Dr. Ryan Cleous
Dr. Ryan Cleous began helping patients redefine their health as a chiropractor at Loehr Health Center in August 2020 after completing his preceptorship at the clinic.
As a Springfield area native, Dr. Cleous knew he wanted to join a practice in his hometown. He “was blown away by the level of care the patients received at this facility,” and he knew Loehr Health was a place he could call home. He enjoys helping patients get out of pain and make sustainable changes in their life, like adding in exercise or improving their diets. When not assisting patients at the office, Dr. Cleous enjoys being on the golf course, exercising at the gym, rock climbing, or hiking with his wife.
You can read about Dr. Cleous’ experience and credentials below.
- Cleveland Chiropractic College: August 2020
– Doctor of Chiropractic
- University of Arkansas: May 2016
– Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Applied Exercise Science
- Loehr Health Center: June 2020-present
- Cleveland University Health Center, Overland Park, KS: August 2019-May 2020
- Private chiropractic sports practice, Fayetteville, AR: January 2016-June 2016
- DOT Medical Examiner
- Sole Supports™ certified provider (custom orthotics)
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) certified provider
- Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified provider
- Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified provider
- TPI Level I
- Medical Level 2
- Springfield Chamber of Commerce
- BNI — Missouri Central Region
- Sigma Nu Fraternity
Native to: Rogersville, MO
First job: Lifeguard
Why did you become a chiropractor?
I wanted to do something in manual medicine. I was in multiple sports growing up and had my fair share of injuries. I had so much benefit from seeing a chiropractor and working with the athletic trainers as an athlete that I wanted to do the same for the people in my community one day.
Who was the biggest influence on your career?
Dr. Loehr and the rest of the team–I would always love when I came back home and would get the opportunity to shadow at the office. I could see how everything I was learning at school was put into practical use.
Where can we find you when you are not working?
I try to be very active. When I’m not working, I typically will be at the gym, on the golf course, rock climbing, or hiking with my lovely wife.
If you could possess one super-hero power, what would it be?
I would possess the power of telepathy. Then, doing my charting would be much easier, and I would be able to empathize with patients even better.
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If you weren’t a doctor, what job would you be doing?
What’s the one problem you’re best at solving for your patients?
I enjoy working with athletes, especially regarding weightlifting-induced lower back pain. This seems to be common, but with adjustments and some technique corrections it can be relieved.