An Interview with Eastbourne Chiropractor Victoria White: Part 2
August 8th, 2018 280 post views
If you’ve been to Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne, you may have spotted a tall lady with brown hair and a large smile on her face. That’s Victoria!
Dr White joined Lushington Chiropractic 4 years ago after moving back to the UK from the Middle East. I thought it would be a good idea for everyone to get to know Victoria a little better.
If you missed part 1 you can read it here
Part 2 of this interview is getting to know Dr Victoria White’s special interests!
We’ve spoken about chiropractic and how you became interested in chiropractic. My next question for you is, do you have a special interest in any particular conditions or groups of people?
Actually yes. I love treating people with headaches and migraine headaches, as they do very well very quickly and it is wonderful to see that fast response to chiropractic care.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, I also love seeing people who are older and have had chronic problems. For them it’s less the case of “fixing the pain” entirely and more a case of helping them manage their condition and still do the things that they want to do in life. I feel that you can make a great difference to someone’s quality of life in this way, and by keeping people mobile so that they can enjoy their golf, gardening, or whatever other hobbies they may have.
Chiropractors are regulated by law and are required to maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills by regularly attending CPD courses.
Talk to me about your favourite CPD (continued professional development) seminar that you’ve been to so far and how it’s helped you as a chiropractor.
One of the most useful CPD courses I did was in dry needling, or western medical acupuncture.
When I was a teenager and suffering with headaches, this was one of the techniques that my chiropractor used. It has been one of the best things I have had as part of my own treatment which inspired me to learn how to do it too.
I did the dry needling course when I was at chiropractic college and found it very useful for my patients at the time. It’s a really great technique for loosening tight muscles and works really nicely for treating people with neck-related headaches, lumbar aches and other muscular type problems.
I therefore use the dry needling technique on patients here in Eastbourne, both of my own and those who are referred to me by the other chiropractors and practitioners.
Is there a particular case that you’d like to share with us today which has been the most rewarding so far in your chiropractic career?
It’s really difficult to choose one.
There are so many people who are in such a bad state by the time they come to see a chiropractor, that when you make a difference to how they feel and how they function, they are thrilled with the results. This is why it is so difficult to pick only one.
I understand this is a hard question because you must have helped thousands of people over the years.
Yes absolutely, there are so many local people to Eastbourne that I have helped it really is impossible to narrow it down. I could give you one though…
Yes, please let us hear the story!
One that particularly sticks out is a lady I treated several years ago who used to be a competitive swimmer in her youth. By the time I saw her, she was into her eighties and had not swum for years because of low back pain and immobility. I did a lot of work to help her with her mobility and she ended up back in the pool and exercising again, which was fantastic to hear.
It’s great to hear success with chiropractic as we can help people of every age and stages of life.
That’s true. I think that a lot of people don’t realise that we treat the very young, like you do Gemma, and through to the elderly as we all do here at Lushington Chiropractic.
It’s interesting you say this, Vicky, because in fact today I had my current youngest patient, followed directly after by my oldest patient!!
How old were they?
My youngest patient I first saw when he was 5 weeks old, and my oldest patient straight after him is 99!
In fact, my eldest patient today said to me, “Gemma, am I your oldest patient here at the clinic?” and I replied, “yes you are and look how well you’re doing!”
That’s amazing. I also think it shows how adaptable chiropractic care can be in that we can tailor and personalise treatment to be appropriately gentle for a tiny baby, an older person and everyone in between.
Thank you so much for your time today, Vicky. It’s been a pleasure hearing about how you became a chiropractor. I actually did not know this – I’d always been meaning to ask you, so it’s interesting to hear why you chose to come here and not back to Torquay.
You’re so welcome. I’ll be interviewing you soon to find out more about your chiropractic work, Gemma.