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Dr. John Welsh

Sports Chiropractor BSc, BAppSc, CCSP
Dr. John Welsh - Health Space Clinics

John is an experienced chiropractor and sports health consultant who has studied and worked in many areas of chiropractic that relate to your health needs.



Qualified since 1988, he had his own clinic in rural Tamworth from 1988 to 2001. He was involved in all aspects of health care before moving to Sydney. He also acted as a consultant in many sporting areas including:



Medical team member (Solomon Islands) – Commonwealth Games, Canada

Medical team member (Australia) – World Police and Fire Games, Australia

Medical team member (Ghana/Zambia) – All African Games, Zimbabwe

Medical team member (Ghana/Zambia) – World Athletic Championships, Sweden

Observer/Clinical interaction – Indian Sports Authority, India

Medical team leader (Australia) – AMF Futsal World Championships, Paraguay, South America



We asked John some questions to get a feel about how he sees chiropractic fitting into your healthcare needs:



1. How did you become the practitioner you are today?

I was born into a chiropractic family, so over the years I saw a number of people with problems that were supposedly not curable, helped with chiropractic. From the young and the old – a consistent message was that chiropractic worked, and that it made a difference to peoples’ lives. I saw that people who looked after their health from a young age had much better health and enjoyment in life as older people.



2. What influences your health and healing?

While everyone is different, I have had the experience of seeing patients who have had chiropractic adjustments for over 50yrs. These people are generally healthier, more active, and enjoy older age better than those who haven’t. With this experience, I place a great emphasis on looking after children as they grow into adulthood. If you can look after their health problems when they are young, that sets them up for better health as an adult.



3. What kind of people/conditions can you assist with?

Having worked in a country practice, I have seen a lot of different things. I have also had the luxury of working at an elite athletic level in a number of International Competition events. So, in true country fashion, I like to help most people with their problems. If I don’t think I can, then I will refer them to where they best need to be.

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