Aidan Mitchell received his Bachelor's Degree (B.Sc.) in 1974 and his Master's Degree (M.Sc.) in 1976 in Psychology from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.
He had a successful career for many years as a psychotherapist in New Jersey and California until he was involved in a motorcycle accident which caused
him severe pain and restricted movement in his neck, shoulder, arm and lower back. He attended a chiropractor for his injuries and after a course of
treatment he was completely free of pain and had his full joint motion restored. He continued his career in psychology, but eventually he decided to return
to university and train to become a chiropractor himself. ("When my chiropractor first explained to me how chiropractic works to heal the body, it just made
so much sense to me. So over the years it was always in the back of my mind. I had been considering pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology but I felt ready for a
new challenge, especially for something which had proved so powerfully helpful in my own life. I knew it worked.") It required a return to university for
six years of intensive fulltime study, and then in 1990 Dr. Mitchell graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in Sunnyvale, California with a
Doctorate in Chiropractic (D.C.).
Dr. Mitchell then returned to New York City where he opened his practice at the Metropolitan Chiropractic Center on Park Avenue and E. 22nd street. He maintained a successful practice there until 1996 when he decided to move to Ireland with his family. ("I was born in New Jersey, my father was born in Ireland and my mother was born Brooklyn, but both her parents were from Roscommon. I met my wife, Angela, who is from County Louth at my cousin's wedding in Dublin. Both our children were born in California, but actually I have more relatives in Ireland than I do in America. In the end we decided to move to Ireland in order to get out of the stress of a two and a half hour daily commute in New York and spend more time with our children in a country we all loved. Its been our home now for over 15 years, and we've been very happy here.").
Over a 20 year career Dr. Mitchell has developed an expertise in the treatment of the many complaints patients frequently attend chiropractors for: back pain, neck pain, whiplash, headaches, muscle aches, cramps and weakness, sciatica, tendonitis, work and sports injuries, limb pain (elbows, shoulders, knees, hips, & foot pain). He utilizes the traditional hands-on techniques that have made Chiropractic healthcare so popular for over a hundred years, but also relies on very low force techniques (Activator, Applied Kinesiology, etc.) which are often even more effective with some patients.
Because of his prior career in Psychology, Dr. Mitchell is also uniquely qualified to help his patients and their families to address the effects of stress on their health-an issue which continues to grow in importance in our daily lives.