Since 1995, Vancouver, Washington chiropractor Dr. Troy Dreiling has been helping people to better health.
He is constantly spreading the word to help inform patients about how to live a healthy lifestyle. He is a public speaker and has hosted seminars to educate patients and their family members on how chiropractic can help care for specific conditions such as fibromyalgia, sciatica, and neuropathy.
His “can do” attitude is a true inspiration to others. Dr. Troy has a “rhino” mentality – that is – full steam ahead! He doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to your health. He believes you can live with less pain and suffering if you eat a balanced diet, exercise, and avoid excess.
He enjoys traveling as well as taking and editing pictures. He finds it very relaxing to be out in nature and looks forward to time spent relaxing. He is a husband and a father and is hopeful that one day he’ll be able to pass his business – Zenaptic Chiropractic – on to his children.
Do you know what steez is? If so, how do you express your steez?
Yeah, I’ve heard of “steez” – it’s style and ease! I like to wear fun colorful ties, tennis shoes with my suit and wearing beaded bracelets on my wrist to let people know meditation is okay.
When you were younger what was your dream occupation?
When I was younger I used to deliver papers and I used to always tell a neighbor I wanted to be a doctor or lawyer.
Who/What inspired you to get into your current field?
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu inspired me to get into the field of chiropractic. I read a book called “Arnold’s Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding” and he had a guy in there named Franco Columbu. Behind his name, there was a “DC.” I was curious what “DC” stood for and found out it meant Doctor of Chiropractic and I thought, “Wow, I could be Arnold’s chiropractor.”
That’s what got me into chiropractic.
What would you consider your biggest accomplishment?
My biggest accomplishment is getting my medical degree and having a career. I love helping people and improving their lives through a healthier lifestyle. We’ve continued to see the practice grow through our marketing and we get a lot of referrals from our patients, so I’m very proud of this.
On the personal side, being a husband and a father is one of the most satisfying parts of my life.
What do you think of social media? Has it made an impact on your professional career?
Social media definitely has a place. We like the positive side of it. The negative side can be a little rough sometimes, but it has definitely made an impact.
We work hard on trying to keep our social media clean, making sure that people are happy and are contributing. We appreciate the feedback we get from our patients – it helps us build a better practice. We’re quick to implement suggestions we feel will serve everyone better.
There are always naysayers out there when it comes to social media, but we focus on trying to get the excited people to contribute. I like that social media gives people a voice – it’s empowering.
We also focus on getting reviews on our social media sites as that helps spread the word.
Why do you think some people are quite skeptical of chiropractic?
Everyone’s mind today has been conditioned to think that in order for them to get well they need to take medication, but that is not the case.
Chiropractic is actually a very helpful field. A holistic approach to wellness using regular chiropractic adjustments can give your spine normal motion helping your brain and nerve system to function properly.
Chiropractic care can improve the quality of your life. If you are tired all the time, have low energy or have been taking multiple medications since birth, chiropractic just might be the answer for you. When your body functions at its maximum level, you will be free to enjoy your life more.
Was there any particular event in your life that inspired you to become a chiropractor?
The one thing that set me on the road to becoming a chiropractor happened when I was 11 years old. I had an accident and I landed on my back. I couldn’t breathe and I remember thinking that I was going to die. The following day I could not stand up straight and a neighbor recommended I go to her chiropractor.
I can distinctly remember the smell of the room, the carpet, and the x-ray machine. I was so young that after the doctor fixed my problem I never really thought about it again. It wasn’t until I was older when I hurt my back playing football and had to go see a chiropractor again, did I realize how amazing this profession was.
I imagined there were other people who had the same problems as me. People with back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, etc., people that could benefit from chiropractic care the way I did. I thought about the thousands of people who needed the same care that I needed and I wanted to help them.
What things do you enjoy outside of work?
One of the things I like to do is travel. It is such a joy to explore new places, meet new people, immerse in new culture and see the world in a new light. The world is vast and if you do not travel you will not understand how it works. I think everyone should travel somewhere far at least once in their lives; a place where the culture is different from their own.
I am looking forward to the trips that I will be taking in the future. I will be bringing my cameras with me because one other thing that I enjoy aside from traveling is capturing all of those beautiful images.