Bio: Jamison Hodge grew up in the beautiful town of Bellingham, Wash. He moved across the state to the little town of Cheney, Wash., to attend undergraduate college at Eastern Washington University where he majored in exercise science and is a second-generation University of Western States chiropractic alumnus.
Tell us about what you have been up to since graduation? What are you doing now?
I am working alongside my father, Dr. Gary Hodge, fellow UWS grad (Class of1991), at our clinic in Bellingham, WA. Whatcom Chiropractic Center. I completed an Active release Techniques course in Colorado Springs, as well as my Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®) certification.
Where does your passion for (Chiropractic, and sports medicine care stem from?
My passion started at a young age. With my dad being a chiropractic physician, I grew up around the profession, and fell in love with helping people when I was young. Being involved in sports throughout my childhood, and into college, I found another passion with sports performance and injury prevention.
What is your favorite memory from your time as a UWS student?
My favorite memory at UWS had to be transitioning into the clinic system, where we really got to put all of our knowledge into applied practice.
How did your time at UWS prepare you for your career and life?
Having such an in-depth, holistic approach to the area of chiropractic care, UWS helped prepare me for a wide range of presentations and conditions I may see in my career.
What is a piece of advice you’d offer to current UWS DC, MS sports medicine) students?
One piece of advice would be to get involved! In any aspect you can, do it. Budget time to shadow docs, different clinics, and truly understand what it means to be a chiropractor, and how you want to practice. Being involved in events in the community, when you find the time, will be very beneficial in helping to develop yourself and to build relationships.
What made you choose UWS over other schools?
My dad being a UWS graduate helped steer my initial decision, however the complete interdisciplinary approach UWS uses to develop their students was an important piece. Being able to complete three degrees in three years was a very special opportunity I could not pass up.
What is your favorite way to relieve stress?
I like to be active. Golf, working out, running etc. Being active and health conscious helps ease my mind, and helps relieve stress.