What an amazing two weeks it has been opening MY practice at Milton!
Over the last 8 years of practice and 5 years of university (3 years Bachelor Science and 2 years Masters of Chiropractic) I have had amazing mentors and supporters who have nurtured my skills, talents, fed my curiosity and desire for learning. This has led me to this point in my professional life and I could not be more thankful.
While the lessons I have to learn are now a little steeper in the business world, my passion will always be to learn more about development and the way our brain and bodies work. As well as to keep up-skilling myself to empower the patients I see to have healthy lives by making proactive and educated choices while benefiting from chiropractic care.
Five years ago I moved up to Brisbane from a busy practice near Newcastle to work at a great child-centered North Brisbane Clinic where my skills of Professional Applied Kinesiology and Retained Neonatal Reflexes were honed and my passion for the understanding of our neurology and child development was nurtured.
This year I completed a Diplomat of Chiropractic Neuro-Developmental Paediatrics (a 2 year course). Now I am under taking Carrick Institutes Clinical Neuroscience Program to help me understand how, as a Chiropractor I can help and effect the body in such a multitude of ways other than just helping low back pain and neck pain.
What fascinates me is how we process sensory information and how it can go haywire, such as poor sensory modulation or poor sensory discrimination. As infants we rely on our sensory system and our baby or primitive reflexes to tell us when we are hungry, when we are cold, and when we are tired; but also to develop our postural reflexes and to develop our high processing functions of the brain (the cortex). In layman’s terms Sensory modulation is how a person receives or modulates information from their body or environment. Sensory discrimination is the knowledge of where my body parts are, where I end and the world starts. As adults processing this information is just as important as a child for development. Now it is about knowing how I can best facilitate this as a Chiropractor.
Over the years watching and learning from patients and applying the courses I have studied has taught me so much as the practitioner, for that I am grateful.
To be practicing in Milton with Karin to take your calls is a huge step forward and a journey I am excited to be on.
Dr Abbey Wiseman – Chiropractor