Dr. James Leonette is a native of Bridgeport, WV. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During the chiropractic program, he graduated with honors, served as President of Student Council and was a member of the Institutional Review Board that protected human subjects in clinic studies throughout the U.S. Dr. Leonette traveled to Vietnam as a student chiropractor and provided clinical care at multiple hospitals throughout the country. He studied upper cervical chiropractic at Palmer College and completed an internship in Advanced Orthogonal at Pierce Clinic in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Leonette has completed an extensive post graduate education in upper cervical chiropractic under Dr. Roy Sweat and is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist (BCAO). He is a Fellow in International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He studied under a chiropractor, acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner in northern Virginina for several years before returning home to open Enliven Chiropractic & Wellness.
Prior to pursing a career in health care, he served as an investigator with U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He was responsible for inspecting medical device manufacturing facilities throughout Europe and Asia to ensure that they met the FDA Quality System Requirements.
Dr. Leonette holds a M.S. in Industrial Hygiene and B.S. in Medical Technology from West Virginia University. Dr. Leonette founded Enliven Occupational Health to assess and improve the health of workers at manufacturing facilities and extraction businesses. He is a Certified Medical Examiner (CME) and qualified to perform DOT driver medical exams.
Dr. Leonette holds certification by National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) in chiropractic and physiotherapy. He is a member of WV Chiropractic Society and International Chiropractic Association. Dr. Leonette is a member of The Masters Circle and The Winners Circle chiropractic groups and regularly attends continuing education programs throughout the U.S. and abroad.
He has studied functional healing for several years under several chiropractic and natural physicians. Enliven Chiropractic was expanded in late 2016 to include natural treatment for chronic diseases through this program. In 2017, Dr. Leonette obtained acupuncture certification and offers that service in the Bridgeport office.
He is currently licensed as a chiropractic physician and acupuncturist in West Virginia and Virginia. He regularly speaks to organizations about health improvement.