Meet our newest Member, Dr. Rodney Morris Junior. With a couple of years of experience under his belt, he has decided to start his own private practice, Straighten Up Chiropractic, right here at GHOS. His father, Dr. Rodney Morris, is also a chiropractor and inspired him and his career path from a young age.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in Wheeling West Virginia but was raised in Killeen, Texas with my 5 sisters. Outside of work, I love exercising and I’m currently training for a half-Ironman.
What is your favorite meal or restaurant here in Nashville?
My favorite meal would have to be good old southern food – greens, cornbread, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, and fried chicken.
Who are your biggest influences?
My first influence would be Jesus Christ for dying on the cross for my sins so that I may have eternal life. Jesus also teaches me how to love others. Also, I look up to my father who was a family physician for almost 40 years. He really cared for others in the humblest way.
What are some things you’d like people to know about your company?
I want people to realize that my company, Straighten Up Chiropractic, is all about health, wellness, and healing. I believe that everybody can benefit from chiropractic. A lot of people make the mistake of waiting until they are having pain in their lower back or neck region. However, you don’t have to wait until you are in pain to get treatment. Everyone has the chance to stay healthy to live and function at their highest level.
I first started Straighten Up Chiropractic with home visitations. Helping patients in their homes helped me to really understand the patient’s condition because the patients’ surroundings can influence their health and how well they function.
What advice would you give someone looking to get into your industry?
If someone is considering being a chiropractor, ask yourself do you love using your hands to help people? Do you love listening and talking with people? If the answer is yes, then maybe being a chiropractic physician would be something that you would enjoy doing. My advice in choosing a career is that you must love what you do!