We have just returned from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) Spring conference held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow. I lost the draw or to put it another way Richard nominated me to drive as its ‘on the way to the M42 anyway and you have to pass my house’ – as he lives in Lichfield. We decided to leave late on Friday to avoid the traffic on the M42 which worked out brilliantly to arrive ‘just in time and under the wire’ 9.45 pm to get some food at the hotel restaurant. The Hotel was opposite the run way and we could not believe the size of the the Air bus 380’s and good old RR engines – wow double the size of a Jumbo – much more entertaining watching them taxi and burst into life than anything on digital TV.
What was the BCA conference about?
The theme of the conference was ‘ communication’ with professionals speakers from the world of Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Psychology. One of the most important part of our jobs is to help you understand what is wrong with you and to explain how to get you better. This is not as easy as you might think as everyone’s brain works differently and Chiropractic language is very complex!
Of course as ‘old dogs’ in the profession (this will be our 23rd year in practice come July) we have heard a lot of the information before, often packaged differently but as ever, the reason we went was that a number of speakers imparted pearls of wisdom to help us improve on what, to all intents and purposes we all take for granted – that is being able to talk and be understood. As usual with these conferences we leave with new ideas, new directions of learning all of which is only good for you the patient which is what it is all about.