A chiropractic qualification gives you so many options

Lora Roberts, Chiropractic

Lora Roberts, from Bridgend, is studying the Chiropractic degree at USW.

"I’ve always had an interest in the human body and how it functions. I’ve been a track and field athlete all my life, representing Wales in the 100m hurdles. Recently, I’ve started playing rugby for Llandaff North.

Hurdling, particularly, had a real impact on my lower back so I went to see a chiropractor. I was amazed at the difference it made and how quickly I was able to train again.

At the time, I was studying a biology degree at another university, but I wasn’t really enjoying it. Seeing a chiropractor really opened my eyes, so I decided to enrol on the Chiropractic course at USW.

It was the best decision I have ever made. I am thoroughly enjoying my chiropractic training, especially now I’m in the fourth year and working in the clinic. I love the patient interaction and being able to help people.

In the first year, you’re assigned a fourth year student who treats you throughout the year. After my first session with them, I remember thinking this is what I want to be doing, this is so cool!

My plan when I graduate is to work for someone else for a few years, and then set up my own clinic.

I don’t think I want to specialise as I enjoy the variety of working with different clients. With this qualification, I can also work abroad, so I have lots of options."