ABOUT DR CHARLTON BUTT
Dr Charlton Butt qualified as a Chiropractor in 2008 from the Durban University of Technology. Charlton completed his Masters degree by researching the relationship between rugby coaches, players, injuries and Chiropractic. Dr Butt also holds a B-Com from UKZN.
Dr Butt runs a family practice with patients ranging from as young as one week old to 93 years old; focusing on patients with short and long term spinal pain and conditions and the management thereof. He has an in-depth knowledge of the spine and spinal injuries and experience in treating them. Dr Butt does however have a special interest in sports injuries, in particular those related to rugby, gym, golf and running. Dr Butt has an extensive knowledge and experience in treating injuries within these sports.
Charlton has played rugby at Premier and higher level and still plays rugby for Crusaders in Durban North and for the S.A. Legends. He is active at gym in weight lifting, road running, surfing and golf. Charlton also enjoys 4x4 off road trails and jet skiing. However his most important passion is his wife and 4 children.
Charlton has worked with teams and sportsmen and women from all sports disciplines and at all levels ranging from school level to club and provincial. He has extensive knowledge in a vast array of sports injuries. His patients have competed in the Duzi; Comerades; rugby, tennis and cricket at the highest level; Two Oceans Marathon; and represented South Africa in body building events, to mention a few. Charlton is passionate about improving his patients’ performance in their chosen sports as well as keeping those injured “in the game”.
It took Charlton many years to settle on Chiropractic as his chosen profession and as his calling after spending years as an army Lieutenant, playing rugby and in banking and teaching. Charlton describes his profession as a calling, not a job and is passionate about each challenge and patient whom he assists.
For years Dr Butt has run a family practice, servicing patients from Amanzimtoti to Ballito and as far inland as Ladysmith. Although the majority of his patients are of a family nature, his special interest are in sports injuries, particularly those related to rugby and gym/weight lifting.
Neck pain, backache, sciatica, migraines and headaches are core conditions treated, but within the practice he treats the full spectrum of conditions, including: posture & spinal degeneration; muscle strains; shoulder, knee, ankle and other joint conditions. Dr Butt also specializes in sports injuries, particularly those related to rugby and gym/weight lifting.
Treatment modalities used:
Standard Chiropractic adjustments; Soft tissue therapy (massage); Vibration Therapy; Dry Needling; Cryotherapy and heat; Tens.
Dr Butt has been the team doctor for numerous sports teams including the Natal Duikers (Natal Rugby Team), Glenwood Old Boys, George Campbell School Of Technology, Yellowwood Park and DHS. Other professional involvements include; personal training advice, and specialised gym programmes for rehabilitation of joints post injury, and for improving sports performance.