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Chiropractic Students, Trainers Leave Fiji

Students and trainers of the US-based Palmer College of Chiropractic left the country last Friday after conducting a series of chiropractic clinics here. The team had visited various areas around
05 Jul 2015 13:18
Chiropractic Students, Trainers Leave Fiji
Students and trainers from U.S based Palmer College at the mercure hotel in Nadi before departing. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Students and trainers of the US-based Palmer College of Chiropractic left the country last Friday after conducting a series of chiropractic clinics here.

The team had visited various areas around the Western Division but the College began their initial partnership with Fiji back in 1998

Palmer College of Chiropractic faculty clinician Dr Stephen Wooten said the group enjoyed the unique learning experience.

“We have been doing this several times a year since 1998 and it means a lot for us as doctors to provide services to the people of Fiji,” Dr Wooten said.

“It renews our faith because people in the United States take health care for granted but here it’s truly appreciated.”

He said the team comprised students and trainers from the three Palmer College of Chiropractic campuses and they provided voluntary chiropractic clinics.

“The college has campuses in Devonport, Iowa, San Jose City in California and in Port Orange City in Florida,” he said.

“We have members from each of these campuses as intern doctors and it’s the faculty and field doctors that lead the team to go to various civic centres, villages and schools.”

He said they hoped to increase awareness on the need for chiropractors in Fiji since the profession has not been fully recognised in the country.

“Chiropractic is sort of foreign in Fiji but since it has started a lot of people have been cured of back aches and other muscle problems,” Tour co-ordinator Paul Abraham said.

“We had fruitful talks with the Medical and Dental Board and the divisional medical officer western, Dr Susana Nakalevu, to increase capacity-building at a higher level with Government,” he said.

 Feedback: saloteq@fijisun.com.fj

 


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