We are excited to welcome the addition of Dr. Brad Bailey as an associate doctor at SF Custom Chiropractic. A lifelong chiropractic patient, Dr. Bailey was first exposed to the benefits of chiropractic care as a child when his mother received chiropractic care that greatly reduced her discomfort and stress. He did undergraduate coursework in biology in Michigan and graduated from Palmer West College of Chiropractic in San Jose, CA in December 2013. While at Palmer West, he was very involved in the Palmer Sports Council and worked at
events such as Escape from Alcatraz and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk. He did his internship at SF Custom Chiropractic and has continued to provide high quality chiropractic care at the Financial District location.
To learn more about Dr. Bailey, here is a brief Q & A.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Port Huron, Michigan, where the summers were humid and the winter snows made for early mornings clearing the driveway. Growing up we would often head out onto the Great Lakes for fishing, water skiing and sailing.
What drew you to chiropractic care?
Well, chiropractic has always been a part of my life. Growing up whenever anything health related arose, our first stop was almost always to our chiropractor. When my mother had a bout with post-dental TMJ which became so debilitating she was unable to eat, it was chiropractic care that restored her to her normal pain free life. After that it was easy to see that if I wanted a fulfilling career where I could made substantial positive life changes in people I care about, chiropractic would be for me.
What do you do to manage stress?
Combined with a healthy diet, a regular amount of physical activity contributes to lowering stress and increasing your health. I love to cycle and play tennis and have recently taken up rock climbing. Most importantly though I think the idea that “play time” is not an option but a requirement has changed the way I perceive stress management all together.
What is your favorite book?
One of my favorite books is The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Rothfuss has such a unique and captivating writing style that reading one of his books is like having the world transformed before your eyes. For a more inspirational read Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell speaks about the fact that dedication and the amount of time you spend with something far outweighs any concept someone having natural talent.
What do you like about the Bay Area?
What’s not to love about the Bay Area? I love how diverse San Francisco as a whole can be. It is such a great experience to be able to walk a mile in any direction and have a completely different atmosphere. Plus the Bay Area offers some of the most beautiful natural views too.
What excites you the most about working at SF Custom Chiropractic?
I am excited to work here because of our attitude toward treating patients. When we see a patient, we don’t just see a set of symptoms that we need to fix; instead we see the whole person and how discomfort and pain detracts from what they love to do. Building a relationship with a patient is just as important as treating their symptoms because that open line of communication is helpful in the long run for helping the patient to meet their health and wellness goals as well.