New Appointment: Dan Waldin
In February, Dan Waldin will be joining the Fornham Chiropractic team as a chiropractor. Find out how the former Cardiff Blues Rugby Academy junior came to Cambridge and how he cannot wait to get involved with the players of the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club!
Dan, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am originally from a place called Treorchy in the Rhondda Valley. I’m from a keen sporting background and being from the Rhondda, rugby has my main interest, having played the game since I was 7 years old. The highlight of my career was being selected for the Cardiff Blues rugby academy. I came to Chiropractic as a career in order to help people with pain and injuries in order to improve their health and wellbeing. I also wanted to have a job that was both interesting and sociable, as I consider myself to be a people person and love meeting people from different backgrounds
I studied Chiropractic at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, which is one of the largest training and teaching facilities in Europe.
What made you choose to apply for a role with Fornham Chiropractic?
It seems to be a great clinic with a fantastic reputation for excellence and patient care. There is an open and welcoming atmosphere to the clinic, which makes it a desirable place to work. My partner is also a chiropractor here at the clinic which I suppose is also a benefit…
What are you looking forward to most about working at the clinic?
I’m very excited to build up a new patient base at Fornham and to learn as much as possible along the way
Much of working in complementary medicine is about supporting the patients’ needs and helping them to reach their goals. I’m told that the people of Fornham and the surrounding areas are warm and friendly, so I can’t wait to meet them!
I am also very excited about the recent partnership with the Bury St Edmunds rugby club and I cannot wait to do some work with the players and help them achieve their maximum potential.
What do you enjoy most about your line of work?
I’m passionate about educating people about health and supporting their recovery. And having the opportunity to talk to so many people with different interests and perspectives makes a chiropractic clinic an exciting place to be.
What would you say are the most common complaints you see day-to-day?
The most common complaints are typically musculoskeletal problems, I see a lot more office workers and long distance drivers than sport-related injuries, which may sound surprising but as they ‘stillness is an illness’ and sitting down for hours on end is a great way to annoy your back!
What are the most challenging injuries or complaints to treat?
I have been lucky enough to treat a wide variety of conditions including some very interesting neurological injuries and some very nasty sporting injuries – usual involving rugby! The more challenging the complaint, the more satisfying it is when they turn the corner and recover
If you have been in chiropractic for some time, would you say that the industry has changed or the perception of it has changed in recent years? If so, how?
Chiropractic is becoming more and more common as our results speak for themselves! Most people, from the office worker, the ‘weekend warriors’ and professional athletes will now have regular chiropractic care to maintain optimum function. I use the gym on a regular basis and receive chiropractic care every couple of months to keep me going!
How would you describe your style of patient care and your manner?
I’m a very personable guy and my treatments have a very friendly but professional atmosphere, I’m yet to have a patient that I don’t get on with. That’s not a challenge!
I enjoy having a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere around my patients, and it makes my day when patients leave my treatment room with a smile.
What interests do you have away from work?
I enjoy socializing with friends and supporting my local rugby team – Treorchy RFC when I get the chance to drive back to the Rhondda.
My partner and I are regular gym goers so it can get quite competitive at home, I’m obviously far fitter and stronger than her…. But I’m sure if you asked her she’d say different!
I look forward to meeting the lovely people of the East of England
Dan will be taking bookings from the 5th Feb.