Dr. Alex Leonida
Dr Alex, DC CACCP is a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor specializing in fertility, pregnancy, birth and pediatrics. He received his post-doctorate training through the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association. He is a Webster certified chiropractor, to care for the unique needs of moms to be. He has also received his post doctorate training in Wellness with three focuses on nutrition, exercise and mental health and he is trained in myofascial therapy from the Myotherapy Institute. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania in Biology and received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. While there, Dr Alex was chosen for a Missions Program in the country of Vietnam, providing those in the rural communities a chance at healthcare. In addition, Dr Alex was selected into an elite community of Gonstead chiropractors, called the Troxell Intern Program as a student.
At Healthy Start Family Chiropractic and Wellness, Dr. Alex is a vital source of life changing information for the practice members. He implemented the Healthy Start Lifestyle Change Program, which combines today’s research in genetics, nutrition and exercise with his first hand knowledge on personal change and passion for caring. This program takes patients on a step-by-step journey into a wellness mindset and helps each individual take control of their health and their lives again. Dr. Alex provides these “Wellness Workshops” to practice members and to the community, giving them the most up-to-date scientific information about health and wellness.
Dr. Alex loves the outdoors, so in his free time you will see him riding his bike, hiking, running, camping, practicing wing chun kung fu and stick fighting. He also enjoys cooking, watching Steelers football and spending time with his daughters, Lucy and Myriel.
His chiropractic story:
“I was raised the son of a medical doctor and pharmacist by education. Throughout my childhood and young adult life, I didn’t even know what a chiropractor was. When I was in high school, I was a wrestler at the 103 weight bracket. Needless to say, I had to “make weight” and was underdeveloped and unhealthy. While in a wrestling match, I injured my neck and lost all the strength in my right arm. Normal activities were no longer the norm. I was unable to raise my arm, do a pushup or get ready in the mornings. Over time, my symptoms improved, but I continued to have neck pain and headaches. Fast forward to after high school, I worked as a bus boy at the local country club and sustained a low back lifting injury while busing tables. From that point on, my life was changed, I could no longer bend like normal. Washing my feet in the shower, bending over the sink to spit my toothpaste, sneezing, and twisting the wrong way would all elicit extreme pain. My life was altered permanently….until I met my first chiropractor. At the age of 29, I stood in line to talk to my first chiropractor for an hour at a bike expo in Chicago. I then scheduled my first appointment, started my corrective program and by the end of the year, I was enrolled in chiropractic school. Chiropractic has changed my life and its my life mission to give other people this incredible gift of a better life”