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Meet Dr. Daniel Shaye

Carrying on the Family Tradition

Dr. Daniel Shaye profileDr. 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.

It’s a joy to help people, empowering them to live better lives. Assisting people in a meaningful way is exciting and very satisfying.

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.

Contributing to a Healthier 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.

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Living a Vibrant LifeDr. Shaye's wife and dog

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. At age 45 he ran his first marathon, finishing 221st of 19,620 finishers at the Marine Corps Marathon. He now enjoys year-round open water swimming in lakes, rivers, and the ocean.

In addition to his athletic endeavors, he participates in community organizations and enjoys volunteering. His wife Nicole is a Realtor and together they enjoy taking walks with their dog Leroy. In his spare time, Dr. Shaye enjoys landscaping, gardening, and fixer-upper work around his home. He enjoys teaching for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The College of William & Mary.

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