At the age of 11 years old, I was in a wrestling meet and ended up hurting my lower spine. I had spasms and pain so bad I could not bend over, sit up straight, or move. I was paralyzed with fear wondering if I would be able to play sports again. My mother took me to her chiropractor.
Not only did this chiropractor help me get out of pain, but he also strengthened my spine. This chiropractor changed my view of health and, in truth, he changed my life.
During my sophomore year of high school, my teacher asked everyone in the class who was going to college. I was in the minority, I had no college plans. However one year later that chiropractor who help me since I was 11 years old asked me a question that changed the direction of my life. He asked if I was going to college to which I replied, “I’m not sure, but probably not.” The chiropractor then asked if I had thought about becoming a chiropractor. I simply told him “I’ll look into it.” I did a little bit of research and the more I learned about chiropractic, the more inspired I became. From that point on, I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor.
I finished high school with a mission to do whatever it took to become a chiropractor. I attended a local community college and then I was accepted to Life University in Marietta, Georgia where I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Shortly after I began Chiropractic school I had a mentor who asked me to reflect on what other ways chiropractic has changed my life. As a young child, I had a really bad stuttering problem and I was not able to pronounce certain words or had extreme difficulties with certain letters. A few months after I began chiropractic care my speech improved. It wasn’t until I was asked to reflect on how my life changed that I realized my speech improvement was directly related to chiropractic care.
I married the love of my life while I was in Chiropractic school and she and I traveled to the St. Petersburg area so that I could complete my Chiropractic internship. We fell in love with the area and decided to stay. Within the last few years, I’ve developed a love for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and now passionately follow mixed martial arts. I particularly enjoy working with athletes and helping them function at their most optimal performance levels.
My wife and I were blessed with three little kids ages 7,5 and 3 years old. Watching them grow and learn has been an incredibly fulfilling experience and they inspire me every day to help improve the lives of others.
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