My journey into chiropractic began in 2008 when I suffered serious low back pain from a disc injury. Before this incident I was very active and fitness was a major part of my everyday life. However due to my injury this all changed. I went from being in a role that required at least 4 hours a day of coaching and umpiring of swimming, netball and athletics not including my own training every day, to being bed ridden for 5 days straight.
I experienced severe low back pain for the first time in my life, and what can only be described as pain which felt as if someone was running a red hot poker down my legs. This experience allowed me to understand first-hand how debilitating pain can be. My life changed because of my injury, I found myself unable to return to the activities which I once loved, and took part in every day.
It wasn’t until a year later when a colleague suggested that I see a chiropractor, that I experienced the healing effects of the chiropractic profession. Initially, I began care in order to get control of my pain and return to my active lifestyle. However, I soon discovered that my health improved drastically in ways I hadn’t been aware of previously.
I was so intrigued I went and observed Chiropractors and there I witnessed first-hand the successful philosophy, science and art of Chiropractic care. These experiences lead me to apply to Murdoch University to study Chiropractic.
Having a love of providing the best service to my community compelled me to continue my education resulting in completing a Diploma in Paediatric Chiropractic through the Australian College of Chiropractic Paediatrics. Most recently having decided to give back to the profession I love, I have been given the opportunity to serve on the board for the Australian Spinal Research Foundation.