Dr Chris Walker
Dr Chris Walker DC, MChiro, MSc, BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), FRCC.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Trained at the AECC, arguably the finest chiropractic college in the world, Dr Walker became a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2005. He opened this thriving clinic in 2008 and has treated over 3,500 patients in that time. His focus is on accurately diagnosing the problem (dysfunction) that is creating the pain in the patient and then correcting that dysfunction. Whether it is stiff joints, tight muslces or weak muscles his diagnostic and treatment skills are extrememly effective. He also explains to his patients what is causing the pain, the relevant anatomy, and gives no nonsence advice to help patients to help themselves so that they can help prevent future problems.
The emphasis is on an active solution. The medical model encourages a passive approach from the patient and just treats the pain itself. The pain is not the problem, it's what is causing the pain that is the problem. The chiropractic model is an active approach and gets to the cause of the problem and is therefore more effective in the short and long term.
Dr Walker also gained a Masters degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science and 2 bachelors degrees before training to become a chiropractor and also has a history of high sporting achievement. As a result he can offer advice on lifestyle and diet and training methods. Always encouraging his patients to see the benefits of adapting healthy lifestyle habits. A chiropractic approach to health always addresses these issues. Chiropractic is not just about treating pain.
"The pain is not the problem, It is what is causing the pain that is the problem"
"You must correct the underlying dysfunction that is causing the pain. Do not look at the pain as the problem as the pain may ease but the underlying problem will remain. In between periods of pain the dysfunction does not go away and the pain will usually always return. By nature pain, caused by bioechanical and nueromuscular dysfunction, is episodic. It is relapsing and remitting. On returning, each episode is more painful, is more easily aggravated and lasts longer than the previous one and new symptoms will often present along with all the previous ones. The pain is the body's language and it is talking to you. It is trying to tell you that something is wrong and it needs to be treated. Treatment at Back2Health is specific and appropriate for the problem. The first goal of treatment is pain relief and the second goal is to restore function to the musculoskeletal system. When this is achieved you will experience less pain and injury and if you do get injured again you will recover much more quickly as the body is functioning much better"