About Dr. Katinka
Dr. Katinka van der Merwe grew up in South Africa. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker College of chiropractic in 1999. Upon graduation, she set out to study cutting edge post graduate techniques that would allow her to treat the chronically and acutely ill without any hope. She has expanded her treatment expertise with course work in functional medicine and neurology, Quantum Neurology(TM) nerve rehabilitation, NRCT, Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Biologic Medicine (under Thomas Rau M.D, the author of The Swiss Secret to Optimal Health) as well as nutrition.
Many of my patients have told me that had it not been for my treatment, they would have committed suicide. How privileged am I, that I get the chance to change and save lives? It’s like throwing a rock in the pond, where the ripple effect goes on beyond your understanding. When people get their lives back, the effects of it are far-reaching. Everyone around them is affected. Patients may return to work, or to their hobbies. They can be good friends, grandparents, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters again. Patients can return to fully living once more. I make it my life’s mission to keep my skills and education current and cutting-edge, often ahead of what the masses know. I am constantly learning. My other job, which I charged myself with, is delivering that knowledge to those who need it. I want to make a difference.
I am incredibly blessed. I have found my passion: helping those in chronic, debilitating pain. Every day, my patients tell me that I should reach more people. At least once a month, someone asks me “if this is so great, and so many people are suffering from RSD/CRPS, why do so few know about you?” They are right. People should know about my work. I have knowledge in my heart and head that must be shared with you. I found my passion, and I can never go back to a life without it. In addition, I know that I cannot keep this miracle that I have discovered to myself, nor share it with just a lucky few.
“After completing ten weeks of treatments with Dr. Katinka I have been able to slowly stop all of my RSD prescription medications. My mind feels so much more alert and the ability to communicate without losing your train of thought is amazing. I am forever grateful that Dr. Katinka has such a passion and desire to help those who suffer from this isolating, devastating, life altering condition. Do not accept life as it is if you are suffering, and never give up hope! I encourage you to be your own advocate and to get help.” – Barbara Wall