Dr. David Bates
Masters in Chiropractic (UK)
It was from a young age that I was first exposed to the chiropractic profession. This was down to my older brother having struggled with persistent back and hip issues that were non-responsive to mainstream medical care. After observing and receiving adjustments myself, my mind was set on one day becoming a chiropractor. I found it fascinating that the human body had an inbuilt intelligence to heal and self regulate without needing to resort to drugs or surgery. A few years later after leaving school, I enrolled at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth and set out on a five year masters degree in Chiropractic. During these years and especially after graduating, I continued to attend seminars to further my understanding of the human body and how Chiropractic care plays a key role in optimising our health no matter how old we are. I believe that my ability to further help each and every individual is a never-ending learning process, which is why I attend weekly conference calls with Dr Stephen Franson, who has a wealth of experience in our field. I am a registered member of the General Chiropractic Council(GCC) and the United Chiropractic Association (UCA). After spending a number of years gaining valuable experience working in clinics in the UK, I had an opportunity to work in Singapore and South East Asia with a company called Chiropractic First. Following a very successful two year period in Asia, the time was right to move back to Manchester after the birth of my son. The idea was then born to bring the success of Chiropractic First to the UK. Away from Chiropractic First my time is spent with my family, as well watching Formula 1 or Football when time allows.