Our Holistic Practitioner Spotlight with Dr. Trish Murray
We are speaking with Dr. Trish Murray, D.O., director for the Discover Health Functional Medicine Center.
Please Explain Your Holistic Philosophy of Pain Treatment
An area of concentration for us is the connective tissue system which includes the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. The fascia, considered to be the master designer of the body, surrounds all ligaments, tendons, nerves, organs, and blood vessels. It is often this fascia that is the primary cause of people’s pain. Let me explain.
Imagine a sponge that has been sitting out on the counter overnight. It would be dry and rigid, but once you wet that sponge, it would become soft and pliable. The same is true for fascia. Without proper hydration or frequent movement, fascia becomes stiff. Stiff fascia can result in inflexibility, adhesions, and tension which is much easier to damage and cause pain.
Drinking adequate amounts of water throughout the day is required. This, in itself will result in more fluid connective tissue and decreased pain. However, to maintain optimal overall health, hydration must be accompanied with a regular movement practice. In our practice, this can include professional services such as myofascial release, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and supplemented classes designed to improve mobility, build strength, improve balance, and move with confidence and ease.
What are Some of Your Supportive Holistic Services?
It is vitally important to have a knowledgeable and compassionate staff to get to the root cause of chronic conditions and not just treat symptoms. Our mission is to empower people to take control of their life and transform their health, so it is also imperative that the individuals we work with are motivated to make changes to their lifestyle to improve and maintain their health.
Everything we do at our center is centered around co-creating health as a partnership with each patient. Individualized treatment can include techniques and tools like osteopathic manipulative medicine, comprehensive elimination diets, neurofeedback, and infrared sauna therapy which help to decrease pain, eliminate toxins, and restore balance. The individualized treatment plans make it within reach to establish healthy habits.
When out of the office, we host community events and provide education with free monthly webinars, blog posts, and a health and wellness podcast. Other resources we have available to complement one’s health journey include natural supplements and products, and movement class memberships. Membership to online or live classes helps maintain compliance. Classes designed for beginners as well as experienced athletes include applied movement neurology, self-myofascial release, and gentle yoga.
We’ve created a supportive online and in-person community of like-minded practitioners and patients to support one another throughout the journey that is health.
What Others Have Said
“Thank you! Dr. Murray is the first doctor I’ve had that has listened to my concerns regarding my health given my family’s genetic history. She took the time and a lot of patience to go over my symptoms, history, and test results. I never felt rushed or that she was hurrying me through. She asked so many questions and really listened to my answers, taking into account all aspects of the health questionnaire I filled out. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Murray and her staff for making people feel less like a patient and more like a partner in their quest for health.”
“This Center was what I needed to have a sense of community. There are a lot of ways I was thinking about my own health, medical care, nutrition, and lifestyle that weren’t shared by people I know, my family, or others that I knew in town. It is a great opportunity to interact with other like-minded individuals. I’ve been able to share concerns or ask questions of others that I wouldn’t have otherwise.”
“Within three days I felt like a new person. At the end of four months, I feel as though I have totally transformed and have my life and health back.”
Dr. Trish Murray, the founder and physician at Discover Health Functional Medicine Center, started out in medicine as a primary care internist. She became so dissatisfied with the “pill for every ill” mentality and the lack of time to do in depth history and build the relationship necessary to get to the root cause of a person’s health concerns that she moved away from the traditional medical model and more toward holistic and functional medicine model. With this inspiration and passion, Dr. Murray continues to create programs that are focused on giving patients the tools to take control of their health and transform their lives.
Dr. Trish Murray, D.O.
Discover Health Functional Medicine Center
Conway, New Hampshire, USA
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