Dr. Leighia Wells grew up in southern Illinois and graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science. She earned a doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. In 2006, she earned a certification in the McKenzie Methods, Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy to become one of the first Chiropractors to have attained this credential.
She is currently working towards a Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) certification at the University of Pittsburg. The PSP maximizes clinical outcomes by ensuring that conservative management always remains at the forefront and that patients have a consistent “go-to” professional who can monitor and facilitate their progress towards recovery. Dr. Wells identifies patients that require further diagnostic evaluation (x-ray, MRI, etc.) and ensures that other specialists and surgeons see patients when it’s most appropriate for their skill set.
Dr. Wells is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Michigan Association of Chiropractors and the Forward-Thinking Chiropractic Alliance. She has held leadership positions in many community and state associations and is active in legislative efforts to improve healthcare access for patients in Michigan. She has had her own private practice for nearly 20 years and has had several student interns that have joined her practice, all working together with a commitment to excellence. Dr. Wells was also employed for more than five years at Borgess Spine where she worked extensively with other providers.