Meet Our Staff – Sarah Younger
How did you decide you wanted to be a Chiropractor?
When I was younger I have many memories of going on holiday in the Caravan and my Mum’s back going which resulted in days of her being bed whilst Dad entertained us. She went on to have an operation for a disc prolapse and which helped with her constant leg pain however still struggled with chronic low back pain.
She decided to try a Chiropractor which over a period of 6 weeks made a massive difference to her quality of life and gave her the ability to enjoy normal things in life again.
From here when I complained of an achey back as a teenager my mum took me to see a Chiropractor to check my back and received a few treatments.
It was at this point where I was making decisions about the future and my Chiropractor suggested I looked into studying Chiropractic. After a trip to the college I was convinced this was my career of choice. In School they were quite baffled with my choice, this is where my drive and slight stubbornness was first noted when I refused to apply for any other degree. Just 1 application on my UCAS form and suggestion that I was putting all my eggs in 1 basket. I went on to complete the 4 year full time degree programme and have never regretted it since!
Where did you study
I graduated from The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic with a 1st class honours degree in 2005. I also achieved the award for radiologist of the year upon graduating. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at University and gave me a great foundation from which I have developed over the last 8 years.
What do you enjoy most about it
I thoroughly enjoy my work and enjoy the variety of people that Chiropractic can benefit from the elderly through to high performing athletes. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to help when someones day to day life is being impacted by severe pain and being able to take this away and help them get back to the things they love doing.
What injuries do you like to treat
I treat a whole variety of injurys from helping new mothers with back pain, treating elderly with difficult in walking to fetch their local paper. Over the last few years have treated a lot of triathletes being heavily involved in triathlon myself. Back in 2007 I attended Ironman Niece with Mersey tri athletes to provide pre and post race treatment. I became inspired from this point and began competing and treating athletes from here.
What are your hobbies
As mentioned above following attending Ironman Niece with the Mersey Tri club I competed in a few sprint triathlons, then last year upped the distance to standard distance triathlon. This year I competed in Majorca 70.3 Ironman which was a fantastic event and has inspired me on to do the full Ironman next year in Sweden.
Through triathlon and running I have raised money for Claire House and this October again I will be competing in my first marathon again raising money for Claire House. Aside from Triathlon I love long walks with my dog, especially with a pub lunch and a glass of wine in hand!
Up early, cycle to Wales with friends, pub lunch refuel, home for dog walk. Glass of wine, home to chill ready for work on Monday!