Dr Candice Dugmore



Dr Candice Dugmore is the creator and owner of Life Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.

She is very driven and passionate about Chiropractic and life in general, and strives to improve her patients lives on a daily basis. She has a very gentle approach which has been instrumental in building her a very busy practice, from families, the elderly, athletes, children and babies.

Dr Candice has become well known as the Baby Chiropractor of Port Elizabeth.

“Chiropractic is for anyone who has a spine!” Although many visit her for symptomatic relief, she spends a lot of time educating her patients on the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Dr Candice was born to be a Chiropractor. She personifies the message of “get well, stay well and live well”. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious, and knowledge vast.

Originally from South Africa, Candice completed her 1st degree at Stellenbosch University in BSc (Human Movement Sciences) and Physiology. She was very competetive in sport and played indoor and outdoor hocky for the South African team. Candice then spent a year working and traveling thru the USA and Europe.

After completing a diploma in massage and reflexology through a British-based company, Candice then moved to the USA where she later graduated from Life College of Chiropractic in Atlanta, in 1996 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.. She comes from a large family of Chiropractors and has ‘walked her talk’ her entire life. Her  father, Dr Neville Dugmore, late uncle Dr Robin Dugmore 2 brothers and a sister are all Chiropractors!

Candice is an active sportswoman and loves gardening and the outdoors. She is a 2nd dan black belt in Aikido and currently preparing to represent South Africa at the World Combat Games in Russia.  She is also a loving and devoted Mom to her gorgeous son Deacon(3), and has a particular interest in Chiropractic care for families, babies and children. She is extremely passionate about inspiring you to live your best life and “fire from all cylinders.”

After graduating she moved to Sydney Australia where she practiced for 4 years. During this time she also studied Dr Robert Walker’s Chirodontic system and works closely with dentists and Orthodontists to also incorporate the importance of one’ bite and cranial balance into stabilizing her patients spines and optimizing their health potential.

After returning to South Africa in 2001 she  established a busy practice in Port Elizabeth and has been instrumental in changing the lives of Port Elizabeth families ever since.  In 2007 she  purchased the gorgeous tranquil premises in Walmer, where she established the Life Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. The Centre boasts 3 of the best Chiropractors in Port Elizabeth, an outstanding reflexologist and massage therapist in Angela Pattinson, the only horse and dog Chiropractor in town (Dr Neville) and Candice Everard a jack-of-all trades who specializes in live blood analysis and personal training.

With 16 years of clinical experience, a passion for natural health and renowned for her clear explanation and understanding of the human body, Candice is one of the most respected Chiropractors in Port Elizabeth. She is a certified in Sacro Occipital technique ,Chirodontics, Thompson Technique , Activator  Methods, Motion Palpation, and Applied Kinesiology. She has a very gentle body-friendly approach which puts her patients at ease. With a vast array of Chiropractic techniques up her sleeve, and extensive knowledge in nutrition, Candice caters your care specifically to your needs.

Her love for Chiropractic and passion for natural health care is also a huge part of her family and personal life. Candice herself had Chiropractic care all through her pregnancy which made it effortless and comfortable and her son, Deacon has  had Chiropractic care since birth and is a perfect healthy example of how vital natural living can enhance your life and help you and your family reach your potential.

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