Amanda Bailey

Amanda Bailey

Chiropractor | The Adjustment Co

What does a typical day look like for you? 
Chiropractic is a life philosophy it’s not just about what you do in clinic, but how you do life in general. Therefore work-life balance is important. My current routine is all about starting slow. Good coffee & breakfast, followed by movement, usually consisting of either; walking, running or weight training. I then cycle in to work and usually work 6-hour shifts. My workday involves seeing a variety of people with various goals/problems therefore every day/person/patient is different which makes it fun and challenging. Results are sometimes immediate and therefore the result/reward is quick which makes my job so satisfying. I cycle home and evenings are generally spent chilled with my husband in the week, weekends are either travelling, dining out, or watching movies.

How did you get your job? / What training, degree, education do you need? 
To qualify as a chiropractor, you need to do Master of Chiropractic degree. This is a five-year degree which is full time in person. The requirements when I was applying were to have 3 A Levels, a biology A Level and another science (this included social science). I then worked in multiple practices before starting my own practice 4 years ago. 

What are the most important skills needed for your role/job?
Chiropractic is so multifaceted; I think to be successful you need these skills.

Be able to connect with patients and yourself,

Communicate clearly,

Manage expectations, 

Know your stuff, acknowledge when you don’t,

Be able to perform the adjustment well,

Develop relationships,

Listen to your innate/gut/intuition.

Are there any future skills you will need to learn for your role? 
There are so many styles, methods and areas of interest which can take years to master. (This can include paediatrics, pregnancy, geriatric, neuro-diverse diagnosis’s etc ..) At the moment I am really just focusing on honing the specific art of the adjustment.

What is the best part of your job? / What motivates you in this role?
One part I really really enjoy is adjusting someone for the first time. Seeing their eyes just become clearer, the dilation of the pupils, the increased blood flow to the face that creates this glow, the shock of how it feels, usually paired with an uncontrollable laughter. I guess the motivation is to deliver an undeniable experience for each patient every time.

What advice would you give someone interested in a career in your profession? 
Go and get adjusted, experience what it feels like to live with a nervous system on fire.

Tell us a fun fact… 
I used to work for the ladies’ European golf tour and on my last tournament met Donald Trump just before he was elected as president!

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