According to the American Chiropractic Association, it is estimated that chiropractors treat more than 35 million Americans (adults and children) annually. Recently we had the chance to speak with Dr. Alex Day, one of El Dorado Hills’s local Chiropractors to learn more about not only himself but his practice as well.
Tell us about Goldorado Family Chiropractic. What do you do?
I help people toward whole health, through chiropractic, working with their nervous system, their physical abilities, working with them to reduce pain, and helping patients reach their optimum health potential.
How have you enjoyed working at Business Workspaces?
The transition was great, and I like the space. You have been very accommodating, and I’m very comfortable.
How long have you been in practice as a chiropractor?
How did you get started in your industry?
My chiropractor became a mentor and he submitted my application, without me knowing it, to the school for admissions. I was on my way to dental school but then realized this was the best path.
What is something about your business that most people do not know or have misconceptions about?
The number one common misconception is that people think once you seek chiropractic care you have to keep doing it, and that’s not true. Another misconception is that it’s only for back and neck pain. You can use Chiropractic treatment for sports, performance, and increased activity in life. I work on everyone from newborns all the way up to older senior patients.
Interesting. How would a parent know to seek help from a chiropractor for their newborn?
So, a parent would notice certain behaviors that had raised questions—fussy, having a problem with feeding, uncomfortable bowel movements, not sleeping correctly, things like that.
Do you have a particular group you love working with or find satisfaction in treating?
The little ones, the babies, the kids. They’re amazing. I work with a variety of patients. Individuals with cerebral palsy, autism, and Down’s. I worked on a case study treating a young child who had some birth difficulties and had so far been undiagnosable, or rather not diagnosed, and the treated I used was included in a book.
What advice do you have for others interested in going into the chiropractic field?
Have a business background or business degree. To set up the practice, you need to have a business background.
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
Since I’ve moved locations, it doesn’t seem far, but I will have built my practice up here more. El Dorado Hills is growing, so I think we will grow too.
We all know you are an avid skier. What are some other favorite things you do when you’re not working?
I enjoy tennis, fishing, and music. Not that I play it, but music is a big part of my life. I like to listen to it and go to concerts.
Do you have a favorite type of music or performer that you’ve seen live?
Country. I loved seeing Brad Paisley.
What gets you energized about your business?
I want to see people healthier and happier. That gives me fulfillment. My patients are my family—they’re not just a cold client walking in the door. I consider them my family, and we’re very close. I’m usually invited to anniversaries and birthdays and bar mitzvahs. I’m very lucky to have them and to get to work with them.
As a health care practitioner, what is one thing you do that you highly recommend to people to improve their health?
Don’t. Eat. Fast. Food. It’s junk.