Congratulations to Dr. Leonard Wright with Synapse Human Performance Centers and the Parker University Sports & Performance Clinic, who was awarded Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) of the Year on the main stage at the recent Parker Seminars Las Vegas event.
Parker Seminars Las Vegas was unforgettable for everyone who attended, and Dr. Wright was overjoyed to be recognized at this event. “Getting to see my classmates and friends that I have not seen in years was like a giant reunion, and it made sharing my recognition so much more memorable,” he says.
Dr. Wright was unaware that he would receive the award until it was announced in front of the whole seminar crowd before Olympian Michael Phelps took the main stage. “This honor means that I am pursuing my passions the right way. To be recognized in this manner, at this stage of my career, tells me that I am capable of anything,” Dr. Wright shares.
Dr. Wright extends gratitude to his fiancé, family, Parker University, Dr. Morgan, Synapse colleagues, mentors, and friends made throughout his journey. “This award is only possible because of the people who have helped shape me. It is only the beginning of what will be a great career,” Dr. Wright says.
At the beginning of his career, Dr. Wright knew he wanted to work in healthcare but did not find the right fit until he visited a chiropractor for lower back pain. After trying more traditional approaches to alleviate pain (like pain medication and epidural injections), he started regularly seeing a chiropractor and finally found relief. “From that moment, I knew it was the career I wanted to pursue,” he shares.
Dr. Wright is a DC that specializes in neurological rehabilitation. His typical day consists of seeing patients and training residents from the Master of Clinical Neuroscience program. Dr. Wright shares, “My position allows me to make an impact on as many lives as I can, which is one of my life-long goals. From a clinical perspective, I can help improve the lives of patients I interact with daily. As a teacher/mentor to students, I can instill values and provide information that will be used by students I teach. This allows students to make an impact on their community and gives me a sense that I am having a larger impact beyond my immediate reach.”
Dr. Wright believes Synapse is molding a new age of healthcare that will be a model of what is possible. The best part about Dr. Wright’s job, to him, is that he gets to watch people grow and improve. “From the patients I treat to the students I mentor, I am making positive changes in the world around me. That is all I can ask for in life,” he shares.
Dr. Wright’s career plans are to continue working with patients in a neurological setting such as Synapse. Eventually, he would like to mold the next generation of chiropractors through education/academics.
Congratulations, Dr. Wright! The future is bright, and everyone looks forward to witnessing your success.
About Parker University
Parker University, the fourth-fastest growing college in Texas and the fastest-growing college in Dallas, was founded in 1982 by Dr. James William Parker (formerly Parker College of Chiropractic). Today, Parker University has more than 1,800 students and 34 academic programs, including its famed chiropractic program, as well as master’s degrees in neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, strength and human performance, and functional nutrition. Currently, Parker University’s chiropractic cohort is the second largest of any campus in the world. Parker University has been recognized as a Great College to Work For®, one of the 25 Fastest-Growing Colleges in the U.S., and as a recipient of the 2021 FutureEdge 50 Awards.