Injuries happen all the time. They can happen at work, at home, while playing sports or doing any number of normal activities people go through each day. That’s why people like Dr. Jacob Leba of Leba Chiropractic are there to help alleviate and treat some of those injuries.
Oct. 2014 is Leba Chiropractic’s fifth anniversary of being open. According to Dr. Leba, since the 2009 opening, business has flourished more than he could ever imagine. One part of getting to that anniversary was through assistance from the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, which loans to Native American-owned businesses.
“I would not have a business if it was not for the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation believing in me,” said Dr. Leba. “We were turned down numerous times in our attempt to get a startup loan. If you work with them, together you can make your dreams come true, as mine have.”
A large part of his growing business comes in being able to eliminate problems his patients have suffered from neck, back, shoulder, elbow and headache pain. The focus of Leba Chiropractic ranges from sports medicine to nutritional counseling and provides both B12 nutrient injections and homeopathic anti-inflammatory injections.
“We have also been fortunate enough to help many collegiate and high school athletes perform at a higher level without joint and pain stiffness,” stated Dr. Leba.
Dr. Leba played as a collegiate athlete at Seminole State College and Southeastern Louisiana University. In order to perform to the best of his abilities during his own time on the field, Dr. Leba saw a chiropractor. These experiences as a patient of sports medicine are what initially drew his interest to becoming a chiropractor.
Upon graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University he then went to Parker University to receive his degree as Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).
Far removed from the sports field, Dr. Leba says his main priorities are God, family and then work. He credits his success to God for giving him the chance to do what he loves daily and to his family for being his rock through everything. Dr. Leba has been married to CPN Tribal member Natalie Schmidlkofer Leba for nine years and together they have three children, a son Garrett and two daughters, Payton and Cadence. They enjoy taking care of their farm in Pearson, Okla and spending time together camping.
“The opportunity to help improve a person’s quality of life is integrated in my work and I look forward to helping people every day,” Leba said.
Leba Chiropractic is located at 11 West MacArthur, Shawnee, Okla. They are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 1 – 6 p.m. Five of Dr. Leba’s staff members would be happy to schedule an appointment. Call 405-273-5433 or visit their website at www.lebachiropractic.com.
The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation is a lender to Native American-owned businesses across Oklahoma and to Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members across the United States. If you are seeking a loan to help build your business like Dr. Leba or would like to inquire about a business loan please call 405-878-4697 or visit our website at www.cpcdc.org.