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Meet Gina Horan

Rehab Technician

Gina Horan

I joined Dr Neil Thompson (Doctor of Chiropractic) at Align 4 Life in March 2010 and it was only then that I was introduced and truly understood the philosophy of chiropractic.

My mum had visited a chiropractor several years ago and I always thought the purpose of her visits were ‘to get her back clicked!’ However, it was only when meeting Neil and I began working at Align 4 Life that I was educated about the true power of chiropractic.

I am passionate about health, fitness and human anatomy and it was after listening to the spinal presentation given by Neil, that everything I have learned and studied over the years, started to really make sense and connect with chiropractic. I have always known how amazing and capable the human body is and learning the natural, holistic approach chiropractic has, I could finally see the foundations needed to attain true optimal health.

Following a Passion

My passion has always been in health and fitness and this started from an early age. As a child growing up, my parents were forever driving me and my sisters to sports clubs each and every night of the week. My sports included netball, gymnastics, hockey, swimming and table-tennis.

Naturally, I wanted to enter higher education in the sports industry so I went on to study a BSc Hons degree in Sports Studies at Liverpool Hope University.

After completing my degree, I returned to the island and found a seasonal job at the National Sports Centre. I continued working at the NSC for several years as I was provided with the opportunity to train as a lifeguard and Level 2 Gym Instructor.

I decided I wanted to further my training in the health and fitness industry and returned to Liverpool to complete my Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Personal Training and Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Diploma before returning to the island and setting up my own business. In 2007, I set up ‘Return 2 Fitness’ based in Port Erin. During my years of self-employment, I had the pleasure of working as pitch-side therapist for Douglas Rugby FC as well as travelling to Aland for the Island Games to work as Sports Massage Therapist for the Gymnastics and Badminton teams. I continue to provide treatment and sports massage at the Parish Walk and other charity/sports events alongside my colleagues at Align 4 Life.

In the clinic I am involved with setting clients up in spinal traction, assisting with corrective mirror-imaging rehab exercises, helping clients with core based rehabilitation and providing sports massage to clients to help manage their soft tissue complaints. Alongside my other colleagues, I also work with new clients in the clinic by carrying out the Stress test and Posture Analysis during their initial assessment. This great variety in the clinic keeps me excited and interested about what we have to offer at Align 4 Life.

I am happy and honoured to be working alongside other team members and enjoy helping clients work towards achieving their true health potential.