Dr. Casey Loewy in her Marina Del Rey office. Shot by Sarah Bosworth
What lead you to become a chiropractor?
When I began to explore careers as a science major, I became more interested in how people could achieve better health. This lead me to the conclusion that the key to optimal wellness is prevention. Therefore, this struck my interest in chiropractic medicine. Keeping the body in alignment, along with nutrition and exercise all play a critical role in maintaining one’s health.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Helping people become aware of their body, what will create a healthier self, is an essential component of my practice. Through education and chiropractic care, people can regain and maintain their overall well being. I live a lifestyle that makes me the perfect role model for healthy living.
In this mostly male industry, how do females rise to the top?
Women will always excel as long as we support each other. We rise to the top because of hard work, integrity, perseverance and a steadfast attitude. Female medical practitioners are more compassionate, supportive and encouraging as we are the gender that takes care of the people of this world. We understand pain and discomfort simply because we are women in a male dominated profession which gives us that edge in effective treatment of our patients.
Is there a preconceived notion that men are stronger and therefor better chiropractors?
I would answer yes to that question. More importantly, is that fact or fiction? Females carry children into the world and yet men are still viewed as stronger? Isn't that a contradiction? Chiropractic skill is based on knowledge of the human body and technique, not necessarily physical strength.
What has been your biggest struggle in your carrier thus far and how did you over come it?
Providing the best care for my patients, having each person leave my office feeling relief and that they have received the best care chiropractic care while continuing their treatment to wellness and maintaining homeostasis.
What does female empowerment look like to you?
Female empowerment is taking charge of your life and following your path. The way in which one goes about this is by building confidence and self assuredness to be able to claim one's rights. Fighting for what you believe in and getting involved in service to others is the key to success. We become empowered as females when we help each other be the best. We can be building a collaborative framework for as leaders and supporters of other women.
What is an ideal woman?
An ideal woman is a person who shows the world how to bring compassion and commitment to making the world a better place . She is someone who leaves no one behind and leads by helping others achieve their goals. A person who brings the human element into humanity.
Who are you crushing on and why?
Honestly the people that have experienced adversity are an inspiration to me.
My mother is my idol, she really is the most independent strong woman I know, she does it all. I could make a long list of her many attributes, but the ones that stand out to me are her steadfastness, her persevering nature, and selfless giving. She is an author and has a successful practice as a psychotherapist.
Another person that has inspired me is my little sister. She has survived a traumatic illness and has come through that experience always being grateful. She stands up for what she believes in and is not afraid to speak her mind, she represents an ideal woman to me.
Lastly, a public figure, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, became an inspiration to me when I read her first book, Lean In. In her story, she communicates the message that women need support each other whether they choose to be a stay-at-home mom or CEO of a corporation. I agree that women should support, and encourage each other to succeed in whichever way they choose.