Serving Middle Georgia One Spine At A Time
I was born in 1957 and raised in St. Petersburg Florida, the sixth of seven children. I attended undergraduate classes at Furman University, University of Florida, and St. Petersburg Junior College. I attended chiropractic school at Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, GA from 1984 to 1987. After graduation I practiced with Dr. Abe Cardwell in Marietta, GA until 1992 when I moved to Warner Robins and opened my own clinic. In 2003, I moved from Bernard Drive, across from the old Houston Mall, to my current location on Houston Lake Road. I learned about chiropractic through a friend whose grandfather had been a chiropractor. I was interested in the healthcare field where I could used my mind and my hands.
The idea that the brain controlled all the functions of the body through the nerves and that normal function could be interfered with by subluxation and misalignment of the spinal segments, was at once simple and profound. The light clicked in my head that this was one of those life changing truths that we realize on rare occasions.
In my practice, I utilize variety of methods to treat subluxations ranging from manual manipulation to instrument adjusting. There are approximately 50 different chiropractic techniques and each is successful in helping to remove nerve interference. I have tried to blend the best aspects of seven of them to meet the challenge that each patient represents. For those experienced with chiropractic techniques, I will list those that I regularly use: chiropractic Biophysics, Diversified technique, Activator Methods, Thompson Drop Table, toggle Recoil, S.O.T., and Precision Meridian Therapy.
Everyone is unique and a cookie cutter approach will not meet the most needs in my opinion. In our office, we also utilize modalities to enhance the healing process and minimize pain. These include electrical stimulation, moist heat, ice packs, intersegmental traction, therapeutic ultrasound and whole body vibration. I also have several licensed massage / neuromuscular therapists on staff who practice Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point and hot rocks massage techniques.
I have been married to Jennifer since 1995. We have two children together, Coe was born in 2004 and McCabe was born in 2006. My son Ashton was born in 1991 and lives with us, but will soon be leaving to begin his college education. Jennifer works on Robins AFB as a contracts attorney. We worship at Harvest Church which is on US 41 near the 247 connector.
My philosophy of chiropractic is based on the body being the creation of intelligent design. We were created as self-healing beings with the body's goal being optimum health. There are 6 key components to optimum health. Diet, exercise, sleep/rest, genetic make-up, spiritual view or attitude, and a properly functioning nervous system to control and organize the body and the things we put into it. All of these components are important and deficiency in any one of them will cause imbalance leading to a loss of health potential.
The only one which is not directly under our control is genetic make-up and even this can be influenced in some circumstances. For example, with a genetic history of early heart disease your likelihood of having heart disease at an early age is high but if you are very disciplined in your diet and exercise you can support a genetically weak heart and prolong your life and improve the quality of your life.
It is imperative for the patient to understand that the quality of their health and life are affected by the choices they make. Being proactive and preventing serious health problems, when possible, is the smartest way to live your life. Regular chiropractic evaluation and treatment is one of the smart, healthy choices you can make for yourself and your family.
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I love children and have been teaching kindergarten Sunday school at Second Baptist Church since 2009. I also enjoy reading, cooking, watching movies, and playing volleyball.
I was born and raised in Bonaire, Georgia and graduated from Warner Robins High School in 2004. I went on to graduate with honors from Macon State College in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Information Technology. I then graduated with honors from Life University (in Marietta, Georgia) in 2013 as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
I discovered Chiropractic at 20 years old when I injured my low back playing football. X-ray revealed a fracture at the L5 vertebra. I went to an orthopedic doctor and physical therapists with no relief, and decided to give Chiropractic a try. Within a week of chiropractic adjustments I was able to walk normally again, and within 2 months was able to play sports again.
A passion for chiropractic began to grow, and I enrolled at Life University in 2010 with the desire to help people function better and return to their normal lives pain-free, drug-free, and surgery-free.
Here, at Leavengood Chiropractic we have 3 massage therapists. Our massage therapists use a wide range of neuromuscular re-education techniques depending upon the patient’s problem. The muscles and joints work together and neuromuscular re-education is a powerful adjunctive therapy when used with chiropractic care. We value the healing component of neuromuscular therapy as wells as the stress reduction it provides.
Fred Morgan has worked at Leavengood Chiropractic for 8 years and has been a licensed massage therapist for a total of 10 years!
Christina Carter has been licensed for 3 years and has been at Leavengood Chiropractic for a year.
The doctors at Leavengood Chiropractic evaluate each patient's unique spinal problem and develops an individual course of care. Each chiropractic adjustment builds on the one before. The resulting recommendations are based upon years of training and experience.
This course of care could also include therapies ranging from electrical stimulation, heat and ice therapy, ultrasound, trigger points (G5), intersegmental traction, and whole body vibration system.
It's a natural method of health care that focuses on correcting the causes of physical problems. Rather than just treating the symptoms, chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise. With a normally functioning spine and healthy nerve system, your body is better able to heal itself. That's because your spine is the lifeline of your nervous system, it controls feeling, movement, and all function through your body.