I recently visited my parents’ farm, in the Central West of NSW, with a friend of mine. He rarely visits the country, and so he soon asked “What does a typical day as a farmer look like”? That day we set out to check on a feeding trough, quickly bogged the utes, trudged through a heap of water, pulled a ute out, bogged the other one, even more, and had to come back the next day with a tractor, to get the first ute out. “That’s what a farmer does,” I told him. “The farmer sets out to do a job, then the wheels fall off or something breaks or blows up, and the farmer spends the next three days fixing it, before returning to the first job, to complete it”.
It made me wonder if outsiders know what a Chiropractor’s day looks like. GPs, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and the general public who have never seen a Chiropractor might wonder what we do all day, and what sort of patients we see. So, I have done a quick and dirty analysis of the last 100 cases I saw, thrown the results into a spreadsheet, and here are the results.