Chris’s Journey to Being a Chiropractor in Eastbourne
Why Did I Become a Chiropractor in Eastbourne?
Hi, my name is Chris and I’m a chiropractor in Eastbourne. I’m often asked why I decided to become a chiropractor and journey down to Eastbourne, so here’s my story so far…
My First Visit to a Chiropractor
I grew up in Southampton and played a number of sports while growing up. In my late teens, I found my passion for fitness through boxing. While out running one day, I was struggling with lower back pain, which I’d always assumed was a part of exercising.
I had no clue what a chiropractor was at the time. When on a run one day past the local chiropractic clinic, I noticed the sign ‘BACK PAIN’. I popped in and was told by a very helpful receptionists that one of their chiropractors would be able to help, so I booked my first appointment.
With just a few treatments, I saw a huge improvement and it was great to no longer suffer from back pain. Along the way I developed an interest in chiropractic and the importance of musculoskeletal health.
Even now, I still get regular chiropractic treatments to help me take care of minor sports injuries.
Becoming a Mature Student
I worked a variety of jobs before deciding to become a chiropractor. For a while, I was a fitness instructor and worked in the sports facilities of an independent school.
During this time, I built up my knowledge of exercise, fitness and anatomy. However, I quickly realised I didn’t feel fulfilled in any of the jobs I was doing. After turning thirty, I decided to follow up on my interest in chiropractic and applied to the AECC University College.
As a mature student I embarked on the Access to Higher Education course, before progressing and becoming a full-time student studying to become a chiropractor.
Returning to education after many years, I found the university environment challenging. I was anxious about learning adjustive techniques, studying, and meeting deadlines. But I loved it! I loved the intense workload and being surrounded by likeminded people I could learn from.
My time at AECC University College wasn’t all plain sailing! A pandemic and multiple lockdowns threw in some curve balls, but student life continued online. My final year was spent in the onsite teaching clinic, allowing me to put all my new skills into practice.
My favourite thing about clinic was the one-on-one interactions with a huge variety of people and finding ways to support them through their time under my care. This hasn’t changed since starting at Lushington Chiropractic Clinic!
Why Eastbourne and Why Lushington Chiropractic Clinic?
So, why Eastbourne? This was actually decided for me when my lovely partner finished her Speech & Language Therapy degree and got offered a job here in Eastbourne.
Having grown up on the outskirts of a large city, I was excited to find that Eastbourne had such a rich city culture within the small, cosy feel of a town. Not to mention having ice creams by the seafront!
While out for a walk in the sunshine one weekend, I came across Lushington Chiropractic Clinic. After some research into the team, a few visits and seeing how friendly all the staff and guests were, I knew straight away that this was the perfect environment for me. I knew Lushington Chiropractic clinic would allow me to learn and grow, not only professionally but personally.
If you would like to see a chiropractor in Eastbourne or want to find out more, then contact Lushington Chiropractic clinic and we’ll be pleased to help.
By Chris Spacagna
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