2016 has been an incredible year at Beaches Chiropractic, January started on a high when we heard Daniel had been awarded the highly prestigious Graham Heale Award by the Royal College of Chiropractors, for the outstanding PRT candidate of 2015. Daniel and Ann-Marie, his PRT tutor travelled to London for Daniel to receive the award. As a result of receiving the Graham Heale Award, Daniel, his family and all the clinic staff visited the Mayors parlour to celebrate the occasion.
Our chosen charities for 2016 were Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cardiomyopathy UK, the choice of charities was prompted by Ann-Marie’s three year old cousin Rosie needing an urgent heart transplant after developing restrictive Cardiomyopathy. Rosie was cared for at GOSH and received the gift of a new heart in August, thankfully the surgery was a complete success. Fundraising which included a fabulous coffee morning in the clinic raised the amazing total of £1,122. The events and monies raised wouldn’t have been possible without the support of patients, staff and family members who were all exceptionally generous with their donations, time and cake making.
Daniel’s interest in conducting research was given a massive boost, when Swansea City AFC Academy generously allowed both our Chiropractors access to their players to carry out data collection for research Daniel is carrying out into hamstring injuries in elite footballers. We return to the academy in 2017 to collect more data and there is a visit to another premiership side on the cards. The importance and significance of these visits cannot be overstated and are down to Daniel’s commitment and passion in his chosen field of sports medicine and injuries.
October saw us bid a sad farewell to our receptionist Dennis who retired from the clinic, we would all like to wish Dennis good health and a fun-filled retirement. We also said hello (again) to Helen who returned after 12 months away, staff and patients were seen doing a happy dance when she returned to the clinic family.
There were lots of changes that would have mostly gone unnoticed by patients, namely with the introduction of new technology into the clinic. A very exciting addition was our THOR low level laser; laser therapy is very effective at dealing with pain and inflammation and will provide an extra level of treatment to our already extensive list of treatment options. Additionally it will allow us to treat conditions that are currently difficult or stubborn to treat, for example tendinopathies. Ann-Marie and Daniel are very excited about fully rolling out the use of the laser in 2017-so look out for more updates soon.
Everyone at the clinic would like to wish you a happy and very healthy 2017.