Meet Richard Shepard, Chiropractor
From the team …
Dr. Richard Shepard has been in practice in Albury/Wodonga for over 25 years, (he can nearly call himself a local) which has provided him with a wealth of experience, and he heads up our team at SHG.
With his sons, Matt and Clinton, all grown up and off his hands, Richard now has more time to do what he wants.He’s turned into a fitness nut, (or he’s in the grips of a mid-life- exercise crisis) competing in marathons and challenging cycling pursuits. We guess that’s what keeps him so young, trim, taut and terrific. (Don’t tell him we said that – we don’t want it going to his head)
On an unfortunate note, Richard is a Richmond supporter (BOOO), but we won’t hold that against him. Though he has won the SHG footy tipping competition two years in a row! What a fluke!
Richard also loves to ski … and is in fact an Austrian trained Ski Instructor, so during the winter, if he’s not working here, you’ll find him ‘shooshing’ down the slopes at Falls Creek during the season.
On a more academic note, Richard is a learning machine.
He is always looking to improve and expand his knowledge. To bring the latest and best techniques and practice to help get his client’s health back on track, faster.
One of his passions is Neurology and he has recently (2010) completed three years of post-graduate studies in the field of Functional Neurology. He is now a member of the Australian Association Functional Neurologists.
From 2005 - 2007, Richard, became one of the very few Chiropractors to join forces with and study Veterinarian Chiropractic, through the University of Melbourne Vet School and RMIT School of Chiropractic.
Richard treats dogs, cats and horses. He is a regular Dr. Do-Little, you just have to watch how happy the dogs are when they come to visit him. It’s priceless. He is a registered member of the Australian Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
He lives with partner, Natalie on a small farm out near Lake Hume and enjoys the outdoor lifestyle that it offers. Fishing, wind surfing, sailing, and sitting on the verandah with a nice glass of red.
In short he’s cool, we love him, he’s a great guy, he’s passionate about what he does and is brilliant at it. Richard’s introduction to Chiropractic started when he was a kid, around 8 years old…
From Richard …
I couldn’t run out of sight on a dark night. I dreaded PE and the school sports carnivals, I always came a long second last in everything. (There was one kid slower than me, that gave me some relief). I was below average in my classes. I was in Class E, there was only Class F to go.
Mum took me to see Dr Don McDowell, a Chiropractor, because I was complaining of random leg pain. That was the beginning of my Chiropractic journey. Within 12 months I was running because I wanted to. I went on to represent the state in Hockey. I run marathons now.
My class average went from Class E to Class B within 12 months and then into Class A. I was in advanced classes all through Secondary School.
With Chiropractic care in my life, everything changed and I’ve never looked back.When it came to a career, Chiropractic was the obvious and only choice for me. On graduating from University I was fortunate enough to work with and be mentored by Dr. Don McDowell.
Chiropractic isn’t just about sore backs, headaches, injuries and pain, sure we help people with all that … but it has much greater benefits … that was evident in my own life … far reaching benefits.
When you’re body is working better, it feels better, you think better and perform better.’