One more day, one more health professional joins AlignLife to help make their community a healthier place. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jon Dandridge to our growing family. He sets up shop in the Jacksonville area and is the only clinic in Florida. We want our patients to be able to connect both personally and professionally to their doctors. To help accomplish that, we put together a New Clinic Spotlight for all incoming franchisees to give an insight to how they tick.
Behind the curtain of Dr. Jon Dandridge
What made you want to become a Chiropractor?
I got sick of seeing people make life decisions based on dis-empowering health beliefs based out of fear. For example, I worked with people who took corporate jobs and put all their life’s passions and dreams on hold simply for the health insurance. They were so scared of getting sick and not being able to afford medical bills.
When my wife was pregnant with our child we traveled to Brazil to visit her family for Christmas and we had neighbors, who know absolutely nothing about the country, instruct us to stay completely covered up with clothing at all times because she may get bit by a mosquito and acquire the Zika virus… They heard this message in the media and became so scared they couldn’t believe that we would ever consider leaving the country. I have many examples like this and they all just drove me crazy… We have survived on this planet for so long not because of fear but because we have been fearless. I believe we, as human beings, are made to be badass and chiropractic helps nourish our badassery.
What technique do you practice and what are the benefits?
I have chosen to blend some techniques that suit my body type and skill level well. If I had to pick one technique that I use predominantly I would say knee chest upper cervical.
What is one thing you see all the time in your community that can be helped with Chiropractic?
Falling apart syndrome
If you could give your community just one health tip, what would it be?
Move your body at least 13 miles each day!
If you had to describe yourself in five words, what would they be?
Family man who trains hard
What’s the number one item you would save from your burning house?
Aside from necessities, what is one thing could you not go a day without?
Right now… Note cards I’ve made to memorize our scripts!
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Peanut butter cups (dark chocolate)
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
My wife and daughter and the lessons they both have taught me
Do you have a specialty or area of focus that you love working with?
I like working with people who have dealt with nagging injuries for many years and are at a crossroads in their life. At their surface, they look normal and appear as if they do everything they want. But deep down they know that they are struggling to hang on to their former self. They may be very close to conceding to their injuries, pain, and discomfort and adopting a less fulfilling life. I like that this group can still taste what it felt like to be their former, more ideal, self. It brings out great motivation and they seem to respond very well.
Did you have a career previous to being a Chiropractor? What did you do?
Yes. I played a few seasons of professional baseball out of undergraduate school followed by 6 years at JPMorgan Chase.
If you are in the Jacksonville area and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dandridge, please send an email to [email protected] or call (904) 701-0099