Dr Andrew Doody
Job Title: Doctor
Specialisations: Chiropractic, Dietetics (Nutrition), Exercise Medicine, Massage Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Orthotics, Physical Therapy, Preventive Medicine, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Medicine
Andrew is a native Dubliner who has been serving the Stillorgan area for over 15 years now.
He first qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc in Natural Sciences (Physiology). He then went on to study a further five years at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth qualifying with an MSc in Human Sciences (Chiropractic). Chiropractic education has equivalent training hours to medicine, with an emphasis on spinal mechanics, treatment of injury, pain management and prevention/rehabilitation. The goal is a quick return to activity and prevention of recurrence.
Having been helped personally by a chiropractor for a disc injury playing rugby, Andrew made a career change from Sports Medicine to Chiropractic. The hands-on approach and the focus on cause as well as prevention allows chiropractors to direct their treatment to correcting spinal imbalances. There is an epidemic in spinal problems effecting people of all ages. Most of us will have an episode of acute back pain in our lifetime. Chiropractors focus on the structure and how it relates to function, so that their assessment can often identify the underlying cause. They are also trained in reading XRay and MRI scans to help identify the problem and recommend certain exercises and lifestyle modifications when necessary. This holistic approach is the key to the maintenance of true health, rather than masking symptoms.
The Doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and the prevention of disease.