STUDENTS GET THE CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT
A professional chiropractor took on the role of guest lecturer at Stratford-upon-Avon College to provide students with an insight into the specialist treatment she provides.
Tamzin Blinkhorn, from Abacus Chiropractic Clinic in Stratford, talked to the College’s Health & Social Care students about the different conditions and ailments experienced by her patients, and described the modern history of chiropractic – “it’s about more than just bones and clicks!” – and its place within alternative medicine.
Tamzin was inspired to train as a chiropractor after she herself received chiropractic treatment for a back problem as a teenager and was fascinated by how it helped her. She explained “The fact that it is a protected and regulated profession was important to me, as well as the opportunity to help others.
“There are many fields within chiropractic where you can specialise, whether it be working with sports people, paediatric and pregnancy, pain science or functional neurology.”
Confident that she has encouraged the learners to explore areas of employment they had perhaps not previously considered, Tamzin continued “I hope I gave them a glimpse into the scope of chiropractic both as a therapy and a career option, and raised their awareness of how our incredible bodies work.”
Tamzin’s visit was not the first introduction the Health & Social Care students had to alternative medicine. They have benefited from a number of guest lecturers over the past few weeks, including mindfulness expert John Earls and homeopath Vicki Miller, as the College remains committed to keeping its students up-to-date on the diverse range of vocational pathways open to them.