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Chiropractor wants to make Longboaters' lives easier and more enjoyable

Dr. Rhett Bogacz leads his Foundation Training class at The Paradise Center.
Dr. Rhett Bogacz leads his Foundation Training class at The Paradise Center.
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It’s like hitting the easy button. That's how Dr. Rhett Bogacz describes going to the chiropractor. 

He started going to chiropractic appointments when he was a child because of his terrible headaches. Ever since his first appointment, he knew he wanted to become a chiropractor.

“I got adjusted the first time, and it was a little bit scary,” said Bogacz. “Because I didn't know what was going on. After, I felt so much better. And then a couple more adjustments, I was like, ‘Hey, I haven't had a headache this whole week. Haven't had a headache this whole month? Is it seriously that easy? Why isn't everybody getting adjusted?’ So I just became an advocate.” 

Dr. Rhett Bogacz adjusts a patient.
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Bogacz is the owner of Bee Ridge Chiropractic. A year ago, he started a partnership with The Paradise Center Medical Suite to provide easy access to chiropractic care for patients on Longboat Key every Tuesday and Thursday. 

“During the pandemic, I worked over here at Beach Place,” said Bogacz. “I was the pool guy. So on Saturdays and Sundays, I sat around the pool and I would hang out with everyone. Once they knew I was a chiropractor, they were like 'What are you doing out here?' They would all come and ask me questions and I would give them advice. Then they started telling me, 'You should have an office out here.'” 

While helping out at the Senior Open Tennis Tournament on the island, Bogacz started asking if there were any open spaces for rent for a chiropractor. He learned about the Medical Suite at The Paradise Center. He started seeing patients there at the start of 2022.

Bogacz earned a degree in psychology at the University of South Florida and then studied chiropractic at Life University in Georgia. After graduating in 2011, he practiced in South America for four years. He then moved back to Sarasota to start his own practice in 2015. 

At The Paradise Center, Bogacz offers a class called Foundation Training. It focuses on how to manage tension in the body and use the breath to expand from the inside. 

The class helps people improve their range of motion, balance and stability. The next class will be held at the end of October and then will be held each Thursday when everyone is back for the season. Class times are still being determined.

Bogacz said that chiropractic helps people with everything: insomnia, dizziness, headaches, tight muscles and pain in the neck, back, shoulder, knee, ankle and most other joints. He explained that his favorite part about his job is making his patients’ lives more enjoyable.

“The thing I like about being a chiropractor is I get to know my patients, I have to see them repetitively enough,” said Bogacz. “I love being a part of people's lives because my chiropractor was part of my life.”



Petra Rivera

Petra Rivera is the Longboat community reporter. She holds a bachelor’s degree of journalism with an emphasis on reporting and writing from the University of Missouri. Previously, she was a food and drink writer for Vox magazine as well as a reporter for the Columbia Missourian.

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