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Meet Dr. Zach Beatty of Gonstead Family Chiropractic

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Zach Beatty.

Zach, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
This is a loaded a question. It goes all the way back to watching my parents get adjusted when I was a child. I never thought much of it, until later in my youth watching my sister get adjusted as well. She was my ride to school, since nobody wants to ride the bus let’s be honest. She developed sciatica during her athletic career and so she would see the chiropractor before school to allow her to be able to continue competing. Again this never clicked much for me until I really started thinking about what I wanted to do and when the dust settled I wanted to be a chiropractor and help as many people as possible.

I later started a nonprofit to allow me to help more people globally and in a different way to some degree.

We also do a big costume drive every October for the Monarch School downtown, whom are children affected by homelessness.

Lastly, I also help out at Father Joe’s Villages – St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Health Center, by providing chiropractic care to all those affected by homelessness.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Absolutely not a smooth road. After college graduation I moved halfway across the country to St. Louis Missouri. There we were bombarded with book work and massive amounts of studying that I was not accustomed to, at least to that extent. From there I moved to San Diego to start my practice, Gonstead Family Chiropractic. Moving to a brand new city, the largest city I have lived in, not knowing a single soul was definitely a challenge. But it has been an amazing journey, full support from my family to allow me to live my dream of practicing chiropractic in sunny San Diego.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Gonsead Family Chiropractic and Hands For Life UTC – what should we know?
Gonstead Family Chiropractic, we specialize in allowing people to live their life not only pain free, but more importantly living life to its absolute fullest potential. We specialize in allowing our nervous system to be interference free and function at 100%. Of course we excel in alleviating low back, neck pains along with headaches, etc.

I am most proud of our ability to analyze the patient’s body from a total new set of eyes in a very thorough manner. Not every person coming in is the same, not every low back issue is the same, and not every adjustment we deliver is the same. We specialize in providing quality chiropractic care.

What sets us apart from others is our analysis. We use a device that detects issues along the spine that lead to other issues if not corrected. We also utilize x-rays in our office, with our analysis of those down to millimeters.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
This list is honestly too long to even put down, but some of the ones that stand out are my parents and grandparents. This may be hard to imagine, but I played 4 sports in high school, two sports in college, along with many other activities and they never missed a single event. They were all even here in San Diego during my grand opening. They pushed me to be my best, but to also follow my dreams. They have bent over backwards to make things possible for me that I can’t thank them enough for.

I have had many mentors from past teachers to now colleagues, but Dr.Craig Ditzler here in San Diego has really taken me under his wing when I first started and helped me learn a lot of things that school cannot teach you.

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