Getting to grips with new village venture
A GRIMSBY man who was inspired to become a chiropractor by the woman who cured his father's back problems has set up his own practice in the area.
Gavin Young, 29, has opened up Chiropractic First, a new clinic based in the former parish offices in Holton-le-Clay.
Born and bred in Grimsby, Dr Young trained at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic after studying at Franklin College.
For the past seven years he has worked at the Chiro Health Clinic in Scunthorpe, and has now decided to go into business for himself.
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Dr Young, who lives in Stallingborough, said: "It's an experience that I wanted to fulfil, an itch that I needed to scratch. It's exciting and liberating but at the same time there's so much more work involved than I ever imagined.
"We spent about 18 months to two years looking for premises that were suitable and then we came across this place."
As reported, the building on Peppercorn Walk was vacated by the parish council in May when it moved into the old Etherington Arms pub in Pinfold Lane.
Mr Young chose to pursue a career in chiropractic after witnessing how his dad's back problems had been eased by his chiropractor.
"My dad used to suffer with his back for years and a friend suggested he go to a chiropractor, which he did."
That chiropractor was Julia Pullin (nee Kidson), who mentored Dr Young when he worked in Scunthorpe.
Dr Young added: "Ninety per cent of the population suffer with their back at some point in their life, so in my view there are not enough chiropractors in the UK to cope with the demand."
Although Dr Young is practising solo at the moment, he is hoping to take on two additional chiropractors in the future.
He currently employs two part-time chiropractic assistants.
"The aim is to build up my client base in the area so we are able to support other chiropractors, train them and pass on some of our experience to them.
"My principal has put a lot of training into me and I want to do the same for others as they graduate."