Woo witnessed the struggle of the health care system firsthand when he served his mandatory two years in the South Korean military. He wanted to be able to help people by getting to the root cause of their pain, without having to rely on prescription drugs or surgery.
After looking into a few different paths to care for athletes, chiropractic stood out. “I was primarily between physiotherapy (physical therapy) and chiropractic, but I liked the scope of practice for chiropractic better,” Tynan said. “Palmer has a good track record and there are actually a lot of Palmer graduates in the Calgary area that highly recommended it to me.”
Not only was she encouraged by her own outcome, but she was also enthralled with the possibility of one day owning and running her own business. She observed the Doctor of Chiropractic who helped her, her dad, and her grandpa. “Kira Bailey, D.C. was so inspiring, successfully running a female-owned business and genuinely connecting with her community. I thought, ‘I want to do that. I want to give back the same way she has helped me and so many others.’”
Dr. Chen returned to Canada and began immediately advocating for chiropractic. She became a board member at the British Columbia Chiropractic Association. At the time, Dr. Chen was the youngest member and the only Asian female chiropractor on the board. In 2007, she opened her own practice, Health First Family Chiropractic and is now expanding!
Kilbo Yun is 6,500 miles from his home in Seoul, South Korea, but with his wife and daughter by his side as he pursues his dream of becoming a Palmer chiropractor, he’s soaking in every step of his journey! Kilbo, who worked as a personal trainer for 12 years and managed his own gym for six of those years, always focused his work on rehabilitation with the goal to help people who wanted to improve their pain using exercise.