Dr. Snyder brings his down to earth personality and lifestyle into everything he does, including chiropractic. He focuses on achieving the best possible results for each and every patient while maintaining a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere in the office. His philosophy toward his patients is simple: "I treat my patients the way I would want my family to be treated at any other health care provider's office." This is why his practice is built almost entirely on referrals from happy patients. He strives to help his patients be able to have fun, live well, and feel great!
Dr. Snyder describes his reason for selecting to be a doctor of chiropractic:
"There are moments in one's life where you can look back and clearly remember the moment that shifted the direction one makes. This is exactly how I found myself on this path. I was a senior at Penn State, only a month from graduation with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science, today known as Kinesiology. I had been on the founding board of the first student chapter for the National Strength and Conditioning Association. There was a member of our group named John. He and I had class with each other over the years, yet didn't really hang out in the same groups. So on this one day where we were transitioning the board to the new incoming board as we prepared for graduation, we all said our goodbyes and as I left, John was walking around 10 steps ahead of me. I yelled out to him to wait up and when I approached I asked him what externship he was doing, telling him I was doing mine in cardiac rehab. He told me he was to work with a chiropractor. I looked at him with inquisitive eyes and asked him why he wanted to work on people's backs? He told me something at that point that changed the course of my career path. He said something like this...
"Chiropractic isn't about the back, but about the communication between the brain and the body. Interference with that communication can cause the body to not work right." Being we were in the exercise program, I thought how that could impact athletes and I soon learned it could impact everyone if this communication wasn't 100%. I realized then I was going into the wrong profession. Cardiac rehab is great, but we are helping people way too late. The idea to help people correct the cause and address lifestyle behaviors was much more appealing to me. So over the next month I interviewed 5 different chiropractors, all of whom loved what they did. I kept thinking I wanted to do what they did. One of the docs suggested to me that since I had not experienced chiropractic care up to that point, I should consider starting with an exam and adjustments. As I learned more, I realized the allergies I have had for years might be due to communication issues in my nervous system. I had been taking shots for a few years, which were doing nothing so I stopped them to see what these adjustments might do. Fast forward 3 months and I was watching the morning news weather report on Channel 6. The meteorologist said the pollen count was significantly higher than it had been for years. That's when I realized that not only did I enjoy how the adjustments felt, but now I could see the impact on my health. I even considered other factors such as changes in exercise, nutrition, sleep - non had been changed. The chiropractic adjustments were the only thing new in my life. I've been getting my spine and nervous system checked and adjusted since 1992 almost every week or two. It is, by far, the most impactful thing I've done for my health."
Dr. Snyder graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science, specializing in cardiac rehabilitation and personal training. Upon continuing his studies at the prestigious Life University, School of Chiropractic located in Marietta, Georgia. He is Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in both radiography and clinical assessment and treatment.
Dr. Snyder lectures extensively in the community on topics such as natural health, stress management, athletic performance, nutrition, pediatric chiropractic, sports chiropractic, and various topics on safety at the workplace. He has been invited to speak at various corporations, universities, health centers, schools, and local civic groups such as the Valley Forge Masons, Phoenixville Area High School, SEI Investments, Vanguard, Mill Grove Apartments, and various other businesses and organizations. He also provides his time to local charity fund raising events such as The Arthritis Foundation, Bethesda Project, and Phoenixville Area Community Services and regularly invites local students to talk about a career in Chiropractic.
Dr. Snyder uses his vast experience in the care of people who have had the unfortunate experience of work related injury or injury due to automobile accidents. His referral network with other doctors and industry professionals allows for the best care to be provided to the patient.
He uses safe and proven adjusting techniques such as Thompson Terminal Drop, Sacro-Occipital, Torque Release, Gonstead, Chiropractic Biophysics, and Activator. Dr. Snyder is educated in the care of pregnant, pediatric, and the elderly as well as the competitive athlete and weekend warrior. Dr. Snyder utilizes the Webster Technique for correction of Intrauterine Constraint (also known as Breech position)
Dr. Snyder is a Pennsylvania State Representative for the Life University alumni association, a member Business Network International, and is currently the an Eastern Regional Director for the the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association. He is also an active member with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
In his leisure time, Dr. Snyder enjoys reading, travel, exercise and fitness, cooking, photography, and spending time with his wife and three children (and the family cats).
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