Meet Lu Ann Morrow, D.C., CFMP
Dr. Lu Ann Morrow earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College in 1988 and practiced at NMS Chiropractic in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for the next 17 years. She became certified in Chiropractic Rehabilitation and used her previous knowledge as a personal trainer and competitive athlete to design and implement strengthening and stretching programs for patients.
NMS Chiropractic was a cutting edge concept at that time, merging traditional and alternative healing all under one roof. The practice integrated family medicine DO’s and MD’s with specialties like Physiatrist’s (MD’s specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation), Biofeedback and Nutrition, along with personal trainers, massage therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and life coaching The biggest take away for her was that time and time again foundational strategies of lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and building resilience to stress always worked! They may not be as sexy as the latest popular trend, but they are more likely to succeed when added to any healing program.
In 2005, she found herself wanting more family time and shifted into a small practice which was Chiropractic and Massage therapy based. She says” it was such an amazing feeling to have patients whom you got to know on such a personal level. We knew multi-generations of families and we treated their children, parents, and friends. It was a great way to practice.”
In 2007 she felt that life had more to offer and craved the outdoor lifestyle that she experienced while going to school in Portland, Oregon. “When the time came that we needed new office space, our family decided that it was the perfect time to move and find a place that would allow a more nature-based lifestyle. It was a hard decision to leave our big extended family and start over. “She said.
After taking some time off to get settled and enjoy all that Montana has to offer. Her husband founded Whitefish Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Oriental Medicine. For her it very casual and bent around fun, family and enjoying life, and her husband handled the practice. After other business ventures had taken off and their 3 daughters left the nest, practice again took center stage. She wanted a practice with more impact for her patients and at the urging of her husband, she found the emerging field of Functional Medicine and immersed herself in an intense program from 2015-2018 and became a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.
Now certified in Functional Medicine, she continues to take continuing post-graduate education and studies with some of the best educators and practitioners in the field. This allows her to work on a deep level with patients, recreating that deep connection to her patients in a comprehensive, holistic and collaborative style.
When asked about her favorite type of patient she said,” I don’t mind diving deep and exploring tough complex cases or simply being asked what they should do for a cold. Because of my love for Chiropractic, I am committed to helping patients with pain and trauma. I believe strongly in the philosophy that Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. My job is to get people well and then keep them that way