Meet the Doctor
Chiropractor Coeur d Alene
Born and raised in the Midwest, Ryan Bones grew up on his family’s farm in southeastern South Dakota. From the time he could walk he was his dad’s right hand man, and when he got old enough to be of use he was building fence, picking rocks, working cattle and throwing hay bales. While his father is the fourth generation on the farm, he knew at a very young age that he was not going to be part of the fifth. Instead, he found that his passion was helping people achieve true health, and he couldn’t do that from the cab of a tractor. To make this dream a reality, he has devoted his life to learning about the human body, studying how it works and what affects it. By age 14, this lead him to discover his true calling – chiropractic.
After high school, he earned his Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska. During his time there, he was a walk on for the basketball team and worked as an Office Manager and Chiropractic Assistant in a local practice. Total, he spent almost three years at Lincoln Chiropractic Center and oversaw all systems, procedures, billing, scheduling, and marketing. While this was extremely valuable experience, the most important thing he learned during his time there was just how much our world needs the profession of chiropractic. In a society where “healthcare” is viewed as taking a pill for a symptom, seeing people enter through those doors with every condition you could imagine but walking out feeling and functioning better after only an adjustment of the spine ignited a curiosity and passion inside of him that may never be quenched. It certainly reaffirmed that he was put on this Earth to be a chiropractor, and showed him that there is a lot of work to be done if he wanted to make the difference he envisioned. He went on to Parker University in Dallas, TX and enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic program in the fall of 2012. It was then that he discovered exactly how those people were getting so much better – it was all through the power of their nervous system and our body’s innate ability to heal. This discovery, along with his deeply rooted love of people and of speaking, led him to his “why” in life – telling people how the nervous system controls their health from within, and how that innate ability is cared for by chiropractic. It may be an odd “why”, but it is one that truly resonates with him.
In his time at Parker, he made it a point to be not only focused on his own growth and development, but that of his peers as well. After participating in Student Senate as class president in his first semester, he felt compelled to do more. This led him to create the Advanced Mentorship Program for Entrepreneurial Development Club in his second semester. Now with over 100 members and growing, AMPED Club focuses entirely on in-school preparation for starting a successful chiropractic practice immediately out of school. Through AMPED Club, he coordinated and participated in partnerships with multiple local offices for real world, hands on experience with spinal screenings, marketing, health talks, office procedures, dinners with the doc and more. To grow his network outside of school, he regularly participated in meetings of the Dallas Young Professionals, Catholic Young Professionals, and Toastmasters. While having always enjoyed public speaking, his bar was recently raised to an all-new high when he had the honor to speak in front of almost 1,000 people at TEDxSMU this October on the principle of chiropractic and how it relates to true health, and was blessed to speak again at TEDxCoeurdalene this spring.
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