Dr. Scott Haggerty
Dr. Scott witnessed the power of chiropractic after suffering a back injury at age 19. For several years, the injury left him with a tremendous amount of pain. He tried everything medically available —physical therapy, medication, injections — but nothing helped. Short of surgery, Dr. Scott believed he had exhausted his options and would have to learn to live with debilitating pain.
Chiropractic Changed Everything
Living in Columbus at the time, Dr. Scott was referred to a chiropractor by a friend from the gym. After the first adjustment, Dr. Scott felt pain relief for the first time in many years. As he progressed through his care plan, he experienced a renewed sense of health and an improved quality of life.
As he would train as a competitive bodybuilder and lifelong athlete, he would sometimes suffer from mild injuries. With each occurrence, Dr. Scott would visit a chiropractor and get complete resolution of the issue. Whether he suffered from headaches or hurt his foot, back, shoulders or knees, Dr. Scott was able to get back to optimal function without the use of drugs or other medical interventions.
He had measurable impact in the rest of his life as well. As he experienced consistent chiropractic care, he had additional positive changes in his health, such as a stronger immune system, better digestion, and improved quality of sleep.
The more he learned, the more interested he became in chiropractic as a profession. In fact, Dr. Scott had such a passion for chiropractic and had educated so many of his friends about its power to heal that his chiropractor suggested he consider becoming a chiropractor himself.
A Seed Was Planted
The chiropractor’s recommendation resonated with Dr. Scott. After doing some research, he began looking at chiropractic schools and the idea of pursuing chiropractic as a career. Fast forward several years and Dr. Scott went on to graduate from Logan College of Chiropractic.
Logan was a perfect fit for Dr. Scott because of its focus on optimal function and how it relates to athletics. Right from the start, Dr. Scott accumulated a tremendous amount of experience working with athletes of all levels. He also gained unique experience working with the University of Missouri football team and other elite athletes in the area.
Dr. Lena Haggerty
Like her husband, Dr. Lena Haggerty was a chiropractic patient before she was a Doctor of Chiropractic. Over the years, she had suffered through numerous sinus infections that were always accompanied by severe headaches. At one point, she had one that just wouldn’t go away. After three visits to the doctor and two different medications, she was told she might be suffering from a brain tumor and was referred for a CAT scan.
When the CAT scan came back clear, she was sent to see the ENT. Again, the doctor couldn’t find anything. The doctor then referred Dr. Lena to a neurologist. He diagnosed her with muscular contraction tension headaches and prescribed yet another medicine. Given the results she’d seen so far, she refused to take additional medication.
The Moment That Changed Everything
Dr. Lena had accompanied Dr. Scott on a campus visit to Logan College of Chiropractic. As prospective students, Drs. Scott and Lena had the opportunity to sit in on a mock-adjusting lab.
As the couple sat listening to the clinician, they heard him say he frequently saw patients with muscular contraction tension headaches, the same condition with which Dr. Lena had been diagnosed. Drs. Scott and Lena looked at each other and knew they had found the answer they had been searching for since Dr. Lena got sick. Although she had received chiropractic care before, Dr. Lena didn’t realize that chiropractic could help her with these issues. She spoke to the clinician after class, and he recommended she see her chiropractor as soon as she returned home.
Relief at Last
When Dr. Lena saw her chiropractor, she learned that the first two vertebrae in her upper neck were completely counter-rotated. After the first adjustment, Dr. Lena felt and was
functioning significantly better. The blurred vision and loss of equilibrium that accompanied the headaches were gone. After completing her corrective care plan, she was feeling completely better, and was able to begin true wellness care. Much as Dr. Scott had improvement in his overall health, Dr. Lena had the same experience. She saw a huge improvement in her immune function and no longer had symptoms of IBS. She recalls it being a life-changing experience.
Turning Healing Into a Career
Dr. Lena had been considering other career options when she accompanied her husband to Logan for that fateful visit. She had been pursuing a career change in physical therapy, but she always felt something was missing. She realized she was looking in the wrong direction; while rehabilitation is good, people need to be adjusted too. It was then that she decided to pursue chiropractic and apply to Logan for her education. She remembers it fondly as a place where healthy, lasting relationships were forged. It would be a model for the warm, family-like atmosphere of Elite Family Chiropractic.
Outside the Office
Both Drs. Scott and Lena maintain an active, healthy, holistic lifestyle. When they aren’t seeing patients, they enjoy spending time with their daughter Olivia, son Elijah and their Golden Retriever Harley Bear.
The family loves outdoor activities like swimming and hiking, as well as time at home baking gluten-free treats, playing board games and hosting Disney movie nights. Chipotle Friday is their kids’ favorite day of the week! They attend Hope Church in Brunswick.
Drs. Scott and Lena are also active members of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association.
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