I have been competing on the World’s Strongest Man circuit for the last fifteen years, pushing my body beyond mortal limits to pursue my boyhood dream of becoming the World’s Strongest Man. At my very best only a handful of men separate me from this dream.
This extreme pursuit has put my body under extreme stresses. To add to this I am also a Type 1 Diabetic, which further exacerbates my physical health and condition. Over the years I have sort the help of all known health practitioners in my quest to stay healthy and at times recover from injury. These health practitioners have included physiotherapists, osteopaths, masseurs, alternative health therapists, endocrinologists, and naturopaths to name a few.
However from my experience I have found that the most thorough, complete health care comes from the chiropractic service I have received from
DIVE Chiropractic. This service is second to none.
For the last three years I have routinely visited DIVE Chiropractic Mermaid and have sort the help from many of it’s chiropractic doctors under the guidance of Dr. Jeremy Dive.
My initial consultation started with the most thorough full body exam I have ever had (including full body x-rays) and a number of professional assessments of all body systems. Immediately I was made aware of the great stresses I had put on my body over the years. After this alarming consultation Jeremy Dive guaranteed the brand of chiropractic that he used would not only reverse the skeletal structural degeneration I had suffered but would also incorporate a plan to better manage my Diabetic control and increase my health and wellbeing. Therefore, making me stronger and more capable.
Since that initial consultation I have made regular/every week consultations with the clinic with extraordinary effect. Dr Alex and Dr Jeremy have both used a series of kinesiology based muscle testing to determine current problems and then would adjust and manipulate to correct. Dr Jeremy recognized problems stemming from my feet and endorsed me wearing especially accustomed Footlevelers, which I have used with great success. They have made me aware of the great importance of proprioception and have prescribed special exercises and have prescribed a range of pharmaceutical grade mineral supplements that I had shown deficiencies to.
In all, at forty years of age, I am the strongest I have ever been. Recently I set the all time Australian record for the biggest deadlift at 370kg. (A record that has stood for more than twenty years) Also I have set new Guinness World Records in the Human Crucifix and also pulled an 80 tonne Road Train for 2.15 meters. My general health is great and my diabetic condition is well controlled with my last blood test Hba1c @ 6.9 and my cholesterol at 5.4. Great for a man who stands 190cm tall and weights 140kg, but I assure you mostly muscle.
I fully endorse
DIVE Chiropractic care and firmly commit to their services with my absolute vision of being healthier and stronger at fifty years of age then I have ever been.
Sincerely Derek Boyer
Australia’s Strongest Man