about Dr. krystal short

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Dr. Krystal Short is a Registered Chiropractor and Registered Nurse. Krystal originally trained as a Registered Nurse and worked in Research Nursing and Hospice/Elder Care. She has continued her registration under the covid-19 pandemic response. She however focuses her time now working as a Registered Chiropractor and running Krystallos Health Care Ltd. This is very much her passion and she enjoys being available, and of service to the people and community of the Canterbury region supporting and helping the community with their health care needs.

Given Krystal’s background in nursing and chiropractic she seeks to offer health care that reflects the knowledge of these two backgrounds. It is a healthy balance, which enables her to provide a service that works collaboratively and effectively with the wider health care system. In this capacity Krystal has developed the skills to advocate effectively and professionally on behalf of her clients needs within the wider health care system. Krystal feels it is important that health professionals work together for the benefit and care of the client concerned. Due to this she has begun to establish relationships with other practising professionals in the region. She is open to liaison and supporting patients/clients with whichever health care choices they make in relation to their health.

She believes clients have the right to choose and be supported in their choices for their health care and have professionals working collaboratively and professionally together.

Due to Krystal’s vast background in health care this has enabled her to attend to a diversity of people from the elderly to new born’s; from acute cases to chronic conditions. She views chiropractic as fundamental to the role as a Primary Health Care Practitioner in the community and therefore sees it vital having the skills to attend to a myriad of cases, which lies at the heart of the services provided at Krystallos Health Care Ltd.

Her interest in the effects of stress and trauma on the nervous system and body is something she continues to develop in her professional practice, and sees this as vital to supporting the Canterbury community that has endured so much over recent years. Please enquire further to learn more about how Krystal can support you.

She values and remains enthusiastic about continued professional education and as well as working as a health professional enjoys an interest in Research. This originated when she worked as a Research Nurse in Phase One Clinical Trials. However, since then has worked on other studies and has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science where she was awarded with ‘Distinction’. Her latest study is called “A study of Canterbury registered chiropractors’ participation in the Canterbury health care systems transformational vision for the region”. If you are interested in reading her work it can be found here. https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/100216 She will attend her graduation at the University of Canterbury for her Masters in Health Science in December 2020

Krystal extends her warmth and joy at the privilege to be of service to the community and people of Canterbury and surrounding areas.