Meet the Doctor and Staff
Dustin Morrison, DC IHS
Dr. Morrison is a 2009 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO. Upon graduation, Dr. Morrison began practicing Chiropractic Medicine in his small hometown of Arkansas City, KS. While enjoying the close proximity to family, the Morrison Family felt a pull to Palisade, CO, where we had visited in 2008 prior to graduation. Dr. Morrison has now been practicing here in the valley since 2012. Dr. Morrison utilizes full body analysis along with a multitude of adjusting techniques to best fit the demands of each individual. Along with structural expertise, Dr. Morrison has post-doctoral education in internal health for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive stress and nutritional deficiencies.
Tara Morrison, Wife / Co-Owner / Office Manager
Tara holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Friends University. In addition to being a mom of 4 and managing the business aspect of PFHC, Tara has been a successful Talent Acquisition Consultant for over a decade. Tara thoroughly enjoys the change of pace Palisade has to offer from busy Corporate America. "We live where we would vacation! How blessed are we?!" Tara is currently serving a three year term on the Palisade Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Tara appreciates the opportunity to make a difference in her local community.
Valerie Lessard, LMT
Valerie moved to Colorado from Canada in 2010. She's an avid skier and mountain biker. Val did her massage studies in Vernon, British Colombia. She's been working with athletes her whole career (12 years) and she specializes in sports and therapeutic massage. Along the way, Val acquired different tools to enhance her craft like cold laser therapy and cupping. She incorporates them in her treatments to help relieve pain and inflammation. Val also loves to take care of moms to be. She has the perfect cushions and gentle touch to offer relaxation and rejuvenation. Val is very passionate about her work and is very professional! You can count on her and her work to elevate your physical and mental health.
At Palisade Family Health and Chiropractic, we are honored to serve your families! From newborn infants to our mature community, chiropractic care can benefit people of all ages. Dr. Morrison's approach treats all patients of PHFC with the time and individualized care they deserve.
We believe everyone has a right to affordable wellness care. PFHC offers a number of Wellness Made Affordable (WMA) plans tailored to meet these needs. Your goals are our goals; whether that is addressing and treating accute issues, long-term pain management, progressive well-care or nutritional assesment and counseling, let Dr. Morrison and PFHC be your partner on that journey.
What do our patients say?
"Dr. Morrison takes a different approach to chiropractic care. It is a whole body approach which is very rare. It is truly his goal to make every effort to help his clients.....not just give them an adjustment and send them out the door. That's what chiropractic care should be!!!" - Kim G.
"Very thorough! I have been to 5 chiropractors in this town and I am always left wanting more! Dr. Morrison was amazing and I feel great! He left no stone unturned." - Katie S.
"Doctor Morrison's Chiropractic skills have saved my life, I've been seeing him for a year and he has turned my life around, I had a bad accident years ago and I must say that I am so very grateful for his wonderful care and his awesome heart for everything he has done for me, I highly recommend his truly gifted abilities. Thank you very much." - Margaret D.
Dr. Morrison has a unique approach to analyzing the human frame. He understands how the body progresses through a series of degenerative stages in which certain conditions can become more likely. His personalized adjusting style restores normal function to the structural component of the human body. Dr. Morrison utilizes a hands-on manipulation style that combines a number of techniques he has perfected to an art. Each patient will experience an adjustment tailored to their specific needs.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Pregnant women benefit tremendously from regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic care has proven to be effective in:
Controlling symptoms of nausea
Providing back, neck and joint pain
Cases of breech presentation
Reducing the time of labor and delivery
Maintaining an overall healthier pregnancy
One of the fundamental facets of health is an optimally functioning digestive system. Regardless of daily demands, the proper nutrition is imperative in maintaining balance in the body. Dr. Morrison utilizes a system of analysis that identifies the specific area of dietary stress challenging the individual's overall health.
This is the latest in custom molded foot supports. Dr. Morrison ensures that the structural deficiencies of the feet and ankles don't become the driver of problems higher up in the chain (knee, hip, low back). Great for anyone who works extended periods on their feet!
Keep your athlete off the bench and ensure they are healthy and eligible to play. PFHC supports our local athletes with a donation to PHS with every sports physical performed.
Therapeutic massage is an age-old remedy which has proven to be an effective compliment to chiropractic care. Massage therapy helps relieve pain in muscles and related soft tissues and improves circulation. PFHC is pleased to offer the following:
Sports Massage, Neuromuscular, Therapeutic, Trigger Point, Hot Stone, Aroma Massage, Couples Massage, Reflexology, and Prenatal. Massages are available in 60, 75 and 90 minute sessions.
The cancellation fee will be waived with 24 hour advance notice.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is yet another method in the set of tools to help assist in pain relief, and it is considered a reasonable treatment option for certain types of pain by health care providers.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps).