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Why I Chose to Study Chiropractic

 I knew that I wanted to study chiropractic at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic

When it came to going to university I knew that I wanted to study chiropractic. The choices at the time were the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic and the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. These are the two main colleges in the UK. Both the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic and the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic have good reputations for training chiropractors.

I visited both chiropractic colleges and assessed their chiropractic courses before making my decision. Both were four years full time chiropractic courses. Both covered the history of chiropractic, chiropractic technique, chiropractic case management, neurology, physiology, anatomy and much, much more.

Both courses looked great and I was actually keen on both of them. I was living in Eastbourne at the time with my family and this made Bournemouth (The Anglo-European College of Chiropractic) a better proposition due to distance. However, the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic only had chiropractic courses and no other studies there. At the time I wondered if it might be a little too much chiropractic talk to be at an educational institution where there was no variety. I thought that chiropractic in lectures, then chiropractic at home, and socialising only with chiropractors might be a little intense. Everyone needs to talk about something different sometimes.

The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, however, was attached to the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales). This university offers a broad range of courses and I thought that the variety would create a better learning and living environment for me, personally. Having been through the experience, I am very happy that I chose the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic.

I feel that I am a well-trained and well-rounded Chiropractor because of my intensive studies and a massive bonus is that I met my fiancée at University. She now lives down here with me in Eastbourne.

If you are thinking about studying to be a chiropractor then I would urge you to take a look at both the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic to decide which is right for you. Both have great courses and it may simply come down to personal preference when you choose between them.

Mykel Mason, Doctor of Chiropractic pictured with his family on graduation day after studying Chiropractic at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic.

Mykel Mason, Doctor of Chiropractic pictured with his family on graduation day at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic.

If you are thinking about studying chiropractic here are the links to the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic website:

http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/16-master-of-chiropractic

and the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic website:

http://www.aecc.ac.uk/undergraduate/?gclid=COf5-9PJwcgCFQVuGwodojkMHg

Yours in health,

Mykel Mason your Eastbourne Chiropractor

 

Healthy happy friends, family, chiropractic and me!!

My chiropractic journey started when 7 years ago my horse was having back problems and began dragging her back leg.

After talking to friends we had been recommended to see a chiropractor for animals. In almost no time at all the chiropractor had worked a miracle on my horse and found the root of the problem straight away.  Within 2 months the horse had stopped dragging her leg and her ability to jump was bigger and better than ever.  This was my first friend to experience the benefits of chiropractic care.

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Horse Showjumping

Then a year later I met Dr Revell (doctor of chiropractic, not medical) and it was at this point that I really started getting to grips with what chiropractic did and how it worked for people.  I had suffered with knee problems for many years, which were attributed to horse riding and other sporting activities that I had undertaken at school.

I stopped going to the gym and running as I became scared of the pain that exercise would bring to my knee. I knew, however, that being unable to stay active and do the things I wanted to do would make me miserable in the long-term – not to mention making me less fit and healthy. It was at this point that I decided to seek treatment.

I am so happy I went to see the team at Lushington Chiropractic to ease the pain and treat the underlying problems that I had. The techniques and exercises I was given stopped the pain and meant that I could go to the gym, run and ride without being worried about discomfort or doing damage any more.

Chiropractic adjustments made me feel a million times healthy and happier. So, when my sister started complaining of similar pain I was adamant that she needed to go and see my chiropractor. My sister was mainly concerned with neck pain and she had initially been treated by a physiotherapist. Unfortunately, the course of treatment didn’t help her pain and it was 2 years of discomfort before she finally sought the help of a chiropractor.  I’m happy to say she is now pain free and only returns for maintenance check ups.

My mum is also among the many people that I’ve recommended chiropractic to. She had tried many things over the years to deal with her niggles and nagging pains. But after hearing such good reports from my sister and I she decided to give chiropractic ago. She has not looked back since.  Instead of reaching for painkillers she reaches for the phone to call Lushington Chiropractic.

I now have a number of friends who I have introduced to chiropractic, all with different stories.  Just last week my best friend started treatment and in one week she already feels like a new lady.

While many people consider their doctor or physiotherapist to be the first port of call for any acute pains or chronic discomfort, I always tell people that it is well worth booking an initial assessment with their local qualified chiropractor. The very best chiropractors, like the team at Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne, take a truly holistic approach to healthcare and can achieve dramatic improvements in health and wellbeing by looking at every aspect of a patient’s issues and imbalances. It may be that simple adjustments are required to see improvements, or it may be that an intensive exercise programme or changes to diet are advisable.

Have you got a story you can share about chiropractic, health issues or maybe pain?? I would love you hear all about it. Why not share your thoughts in the comments section below or head to our Facebook page to leave your review.