(Originally published on bcotoronto.com on Aug 28th, 2011)
My name is Benjamin Roffey and I am a chiropractor. Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog and perhaps learn something new. My goal is to educate and have a little fun with this site and as with all blogs this is my opinion tempered with the facts I know. There are always two sides to every debate and so some of you may not agree with what I say. This is not a bad thing. If we can stimulate conversation and debate this will help to educate everyone all the more. I invite everyone to use the comment section on any of my posts to voice opinions and present arguments, as well as suggest future topics. I would like the content of this blog to be partially reader directed so I am open to suggestions.
That being said let me tell you a little about myself and where I’m coming from. As I said, I am a chiropractor and I received my degree from the National University of Health Sciences after three and a half years of studying. I returned to my native Canada and joined Brown’s Chiropractic Office, where I have been treating people since. I have a background in the sciences with an undergraduate from Queen’s University.
I always knew that I wanted to be in the healthcare industry because the human body was such a wonderful puzzle to me. All of the clock-work functions that keep us going fascinated me. I eventually decided on chiropractic because it had the most contact with patients and a closer bond was formed than with any other profession. As well, chiropractic takes a holistic view to the body and treats in individual not the condition and as with any puzzle you can’t focus on the pieces you need to look at the whole picture.
In Chiropractic College I became interested in nutrition and the effect of external elements on the body, as well as the unknown elements of the body which lead me to study nutrition in some depth and acupuncture respectively.
I look forward to getting feedback from all of you and hearing your views on the things we discuss. Regular weekly posts will start on Thursday September 1st, 2011.
If you have any questions please comment below or e-mail me at DrRoffey@gmail.com.
Thanks for reading,
-Make a small change today for a big difference later