Dr. Matthew Norton, known in the media as America’s Holistic Doctor (www.AmericasHolisticDoctor.com), is the author of the breakthrough healing book Where Does It Hurt? Surprising Stories and Insights for Releasing Pain and Restoring Whole Body Health. He is the founder and CEO of the Synaptic Success Chiropractic Marketing and Media Training company as well as the co-founder and principle speaker for the international Health, Wealth, and Significance seminar program bringing life-changing messages to Asia and beyond.
Dr. Norton has appeared on many local, regional, and national radio and television programs, conducted numerous teleseminars, produced educational CDs, is a frequent speaker and workshop leader, and has authored many published articles. (Possibly end here for short blurb version?)
He has been impacting the lives of individuals and families since 1983 with his wellness message. His focus is upon our incredible inborn potential to heal and thrive amidst life’s injuries and stresses and he teaches that the ability to live a long and vital life with expanded capacity requires a nervous system free of the interference caused by those injuries and stresses. Dr. Norton is rare in combining these foundational principles with a cutting edge strategy for measuring and gently correcting these health-disturbing interferences.
He founded Norton Chiropractic Wellness Center in 1997 to focus exclusively upon this powerful, life and health transforming approach. It stands apart from the medical and general chiropractic symptom- treating model and according to the doctor is sometimes not understood because it is still ahead of its time.
Dr. Norton unites his passion for learning, teaching, and healing with a compassion for those who are struggling with pain and illness or not performing at their peak. He brings to his work a high level of academic achievement and cutting-edge bodymind research. However, he also brings a deeply caring heart transformed by difficult personal life experiences.
Chief among the hurdles was the sudden death of his first wife in 1987, at age 34, leaving him with her 5-year-old twin daughters that he had just adopted. Remarriage the following year led to the challenge of family blending and raising three same age girls. Dr. Norton has a beautiful, supportive wife named Judy and five children in all. Healing through his devastating loss involved a deepened commitment to God, his family, and to his personal development. It also produced a strong desire to positively impact as many others as possible toward greater wholeness of body, mind, and spirit.
Practicing what he preaches is Dr. Norton’s lifestyle. He has availed himself of consistent precision chiropractic care to overcome numerous childhood traumas. These injuries, including a significant auto accident, negatively impacted his own spinal health and had left him with chronic neck pain and headaches by age 20. This is a primary motivator in his teaching of the importance of early subluxation detection and correction to avoid permanent damage and future misery.
Dr. Norton graduated from Life West Chiropractic College in Hayward, CA. in early 1983 as class valedictorian. He has always practiced progressive, specialized and gentle methods of spinal/nervous system care. His mastery of Torque Release Technique with the advanced Integrator instrument and Activator Methods has come through years of study and the care of many thousands of patients since 1997. During the same time he has also become an expert in the conduction and interpretation of computerized nervous system functional assessments.
Dr. Norton has dedicated himself to continual educational upgrades through professional coursework and certifications as well as constant self-study. He has further expressed his commitment to understanding and connecting with his patients through courses and accreditation as both a behavioral style and values analyst. He also teaches and conducts business workshops utilizing this insightful information. He completed a one-year certification program in whiplash/spinal trauma as well as achieving the status of Qualified Medical Examiner in the Worker’s Compensation system.
Dr. Norton loves jazz music, movies, and studying the latest brain science research. He enjoys travel and physical exercise, including running. He completed two half marathons and his first full marathon in 2002. He is grateful for his life, health, and the knowledge and talents he possesses to help people who truly desire to be at their best. He welcomes the opportunity to assist you.