Dr Lance Riggien completed his studies at the Durban university of Technology before qualifying as a chiropractor in 2003. He has been working in private practice for the 13 last years. In 2015, he qualified as a Veterinary Chiropractor in Germany as well as successfully completing his International Veterinary Chiropractic Association exams and becoming a member of this International organisation dedicated to promoting excellence and consistently high standards in the field of Veterinary Chiropractic. He is currently one of only 3 IVCA registered veterinary chiropractors in South Africa. Dr Riggien began his work with animals in 2009, specialising in Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), an innovative non-surgical method of pain elimination. His therapy has since progressed to include other chiropractic practices for animals, including treatments for conditions of the spine, extremity joints such as shoulders, elbows, hips, knees as well as tendons, muscles and ligaments. Based at the Riggien Chiropractic Centre in Port Elizabeth, Dr Riggien treats a range of animals, including horses, cats and dogs.

His services include a thorough assessment and treatments for various conditions.

These include:

  • Stiffness
  • Chronic musculoskeletal problems
  • Lameness
  • Spine injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Gait abnormalities

Benefits of chiropractic and shockwave therapy for animals include:

  • General wellness
  • Enhanced performance
  • Improved quality of life

Dr Riggien is dedicated to improving his patients’ comfort and mobility. Read more information on the Veterinary Chiropractic Services he provides.

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Dr Riggien is based in Port Elizabeth, and travels extensively around the country to provide chiropractic care and shockwave therapy to animals. With twelve years of chiropractic experience, Dr Riggien is passionate about the benefits of his various treatments and has enjoyed great success treating animals.


Address: 12 8th Avenue, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6070

Tel: 041 581 2376 / Cell: 084 505 1430

Fax: 086 633 0557

Email: chiropracticon8th@telkomsa.net