Dr. Leila Doolittle
Dr. Leila Doolittle graduated from Parker University in December 2016 as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Prior to that, she graduated with a Bachelor's in Science pre-medical Biology and Chemistry degree from Hendrix University.
While at Parker, she studied the specialties of chiropractic neurology, functional medicine and acupuncture so she can extend an integrative approach to her patient's cases for the most specific treatment to help treat the root causes that may be holding a patient back from living their life to the fullest extent possible.
Dr. Leila Doolittle studied post-graduate Functional Neurology through the Carrick Institute of Functional Neurology and through Functional Neurology Seminars. Additionally, Dr. Leila Doolittle studied Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. She understands that all the systems of the body and their connections must be addressed for optimal health to be attained.
Dr. Leila has a passion for helping patients of every age group, and enjoys ensuring that every child is well adjusted and that all their neurological pathways are activating optimally so they can cross all their mile-markers at the appropriate time of development.
In our clinic, we use very specific chiropractic adjusting to correct misalignments in the spine and extremity joints. When there is decreased movement in a joint, or a misalignment of a joint, it can lead to pain in that area, decreased proprioception of the brain connecting to that area of the body, and eventually can contribute to degeneration and arthritis.
Many of our patients tell us that chiropractic adjustments received in our clinic help relieve their headaches, sciatica, TMJ pain, back pain, neck pain, stiffness and much more. Although this is wonderful to be able to bring relief for these types of symptoms, our primary goal is to increase nerve signalling and proper biomechanical movement. In this way we take care of the true problem, rather than just treating the system.
Because of this specific approach to adjusting, our patients consistently feel relief on multiple levels of their health.
it is just as important to keep our extremity joints well adjusted for optimal biomechanical movement as it is to keep our spine moving properly.
Each time you come in for chiropractic care, we will assess every joint in your body to optimal health throughout your entire body.
This is ideal for athletic optimization as joint biomechanoreceptors are able to communicate proprioception to the brain better, thus increasing coordination of movement. This also helps to decrease injuries like sprains and strains.
Extremity adjusting is excellent for patients that type on a computer frequently throughout the day as it can help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.
Extremity adjusting helps tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ problems, grinding of teeth, knee pain, hip pain, frequent ankle sprains, shoulder pain, etc.
Our brains are connected to every system in our body. We must have optimally functioning brain pathways to have excellent health.
Dr. Leila Doolittle performs detailed neurological examinations on her patients to assess the functioning of neurological pathways and their connections to all other systems of the body. This includes the neurological connection to hormone production, to cardiovascular function, to cortisol and stress reactions in the body, to proper immune responses, etc.
Treatments include exercises that specifically help to activate these pathways to help with balancing the brain for optimal neurological coordination and activation. All the exercises performed are non-invasive approaches to activate neuroplastically the areas of deficiencies in the brain to attain the most healthy neurological system possible.
Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Dr. Doolittle spends time with her patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Dr. Doolittle will sit down with you and thoroughly visit with you about your health history, symptoms you are experiencing and health goals you have for yourself. Then she will explain in detail the contributing factors to each of the health concerns you have. She will help to enlighten you over the contributory causes to why you are experiencing the symptoms and conditions and will correlate how these are related and how they are affecting other mechanisms and pathways in the body.
Infants and children need chiropractic adjustments too! It is hard work coming through the birth canal, not to mention when they are starting to walk, when they start playing on playgrounds, playing tag and red rover with their friends, start playing peewee sports.. There are many activities that children go through from as early as their birth and they need to have their spines and cranial bones checked and adjusted just as much as adults.
Dr. Leila Doolittle has a gentle touch and is an excellent adjuster of tiny spines. Parents trust her with their children's biomechanical joint health as well as their digestive and neurological systems health. Consult with Dr. Leila about any questions you may have about symptoms your little one may be experiencing and she will share information on how to ensure that they grow up healthy and strong!