Hi Everyone! My name is Christian. I am a DC
(doctor of chiropractic) student at National University of Health
Sciences from a small town just outside Boston, MA. (Ever heard of
the Boston Marathon? I live at the Starting Line. And yes, the
Kenyans are fast :)
I graduated from James Madison University in Virginia with a
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Why? I love stocks
and entrepreneurship. Yup, I was a business nerd before I became a
doctor nerd! I actually was a manager of the Madison Investment
Fund, a student-run value-investing fund that managed 150k of JMU's
endowment fund. Definitely one of the best experiences of my life
and no doubt gives me an interesting perspective on 'wearing two
hats' as a future chiropractic physician and business owner.
How did I get into chiropractic?
My passion for chiropractic medicine came during my junior year in
high school when I had a violent hip check with an opposing player
during a hockey game. I destroyed my sacroiliac joint (Don't worry
if you don't know where that is, you'll get all the anatomy you can
hope for here!) and was out until I could skate again. During my
rehab, I didn't respond to the traditional treatment of rest and
physical therapy, and it wasn't until I randomly was treated by a
chiropractor for the first time that I had instant relief and was
back on the ice after 3 visits! I was barely walking before and now
I could skate a week later? Sweet!
In addition to my "Ah Ha" moment, my passion for chiropractic was
fostered when that same chiropractor (Dr. Jennifer Belesi), a
National grad (cool), took me under her wing and hired me as a
chiropractic assistant while I finished my undergraduate studies at
James Madison University.
Why read the blog?
Well if you're interested in seeing what life is like as a chiro
med student, this is the place to do it. I am going to use
this blog as a personal challenge to improve my writing and
storytelling skills, so if you have any tips you'd like to share or
if you'd like me to answer any of your questions, I'd love to help!