About Us - Meet The Team

Dr. Phil McCary was a chiropractic patient long before he ever thought of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. His first adjustment was before he can remember, but the story goes like this. His father had a severe lower back injury that made it impossible for him to work on the family farm. He had sought the advice of many doctors with no answers until being referred to the local small town Chiropractor. Dr. Phil was only a few months old and had been constipated for about one week. Dr. Phil’s father was telling the chiropractor about this at one of his visits and the doc said, “Let me take a look at him.” She performed a few gentle adjustments and the little family headed out. By the time they made it home Dr. Phil’s little baby Osh-Kosh overalls where overflowing, the flood gates were open! Dr. McCary continued to be a chiropractic patient all the way through university, competing as a sprinter and 400m hurdler for the University of Washington. He feels like regular adjustments were a huge part of keeping him healthy and allowing him to compete against athletes that were much more physically talented. He attended the University of Western States where he met his future wife, Dr. Danielle McCary. They took over Laurelhurst Chiropractic in 2014, but the clinic was founded in 1996. They believe the clinic has barely begun to reach its potential!

Dr. Danielle McCary uses her expert chiropractic skills to help men and women in the Portland, Oregon, area feel better by overcoming injury or combatting chronic pain. She works with her husband, Dr. Phil McCary, at Laurelhurst Chiropractic. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada, Dr. Danielle completed her pre-chiropractic studies at the University of Ottawa in the Canadian province of Ontario. She also participated on the Canadian national team as an elite sprint canoeist and kayaker. During her competitive years, she represented Canada around the world, and many of her provincial and national records still hold today. Dr. Danielle began her chiropractic career as an associate doctor in Portland. During this time, she gained valuable experience that she now shares with patients at Laurelhurst Chiropractic. She provides spinal adjustments, soft-tissue manipulations, lifestyle guidance, and electrical stimulation — among other treatments — to help heal injuries from accidents, chronic pain, sciatica, and whiplash.

Michael Skogg Neuromuscular Therapist and Personal Trainer laurelhurst chiropractic

Michael Skogg

Fitness leader Michael Skogg has joined the Laurelhurst Chiropractic team bringing over 30 years experience in his profession. As an educator, published author and world renowned coach his experience in corrective exercise and rehabilitation has made him an authority in his field. A graduate of the St. John’s masters program, Michael’s Neuromuscular Therapy practices and numerous certifications gives him the education and experience to address nearly any non-surgical injury issue. As an active athlete Michael’s belief that “movement is medicine” and “anyone can be strong”, has produced thousands of success stories and testimonials from his world wide following. In his spare time Michael enjoys all board sports, any form of resistance training and just about anything that results in an active healthy lifestyle.

Isabel Burbek

Isabel Burbek

Isabel’s passion for massage started in 2006 when she took a trip to India traveling and receiving Ayurvedic treatments and massage. During the trip, she learned a lot about her own personal health and the relationship between her body and mind. This led her to move to Oregon and begin her journey in healthcare. Isabel graduated from East West College of the Healing arts in 2008 and since licensure, she has been practicing primarily in Chiropractic offices dealing mostly with injury recovery. Her specialties include traditional Swedish, deep tissue, cupping, Thai, cranial-sacral, and injury recovery. Isabel has since received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology focusing her studies on neuroscience, human anatomy and physiology and public and personal health. In her free time, Isabel enjoys hiking, practicing yoga and Pilates, reading books, and playing the cello. She is passionate about her work and the role she plays in each individual’s recovery.