Chiro Hustle Podcast 137 – Richard Ledda, DC
Dr. Richard Graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in December 2015 and joined Norwood Chiropractic Centre in January 2016. He was part of many technique clubs during school and has attended several seminars to continuously grow and learn. His family is a strong driving force for him and he has a passion to help as many people as he can to live better, healthier lives. He is an award winner and host of The Chiro Inspired Podcast which is focused on inspiring Chiropractors and uniting the profession. More importantly, he is a loving partner, son, brother, uncle, and a dog dad to his puppy Hudson.
“As a boy going into my early teenage years, I had many health issues growing up. I suffered from daily headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, and low back pain. I was overweight weighing over 250lbs, I was considered pre-diabetic, had early signs of a condition known as Metabolic Syndrome, suffered from headaches, and chronic asthma. By the age of 15, I had a tragic event occur in my life and that was the loss of my father to a massive heart attack. From that day on, I decided to turn my life around and dedicated my life to serving those closest to me as well as my community. Upon making my decision, I decided to pursue a career in medicine as I thought it was the answer for everything. Not knowing about all the answers to why people get “sick” I kept on the path towards becoming a medical doctor and with all the stresses of losing my father at a young age, I was diagnosed with clinical depression and was put on anti-depressant drugs. At this point, I was still suffering from asthma, headaches, and was developing more pain in my neck and back, especially in my late high school years. After a devastating car accident, a close friend referred me to her Chiropractor, and at this point, I learned how amazing the body was and what it was capable of.
After half a year’s worth of routine visits to my Chiropractor, I started experiencing the life-changing benefits of Chiropractic care. No more headaches, no more neck pain, and no more back pain. Also while under care, I started today to adopt a healthier lifestyle which led me to start experiencing improvements in my asthma and being able to get off of my anti-depressant drugs. It was at this point, I decided that I would go to school to become a Chiropractor and dedicated my life to teaching the simple principle…that the body has the ability to heal and regulate itself as long as we support it with the right lifestyle habits, but first and foremost, making sure that the nervous system is working at it’s best.”