How I Came to Chiropractic
I didn’t discover Chiropractic until I was 24. Unlike my peers who sought chiropractic care because of health problems or pain, I sought the care of a chiropractor because I knew it would be beneficial to my health and well-being.
In my early 20’s, I was researching health careers. I was not interested in a medical-model health career, but in natural or alternative health care. After witnessing my mother’s suffering with breast cancer and her early death at the age of 49, I became most interested in preventative care and doing more things in my life that would have a positive influence on my health and well-being.
The mother of a friend of mine had suggested I look into Chiropractic as a career. She knew my philosophy on trying to live a natural life, and being from the health field herself, knew that I would like the philosophy of Chiropractic. After learning about the principles and philosophy of Chiropractic, I knew that I wanted to be a Chiropractor.
I made my first Chiropractic appointment soon after I started learning about the importance of living subluxation free. The Chiropractor I saw could not believe I was there for wellness care. She was excited to see someone that was there for the ultimate purpose of chiropractic: to make sure my body was working the best it could, and to allow my innate intelligence to do what it is always trying to do – maintain balance and function in my body.
A Chiropractic Education
It didn’t take me long before I was enrolled on the pre-requisites needed to get into Chiropractic school. I already had a Bachelors Degree from West Virginia University, but I needed some science courses to complete before applying to Chiropractic school. I graduated from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in 1990.
I haven’t lost that passion to learn and understand more about the principles of chiropractic and have achieved diplomat status in Chiropractic philosophy. In practice, the philosophy of chiropractic is so important and the Chiropractor should always pursue the understanding and the principles as best as they can.