Miss Polly Norton, Associate Chiropractor
Meet Polly Norton, who will be strengthening our team from August 1st onward!
Polly grew up in North Lincolnshire, loves the countryside and taking her dog out for walks! Relocating to Bury St Edmunds, therefore, seemed a logical step.
Polly is a warm and smiley person but she will definitely put anyone through their paces if they do not commit enough to their exercise program!
She has one wacky hobby: she enjoys knitting. Who knows, she might knit us all a scarf and hat set for Christmas! Fingers crossed!
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Polly Norton, I am 24 years old. I am originally from a small village in the north of Lincolnshire I grew up always wanting to be outside with my dog, and not much has changed.
What made you choose to apply for a role with Milton/Fornham Chiropractic?
I knew that I wanted to relocate once I graduated but there was something about the Fornham clinic that made me feel so welcomed as well as my chiropractic beliefs being very much in
line with those of the clinic.
What do you know about Bury St Edmunds/Cambridge?
Not that much actually, I have recently relocated here with my partner but we are really excited to start exploring Bury and the surrounding areas some more.
What are you looking forward to most about working at the clinic?
Taking peoples pain away, patients will come to you having sometimes given up and I love having the ability to show them what amazing results Chiropractic can have.
What do you enjoy most about your line of work?
Meeting so many interesting people! Every single person that walks through the door has a different story to tell and I really enjoy getting to know all of my patients.
What would you say are the most common complaints you see day-to-day?
Definitely lower back pain, but people unnecessarily struggling with lower back pain thinking it is their new normal.
What are the most challenging injuries or complaints to treat?
Knee complaints, mostly because the treatments of ligamentous or meniscal injuries relies mostly on active care (what patients do) rather than passive care (what we can do in the clinic) and it can be difficult at times to motivate patients to really put the time into a rehabilitation plan.
How would you describe your style of patient care and your manner?
I would like to think I am a very warm clinician, you will always be greeted with a huge smile and I like to make sure that my patients feel as comfortable as possible and I believe that educating people about all aspects of their care is the way to do that.
What interests do you have away from work?
I really enjoy keeping fit, prior to university I belonged to my local rowing club in Lincolnshire for 8 years and still go back from time to time for a quick paddle up the river. Since being at university, however, I have really enjoyed learning to lift weights and just generally keeping active at the gym. My number one interest outside of work though has to be food. There is nothing I enjoy more than sharing great food with an even better company, whether that be going out to eat, cooking at home or visiting my parents for one of my mums’ pies, nothing beats it.
Do you have any wacky Hobbies?
I absolutely love knitting! I learnt from my Nana when I was around 8 years old and it’s one of those skills that just stick with you, I think my family is fed up with receiving hat and scarf sets for Christmas.