Meet Dorking Chiropractor Dr Richard Boyd DC MSc of Balanced Chiropractic


My name is Dr Richard Boyd, and I am the Senior Chiropractor at Balanced Chiropractic in Dorking, Surrey & Crawley, West Sussex. If I may, I would like to tell you a little bit about how my journey into chiropractic began.

I first became aware of chiropractic shortly before I had completed my undergraduate degree in Human Anatomy at the University of Dundee. My friend from the gym had hurt his back whilst weight-training and he was seeing a chiropractor.

I was amazed at the speed of his recovery, especially as I had spent a lot of my childhood listening to and seeing my Dad suffer from a bad back. Back ache was, until this point, something that I assumed some people just had to accept as part of life.

I gave the chiropractor a call, and he allowed me to shadow him for seven months in his practice. That was the turning point in my life – literally the best phone call I ever made! It was during this time that I was exposed to the fact that people could get better without drugs or surgery. So I applied to study an MSc in Chiropractic at the University of Surrey and the rest, as they say, is history.

I am now the founder of my own chiropractic practice, so I guess things have come full circle for me – and my friend’s back is still good as well!