Dr. Daniel L. Ruddy, D.C., C.C.S.P.TM is a Board Certified Chiropractor and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® that has been practicing at Alexander & Grenon Chiropractic Center since 2005. Dr. Ruddy began working alongside Dr. James Grenon and Dr. Jeanne Alexander in 2004 during a preceptorship, and joined his hometown Cheshire practice full time in 2005.
After graduating from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr. Ruddy then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. While furthering his studies in chiropractic, Dr. Ruddy has focused on pediatric care, as well as sports injuries for which he has been certified by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports PhysiciansTM. In addition to the traditional “family practice,” a large part of his patients include pregnant women, infants and young children, and of course a variety of high school and college level athletes.
Conservative treatment of sports-related injuries is a passion of his, with a goal of getting recreational and highly competitive athletes back to their game as quickly and safely as possible. For this reason, Dr. Ruddy works very closely with orthopedic doctors, physical therapists, personal trainers, and coaches to determine the best course of care for each patient. For years he has helped his patients recognize the connection between athletic performance and injury prevention as it relates to the proper muscle balance and joint alignment of the feet, ankles, knees, elbows, shoulders and obviously spine and pelvis. Above all else, however, he feels that doctor-patient communication is the most valuable part of his practice, and willingly takes the time to explain all aspects of treatment, and openly answers questions in an effort to put even the most hesitant patients at ease.
Dr. Ruddy played rugby for Villanova University and Men’s D1 Club Rugby with Palmer College of Chiropractic, both of which gave him the opportunity to compete with and against premier athletes from all over the world. During that time he witnessed first hand the importance of chiropractic care in treating and preventing injuries for athletes of all ages and abilities. Although no longer playing, he still has a passion for the game, and helps Coach and acts as Team Physician for the Cheshire Rugby Club. He currently resides in Southington with his wife, and takes a very active part in raising their children. His hobbies, although now limited by the young boys, include baseball, poker, golf, and many other outdoor activities.