I grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan Canada, with my parents and two sisters. The area has many similarities to Loxton; mainly family farms of medium size, mixed farming (wheat, barley, canola, peas, lentils, cattle and bison) and similar annual rainfall.
I met my wife, Lynley, when she was on the Agriventure farm exchange program on a nearby farm. The rest is history as they say and I moved to Perth in 2001 and have lived in Australia ever since. I worked my first few years in Australia as a Civil Engineer, then enrolled in Chiropractic at Murdoch University in WA in 2004.
We moved to Loxton in 2010, and have loved living here since. We found the community warm and welcoming. The community immediately invited us to get involved in many organisations and groups.
Lynley and I have 3 young daughters and love an active outdoor lifestyle. I enjoy cycling on a regular basis and have completed several rides in excess of 100 kms. I try to ride 2 times a week and would like to do more if time permitted. I also partake in CrossFit, which is a functional movement exercise program. I have found these sports keep me in shape for the demands of practice. I am a bit of a petrol head as well (no projects on the go at this time 🙁 ).
I joined the Seaman Chiropractic team shortly after its establishment. Before becoming a CA, I worked as a dental assistant on and off for over 10 years whilst raising my four children.
Our family life is extremely busy with raising four children, between – football, cricket, tennis, softball, boxing classes, pilates, singing in a band, work & a husband in hospitality, we are rarely home – but I wouldn’t have it any other way!!
“I love being a part of such a valuable service in Loxton. Dr Ryan has a wealth of knowledge and his passion is what has seen his business become the success it is today.”
When I began my role as a CA, I was quite unfamiliar with the philosophy of chiropractic (in fact I hadn’t even BEEN to a chiropractor!!) but I quickly became an advocate. Chiropractic is the science, philosophy and art of all things natural and I pride myself on raising my family in a holistic manner. I now work in the role of Practice Manager – and can say – I love my career!!!
Before starting with Seaman Chiropractic, I knew I wanted to learn more about natural health and wellbeing but knew little about the science of chiropractic. I had previously owned a travel agency before taking a complete career turn to pharmacy. It was during these four years that I developed a strong interest in health and wellbeing, focussing my time on Sleep Apnoea patients, vitamin supplements and weight management.
My husband and I both grew up in Loxton and have now chosen this beautiful town to raise our two children. We all love spending time on the river, and the winters are devoted to sport with the Wunkar Football and Netball Clubs.
Although my family and I are still new to the Chiropractic lifestyle, I have already seen and experienced the health benefits and I am looking forward to helping more people improve their lives through our clinic. I would love to hear your Chiropractic success story!