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Meet Dr Rob Hutchings (Chiropractor)

 
Every day we see people suffering pain, discomfort and ill health and we empower them to find solutions to regain and maintain their health and vitality. Other clients who generally feel pretty good, we help them get to the next level of health and wellness and maintain a higher level of well being and satisfaction with life.

My personal favorite part of my job is to meet people who have been previously struggling in a certain aspect of life due to pain, discomfort or illness, then provide the best possible chiropractic wellness care and after a period of time, sit down with them and listen to how their life has improved tremendously as a result. Examples include parents who were struggling with pain and fatigue regaining their vigor and are now able to be active with their kids and friends; athletes who were either sidelined or struggling to stay in training and are now not only injury free but performing at a higher level, elderly people regaining the ability to be very active and healthy.
 

Chiropractic Education

 
I graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (U.K.) in 2002 with a Bachelor, Bachelor (honors), Masters in Chiropractic Sciences and a Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.).
I have a BSc. in Exercise Science from the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

I am a qualified Yoga instructor, having studied in Thailand with Jungle Yoga Teacher Training.
 
After an exceptionally positive experience with chiropractic at age 16, I immediately became interested in becoming a chiropractor. I’m became fascinated by the body’s innate ability to heal and perform optimally when the spine was gently adjusted back to proper alignment.
 
At age 16, I hurt my thoracic spine (middle back) after several years of triathlon training and downhill skiing. For six months, I had no ability to lift my arms above shoulder level. The pain of movement was so intense, I’d often break out in a cold sweat and be forced to sit down. I tried all of the standard treatment methods. I was given pain killers that offered no relief and I suffered the side effects of the drugs. I tried physical therapy, massage and there was nothing I could do that could take any edge off the pain. In the small town in Newfoundland Canada where I grew up, there was only one chiropractor at the time. When chiropractic was suggested to me after 6 months, I was initially skeptical about the benefit it could provide me and also fearful of what a chiropractor would do. I envisioned someone stretching me over torture racks and beating me over the back with a sledgehammer. However, with nothing to lose, I agreed to give it a try. 
On my first visit, I was unimpressed as he checked my posture. But after he took an x-ray and explained things to me, I began to warm up to his expertise. I reluctantly let him adjust me and I’m glad I did! Within 3 visits I was pain free. Several more months of care straightened out my badly crooked spine. Within a week of care, I was back to triathlon training and went on to qualify for the Canadian National Triathlon team and I still compete in triathlons to this day. I immediately decided to become a chiropractor and moved to England in 1998 to start chiropractic school.

Since starting chiropractic care, I’ve never suffered a triathlon training induced injury and have integrated chiropractic care into the core of my health care. Along side my Yoga practice, it keeps me going with my triathlons, tramping adventures, cycle touring and other outdoor pursuits.
 

Outside The Office

 
I’ve been training for and competing in triathlons since I was 13 years old. Every week I swim, cycle and run several times and I also compete in marathon swimming and mountain biking. I also practice and teach yoga and enjoy trekking, camping and cycle touring.
 
I also have a passion for cooking, writing and drawing.
 
I’ve only just arrived in Christchurch a week ago, but I will no doubt become a member of the triathlon club, open water swimming club and I will be looking for a yoga studio to both practice and teach in. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment on 03 348 3536.