Brian Morrison, DC
CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATIONS/MANUAL MEDICINE
Dr. Brian Morrison became interested in integrative medicine after suffering from recurrent, severe low back pain due to a sports injury. He did not find relief with traditional methods and sought the services of a chiropractor. Based on his successful experience he decided to pursue chiropractic as a career. In 1987, he graduated magna cum laude, valedictorian from Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Morrison has been in private practice for 25 years. He has been presenting material on manual medicine for UMSOM students through the Integrative Medicine elective program for over 5 years.
Dr. Morrison understands that manual therapy is a healing art that spans many disciplines. In addition to chiropractic, he studied the manipulative techniques of osteopathy, orthopedic manual therapy, medical manual therapy and various methods of physical therapy, rehabilitation and pain education. His philosophy is that correction of biomechanical dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system and educating the patient about pain physiology are key elements in reducing or eliminating pain, restoring comfortable, healthy, efficient movement and in preventing future problems. Modalities include chiropractic manipulation, various forms of manual therapy, corrective rehabilitation exercise, and pain education with an emphasis on patient centered self-care. Drawing on a broader understanding of other integrative forms of healing patients may also be referred to allopathic specialists in traditional or integrative medicine, acupuncturists, nutritionists, massage therapists, mental health practitioners, physical therapists or other appropriate providers.
Dr. Morrison has been named “Best of Howard County” and Maryland Chiropractic Association “Chiropractor of the Year. He has presented for the Maryland Chiropractic Association, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society of Maryland, Maryland Massage Therapy Association, DC Dental Society, CIM Wellness Conference among others. He recently co-authored a chapter entitled “Integrative Approaches to Pain Management” in Benzon’s Practical Management of Pain, 5th Edition.