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Dr Gareth Horrocks D.C. (Palmer, U.S.A.)
Doctor Of Chiropractic
I was born in Leigh, Lancashire. I was schooled in St Helens, Merseyside, where I enjoyed playing rugby and cricket for the school, before at the age of fifteen I had low back problems, which ended in surgery.
I studied Engineering at Staffordshire University and upon graduation, I worked at Tatung as a Design Draughtsman for a number of years before moving to GKN Defence. I stayed at GKN Defence for seven years, as a Design Engineer and then Project Engineer, during this time the company was bought out by Alvis Vehicles and more recently BAE Systems.
It was during this time that I found chiropractic. It was a chance meeting at a local gym, where a local Chiropractor was performing Spinal Wellness Screenings that the journey began. I had episodes of low back pain but was currently concerned about lack of sleep and stress that I was under. I was not the type of person to just go to the doctor, other than for a sick note for work purposes. After the short screening and a brief explanation about chiropractic I made an appointment.
I immediately slept better after the first adjustment. After attending a Health Care Talk after his second adjustment I knew this was the health care system that I had been seeking, simply put, the body healing itself.
“I had got the big idea, it was as if someone switched on the light.”
Excited by the talk I researched chiropractic on the internet, where Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, USA kept appearing.
Six weeks after that first adjustment, tagged on the back of a business meeting, I was attending the annual Palmer Homecoming as a prospective student.
“What an amazing experience, never have I seen so many people so passionate about their job and the people they help. I knew then, it wasn't IF I was going to become a chiropractor but WHEN.”
It took almost two years to get my affairs and finances in order but in July 2003 I enrolled on the Doctorate of Chiropractic programme at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, USA - The ‘Fountainhead of Chiropractic’ - the place where it all began back in 1895.
“What an incredible journey it has been. I met some amazing people at my time in Davenport. They say the mid-west has friendly people, but the people of Davenport and Palmer are so warm and welcoming.”
Dr Gareth Horrocks DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) is fully certified with the US National Board of Chiropractic Examiners having :
Dr Gareth Horrocks DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) is fully registered with the UK General Chiropractic Council (GCC)