My Chiropractic Journey Of The First 25 Years

McTimoney Chiropractic Association AwardLast month I was presented by Bernie Martin, Chairperson of McTimoney Chiropractic Association with my 25 year service award to McTimoney Chiropractic. It was an absolute pleasure and honour to receive it especially as in 1989 when I graduated I never imagined getting through 25 years. And what a journey it’s been taking me all over the world.

I started as a young 21 year old full of hope and optimism wanting to solve the worlds “pain” through McTimoney – call me naïve too! However I have always wanted to make a difference to peoples’ lives no matter how small a difference that may be deemed. My mission was simple and still remains the same and that is that I will do my upmost best to help all those coming to me. Naturally I’ve not been able to help every single client; however, I have always had the intention of doing my best for them. This “intention” has led me to search for other ways of improving my life and that of my clients.

In my search I was interested in various other fields from Massage techniques including Aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage, an introduction to Bowen Technique and Zero Balancing, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Bach Flower Remedies, some I graduated in and some I did the introduction/foundation courses in. I undertook various personal development courses which entailed walking on hot coals and broken glass to colour psychology, meditation techniques and the Ho’oponopono Process.

I have read countless Mind Body Spirit books – “The Way of The Peaceful Warrior” and “The Journey of Socrates” by Dan Millman, “Entering The Circle” by Olga Khariditi and “A Fall to Grace” by Sandra Ingerman being personal favourites.

One of my greatest discoveries on my search was that of exercise at the age of 36 – I’m talking about “formal structured exercise” in a gym. Prior to this I was into walking, swimming and yoga only. I was concerned about how I would continue with McTimoney sessions over a long period of time. I discovered my first personal trainer who was a key factor in changing my health and fitness. I still work out with trainers doing weight training, cardio, yoga stretches and Pilates strengthening. This undoubtedly has led me to understanding my clients’ injuries and physiques better. Also I truly believe that “working out” combined with the other techniques I practice will sustain me for a long McTimoney Chiropractic career and a life of fulfilment.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style”

Maya Angelou