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3 Ideas, 2 Quotes, 1 Challenge - W2

1. Ideas from us

I. How it all started


In 1971 Dr Alan Wade graduated as a chiropractor from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa,  USA. In 1972, he opened his practice –  a little 1930’s bungalow at the site on East Coast Road where we currently are.  At that stage it was known as Wade Chiropractic Clinic. There was no Church or Rugby club behind us at the time. Across the road from the clinic, cows grazed all the way down to Beach Road on Maxwell’s farm. He was the only chiropractor between Auckland and Whangarei.

II. Evolution of Bays Chiropractic

In May 2000 Geoff started his career at Bays Chiropractic. By 2007 Alan and Geoff had well out grown the little bungalow.  And so the new clinic was constructed on the same section behind the little bungalow which was sited on what is now the parking lot. They managed to practice through the construction right up to the opening day of the new clinic. The little bungalow got a fond kiss goodbye and it was popped onto the back of a big truck and went off to a new home. The new clinic opened in January 2008.

III. Bays Chiropractic after 47 years

Dr Wade’s son Jonny joined the practice after graduating in 2007  and the clinic diversified by incorporating a massage therapist, an acupuncturist and a physiotherapist. After having three interns we were joined permanently by Dr Joel in 2018 and Dr David in 2019 to bring the number of chiropractors to five.

The young blood immediately brought about changes and we now have a state of the art digital X-ray imaging facility, paperless systems with online booking and note keeping. We also operate an Insight nerve efficiency scanning machine to bring us to the forefront of 2020 technology.

The combined practices are flourishing and as you know our carpark (which in the planning stage was thought to be way over the top) can be a very busy place.


2. Quotes from others

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you” – Jim Rohn.

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe”- Muhammad Ali


3. Challenge for you

This week we challenge you to work on opening up your thoracic spine (upper back), to encourage an upright position. Without doubt, we have all been spending more time than usual on our devices whether it’s due to working from home or leisure.

I challenge you, every time you go to the bathroom use the door frame to stretch your shoulders and chest.

How to:

1) Stand within the door frame with elbows bent at 90 degrees

2) Palms facing the front, place on the door frame keeping elbows bent at 90 degrees

3) Take one step forward and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat every time you go to the bathroom!


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Till next week, stay home, be kind, save lives.




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