We continue our interview with Mykel Mason, a chiropractor who works at Lushington Chiropractic Clinic in Eastbourne, East Sussex…
So, Mykel, do you treat many older patients here in Eastbourne, and how are you able to help them? Is treating people from different age brackets different?
This misconception with Eastbourne is that everyone is old. I do treat older patients and many other ages. At the moment, I have three patients who are over 90. Obviously with older patients’ treatment has to be tailored for them. I wouldn’t do the same treatment with a 90-year-old as with a person who is in their twenties! Often, I will use lighter techniques and concentrate on the muscles a little bit more. With older patients, it is important to keep them mobile and give exercises to work on improving their balance as poor balance is an issue I commonly see. Poor balance can lead to falls so it’s important to improve balance when we can.
And do you also see children and babies, Mykel?
I see children, but predominantly the paediatric patients are seen by my colleague, James Revell as she has a specialist interest in this area.
How long have you been working at Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne and do you expect to be here for many years to come?
I have been working at Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne since January 2014, so almost four years now. It has been lovely moving back to Eastbourne as I grew up down here. My wife and I got married not far from here in Hellingly and have bought a house near to Eastbourne town centre. At the moment our future lies here, but you never know what is going to happen! My wife and I have always wanted to travel, and we are getting the opportunity to do that this year. We will be travelling around South East Asia and New Zealand between November 2017 and April 2018. It’s great to have this opportunity, as we have always wanted to do this, but it’s even better being able to come back to a job that I love here in Eastbourne after my travels have finished.
Lucky man! So, you’ll return to Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne after your trip then?
Yes. My first day back will be 9th April 2018.
And what will happen with your patients while you are away?
Dr Josh French and Dr James Revell will be looking after my patients while I am away. We have been working together over the past couple of months to understand exactly how I work so as to allow continuity of care for my current patients. They will all be in great hands and I just hope that they will want to see me when I get back.
I’m sure they will, and that they will miss you while you’re gone. But it will be lovely to have you back after your trip. I must say we are all very jealous here! Will you be doing any chiropractic work on your trip, or is it just a holiday?
It is predominantly a holiday, but of course in my free time I will probably be reading about chiropractic.
Well, we wish you a wonderful trip, but in the meantime, you’ll still be seeing patients at Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne. Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me – as always, we appreciate your time and advice.
It was a pleasure. See you at your next adjustment!
This concludes my interview with Mykel, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about him.
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