Make no bones, Bronwyn enjoys her job
BRONWYN Lakay has a healthy obsession with other people's bodies.
During a visit to her office she pulls out photographs of slumping teenagers and lopsided toddlers with a gleam in her eye.
"I get so excited by these pictures. They chart how much these patients' postures changed after three treatments. Three treatments - imagine that!"
The bubbly young woman is the newest chiropractor in Coolangatta, setting up the Coolangatta Chiropractor Centre last month.
Having travelled the world, she relocated from Toowoomba to start her business and enjoy a lifestyle that fits with her philosophy for health.
"I believe in a wholistic approach to chiropractic work. I look at the physical, chemical and emotional because I believe it is all connected," she said.
"Problems are not only where a patient feels pain, it can be a range of factors.
"Overall, I believe the body heals itself, and what I can do is correct the cores to help that happen."
With this wholistic philosophy in mind, Zimbabwean-born Ms Lakay decided to move to Coolangatta to enjoy the beach lifestyle.
"It is about being happy and healthy. This place is great, the people are friendly and there is a lot of potential."
She said in her four weeks here she had found that locals were experiencing problems similar to people in many other regions.
"Problems are varied, but there are always the lower back and neck problems showing through," she said.
"If I could give anyone advice it would be to drink water. Being hydrated keeps your muscles supple and your spine aligned."