“More than anything, I want my patients to be able to pursue the physical activities they enjoy, without fear of injury and limitations. Each time I am able to help a patient get back to living a life free from pain gives me great satisfaction.”
Education and Background
Dr. Leisa-Marie Grgula, Chiropractic Physician holds a Bachelor degree in Human Biology, and received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from National University of Health Sciences, formally National College Of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL in 1995. Certified Cox Decompression Manipulative Therapy in 1995. Dr. Grgula studied Acupucture both privately, and at National, with Dr. Chih-Wei Rei, Chinese Orthopedic Surgeon, and Chiropractic Physician.
She is originally from Massachusetts,and practiced in Chicago for one year, after graduating form National. She has been living and practicing in Sedona since 1996, and now in North Phoenix since 2007. Since the sale of her Sedona practice in February, 2010, she now practices solely in North Phoenix, Az.
Senior Advocate of the Year Given by The Center for Adult Daycare, Cottonwood, AZ 1998, Presented by actor, Donald O’Connor.
TV Guest, Radio Host, and Newspaper Columnist
Dr. Grgula is a regular guest on Morning Scramble, on Channel 7 (Cable 13) AZTV. Her guest appearances focus on natural health issues, and cooking segments featuring healing and healthy foods. These are not paid advertisements, but are community education segments that feature information on alternative health topics. She hosted her own health related radio talk show, ‘Raising Your Quality of Life, With Dr. Leisa-Marie Grgula’ in Sedona from 1997-2001, and wrote a column for the Villager Newspaper in Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek, on alternative health issues, from 2005-2006. She now lectures regularly on health and nutrition throughout the Phoenix area, in businesses including including Honeywell, Curves For Women, and both public and private communities.
Member Affliations/Staff Physician
American Chiropractic Association , Member National Speaker’s Association, Ambassador to the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce January 2012 to present, Ambassador to the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, March 2010 to November 2011. Former Staff Physician Kachina Point Rehabilitation Center, Sedona,AZ 1996-2010. Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee March 2012-present.
Board of Directors
American Cancer Society, Sedona Verde Valley 1997-1999. Board of Directors Sedona Village Business Association 1999-2001, Board of Directors Verde Valley Caregivers, 2008-2009. Advisory Board for Departments of Massage and Medical Assistant 2008-2011. Advisory Board Paradise Valley Community College 2011-present.
Dr. Grgula regularly lectures on Health issues, including her recent trademark,”Medical Footprint”. This topic addresses how the choices we make today affect our health and healthcare system of the future. Dr. Grgula is very active with charities in the Greater Phoenix Area , hosting annual toy drives, food drives, purse drives for Women’s Shelters, and other selected charitable events through her office.
Dr. Grgula works to incorporate nutrition , food, and exercise programs into her treatment plans. She helps people make small changes in their life that will allow them to enjoy the activities they love without pain or health restrictions. She believes so many conditions that afflict patients are directly related to the food they eat, their nutrition, and their exercise. As a member of Slow Food International, and locally in Phoenix, she promotes the importance of taking the time to prepare meals with healthy ingredients and recipes that have been handed down in families, which in turn, not only promotes health, but helps to save our food culture. She maintains her health by lifting weights, taking regular spinning classes, and growing her own organic fruits and vegetables. Dr. Grgula’s broad based thorough approach integrates an holistic philosophy to the healing process. This being said, she strongly encourages an open dialogue between patients’ medical doctors and herself. She regularly sends progress letters to patients’ PCPs and other specialists sharing in her patients’ care.