Nurturing More Diversity and Inclusivity Within Chiropractic | An Interview with Dr. Angel Ochoa-Rea
Noah: Alright! Welcome to DC2Be Revolution, this is Noah Volz and we're thinking big to live large. I have a great opportunity that I’m getting to talk to Dr. Angel Ochoa Rea and he's a really personable and caring chiropractor; I’m super excited about this conversation. He's also the owner of LGBT chiropractic in San Diego. Dr. Rea thanks for being here.
Dr. Rea: Of course! Thanks for having me. I’m excited to be here.
Noah: Yeah, my pleasure well since you have LGBT chiropractic. I wanted to start by talking to you about diversity and so I wondered what your experience of diversity has been within the chiropractic community and if there's any advice you have in terms of creating more inclusivity within that community.
Noah: Welcome to DC2Be Revolution. Helping chiropractic students think big in order to live large. I'm your host Noah Volz and today I'm here with Dr. Andrew and Ashley Torchio. They are chiropractors and the owners of Pangaea chiropractic in Bend, Oregon. They are on a mission to change the world through education, transparency, and empowerment. Thank you two for being here. My first question for the two of you is about approaching somebody as an individual, as a living being, instead of approaching them as a conglomeration of different symptoms.
Drs. Torchio: The first thing that I do at the first visit is I don't recognize their symptoms because I don't want them to think anything they're coming in with doesn't matter to me. So it does matter to me and I didn't want you to have those symptoms and I don't want your body to be expressing itself like that. I will definitely address it but then being a chiropractor you always have to take it deeper and we, all of us, know it's not the symptom, it's never been the symptom and so even when you look at the subluxation, even that in itself can be a symptom. We start talking thoughts, traumas, and toxins. We start taking it deeper. As long as you can help them wrap their head around the fact that it's all an expression of how their body or their mind are responding to their environment. The hard part is not in the session. You offer educational opportunities or look at how the education process take place in your office.
Noah: Welcome to DC2Be Revolution. Helping chiropractic students think big in order to live large. I'm your host Noah Volz and today I'm here with Dr. Alan Goldhamer. He is up in Santa Rosa, California and he's doing some really innovative multidisciplinary health care. Thank you Dr. Goldhamer for being here.
I just wanted to start off and talk about some of the research that you've done. It seems like you've been busy publishing a lot of really interesting and exciting research and I was hoping that you could talk a little bit about that and then provide any advice for students on how we can also conduct good quality research either in school or once we get into practice.
By Noah Volz, DC
Today I'm here with Dr. Adam Swick. He's a chiropractor at Velo Sport Rehab in Washington State. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic in Connecticut and combined his passion for rugby and sports chiropractic by going to Sydney, Australia and practicing chiropractic. Now he's back in the States utilizing the latest research to guide his clinical approach using gentle chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue, nutrition, and therapeutic exercise. Dr. Swick thanks so much for being here. Can you tell the audience why you went to Australia, how long you were there, and why did you come back?
Writing with originality, generosity, compassion and purpose, Dr. Noah Volz imparts valuable lessons in an entertaining, engaging and snappy way―backed by a wealth of experience. As an author, chiropractor, and entrepreneur, he has started and run multiple companies and has been the host of the DC2Be Revolution YouTube channel and podcast.