Dr. Paul Deglmann:
You can branch out into so many different specialties in chiropractic school. You can do orthopedics, pediatrics, functional medicine, functional neurology, you can do really whatever your passion is. In 2003 I was introduced to functional neurology and Dr. Ted Carrick's work, and got fascinated in the brain and the nervous system and how that can control a lot of your health outside of just the adjustment. And then from there I started to study different parts of the brain. So when you look at the brain and the nervous system, you look at the spinal cord and parts of the brainstem and part of the cortex that all of us are familiar with and how that all integrates, but the thing that was fascinating to me was how many things can make the brain not work so well: hormones, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, a bad gut, an infection; you have all these things and I can't really “rehab the brain” and make all those things just magically go away! Then I became introduced to functional medicine and started to learn the connection between, you know, the blood chemistry and the hormone testing and the gut testing and stool testing, and how that integrates and can cause things like, or contribute to things like, migraines, headaches, exacerbate things like post-concussion syndrome, other forms of dizziness and vertigo and that kind of stuff. And then I knew that I couldn't specialize on both of them as much as I wanted to, and that's when I met my partner, Dr. Kyle Warren. I'd known him for a little while, but he kind of had the [complementary] view; he really wanted to go deep into the functional medicine. He was fascinated by the brain and I had like the food perspective,and that's what made us meshso well; that's why we integrate both of them into our practice.