Dr Abigail Parker
Doctor of Chiropractic | MChiro
Abi, who was born and raised Gloucester, came to Cardiff in 2012, to study at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the former Glamorgan University.
Since graduating, Abi has been working in and around South Wales. “Working in different clinics and providing locum care has given me the opportunity to treat different demographics of patients – I’ve seen a wide variety of people with a wide variety of conditions.”
Abi believes Chiropractic care is suitable for everybody, as there are so many techniques to be utilised there is always a way to help people. “Chiropractic care should be treated in the same way that people use a gym or visit their dentist – regular visits to maintain health and progress are important! Going for long periods of time without care is always more difficult to recover from, so regular care saves the pain and stresses of this.”
Abi first became aware of Chiropractic care when she was in her mid teens, suffering lower back and pelvic pain during sports. “After having treatment I felt like a new person! I couldn’t believe I hadn’t been exposed to this type of care before”.
Whilst Abi no longer takes part in any competitive team sports, she still exercises regularly and particularly enjoys resistance training. “I’ve seen great changes in both my physical and mental health since taking up weight training – I truly believe that “if you don’t use it, you lose it!” I quite often enjoy a swim after work”.
In her spare time Abi enjoys taking her family dog for long walks in the Welsh countryside, painting and has been known to train and take part in a few Tough Mudder events.