The Shingletown Medical Center (SMC) is pleased to announce their newest member to SMC, Chiropractor, Dr. Joshua Leach B. Sc.,DC. “We are very excited to have Dr. Leach join our medical center team,” stated Tami Fraser, CEO, “with his extensive expertise and belief in ‘keys to health’ which include a balanced mindset, nutrition for life, and a healthy balanced nervous system, Dr. Leach will be a great addition to our growing services offered at SMC.”

Mr. Leach’s began his chiropractic journey in the 7th grade after a terrible roll-over automobile accident. His parents took him to the small town chiropractor after he began suffering from low back pain, along with neck pain and headaches. After a year, as his back pain, neck pain, and headaches subsided, he also started to notice that he had fewer sports injuries as well. He continued regular care all throughout high school which helped him to stay injury free through all the seasons and multiple sports.

Dr. Leach went on to graduate from California State University of Chico with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology along with a Minor in Nutrition Studies. While working as an Exercise Physiologist at a local sports club in Chico, he realized that his potential for helping people reach their ultimate health goals could not be met within this field. It was at this point that he met with his childhood chiropractor and decided to pursue his Doctorate in Chiropractic.

While completing his Doctorate in Chiropractic with high honors, as well as graduating as Salutatorian in his class, he was brought into a specialty within the chiropractic field, Upper Cervical Care. With more than 125 post-graduate hours with the Upper Cervical Academy and Revolution Upper Cervical training, Dr. Leach is one of only 1200 Upper Cervical Specific chiropractors in the world, and the only one practicing within the greater Redding area.

When he’s not taking care of his patients, Dr. Leach can be found hiking and enjoying the great northern California landscapes with his beautiful wife, their two small children, and their energetic Boston terrier.

Dr. Leach will be seeing patients at SMC on Thursday’s from 9:00am to 5:30pm. Further information about Dr. Leach and his knowledge of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care can be found on his website at