“SIMPLY PUT, I WAS A SKEPTIC …”
As a teenager, Dr. Patrick Maguire was very active in sports. Water skiing in the summer, he would go flying across the wake at as much as 90km hours, and periodically “wipe-out” in a mass of arms, legs, and water skis… only to get back up and do it again. Playing hockey in the winter, he was a strong player working hard for the puck in the corner. The list goes on and on, with all of the associated injuries that are far too common, and all without thinking for a moment about what kind of injury might result to the neck, back and spine.
And then one day it happened – something went terribly wrong, and the pain in his lower back was beyond description. Dr. Maguire simply could not move.
At that time, the first step was typically to visit the medical doctor, and muscle relaxants were prescribed. Unfortunately, they didn’t even take the edge off the pain. Dr. Maguire tried exercising and stretching, but could hardly move. After over a week of suffering, his father suggested he go to a chiropractor, and Dr. Maguire remembers thinking, “I’m not going to one of those ‘Quacks’!”. (It’s so puzzling to think of today, why I thought this way about Chiropractic care! I had never even met a Chiropractor?!?!). After three more days of unbearable pain, Dr. Maguire finally relented and went to the chiropractor for the very first time.
In a word, it was amazing. After the very first adjustment, there was significant relief, and as care was continued, everything just got better and better. This is one of the many reasons why Dr. Patrick J. Maguire B.Sc., D.C. became a chiropractor.
Some years later, after following other aspirations, Dr. Maguire found himself needing something more – something where he could contribute more and live for a ‘Vision Greater Than Self.’ He remembered his experience in his teens and his first visit to the chiropractor and, after doing a lot of soul searching and research, he made his decision; Patrick Maguire was going to be a Doctor of Chiropractic!