A stall at the Careers Expo recently opened the eyes of five high school students when they took up an opportunity to find out what it means to be a Chiropractor.
Dr Matthew Caratelli from Chiropractic Life Mount Isa said as a way to give back to the community they offered students the opportunity to take part in 10 weeks of free care.
“If at the end of it they were not interested in becoming a Chiropractor as a career choice, they would walk away with the experience of better musculoskeletal health,” Dr Caratelli said.
As many as 40 students showed interest and after attending one of the clinics weekly health talks on a Wednesday night, several signed up for the 10-week program.
“I couldn’t think of a better career choice for a young student in Mount Isa, to not only invest in themselves but to be able to provide a service that gives back to others.
“Unfortunately without an understanding of what we provide, it makes it hard to gain an interest in this modality as a career choice, so we set up the opportunity to do so,” he said.
Five students from Spinifex State College who took up the opportunity were involved in analysing what level of detriment and imbalance had occurred in their spine and nervous system over the years and what they could do to help correct it.
They received chiropractic adjustments as well as homework.
Student Naomi Spitzner-Lewis said the course gave her a great perspective on living a healthy life and some valuable tools to put theory into action.
Nivedita Chetty said she participated in the 10 week program because she wanted to improve and learn how to maintain a healthy body.
“In the future I see myself in the health industry, as a doctor, so it’s vital for me to stay healthy and maintain a working body in such a fast-paced career,” Ms Chetty said.
Namrata Chetty said her aspiration is to continue to go to the chiropractor and to improve her health even more.
“I tried the posture pole which had a huge impact on not only my spine but my overall health. The course helped me better understand my body.”