Next Generation Chiropractor!

by Chiropractors Brighton on October 15, 2010

Damon and Elise in New Zealand - 2 of 5 siblings!

Chiropractors Brighton and Hove.

Hello readers!  You may have already been introduced to me by my photo in the clinic, my various blog posts or my parents may have mentioned my name (as I know they do!)

I was born in Australia, lived in New Zealand before going to live in the UK for 9 years and am currently back living in New Zealand.  I am here studying at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and I would like to start sharing with you may experiences here as a student of Chiropractic and a student of life.

A little background about me:  I am Richard and Karen McMinn’s daughter, aged 22 and am feeling incredibly excited about my future.  I decided to study at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic back in 2006 after attending a life changing and inspirational Chiropractic Seminar.  At that time I had just begun studying a BA at The University of Sussex (Anthropology with Cultural Studies).  What to do??  Quit my BA and head straight to NZ or see it out.  I ended up completing my degree and as soon as it was completed I was on my way – not even waiting for the graduation!

I am very fortunate to have been raised with Chiropractic since the very beginning.  Even better – my mum (Karen McMinn) was adjusted while she was pregnant with me, so it really has been from the very start!  I can’t think of a better start in life – a nervous system completely working at its optimum – the nervous system being the master controller of the whole body.  Surely this has to have a major impact on one’s life.   I am sure it allowed me to reach my potential in all areas of my life and subsequently I got through school and the teenage years with relative ease.  When I say relative ease, that is probably an understatement.  I have never been to a doctor, and rarely get sick unlike a lot of my peers for whom doctor and hospital visits seem routine.  The case remains the same for my four older brothers, pretty awesome track record right?  I believe this would not have happened without Chiropractic as the “back bone” of our health.

And here I am smiling from ear to ear at the prospect of being a Chiropractor (number 36 in our extended family!) and giving back to the world the very privilege that has been given to me.

I look forward to sharing my experiences as a Chiropractic student, my thoughts, dreams and inspirations with you on a regular basis.

Thankyou for reading and watch this space:) ~ Elise

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Dr. Brandon Harshe October 17, 2010 at 12:23 am

Congrats Elise on choosing probably the most principled Chiropractic college in the world. Should be great!

Dr. Steve - Indianapolis Chiropractor October 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Wow thats great! Congrats and good luck on your new adventure! I will continue to read your blog.

Elise October 18, 2010 at 10:52 am

Thanks Dr Steve and Dr Brandon!!! I feel so privileged that I am able to study here, it surely is paving the way at the moment! Thanks for your lovely encouraging comments! :)

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