Chiropractic students kept busy

Thursday June 23, 2016 Written by Published in Local
Cook Islands Rugby Union chief executive Ben Koteka, New Zealand College of Chiropractic president Dr Phil Mcmaster, Bo Wong and Teokotai “Billy Bush” Tuaivi Jnr. 16062015 Cook Islands Rugby Union chief executive Ben Koteka, New Zealand College of Chiropractic president Dr Phil Mcmaster, Bo Wong and Teokotai “Billy Bush” Tuaivi Jnr. 16062015

RAROTONGA’S cool and drizzly weather has failed to deter members of the public from taking advantage of an offer of free chiropractic treatment.

 

The two week-long programme, which began on Monday, provides Cook Islanders with the opportunity to have free spinal check-ups.

New Zealand College of Chiropractic president Dr Phil Mcmaster said the team consisted of 60 third year students and their mentors who would be in the country to provide the valuable service.

He encouraged the public to make use of the services during the team’s short stay on the island.

“We love coming to Cook Islands because our programme is always well received by the Cook Island community. We love the connection that we have with the people here. Both Rarotonga residents and the students benefit greatly from this,” Mcmaster said.

He said they had been receiving positive feedback from the public ever since the programme began.

“In terms of injuries, we find that quite a number of the people who we have seen have sports injuries.

“If you’re not getting regular care and tune-ups of your spine and your nerve system you’re not benefitting from the recovery that you could get.

“In general we’re more interested in seeing people who are wondering how their spine and the nerve system are working together and how that affects their overall body function, so we’re seeing a lot of babies and children which is really good, because the nerve system controls every function that your body performs.”

Cook Islands Rugby Union chief executive Ben Koteka said the free chiropractic service was something that everyone, particularly sports enthusiasts, should not ignore.

“Sports injuries can often be diagnosed easily and I encourage people to use the experts’ service.”

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