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Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, June 23, 2014

ABOUT 2500 people from all walks of life benefitted from a drug-free chiropractic health care offered by a group of US Chiropractic in Labasa over the weekend.

People with knee and back pain, muscle cramps, head aches and other complications were relieved when the resident doctors from Palmer College of Chiropractic offered them free of charge health services at the civic centre on Saturday.

Senior physician Dr Christopher Anderson told this newspaper they had been visiting Fiji twice a year in the past six years.

"One of our Fijian students from Savusavu who studied at the college, introduced this clinic abroad mission trip and this is how we have been coming to offer our services to the people here," he said.

"This mission trip is not only for Fiji but also Brazil, Vietnam, India, Madagascar and Morocco to name a few where our resident doctors are given the opportunity to offer their services to the people before they graduate.

"There's always a new set of resident doctors on each trip and these are students from the three college campuses in Davenport IA, Florida and California.

"Back in the US, we have a lot to take advantage of and it's something pleasing to come and offer our services here."

Dr Anderson said they would offer their clinics to the people of Savusavu this week before heading back to the US.

Mary Simmons, who suffered from knee aches for quite some time, said it was a relief that the pain was erased after being attended to by one of the resident doctors.

"They are really very good and the way they handle us is just very professional," she said.

"I thank them for their service and I hope they will return because they are just too good at what they do."





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