About

At  Dolores Park Chiropractic, we strive to provide excellent care at affordable prices to all of our patients.

Whether you are dealing with a new injury, or an old injury that has never healed properly, chiropractic can help. Suffering from neck pain, shoulder/upper back pain, lower back pain, sciatica, headaches? These are just some of the conditions that chiropractic successfully treats.

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Perhaps you have no pain, but are feeling stiff and inflexible. Chiropractic will improve your range of motion and flexibility. Dr. Ellen Murland works with you to uncover the sources of your pain and stiffness. We’ll look at your work environment, your posture, your exercise regiment, your sleeping position, and other factors that may be contributing to your condition. Our work together will include chiropractic adjustments, exercise instruction and postural guidance. Your will gain a deeper understanding of how your body works and how to keep it functioning at its highest level.

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Our office is both professional, and warm and welcoming. Our goal is to offer modern, excellent chiropractic care with an old-fashioned sense of attention and compassion.

We’ve been here for more than 18 years, since 1996, and have watched this neighborhood change and grow around us. We’re thrilled to be part of this vibrant block and to offer affordable, high-quality, alternative health care.

 

Ellen Murland D.C. 

My interest in chiropractic was sparked by a job I held as the front office manager of a chiropractic clinic in New York City in the early 8o’s. I was hired into this position for my organizational and people skills, and knew virtually nothing about chiropractic at the time. Over the course of my first several months in this job, I sat at the front desk and watched as people entered the office in pain and walked out feeling better. I could see the difference in their gait, in their posture, on their faces, and in their demeanor.

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I found myself becoming more and more compelled by this natural form of health care that had such an profound effect on people. I loved the idea that people could be helped by the use of one’s own hands. Within six months, I knew that this was what I wanted to do with my life. I had already received a B.A. in Psychology from American University, and had worked at and later directed a peer counseling center as an undergraduate. I was sure that this degree and these experiences would be put to good use working one-on-one with patients in my own clinic. Two years later I entered Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. I graduated with my Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree in 1989, and moved to San Francisco to start my practice.

It is with the same initial sense of amazement in and respect for our bodies and their ability to respond and heal through natural methods that I approach each and every patient.

In addition to my love of chiropractic and my work at Dolores Park Chiropractic, I have a passion for photography. I received my first camera when I was 16, and was immediately transfixed by taking photographs.

It is a passion I’ve nurtured throughout my life. It has morphed from my use of a darkroom to process and print black and white photographs to my current use of color film. I have not yet crossed over the digital divide, and still proudly use film exclusively.

Currently, in my waiting room, is my most recent collection of photographs documenting a road trip from San Francisco to Plumas County.

 

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