Hi, I’m Mike Cassidy-Hogg a full-time locum chiropractor. I am a registered chiropractor and have been covering various clinics across the country as a chiropractic locum. In the past I’ve owned and run my own chiropractic clinic, with a team of associate chiropractors, massage therapists and other practitioners. I sold my clinic to practice as a locum chiropractor and run an on-line back pain training programme teaching people how to avoid back pain. This blog shares some of my thoughts as an “outsider” at Lushington Chiropractic.
I’ve worked in dozens of chiropractic clinics across the UK. You’d be forgiven for thinking that all practices are pretty much the same, but that’s not the case at all. Each chiropractic clinic has its own atmosphere and way of doing things. I’m rather picky about where I work and only choose clinics with the standards I’m looking for – after all that make my life as a locum easier.
Whenever I’ve covered at Lushington in Eastbourne I’ve been really impressed.
I think Lushington’s a great chiropractic clinic
I think Lushington Chiropractic is great. So, I spoke to James (the Clinic Director) about some of the special qualities I feel the clinic has.
As a locum chiropractor with a broad experience of other clinics I was able to offer him a unique insight into his clinic. Following that conversation, he asked if I’d share some of my thoughts with you in this blog.
Six reasons why I enjoy being a locum chiropractor at Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne:
1. Amazing Chiropractic Reception Team
A good reception team is essential for a successful chiropractic clinic. I found that having a friendly, efficient and professional reception team was essential when I ran my own chiropractic clinic. I’ve also seen the benefits (& pitfalls) associated with having the right (or wrong) chiropractic support team in place.
The team that James has drawn together here in Eastbourne are excellent. That’s why this was the first point I raised with James when we spoke. His team of “chiropractic angels” really make the clinic work. They’re always happy and friendly. They seem to cherish their role in caring for patients and supporting the chiropractors at the clinic.
It makes my job easier when I locum in Eastbourne
Getting the right chiropractic reception team clearly makes a difference. The patients appreciate it, but it also makes my chiropractic work easier when I locum in Eastbourne.
2. More Than Just Chiropractic
The people in Eastbourne are also lucky to have a chiropractic clinic with such a range of practitioners.
In my experience health involves different factors, like nutrition and managing stress for example, so it’s great to have a broad range of expertise to draw from. Chiropractic is great for anyone, but it’s even more effective when combined with the right therapy to match the individual’s needs for example: massage therapy; podiatry; hypnosis or counselling.
The chiropractors are great at personalising people’s treatments
One of the stand-out factors I’ve noticed is the self-help advice the chiropractors at Lushington give to their patients. When I cover, the patient’s notes often include personalised tips or exercises. It’s impressive to see this being done so well.
3. A Sanctuary of Calm in Eastbourne Town Centre
It’s easy to take for granted how the atmosphere of a clinic affects your experience there. Whenever I come to work here in Eastbourne I really notice how calm and welcoming the practice is. I now associate Eastbourne with a calm vibe, because that’s what I always feel when come into Lushington.
If you compare that to how some medical facilities and hospital waiting rooms often feel, it’s completely different. As a locum you work in a range of clinics. In my experience, being able to relax and unwind is an important part of the healing process. It’s also much easier to treat someone if they’re relaxed.
4. The Self-Help Health & Chiropractic Talks
The fact that Lushington Chiropractic offers a series of health and back care talks free to their patients sets them apart from other practices.
Chiropractors see many people with long-term issues – back pain, neck pain or headaches for example. And when something’s been going on a long time, getting better often involves making a few small (or big) changes to lifestyle and habits. Chiropractors talk about these things during treatment sessions of course, but I’ve been really impressed by the self-help health and chiropractic talks that Lushington offer.
The talks are free
I think it’s helpful for patients to learn what they can do to help themselves in a group setting. The talks are free and patients are able to ask questions as well as practice posture exercises.
What a cool resource for the people of Eastbourne.
5. Modern X-ray Facilities
Chiropractors are the only alternative health care professionals who are trained and qualified to use x-rays. In my 15 years’ experience, x-rays can be a very helpful tool in some cases for accurately diagnosing and understanding what’s going on in the body.
Not everyone needs x-ray (far from it) but when you do I think it’s particularly useful to have this type of modern digital facility on site. Not all chiropractic clinics have x-ray facilities, the fact that they do at Lushington speeds up referrals and diagnosis for patients.
X-rays can also make sure the treatment we give is safe and appropriate for that person. Lushington Chiropractic has an excellent, digital chiropractic x-ray set up. Well done guys.
6. Excellent Team of Chiropractors in Eastbourne
As a locum chiropractor you see all sorts of clinics in all sorts of places. Eastbourne is lovely of course – but we all know it does have a rather sleepy reputation.
Despite Eastbourne being a little out of the way, James has managed to attract and develop a team of exceptional chiropractors.
The chiropractors all practice to similar standards but are able to express their own style of chiropractic. The chiropractors and massage team discuss cases, sharing knowledge and skills to best meet the patient’s needs.
For a town the size of Eastbourne it is rare to have such an excellent team of chiropractors within one multi-disciplinary team.
Locum Chiropractor Coming in Eastbourne
I enjoy locuming in Eastbourne at Lushington Chiropractic. After running my own clinic for many years, I appreciate the freedom being a locum chiropractor gives me. It’s great to be able to be selective about which clinics I work with.
Here in Eastbourne you’ve got an excellent team, facilities and atmosphere. I look forward to my next visit.
Thanks for having me,
Doctor of Chiropractic & Locum Chiropractor
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