You will wonder why those two specific things caught my interest. I came in contact with chiropractic back in 1987. Back then, I had already graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy and I was convinced, I had a good knowledge about things like: body function, posture, spine, healing and body response to an injury, just to mention a few. Also, I had a good understanding about how to approach and delivery different procedures in order to help someone to recovery from a broad spectrum of nervous system problems, spine problems, disc herniation, sciatica, postural problems, headaches, muscle and joints unbalances, sport injuries, joint inflammation and so on. Despite what I thought, everything changed when I had the opportunity of seeing in action plus experiencing on myself what a specific chiropractic manual adjustment of the spine could do on people's lives.
This remarkable experience was an eye opening to me and it completely changed the whole paradigm towards health.
I must say, it was a kind of "chills-like" feeling when I began to understand concepts such as: prevention of the dis-ease rather than cure of the dis-ease, the importance of recognising the natural innate healing abilities of the body, the importance of having and maintaining a healthy spine so the brain and the body could communicate properly which ultimately will allow the body to function better, health better and adapt better.
It was also an eye and mind opening to learn concepts like "health comes from above-down-inside-out". I must recognise that I had not ever heard anything like it before. But, and most importantly, I had not seen before what a simple specific manual adjustment of the spine could have such a positive impact on people's lives.
You know when we say things like "are you kidding me, right?". Well, that was pretty much the reaction I was having almost every day seeing the chiropractor in action when he was caring people.
This was the trigger for me and it was the beginning of my journey to be one day a chiropractor. I am grateful because thanks to the support of my family I managed to fulfil the dream.
Now, as I mentioned before, I was amazed by chiropractic but while I was progressing through my studies at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, I came into contact and began to learn a chiropractic technique called Gonstead technique.
Nowadays, the Gonstead system of Chiropractic is well known amongst people. People recognise the Gonstead system of Chiropractic aims for offering a scientific, specific approach that aims for helping people to recover and heal as fast as possible.