Exclusive Interview With CH Chiropractic
CH Chiropractic is a practice for both people and animals. I have a huge lifetime of experience with horses and find it easy to help, improve and work with all different types of horses – from thoroughbreds and racing, to top sports horses and to pleasure horses. In clinic I have a wide range of patients but especially love working with athletes, both amateur and professional, and young adults and children.
How did you start your business? I qualified nearly 15 years ago. I have been involved with some great projects and have lived in some fantastic places. Highlights include being involved in the London 2012 Olympics for 6 months, 3 months in Doha, 6 years in Southern Ireland and 2 years in the French Alps. I came back to the UK a couple of years ago and will stay here now. So my business, although I’ve been practising Chiropractic for a long time, is in its early stages. I was very lucky to secure a room in the wonderful Orchids Spa, based on Lincomb Farm, near Stourport-on-Severn and a lot of the existing clients there who have regular nail, massage and skin therapies also came and saw me. I was also very lucky to have the opportunity at Lincomb Equestrian to provide workshops with riders on their adult camps last year. This generated a lot of leads – both with horses and their riders.
How did you get into this industry? I always wanted to do physiotherapy. Unfortunately I didn’t get a place at University on the Physiotherapy degree as it was hugely competitive, and it probably still is. A friend said I should check out chiropractic and since then I haven’t looked back. I loved it from the moment I discovered it. It was always the plan to work on animals also, and so after qualifying I went straight on and achieved a PG Diploma in Veterinary Chiropractic.
What do you enjoy most about being in your business? I love it all! I love running my own diary and not having to conform to 9-5. I regularly run evening clinics and quite often start early in the morning. I travel quite a lot when out treating horses and working for myself gives me the freedom to do it. I love helping people and seeing improvements. The results in performance, improving wellness and striving towards enhancing nervous system function gives me all the motivation I need. I love learning and am constantly striving to do better. I’m so lucky to do something that I love.
What top 3 words/phrases describe you best? Driven and motivated; fitness fanatic; hugely competitive
What is the best USP about your current business? An approach that is tailored to each individual client – whether that be animal or human. Individual care. My philosophy #themotionmentor. Movement is key.
What exciting things are happening in your business? I have spent lockdown finishing my E-Book which is now available to purchase from my website. “Reach for Relief” is a comprehensive guide to stretching to alleviate and prevent pain and is full of pictures with clear explanations for each region of the body. It was a super proud moment to hit the ‘live’ button on it. In time I will get it physically published and may release it on Amazon.
I am really pushing my brand, #themotionmento, and am looking to build on it more and more. I have recently written a blog on my decision to go with this brand name. It took a lot of thought but sums up my philosophy brilliantly. In the future I am looking to sell active wear and branded materials and is something that I have started looking at.
I’m constantly learning to increase my ‘tool kit’ that I go to each patient with and love the process of this.
What motivates you? The ability to help people. Sports, exercise, fitness and the great outdoors are huge passions of mine and if I can do any of those then I’m happy. I also love challenges, whatever they may be.
What demotivates you? My time is quite precious, and so things like being stuck in traffic really frustrate me.
What would you say would be your biggest achievement to date? I haven’t achieved it yet! But all paths have lead me to where I am now which I’m hugely grateful for.