"When we left home to sail around the world, we left with two children,· explains Dr Gary and Dr Lorene Dennis (Chiropractors) "Molly. our third child joined us as a stowaway on the journey!'
Molly, was born with Down's Syndrome in the Sultanate of Oman - a country that had no resources whatsoever for children with Down Syndrome. The family remained in Oman for four years, opening the very first chiropractic center, and the very first Early Intervention Center for Children with Down Syndrome in the country.
Dr Gary and Dr Lorene are passionate about children with special needs, and Molly has been the inspiration for much of their health care focus and continued study since she was born.
Studying Chiropractic Paediatrics
Dr Lorene is one of just six NZ chiropractors enrolled in a 2-year Diplomat program in Melbourne at the Chiropractic College of Neuro-Developmental Paediatrics. She wor1<s primarily with children struggling with learning, behavioral, and health challenges.
''The gentle techniques I use have resulted in some of the most profound changes I've seen in my 25 years of practice. n
Finding Adventures and Maintaining Health
Dr Lorene met her mad Irish husband while attending chiropractic college, and they've lived an adventurous life together, first practicing in Dublin, then NZ, followed by the Pacific island of Vanuatu. From there, they sold everything to buy a boat and sail around the world with their children! They eventually arrived in the Sultanate of Oman where they opened the first chiropractic center in the country.
Their three children continue to inspire Dr Lorene to continue learning how to help children and families become the best expression of themselves.
"Our family receives regular chiropractic care, enabling our bodies' innate wisdom to heal from within. n