Dr Alistair Leaver is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a very local pedigree.
He graduated in June 2016 from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic with First in a combined Master of Science program.
DC. Alistair Leaver
I love my job.
I love being able to help people; to be with people and to share their joys and sorrows; to constantly push my mind and heart into expansion. I especially enjoy being slightly weird, being misunderstood… perhaps this is an endemic Scottish thing (always the underdog), perhaps moving to Scotland from Africa at a young age and being “different” throughout my childhood.Either way it fits well with my profession.
Chiropractic is a much misunderstood approach to health which aims to restore optimal function to the person rather than ‘fix’ a specific issue. People often think i am a back doctor but i am not. If i am anything I suppose I am a doctor of the nervous system. The only reason I touch anyone’s back is to affect the nervous system through the super highway which is their spine. And if the spine ran down the front of the body people might still come with back problems and i would touch only the front of the body and still their ‘back problem’ would go away!
The nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and nerves) is the master control system. When it is functioning correctly, problems tend to disappear as the body is a self healing system which needs only to be free of interference in order to work properly. My job is to identify the compensations and adaptations that your body has gone into which are reducing its function. Chiropractors recognize the person as a whole, not a collection of parts, and understand that the body is a self healing and self regulating organism.
If you are curious as to whether chiropractic might be beneficial for you I would be happy to help if I can. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively I work at Tweed Chiropractic Clinic in Hawick (01450 377 883).