Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow DACBSP
CCSP, ART, GISTM, FMS
Meet Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow, your dedicated Rockville Sports Chiropractor.
Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow hails from Trinidad and Tobago and embarked on her American journey alongside her parents at a young age. Her high school years were marked by her active involvement in sports, where she not only served as the swim team captain but also achieved remarkable success in track and field, securing a 2nd place position at the state level in shot put and discus. This early sports experience nurtured her leadership skills and earned her the prestigious "THE RAM AWARD," the highest athletic accolade at her high school.
Cheryl's commitment to community extends to her involvement with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, where she mentors students from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.
Her educational journey led her to earn an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Butler University in 2002. During this time, she also worked as a trained EMT and contributed her skills at Indiana University Hospital. Dr. Lee-Pow graduated "Cum Laude" from New York Chiropractic College, where she held leadership roles in various student organizations, including student government, student ACA, Sports Club, and Soft Tissue club.Notably, she was selected for the Honors program at the Buffalo Veteran Affairs Hospital and served as the assisting Chiropractor for the Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse Team. Her dedication was evident as she continued her work with the Lacrosse team post-graduation.
Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow's passion for sports extends to her current role as the chiropractor for the DC Divas Women's Professional Football Team. She is also a sponsor and supporting Chiropractor for the EX2 Adventure Races & MOCO Epic. Her extensive sports experience encompasses amateur, collegiate, and professional events, including US Olympic Track & Field Trials, Division 1 Track & Field Championships, US National Taekwondo Championships, Maryland Dew Tour, and the Nation's Triathlon. She also served as the chiropractor for the Congressional Football Team, where senators and congressmen faced off against the Capitol Hill Police.
Dr. Cheryl's dedication to her craft is underscored by her achievements, including her status as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®). This prestigious designation represents the highest level of sports training a chiropractor can attain, with fewer than 400 such professionals in the country. Before pursuing the Diplomate curriculum, Dr. Cheryl became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner® (CCSP®). Her expertise extends to various techniques, including Active Release Technique, Graston technique, Nimmo technique, Spidertech Kinesio taping technique, Dry Needling technique, and Erchonia cold laser therapy. She also possesses specialized training from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, where graduates receive comprehensive, science-based training.
Dr. Cheryl's commitment to the chiropractic field is further demonstrated by her role as an Adjunct Professor at New York Chiropractic College and Life University, where chiropractic interns complete their last year of schooling in her office.
A true athlete herself, Dr. Cheryl enjoys swimming, running, biking, and scuba diving, and she is an accomplished triathlete. Her unwavering dedication lies in helping her patients achieve strength, speed, and overall health.
When asked about her introduction to chiropractic, Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow shares a personal experience. She suffered a severe back injury that left her unable to stand upright due to excruciating back and leg pain. A compassionate chiropractor opened his office for her on a weekend, performed X-rays, and conducted a thorough examination. The diagnosis revealed a herniated disc, later confirmed by an MRI. Through subsequent treatments, she made a remarkable recovery, allowing her to resume her adventurous lifestyle, including activities like skydiving, bungee jumping, and scuba diving. The positive impact of chiropractic care on her life led her to choose a career in this field, shifting from her initial plan to become a Pediatrician.
Dr. Cheryl encapsulates her perspective on pain, emphasizing that it's something to be experienced in life, teaching us to appreciate it, rather than something to endure daily.
In her spare time, Dr. Cheryl is known for her active lifestyle. She is frequently cycling, participating in race events, triathlons, fundraisers, and even engaging in the occasional muddy adventure with friends. Her commitment to giving back to the community is evident through her role on the Interfaith Works Board of Directors and her support of non-profits such as Warrior Cry Music Project & DMV Caribbean Ridazz. Born of Trinidadian and Guyanese parentage, she is frequently attending Embassy events. She also enjoys mentoring interns as an Adjunct Faculty member for Northeast College of Health Sciences and Life University chiropractic schools.
Challenges are never far from her radar, whether they involve complex cases or new adventures. Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow continually encourages her patients to strive for new and greater goals, and she often leads by example, embracing challenges herself.
In moments of relaxation, you can find Dr. Cheryl spending quality time with her wife and their son, Nicolas.
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