Dr. Ryan Bates
*Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
*College: Oklahoma State University; B.S. Biology 2008
Doctor of Chiropractic 2011
Active Release Full Body Certified 2013- current
IRONMAN World Championship Treatment Team
Elite Provider for Active Release. Members to the Elite Provider Network (EPN) are recruited from the most qualified Doctors who have demonstrated a commitment to resolving soft tissue conditions as quickly as possible, and by making ART a primary focus of their private practices. These providers must meet a number of specific requirements, including
1. Full Body Certification (more than 500 Art protocols encompassing the entire body: Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Body Core (Spine) Coursework
2. Practical and clinical to experience utilizing ART for a minimum of one year prior to being testing.
3. Annual re-certification to ensure the EPN providers continually perfect their knowledge and skills.
4. A written Examinations
5. A "hands-on" practical examination with Dr. Michael Leahy (the developer of ART and company founder)
***Treated MLB, WNBA, USA Olympians, LA Tech, NSU, SMU, Oklahoma State, and local high school athletes***
Hobbies: Hunting, sports, being active, family, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, and spending time with his wife, Erin and daughter Palmer, along with his two labs.
Dr. Bates was active in sports his entire life. He was a very successful high school basketball players in the state of Oklahoma. He also played on a premier AAU basketball team, competing against present NBA players and numerous division one players. He decided not to play college basketball , but instead focus on his education at Oklahoma State University where he learned how he could help athletes by being a chiropractor . He did his internship at one of the best sports chiropractic offices in Dallas Texas. He worked alongside Dr. Daryl Laney, D.C. and gained valuable experience. Dr. Bates has already worked with major league baseball players, professional tri-athletes, college basketball and baseball players, and many more athletes of all sports.
Dr. Jacob Navarro
Jacob Navarro is a native to the Shreveport/Bossier metropolitan area. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Kinesiology. Following Louisiana Tech, he attended Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, TX pursing a career in Chiropractic. Being raised in a military family has instilled the hard work and drive to maintain optimal health for himself and his patients. Growing up he was very active in sports ranging from baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. Not only has he always had a love for sports, but he has also shared a passion for interacting with others and knowing that a difference has been made in someone’s life. He has always found the most enjoyment in life by serving others and helping those become their best version of themselves.
Erin Bates, Office Manager
Erin Bates is a Shreveport, La native. She graduated from Northwestern State University in Health & Exercise Science. While at NSU she was on the President's list, was an active Phi Mu, and as an intern her senior year she put on a 5K Race to help raise money for a charity. She stays active within the community, and loves to see people live a healthy life. Erin has always had an interest in keeping the body healthy and staying fit. She enjoys staying active and spending time with her family . If you have any questions you will be speaking with Erin and she will be glad to assist you.
" Chiropractic care & ART helped me throughout my whole pregnancy and natural birth labor...I love it!"
Kelsey R. Harvill, Patient Coordinator/Marketing Director
Kelsey Regan was born and raised in the Shreveport, LA area. She attended Centenary College for two years where she studied Exercise Science and played softball and ran cross country while attending. Her junior year of college she made the decision to transfer to LA Tech. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Health Promotion. Kelsey did her internship with Bates Chiropractic & Sports Therapy her senior year at Tech; she did such a great job with her internship that she was offered a full-time job with Bates Chiropractic & Sports Therapy. Kelsey is also an avid runner and triathlete. She has run 100 mile ultra-marathons and Ironman triathlons. She is a huge believer in Active Release Technique as it has helped her get through all her training/competitions.