Meet Our Doctor
Dr. Meagan Leahy
“My Why”. Every now and then you meet someone link who changes your life. For me, that person was “Emily”. The request was simple, “Can we try and reduce her scoliosis so she doesn’t have to have surgery”. Now, posture and structural correction have long been part of my chiropractic background as a CBP (Chiropractic BioPhysics) doctor and I felt that my experience was enough to be at least a good starting point to help her. We moved forward with my promise to help her as much as I could knowing that at this point, unfortunately, it might not be enough. Along the way, two very important things happened, I came to adore Emily (and her family) and due to her parents’ background in research, I came to realize that there were A LOT find more of scoliosis treatment options out there without a lot of scientific research/effective track record and they were usually REALLY expensive. Seriously, what is a parent wanting the absolute best for their child to do?!
Over the course of a 9 month period, Emily’s curve went from what we thought was a successful “stable” to severe, due to a growth spurt. At this same time, I had the good fortune to be introduced to Dr. Jeb McAviney, a chiropractor in Australia who focused specifically on scoliosis.
I saw in Dr. McAviney a blend of shared knowledge and background that I felt was sorely missing from everything that I saw in the United States: a proactive chiropractor working with the best in physical therapy and the orthopedic surgeons to share knowledge, provide research and most importantly, continually seek to improve their outcomes with better interventions and bracing. Here was someone that I felt I could trust for an opinion. Surgery, he said, was Emily’s best option. I cried. A Lot. I also vowed to learn as much as I could about scoliosis. The amazing thing about Emily (who is doing great a year after her surgery) is that she has the kind of spirit and attitude to realize that this must have happened for a reason-if for no other reason to inspire me to make it a calling. So if you have read this far and you think, wow, this is pretty personal, then you are right. Because at the end of the day, this is a person, YOUR CHILD perhaps, and my goal is simple: to help as many people as I can to not have to make such a tough decision as a surgery that will affect them the rest of your life. I look forward to meeting you and helping your child..d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’).appendChild(s);