Edenvale Chiropractors - Meet the Team

The Chiropractors at the Edenvale Chiropractic use a variety of techniques in the practice and tailor them to your treatment. These techniques include: Diversified Chiropractic adjustments of the spine, jaw and limbs, massage, fascial release, dry needling, kinesiotaping, athletic taping, electrotherapy, ultrasound, therapeutic stretching, activated isolated stretching, trigger point therapy, FAKTR, active and passive release techniques, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation amongst others.

Dr. Darryn Whelan (M.Tech Chiro (UJ), ICSSP (FICS), BLS)

Darryn was born and bred in Edenvale. Darryn started off as a paramedic working the East Rand areas for 4 years, he then decided to follow his calling and attended and graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Masters in Chiropractic. He completed his thesis on the effect of Chiropractic adjustment verses mobilization on local skin temperature. During his time at UJ Darryn served on the world Chiropractic congress of students UJ chapter and held the position of vice chairman on the Student Chiropractic Sports Council. He started the Edenvale Chiropractors practice in 2010.

Darryn is an avid sportsman who was selected to represent Gauteng and South Africa numerous times in both tri- and duathlons, and is still currently participating at the highest level in triathlons. He also played water polo for the one of South Africa's most prestigious clubs, and made the South African mens water polo squad. Darryn has since retired from competitive water polo due to working commitments, but he continues to treat participants of all age groups from a variety of sporting backgrounds including water polo, rugby and cycling and multidisciplinary events. 

Being part of provincial and national teams gives him first hand experience to the ongoing problems and injuries faced by sporting people of all ages. Darryn has been involved as a senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg teaching both Philosophy to first year Chiropractic students and Clinical Chiropractic to the final year students as well as supervising students in the University day clinic. Darryn has also had the honor of co-supervising on a number of clinical research papers presented by UJ masters Chiropractic students. He has also held positions on the Executive committee for Chirosport South Africa and the Chiropractic Association of South Africa Gauteng branch.

Darryn was the first Chiropractor to be awarded the Chirosport South Africa service excellence award in 2014 and 2015. 

Post graduate courses to name a few:

  • International Chiropractic Sports Specific Diploma (FICS)
  • Advanced Biostructural correction 
  • Torque release technique
  • Endurance sports nutrition and coaching (EndureIQ)
  • Triathlon and cycling coaching certification (TSA and CSA)
  • FIFA football medical diploma
  • South African Sports Institute nutritional and coaching certification
  • HIIT Science diploma

Dr Darryn is a member of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa, South African Sports Medicine Association and pediatric chiro South Africa. If you have any questions then contact us today - we look forward to meeting you!



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