Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow DACBSP
CCSP, ART, GISTM, FMS
Meet Dr. Cheryl, your local Rockville Sports Chiropractor.
Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow was born in Trinidad and Tobago, and immigrated to the United States at a young age with her parents. She was an avid athlete in high school. Being swim team captain and earning her way to a 2nd place state competition in shot put and discus, she developed good leadership skills. She was honored with the highest athletic high school achievement – “THE RAM AWARD.” Cheryl was also a junior achievement participant, and to this day continues to help mentor students from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School thru the Junior Achievement of Greater Washington.
What is her training and experience?
She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Butler University in 2002, while working as a trained EMT and at Indiana University Hospital. Dr. Lee-Pow graduated “Cum Laude” from New York Chiropractic College. There she led numerous organizations including: student government, student ACA, Sports Club, and Soft Tissue club to name a few. She was selected for the Honors program at the Buffalo Veteran Affairs Hospital and also served as the assisting Chiropractor for the Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse Team. Because of her work ethic, Dr. Lee-Pow continued to work with the Lacrosse team after graduation.
She is the current chiropractor for the DC Divas Women's Professional Football Team, and also a sponsor & supporting Chiropractor for the EX2 Adventure Races & MOCO Epic. Dr. Cheryl is a huge sports fan and has a wide array of experience supporting amateur, collegiate, and professional athletes, including US Olympic Track & Field Trials, Division 1 Track & Field Championships, US National Taekwondo Championships, Maryland Dew Tour and the Nation’s Triathlon just to name a few. She was also chiropractor for the Congressional Football Team, in which the nation's senators and congressmen took on the Capitol Hill Police.
What are her specialties?
Dr. Cheryl is currently a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®) This is the highest level of sports training a chiropractor can receive in the field in which there are less than 400 in the country. Before being able to pursue the Diplomate curriculum, Dr. Cheryl first had to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner® (CCSP®). Dr. Cheryl is also a Certified Active Release Technique provider, Graston technique, Nimmo technique, Spidertech Kineseo taping technique, Dry Needling technique, Functional Movement Screens and Erchonia cold laser provider. In addition she has specialized training from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Graduates of this program have received the most in-depth, science-based training available today. The program covers the entire spectrum from the physics of motor vehicle crashes to human biomechanics to diagnostics and management.
An avid athlete herself, she loves swimming, running, biking, scuba diving and is a triathlete. Dr. Lee-Pow has a strong commitment to making her patients healthy so as to succeed at whatever they want to do. Dr. Cheryl can help you move stronger, faster, and healthier.
When asked, "How did you got involved in chiropractic?"
"I injured my back, and could not stand upright because of the severe pains I experienced in my back and leg. A chiropractor opened his office for me one weekend and after taking Xrays and doing a thorough exam diagnosed me with a herniated disc, which was later confirmed with an MRI. After subsequent treatments I was able to return to my adventurous life that included sky diving, bungee jumping and scuba diving. The treatment I received from the Chiropractor was so positive that it influenced my decision to pursue a career in this field versus traditional medical treatments, in which I was planning on becoming a Pediatrician. The quality of my life continues to be influenced by Chiropractic to this day in many positive ways."
"Pain is something you experience in life which helps you to appreciate it, NOT something to live with everyday."
When asked, "What else do you do in your spare time?"
If you know me, you know I don't sit around for very long. I'm always at a race, event, fundraiser, or making a house call.
I believe in giving back to those that aren't always able to do for themselves. I acredit my parents for instilling in me that this world is made of many people that could always use our help. For this reason I chose to join Interfaith Works Board of Directors, promote & support Warrior Cry Music Project. Giving back to the community that gives so much to my life is just a little of what I would love to do in this world.
In addition, I'm always up for a good challenge! Whether it be a complicated case or a new adventure. I not only challenge my patients to achieve newer and harder goals but I take on a few myself. Feel free to test my will. The last time I took on a challenge by one of my patients, I climbed the 100ft vertical ladder that hovered above the city of Rockville, in which I didn't look down until I got to the top. And when I'm relaxing you can find me spending some down time with my wife and our fur baby Neko.