Dr. Daniel Shaye
Carrying on the Family Tradition
Dr. Daniel Shaye grew up around chiropractic. His uncle, Saul, was a chiropractor. His father, Dr. Nat Shaye, benefitted from Dr. Saul Shaye’s care, inspiring Dr. Nat to become a chiropractor too. As a young man, the younger Daniel Shaye (our current Dr. Shaye) didn’t rely on pills if he had a headache or an injury. Instead, his dad would adjust him and the need for pills would be gone.
At The College of William and Mary, Dr. Shaye attempted the 70+ mile weeks and other rigors required to run Division I track and cross country. The considerable and rapid increase in stress led to inevitable injuries. “The trainers would tape me up and send me back. I’d hurt something else, and they’d put more tape on. I thought I’d start looking like a mummy!” Once again, his father fixed him up without the use of drugs and surgery.
An interest in the human body and serving others led Dr. Shaye to follow a pre-medical track, with a major in philosophy and minor in biology. Next, he pursued a chiropractic education by enrolling at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated salutatorian magna cum laude in 1996 and promptly began practicing in Williamsburg.
It’s a joy to help people, empowering them to live better lives. Assisting people in a meaningful way is exciting and very satisfying.
Providing Advanced, Modern Care
Dr. Shaye likes to help individuals who have realized that there’s another option other than drugs, surgeries, and becoming a victim of one’s genetics and circumstances. He provides alternatives that are safe, effective and valid.
It’s important to Dr. Shaye that he stays up to date on the latest in the health field. Beyond the doctorate level license (D.C.), he has earned several additional qualifications, including:
- Fellow, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
- Advanced training in myofascial trigger point dry needling
- Certified in Chiropractic Rehabilitation (Level I) from the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
- Certified in Functional Movement Screening, Level I
- Running SuperSpecialist from La Clinique du Coureur
- USATF Certified Track & Field/Running Coach, Level I
Contributing to a More Healthy Community
Dr. Shaye is a widely published author for lay publications, chiropractic associations and peer-reviewed journals. He is the two-time winner of the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association’s John Stokes Journalism Award. This award recognizes contributions to the public’s awareness of health-related issues and chiropractic.
He is a member of:
- The American Chiropractic Association
- The American Chiropractic Association Sports Council
- The Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association
- The American College of Sports Medicine
- The Colonial Road Runners
- The Peninsula Road Runners
- The Yorktown Triathlon Club
Living a Vibrant Life
Dr. Shaye says, “You can’t sell it until you own it.” He practices what he preaches, and works out daily. Dr. Shaye was the 1997 Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Overall Champion. He staged comebacks in both 2011 and 2012, finishing second overall. In 2011 he also placed 155th in the over-40 Master’s category at the USA Track & Field Club Cross Country National Championship in Seattle, Washington. At age 45 he ran his first marathon, finishing 221st of 19,620 finishers at the Marine Corps Marathon.
In addition to his athletic endeavors, he participates in community organizations and enjoys volunteering. His wife Nicole is a Realtor® with Berkshire Hathaway Towne Realty and they enjoy taking walks with their dog Leroy. In his spare time, Dr. Shaye enjoys landscaping, growing his own fruits and vegetables and fixer-upper work around his home. He also teaches for the Christopher Wren Association and the Williamsburg Learning Tree.
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