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Meet Dr. Richard Leavitt

Doctor extending handshakeYears ago when he was playing football, Dr. Richard was told that he’d require back surgery due to significant pain. He decided to go to a chiropractor who explained why surgery was suggested. Thanks to chiropractic care, however, he was able to avoid having fusion surgery.

The Appeal of a Natural Approach

Because Dr. Richard is the son of an orthopedic surgeon, everyone thought he would become one too. Though he has an appreciation for conventional medicine, Dr. Richard preferred taking an approach to care that combined chiropractic with rehabilitation therapy modalities.

Education and Certifications

I believe my greatest success is getting to the point where I am proficient enough that I can work with college and pro athletes.” Dr. Richard has found it gratifying to get them better where other treatments, therapies and surgeries have failed.

Dr. Richard obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, where he taught for a period. He also has earned the following certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®)
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner® (CCEP®)
  • Certified Chiropractic Rehabilitation Doctor (CCRD)
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®)

Additionally, Dr. Richard is a member of the following associations: National College of Sports Medicine, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Getting Patients the Care They Need

Dr. Richard doesn’t do long-term care plans. The frequency of treatment is usually 2-4 weeks. If he is unable to help, he’ll let a patient know and refer them to where they need to go to get better.

Life Outside the Practice

When he’s not at our Muscatine practice, Dr. Richard spends the majority of his time doing rodeos and working with horses.

If you’d like to experience relief and better health naturally, contact Family Chiropractic Sports Injury and Rehab Clinic today to book a same-day appointment with Dr. Richard!

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