Dr Marili van Heerden


The Gym, Woodlands Office Park, Woodmead

011 844 0400

Dr Marili van Heerden is in private practice as a chiropractor at The Gym in the Woodlands Office Park, Woodmead. She is a diversified chiropractor with a special focus on the biomechanics of the spine and extremities and how they work with the surrounding musculature.

She cares for young and old, desk athletes and weekend warriors, hard workers and couch potatoes and anyone in between. 

Chiropractic is a health profession specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. This is the definition given by the World Health Organisation.

Chiropractic care has proven to safely and effectively treat and manage the following conditions:




Low back pain

Neck pain

Nerve root entrapments

Pain referring to arms and legs

Disc Hernias

Improve poor posture

Myofascial Trigger Points

Sporting injuries

Pre and post partum low back pain


Regular chiropractic care (biannually) in the absence of symptoms is also very beneficial. This will help to keep your joints healthy with normal range of movement, which can help in the prevention of future problems such as osteoarthritis.

The techniques used in this practice are gentle and effective. Dr van Heerden uses a combination of hands-on techniques, including massage, trigger point releases, dry needling and specific chiropractic adjustments and mobilisations.  

If you have any questions or are unsure if chiropractic is for you, please feel free to contact the doctor at