Chi­ro­prac­tic: Spine, Health, Well­ness

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Men In Business -

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.”

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