Meet The Doctors
Leo J. McCormick, DC
“Chiropractic is not just for those with “bad backs”; chiropractic is for everyone. My purpose is to bring affordable chiropractic health care to as many people as possible. I want others to experience what I have experienced with chiropractic care – a more healthy and happy life. My greatest joy is seeing others regain the ability to do the things they love to do in life – pain-free.”
Dr. McCormick truly believes that he can make a difference in people’s lives through his practice of chiropractic.
He began his career with a pre-chiropractic education at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa where he studied sciences such as organic and inorganic chemistry, biology, and physics. He earned his Doctorate at the well-renowned Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. There he studied X-ray, biochemistry, human anatomy and physiology, diagnosis, and chiropractic adjusting techniques. He served an internship inpatient care at the Palmer College Public Clinic where he was awarded the prestigious gold coat for his care and attention to patients. After graduating Cum Laude in 1987, he returned to open a practice in Wayne, Pa. In 2001, he established his current practice in Pottstown and then opened a clinic in Elverson in 2008.
Originally from the Norristown area, Dr. Leo married his college sweetheart, Christine Furstnau of Phoenixville. They have been residents of Pottstown since 1989 and their five children are under regular chiropractic care..“I love this community and its people. We have been very happy here, and our children have flourished.”
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. McCormick has treated thousands of patients helping them to attain and maintain a healthy body and an active lifestyle. Primary emphasis is placed on spinal biomechanics and structure. He firmly believes that patient education and understanding is the key to delivering quality healthcare.
“I love to talk about chiropractic and to encourage individuals to get actively involved in their own healthcare. I especially like to answer questions for those who are skeptics or who have had misunderstandings about what chiropractic can do for them.”
Dr. McCormick is also an expert in the area of safety and injury prevention in the workplace. He is currently on various panels for businesses and corporations seeking to enhance their work environment. As a public speaker, he has delivered community workshops and seminars on wellness. Personally, he enjoys gardening, hiking, exercising, playing ice hockey, and hanging out with his kids.
Darryl Hajduczek, DC
First and foremost, Dr. Darryl is as much of a chiropractic patient as he is a Chiropractor. He has been a patient for over 20 years. It was Dr. Darryl’s results from being a chiropractic patient that inspired him to become a chiropractor.
Dr. Darryl grew up in Ontario, Canada and he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois to attend the National University of Health Sciences where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2001. During his time in Chicago, he worked in the gross anatomy lab as a teaching assistant, performing special dissections and attending lab specimens. He performed his internship at Chicago General Health Services just blocks from the United Center and Cook County Hospital (used as County General in TV’s ER).
Dr. Darryl considers himself a life-long student and regularly attends post-graduate seminars and conferences. He is constantly researching the best methods for people to regain and maximize their health.
Dr. Darryl loves to share his enthusiasm for preventive wellness and natural healing with the public and is a sought-after speaker by many businesses and organizations. He lives in Limerick with his wife Becky and their sons, Ethan and Parker. His family lives the Chiropractic lifestyle and is checked weekly for the presence of subluxation to be at their best and healthiest.
Connor McCormick, DC
Dr. Connor McCormick was born and raised in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He attended Ursinus College for his undergraduate degree and then continued his education at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. There he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Connor has been a patient of chiropractic since birth. His father, aunt, and uncle are all practicing chiropractors who have been aiding him in his education as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Focusing on many structural techniques, Dr. Connor has spent countless hours learning the intricacies of extremity adjusting, pediatrics, and other specific adjusting techniques.
Throughout his life, Dr. Connor has participated in various sports such as soccer, baseball, cross country, hockey, track, wrestling, etc. In college, he wrestled and was named the team captain, national qualifier, and received academic All American honors. Having such a diverse background in sports allows for him to properly assess each patient to the fullest. He enjoys helping athletes of all ages perform at their optimum level. Knowing how much Chiropractic has helped him perform as an athlete pushes him to want that success for others as well.
He first worked outside of Atlanta, Georgia for a few years, but is excited to get involved in order to give back to the community in which he grew up! Chiropractic has helped him grow and thrive as an individual. Whether he’s donating time to local sports teams or adjusting patients in the office he believes he can make a great impact.
Leslie Freeman, DC
Dr. Leslie Freeman grew up in Potter County, Pennsylvania. She was introduced to chiropractic when she was involved in a serious car accident as a teenager. As a result of her care, Dr. Leslie became interested in the hands-on approach to chiropractic.
Dr. Leslie attended undergraduate school in Missouri at Center Missouri State. She continued her education at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York where she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Leslie has worked at the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Medical Center. She comes to us from a private Family Practice in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Residing in Morgantown with her husband and two little girls, Dr. Leslie enjoys cooking, gardening, crafts, and travel. She is excited to join the team at McCormick Chiropractic and looks forward to helping patients, especially children, experience the benefits of chiropractic care.
Shannan Behrens, DC
Dr. Shannan is a native of Pottstown, PA. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University and her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, GA. While at Life University, she was captivated with research and scientifically furthering the benefits of chiropractic care. She was part of the research track at Life and conducted her own study on chiropractic’s effects on balance. To date, Dr. Shannan has one published research paper, with others on the way.
Dr. Shannan has an immense love of dance. Since the age of five, she has been dancing and had the opportunity to perform professionally with dance companies in Philadelphia, PA, and Seattle, WA. She understands the determination and commitment that artistic and athletic endeavors require. She considered chiropractic care an integral part of her success in dance, and she is excited to share the success of chiropractic with the Pottstown community.
Dr. Shannan is a third-generation chiropractor and has been adjusted since birth. She is the ninth member of her family to be a doctor of chiropractic. Her father, aunt, uncle, two brothers, and a sister in law are also practicing chiropractors. You can say chiropractic is in her blood.
Dr. Shannan began her career at West Cobb Chiropractic outside Atlanta, GA, before moving back to her roots and joining the McCormick Chiropractic team. She resides in Malvern with her husband, Derek, and their son, Luke.