office workers who sit in front of a laptop for most of the day or at a desk for extended periods
  • Athletes
  • Babies and children
  • Pregnant women
  • Factory workers or anyone performing any form of manual labour
  • The elderly

When should I see my Chiropractor?

  • For most neuromusculoskeletal conditions. These can be anything from headaches, the general neck and back pain, any shoulder, hip, knee or joint pain in general and even some injuries. A maintenance protocol is good to stick to.
  • “The preservation of health is easier than the cure of disease” – B.J. Palmer

What causes the sound of an adjustment?

  • When some techniques are applied, a popping or cracking sound may be heard. This is merely due to the gas and fluid inside the joint being released or moving around. The sound has nothing to do with the quality of the adjustment.

Does a Spinal Adjustment hurt?

  • FACT: Adjustments do not usually hurt. In fact, many patients feel instant relief after their treatments. For obvious reasons, adjustments to certain joints in the spine or extremities may feel slightly uncomfortable, but in general patients tend to look forward to their chiropractic treatments and enjoy being adjusted. – CASA

A few more facts…

The spine is made up of 24 individual vertebrae. It starts below the base of the skull and ends in the centre between the hips. Although each vertebra is separate, they are all connected together by ligaments and muscles which enable the spine to function as one dynamic unit. In between each vertebra, there are cartilaginous discs which are there to help absorb shock, reduce friction between vertebrae and to allow increased movement in the spine.

Between each vertebra, there is a pair of spinal nerves exiting from the spinal cord. Each of the 31 pairs of nerves run and ultimately supplies and influences every organ, tissue and cell in the body.

Therefore any problem in any one of the vertebral joints can affect the related parts of your nervous system, which in turn can lead to such symptoms as pain in the back or neck as well as many other spinal problems.


It’s as simple as a fall or an accident, lifting of heavy objects or even high stress levels. All of these can cause any vertebra to lose its normal motion. This can cause the joint to become jammed, which can further irritate both the joint and nerve. Irritation of these joints can result in spasm of surrounding musculature, causing a trigger point formation in a muscle. Irritation of the nerve may also result in pain in the vicinity of the joint or it can refer pain elsewhere in the body. 


  • Headaches
  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Nerve Impingement

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Map & Directions

19 Silver Pine Avenue,

MKB Chriopractic Randburg: 061-458-6844

Balancing in Motion Family Wellness Centre
Honeydew Eco Village
281 Honeydew Road,
North Riding

MKB Chriopractic Honeydew: 079-568-1392

Contact Details
MKB Chriopractic Randburg: 061-458-6844
MKB Chriopractic Honeydew: 079-568-1392

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