Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

EDH chiropractor expands holistic practice

By
From page A8 | December 27, 2013 | Leave Comment

After four years of practice in El Dorado Hills, and 3,000 patients, Douglas Murray, DC, and his wife and business partner Myrnalyn are more enthusiastic than ever about the success of their approach.

Last March they moved from their 1,200-square-foot office in the El Dorado Hills Business Park to their new 2,800-square-foot location at 1106 Windfield Way, Suite 2.

“We have expanded our services,” said Doug. Glenda Goodwin, MD, Medical Director; Angela deAngelo, RN; Terri Flanigan, esthetician; Rebecca Bunyatyan, patient coordinator; and Christa Bakarich, wellness counselor, round out the team.

“We have a holistic practice,” said Doug. He calls it Beyond Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Holistic medicine is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease. Instead of requiring patients to make multiple appointments with different service providers, the newly expanded office offers the convenience of coordinating appointments and services in one location.

Beyond Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a friendly office. Sammy, a dignified Schnauzer, is the self-appointed greeter who quietly escorts patients to the reception area. “We didn’t know how he would be received, but patients love him,” said Myrnalyn.

Beyond Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation centers around pain management, weight loss and aesthetics. When Doug was 25, living in Canada where he grew up, he went to a chiropractor in Calgary seeking relief from low back pain that radiated down his legs. Childhood injuries had manifested into physical symptoms as he reached adulthood. He said that following a few weeks of care, not only did his pain disappear but his frequent heartburn became less so and he got fewer colds. What he learned from the chiropractor was that true health comes from a spine that does not interfere with the nervous system. That experience was his inspiration to become a chiropractor and pass along that form of healing.

Doug and Myrnalyn moved to San Jose so he could study at the Palmer College of Chiropractic. He graduated in 1990 and is now certified in National and State Chiropractic Boards. He is licensed as an X-ray supervisor, and has a professional CPR rating.

Mrynalyn brought her own medical issue to the practice. “I went on my first starvation diet in the seventh grade,” she said. Tall and overweight at a time when thin was in for women and girls, Myrnalyn tried and failed a series of popular diets and diet fads through her teen and young adult years. “I was always athletic, so I was fit,” she added. “Exercise wasn’t the issue.”

As Doug began his practice, he found many of his patients were overweight. Besides the extra burden on the skeletal frame, toxins are held in certain fat cells. Doug and Myrnalyn began looking together for a program that would restore her body to a healthy state and work for his chiropractic patients as well. They were intrigued by a seminar on “A New Approach to Obesity,” developed by A.T.W. Simeons, MD, in Rome. Myrnalyn offered to become the guinea pig and test the program. She lost the weight she wanted, and the surplus pounds have not returned. Her metabolism returned to normal. She is able to eat a normal, healthy diet.

Doug decided to incorporate the program into his practice, calling it “Skinny Up for Good.”

It is custom-tailored for each person, and works well for men and women. “I love working with couples,” said Myrnalyn, who has coached patients to a successful completion.

Goodwin examines new patients and reviews all Skinny Up patients. The evaluation includes hormonal balance, systemic acidity, nutritional deficiencies and nerve interference of internal organs that control metabolism.

In his chiropractic treatments, Doug uses a Spinal Joint Mobility Scan that shows how each spinal joint reacts to motion, and pinpoints areas of possible nerve interference and warns of future spinal joint decay. He uses different adjustment methods, traction protocols, as well as soft tissue techniques. He compares chiropractic adjustment to tuning a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone. At the conclusion of the treatments, physical therapy is available at the clinic to retrain muscles and ligaments to retain the benefits of the chiropracty.

In addition to medically supervised weight loss and chiropractic treatments, Beyond Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers aesthetic services, including Laser 360 Skin Rejuvenation, laser vein ablation and laser hair removal.

All treatment plans include personal attention and education. Doug is on the adjunct faculty at Palmer College and teaches anatomy and physiology at MTI College in Sacramento.

Both Doug and Myrnalyn rejoice when they see patients who had lost hope take control of their health and their lives. “Our bodies are meant to work properly,” said Myrnalyn.

Beyond Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make an appointment call 916-941-6500. For more information visit BeyondYourPain.com.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

.

News

Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

No quick fix for California’s highways

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 1 Comment

Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 8 Comments | Gallery

 
Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 3 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
.

Sports

Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

 
Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8