“Medicine is not only a science, but
also the art of letting our own individuality interact
with the individuality of the patient.”
--Albert Schweitzer, M.D.
graduated with honors from Western States
Chiropractic College in 1990, and began my practice in Eugene
in September of that year. Since then I've continued studying,
and enjoy applying a wide variety of post graduate methods
for health restoration. Some of them are described in detail
in the Techniques and Methods section.
Member of the International College of Applied
Fellow of the International Academy of Clinical
Member of the Weston A. Price Nutritional
Member of the Oregon Chiropractors Association
My history "B.C." (Before Chiropractic)
In the mid 70's I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife
Ecology from the University of Missouri at Columbia. I worked
throughout the country mostly with the National Park Service
in a variety of natural resource management positions. While
living in Bellingham, WA for a time, I experienced a style
of chiropractic called applied kinesiology which fed my increasing
interest in the ecology of the human body. Ultimately I took
a big leap and went back to school. The holistic nature of
applied kinesiology appealed to my interest in a systems approach,
and although this chiropractic method was not taught in the
basic college program at WSCC in Portland, Oregon, I took
advantage of many weekend seminars separate from the basic
four year curriculum, including AK. I appreciated these courses
for the wider perspective that they provided.
I see the body as an intelligent self-healing system, continuously
responding to internal and external environmental conditions.
Trauma, toxicity, inappropriate nutrition, and emotional chaos
are all common stressors that may cause adverse adaptation
and compromise optimal health. As a chiropractor, my goal
is to address these issues as needed, gently supporting the
vitality of the whole person and adjusting any maladapted
reactions of the body, such that health and healing are most
naturally expressed, regardless of the named condition.
I continue to be in awe of the innate healing power within
us. Taking my cues from nature, I tend to apply a whole system
approach to health and healing.
Along with my wife Gail, in my spare time I enjoy the beauty
of nature, gardening, beekeeping, grandchildren and fixing
up the old farmhouse where we live. Our dog Lily takes us
on regular walks.