Dr. Leah Foster is a Winston Salem chiropractor serving the Triad and the surrounding communities in North Carolina. She graduated from Parker University with a Doctorate of Chiropractic. She also has three Bachelors of Science degrees from extensive studies; specifically in Biology, Anatomy, and Wellness. She focuses on general wellness and rehabilitation, from newborn babies to the elderly. (Even a couple celebrities/bands!)
Dr. Leah Foster opened Life Abundant Chiropractic with the intent to offer the best possible care with a clinic that meets her own high standards. With an emphasis on modern, effective chiropractic, from the time you walk through the front door, she wanted you notice the calm and peaceful atmosphere and stress free environment. She wanted to create a clinic where patients felt valued and small problems wouldn't be overlooked because the doctor was too distant to properly listen to the patient.
Dr. Leah Foster uses chiropractic care to improve the health and wellness in all areas of patient's lives, whether they are having problems with back pain or neck pain, or just want to start feeling better when they wake up in the morning. Dr. Foster takes a "whole person" approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column, and Dr. Foster will be able to determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient's individual needs. Under her supervision and care, patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives.
No single treatment for a specific ailment is applied to all patients. Dr. Foster prides herself in utilizing several different types of adjustment techniques that she alternates to find out what best suits each patient’s body and situation. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. Dr. Leah Foster is well versed in many techniques, including extremely gentle ones for those more afraid of the more commonly associated with chiropractic.
But what will always make her standout to her patients is her compassionate, positive, and gentle style which they experience with each and every visit.
The sunsets are amazing
Dr. Leah Foster comes from a small town in rural, Western Oklahoma where she was exposed to medical professionals with a father and grandfather who were both dentists. While growing up participating in things like theater, speech and debate, art, and ballet, Dr. Foster had many options before her besides becoming the doctor she is today. She loved to read and was constantly taking in new books with complex ideas and theories, all of which continued to push her interest in both the sciences and arts. Unique scientific concepts fascinated her such as multi-dimensional theory. At the same time loved to perform in front of people. Unfortunately, like everyone, she would eventually have to choose a path.
It wasn't until she reached college that she truly finally decided to pursue medicine. (Though she continued to act in several plays.) Unsure what field of medicine she wanted to go into, she started pre-med with a Bachelors in Biology. While her father was a dentist, she had never really been as interested into going into dentistry herself. What first drew her interest was either being a MD or Optometrist. She had begun to lean optometrist, since she had a lot of trouble with her eyes as a youth and felt she could become someone who would help people like herself. She had almost reached the point of entering one or the other, having taken the standardized tests and began touring several schools as options. However, she suddenly made a decision to pursue something she had never planned until then.
About one year before making this decision, Dr. Foster had been treated by a chiropractor for horrible whiplash after being in a hit-and-run accident. It was not her first time to see a chiropractor. Still, a few things changed at this point. Being fresh exposed again to the health benefits of chiropractic care after the car accident stuck with her. She was surprised to notice while undergoing treatment, was that a lot of other ailments she had been experiencing that were unrelated to her whiplash started to feel better as well as the neck injury. In fact, her overall well-being was enhanced by the experience. What she also discovered at the time was that you did not have to be a physically tall and strong individual to provide treatment like her childhood chiropractor. She had been taken to the same doctor as a child. But she assumed you had to be a strong man, based on the doctor she had seen. That it was about strength. A new doctor who had joined the practice was a young, petite woman even smaller in stature than she was.
I am still alive and well
Thanks to that chiropractor!
And possibly even more motivating was what happened with her dog Sakura. Shortly after her car wreck, she came home one night to find Sakura paralyzed on the right side of its body. She and her husband feared the worst, but it so happened a teacher mentioned an animal chiropractor about an hour away. She decided to give it a try and took Sakura to see the doctor. To her amazement, immediately after the doctor adjusted her, Sakura instantly was able to sit back up. She was still unable to do more than sit up, but following each treatment Sakura regained a bit more. This was an experience that would stick with Dr. Foster just as much as the healing she received herself.
With this new awareness and interest in the field, Dr Foster went to visit one of the most prestigious chiropractic schools in the world, Parker University in Dallas, TX. Through her tour, she learned more about the specifics of treatment and became more excited with the possibilities. You could call it a passion...or a calling. But she had never quite felt this amount of pull to go into a field before. Before she knew it, she had not only interviewed at that school but begun classes as well.
After she graduated from Parker University, Dr. Leah Foster decided that moving to North Carolina was the right choice for her and her husband. They had discovered the quality of life here when visiting her father, whom had moved out several years ago with his dental practice. She worked in Boone, NC as well as the Triad practicing under other doctors until finally deciding, when opportunity arose in 2015, that it was time to start her own clinic in Winston Salem. Since then, she has had been so happy to be so warmly welcomed by local residents and groups and to be a part of the local community. She enjoys attending events or businesses to give free health screenings, helping out through local organizations such as Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce, or volunteering at events like races to tape and give treatment to runners.