Staff Spotlight on Dr Sasha
This month, we're placing the spotlight on one of our chiropractors, Dr Sasha Aspinall. We've lined up a few questions to learn more about her!
Stay tuned for the following months as we'll be asking the rest of our team to tell us a little about themselves as well.
1. So, Dr Sasha, what drew you to chiropractic?
I actually didn’t know much about chiropractic when I first started at uni. I remember walking on my dad's back when I was little to "crack" it, and I knew he felt a lot better afterward. So I thought that sounded pretty cool! And as it turns out I fell in love with the profession while I was at uni.
2. What do you love about Hilton Chiropractic?
We have a real family atmosphere here at Hilton Chiro, it's very relaxed, friendly and fun!
3. What are you currently working towards?
A few things! I've just started a PhD in chiropractic at Murdoch University, which takes up most of my time during the week. Of course, I'm always committed to improving my skills as a chiropractor too so I’ll often be found at conferences or reading the latest research. Oh, and on the side of all that I'm currently planning a wedding!
4. Speaking of your PhD, what is it about?
I'm looking at differences between people with low back pain that is episodic (comes and goes) compared to ongoing (or persistent) low back pain. I'm also trying to learn more about how spinal manipulation (the "adjustments" you may receive as part of your treatment at Hilton Chiropractic) affects the nervous system, specifically a person's pain sensitivity. So ultimately my research will help us understand more about how spinal manipulation affects us, and how people with unqiue patterns of low back pain differ.
5. What are your big dreams for the future?
I love learning and teaching, so I hope to teach chiropractic. I'm also really passionate about research. Working directly with people as a chiropractor is also really rewarding, so I definitely plan to keep that up. But teaching and research is a way that I can contribute even more by helping shape new generations of chiropractors and improving the evidence for what we do.
6. How about a few fun questions. What are your 3 favourite thing to do?
Play with my dogs, take photos, and have a nice relaxing cuppa.
7. Where is your favourite place to be?
Curled up on a warm couch, reading a good fantasy novel!