Member of the month: Dr. Jennifer Adams-Hessel
In this blog series, we feature a member of the Chiropractic Association of Alberta each month.
Dr. Jennifer Adams-Hessel has been a practicing chiropractor for 28 years and enjoys sharing her time between a rural practice in the town of Grimshaw and in a multi-discipline city practice in Grande Prairie, Alberta. She currently serves on the Board of the Chiropractic Association of Alberta .
Why was joining the Chiropractic Association of Alberta important to you?
It is important to me to give back to my community. When the opportunity arose to be a part of the inaugural Association, I believed that it would be a great way to serve my profession. As a member, I love the sense of community shared with my fellow practitioners and connecting at the annual conference.
What advice would you provide to students entering or advancing their career as a chiropractor?
The strength of chiropractic is in the diversity of our profession. We have various techniques to help our patients and you can find a unique skillset within chiropractic to explore. The most important thing to remember is that you can make a difference.
What is your hope for chiropractors of the future?
The perception of chiropractic is changing. It is promising that we are developing greater acceptance with other practitioners. I would like to see chiropractic with an integral role in primary health care.
What do you most enjoy about the chiropractic profession?
I love that we are constantly learning new techniques and strategies to provide the best patient care. I enjoy talking to patients about how they can cope with various stressors and helping them to reach their health goals through chiropractic.