So Healthy family chiropractic care is the name for two clinics; the Bedford Clinic is run by father, Frank and the Matlock Clinic is run by daughter Priscilla. Their philosophy is that chiropractic care is a gentle and safe method of helping people recover, heal and repair, to achieve their full potential.
Meet the Chiropractors
Dr Priscilla So M (Chiropractic) DC
From a young age Priscilla had suffered from headaches – she remembers at about the age of 4 asking her mum what it was called when you had a stomach ache in your head? She assumed it was normal to have headaches and continued through her teens to take paracetomol and other pills to help ease the pain.
In her early 20′s Priscilla was involved in a car accident; her car was rear ended and written off. She visited a chiropractor on the advice of a friend, to treat the whiplash injuries she had sustained, and found that regular chiropractic care not only helped to ease her whiplash injuries, but noticed that her regular headaches had disappeared.
Priscilla had already studied for a business degree and been working for a few years afterwards, when she decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and train as a Chiropractor. Having worked at a busy and successful clinic in Nottinghamshire for the past 5 years, Priscilla felt it was time to move things closer to home and chose Matlock to set up the So Healthy clinic.
“I know what it’s like to have chronic headaches and feel like it’s something you have to live with forever. Chiropractic has helped me so much and it’s so rewarding to now be able to help other people and see the improvements that chiropractic care can bring to their quality of life”
Dr Frank So BSc (Chiropractic) CCEP MCC DC
Frank has suffered from polio all his life. Twenty years ago he was told by his doctor that due to the general wear and tear of his spine, resulting in his decreasing mobility, he would have no option but to start using a wheelchair. Frank tried all manner of conventional treatments and underwent a year of acupuncture before contacting a chiropractor.
“For the first three sessions my Chiropractor put me through hell, and I was not going to go back, but the fourth session changed my life”
He was so impressed at how Chiropractic had helped him, Frank decided to retrain as a Chiropractor, giving up a successful career in catering to spend five years at college studying for BSc (chiro). After graduation Frank worked in Harley Street, London before deciding to open Kempston Chiropractic Clinic in 1999. With his daughter recently starting and branding her own chiropractic clinic in Matlock, the Kempston clinic has now been renamed ‘So Healthy family chiropractic care’.
Dr Esther Kong DC MChiro
Esther became interested in studying chiropractic in her early 20s’, when she had terrible back pain which left her unable to move at all for two weeks. She knew something serious was wrong and so went to see her local GP. After an examination, the GP prescribed pain killers and advised Esther to go home and get some rest. After a few days of following the GP’s advice Esther was still suffering with back pain and didn’t know where to turn next. A friend then recommended she see a chiropractor and after a few treatments the pain had disappeared.
Esther says “Since I had regular chiropractic care I have never experienced severe lower back pain again.”
Esther considers this experience to be a major factor in her deciding to study chiropractic for a career. After studying for 5 years at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth she graduated with a Master of Chiropractic degree. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
In 2013 Esther joined So Healthy to work alongside Dr Frank So. Esther has used the experience of working with Dr So to improve and develop her chiropractic skills and make the transition to an effective chiropractic practitioner. Since working for So Healthy, Esther feels she has taken on board a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing and feels she has the confidence to help patients improve their quality of life, rather than just treating their back pain.