I love Nanaimo.
It has everything you really need: the mountains, the lakes, the ocean, and the shops to find almost everything. As a chiropractor, I find it inspiring to be in such a beautiful place to live and work.
Just for fun, I want to share a little experience I recently had.
As many of you may know, my other job involves developing realistic spine models. I think it is a wonderful side job that integrates nicely into my chiropractic practice in Nanaimo.
The other day, I was writing a blog for Dynamic Disc Designs as I often do. It usually involves frequently using PubMed, the resource for peer reviewed scientific journals, and I look for important research that will help me both be a better chiropractor and to help me craft and develop better spine models.
Then I came across this article : ” A new dynamic six degrees of freedom disc-loading simulator …” which is new and exciting. This research is important because the spine is quite complex in its movement. Each spine level can move in six different ways. To read more, click here.
And this kind of research supports my research. When I looked at the lead author, it was Professor Wilke from Germany. He is one of the top spine researchers in the world. His facility is state-of-the-art and leading spine biomechanics research. I have always wanted to meet him–having read and continue to read his work.
So I sent him an email to gift him a spine model I craft to thank him for his contribution to spine science. I really didn’t think I was going to get a response but low and behold, he returned my email but not only that, he phoned to talk to me and asked me “where have you been?”.
I can’t tell you how exciting it was to be speaking to Prof. Wilke. He even invited me to his facility and is looking forward to receiving the model. In the next couple weeks he will be receiving the model and we will see where this all goes.
You never know what may develop if you don’t try. JF