As the owner of NEC, Dr. Leo Matsumoto’s passion in life is to help people through health, fitness, and nutrition. He was initially introduced to chiropractic when he threw out his back lifting weights. During his chiropractic treatments, he realized that exercise and nutrition alone were not enough to achieve the ultimate goal of being healthy and pain free. He also realized that the root cause of injuries/conditions come from physical, chemical, mental and emotional stressors, which impact the body. Because of personal experience and a love for learning, Dr. Leo decided to further his education and headed to University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, completing his Doctor of Chiropractor (DC) degree.
Born and raised in Japan, Dr. Leo moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in his teens. Growing up, he played a variety of sports. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, he attended college and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oregon State University, followed by a longstanding career in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, which aligned well with his love of health and fitness.
As a postgraduate designation, Dr. Leo earned additional education as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician ® (CCSP) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP), a certification designated for those who specialize in physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. He is also certified as a Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist (FRCms), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). Additionally, Dr. Leo is currently working on becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
In his off time, Dr. Leo enjoys functional training, Olympic and power lifting, running, and swimming. He also volunteers as a medical staff member for local sporting events (such as AVP, US Open, etc.). Dr. Leo loves spending quality time with his wife, their beautiful baby girl, and their dog Arya.
In avid appreciation of the teachings of Bruce Lee, Dr. Leo lives his life by keeping one quote in mind:
- Bruce Lee