Hello! My name is Dr. Robert Boydston D.C. I am the founder of the Boydston Institute, in Clovis, CA. I have dedicated my professional life to helping patients with chronic pain and fatigue, a condition many, if not most, doctors know little about. A condition that creates so much unnecessary suffering and disruption to the lives of many.
My personal journey into healthcare began with an inner desire to help sick people. I knew I didn’t just want to just give drugs to them… and then cross my fingers and hope they got better, or even more that they didn’t get worse. There is more to helping people than that, and I always intuitively knew this.
I day dreamed about becoming a doctor while sitting in my elementary school classes, and that daydream turned into a concrete goal as I progressed in my education. I’ve always had an intuitive desire to help people and I knew becoming a doctor would allow me to do that in a way that no other professional choice could provide. I HAD to become a doctor to fulfil my in-born, engrained, desire to create change for people.
As I was going through my formal professional education I was always asking questions. I was never one to take everything taught at face value. I needed to UNDERSTAND the reasons and mechanisms behind what was presented.
I was not the ideal student for the lazy professor that wanted to just skate through his or her presentation and spit out information … I questioned, challenged, pondered, and pointed out obvious discrepancies that most of my peers simply accepted as fact. I once asked why a certain thing was done that way… the answer… “because it has always been done that way.” That doesn’t work for me… and it is exactly that kind of lazy, traditional, in the box thinking that keeps many chronic pain and fatigue patients from getting the relief that they need.
My goal in becoming a doctor was to understand what was really going on with a sick person’s physiology, and work WITH the body to restore better function. There is a huge difference between treating a set of symptoms and treating a PERSON. The second one requires understanding what is causing those symptoms and working on the faulty physiology.
My first stop in my professional training was to Life Chiropractic College West, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, where I graduated Valedictorian.
My first passion and area of specialty during this time was chiropractic neurology. Chiropractic neurology is an approach to looking at the brain and nervous system, functionally.
Science has shown us in the last twenty years that the brain can change, re-mold, and create new connections, based on the stimulation you give it. It has been proven, over and over again, that it is possible to systematically diagnose specific areas of the brain that are weak, and change those weak areas through non-invasive rehabilitation. The scientific term for this is Brain Plasticity.
I began my professional work by exclusively treating chronically ill patients with chronic pain and fatigue. By using my Brain-Based approach, I was helping people turn around their lives, giving them a chance to live well again, after countless doctors and specialists had given up.
It didn’t take me long to realize, and you may have come to this conclusion because of your own circumstance, that when a person has a health condition that is not considered life threatening, and there is no easy fix, our healthcare system will often ignore or let these patients fall through the cracks.
That is why we have designed our Institute to allow patients to work closely with a doctor and give each patient the time they need to uncover dietary and nutritional deficiencies that are commonly overlooked.
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