Chiropractic: Spine, Health, Wellness
HELPING people restore and maintain normal spinal function is one of the highlights of his job for chiropractor Eon Scott, who runs Alpine Chiropractic in Wangaratta and Myrtleford alongside wife Julie.
He is now in his 16th year as a chiropractor, and has worked in Wangaratta and Myrtleford for the past five years.
And it is a profession he has wanted to be in since the tender age of 10.
“It just always gelled with me that getting the body functioning at its best, eating well and exercising are the best ways to be healthy,” Eon said.
Alpine Chiropractic recently relocated their Wangaratta practice to 22 Docker Street after four years working in the Acuherb building.
"We have been fortunate, the rooms we were in at Acuherb were beautiful to work out of, and now in Docker Street it is another beautiful old building with nice gardens, high ceilings and wooden floors, a really fresh and open feel,” Eon said.
“My main qualification is Doctor of Chiropractic.
“I also have post-graduate qualifications in chiropractic paediatrics, and last year I obtained Wellness Practitioner Certification and my level one Crossfit trainer certificate.
“My interest areas are working with all age groups and these qualifications give me a broader knowledge base for all different body types, age, fitness levels etc,” Eon said.
“Seeing people improving their health, seeing lives change - it is a very rewarding profession.”
Eon said one of the major goals in chiropractic is to work towards restoring and maintaining spinal function.
“Research evidence has demonstrated that neck pain, back pain and headaches can be resolved when normal function has been restored to the spine,” he said.
“Our clinical experience is that other numerous health benefits are experienced if the the spine is functioning normally.
“The word doctor is Latin for "to teach" so I feel it is one of my duties to help educate people about how their body works and how they can achieve their most optimal function which leads to being their healthiest.
“People hear terms like diabetes or obesity but often can't relate them to their own health.
“It is rewarding to see the "lights come on" when they realise that choices they make everyday about what they eat, move and think can determine whether or not they get these modern diseases.”
Eon said the key to success is excitement, passion and plain hard work.
“Finding something you love to do and working out how to make it your job is the key to staying excited and passionate.”