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Holladay Physical Medicine is a health care clinic providing for the diagnosis and management of physical ailments along with their related symptoms and accompanying conditions. We provide expert evaluation, examination, imaging, laboratory testing and referral when needed. A wide variety of alternative remedies are also available for those who are allergic to certain medications, have not found success or improvement with other forms of medicine or who may be looking to become healthy and reach beyond the traditional treatment of disease. Alternatives to addicting pain medications are also available. In addition to the neuromusculoskeletal medicine component, we provide avenues for absolute health as well as intervention for most injuries.

Our Philosophy on Health

We believe that the human body is designed to function for a long time without breaking down or becoming diseased, provided it is protected from harmful injurious forces, fed properly and kept free from toxicity. People who are able to live lives consistent with those three situations will be free from symptoms and disease and will have little or no cause to see doctors or visit hospitals. People whose situations evolve to include one, two or three of those situations are destined to become perpetual customers of the traditional health care and drug dependent system.

At Holladay Physical Medicine, we are committed to help you identify your status with each of those three components, provide interventions and alternative remedies for you to employ and put you on a path of independent health, free from the clutches seeking to make you perpetual customers.

Most patients who seek our help come because of the harmful forces causing injuries to their bodies. These come in abrupt fashion and sometimes gradual. Once symptoms arise from trauma, we can help restore proper alignment and function. Then it becomes a challenge for everyone to make sure the immune systems takes over and properly and completely repairs the injured sites. Many times, this is when patients discover that the other two situations have not been kept balanced and other steps are needed to achieve a healthy status.

If you’ve had an injury, need intervention and rehabilitation, or want to become healthy, Holladay Physical Medicine is where you belong.

Bruce Van; Gundersen D.C., DIANM

Dr. Bruce Gundersen is a chiropractic physician who is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He currently serves as chairman of the Examination Board for the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He runs a private practice in that specialty in Holladay Utah where he has been for 42 years. He is a 1977 Graduate of the National University of Health Sciences. He has been in private practice in Salt Lake City since that time. He completed courses and became board certified in chiropractic orthopedics by the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 1985. He received teaching appointments to the post graduate faculty of Cleveland Chiropractic College and Texas College of Chiropractic in 1986 and taught post graduate orthopedics until being appointed member of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 1991 and served the allowable two consecutive five year terms. He was named Editor in Chief of D.C. Tracts, scientific research journal published by Data Trace, from 1989 to 1999 and Editor-In-Chief of JACO (Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists) from 2003 to 2016. He was named Chancellor of Allied University in December 2014, Board member of Sinfonia Salt Lake in 2015 and President of Sons of Utah Pioneers, Mills Chapter in 2016. He has published over 25 scientific articles in peer reviewed, indexed publications and journals.

During his professional career, he has served as president of the state chiropractic association, as Delegate to American Chiropractic Association(ACA), as Vice President of ACA and member of the Board of Governors, as Secretary, vice president and president of the Council on Chiropractic Orthopedics, as secretary, vice president and president of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, was appointed to the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education in 1995 and on examination and investigative committees for the state licensing board, and president of Allied University.

His musical experience includes performance, directing, technical direction and production with Pioneer Theater Company, Promised Valley Playhouse, Triad Theater, The Beehive Statesmen, The Saltaires’ Show Chorus, The Eagle Land Chorus, and Holladay Community Chorus and Orchestra. He holds 10 gold medals for vocal performance.

Curriculum Vitae

Injection Therapies at Holladay Physical Medicine

Injection Therapy is a branch of neuromusculoskeletal medicine concerned with developing therapies that regenerate or replace injured or defective cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish function and structure. Conservative therapy is a vital component to the recovery of soft tissue injury. A variety of neuromusculoskeletal injuries can be treated with regenerative medicine, e.g., PRP, ozone, prolotherapy and stem cell therapy are among these treatments. Appropriate course of rehabilitation can be instrumental in ensuring maximum effectiveness. The chiropractic orthopedist (also known as) a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist, has a solid understanding of the healing and the process by which these various regenerative treatments affect tendon, ligament, muscle, and cartilage injuries/conditions.

Who Qualifies? Patients who have musculoskeletal conditions such as strains, sprains, ligaments and muscle injuries as well as cartilage, disc and joint injuries respond well to these regenerative therapies. If these complaints have become chronic, it is wise to consider using one of the modalities of regenerative medicine to find a more permanent level of relief.

The Procedure: Ozone Injection, Homeopathic Injection, PRP Injection and other procedures are consistent with regenerative medicine. These are delivered by subdermal and intramuscular injections using a small gauge needle.  The doctor will examine the patient and determine the precise site for the injection to do the most healing and pain relief. The patient is usually lying down.  The site is marked on the skin. The area is cooled with an ice pack that mildly numbs the site.  The site is then sterilized with alcohol and silver gel prior to injection.  The ingredients are delivered into the subdermal or intramuscular layer and the needle is removed.

Following injection, a variety of supportive modalities of physical medicine are considered and delivered. This helps increase rapid absorption of the active ingredients injected, increases blood supply, reduces pain and increases the rate of healing.

Frequency: The frequency of treatment has been set based on the outcome measurements following a study of a variety of protocols.  We use the frequency that produces the best long term results and thus the least amount of cost for the patient.  When any patient is qualified for the treatment following the intake examination, it means that we expect that patient to respond very favorably by strictly following the protocol completely.  Once any patient begins the treatment, we expect complete compliance to the treatment schedule.  Partial compliance has shown to produce limited results, extended time in treatment, increased cost of treatment and frustration.  It is critical to understand the treatment protocol and frequency in order to commit to it.  When followed completely, our results are extremely good.

Treatment Protocol:  1 injection per week per site for up to 4 weeks, then depending on patient response, additional injections may be considered as needed.  Patients desiring injections in multiple sites should limit the injections to a total of 3 sites per week.   Most patients do not usually need more than 4 injection visits per site to resolve the acute pain stage.  As ozone is a true healing ingredient, periodic injections help to actually regenerate (heal) the tissue as well as relieve the pain.  The benefits of periodic use of ozone has been documented around the world for more than 100 years.

Indications: Patients who have any of the following symptoms may qualify for the procedure. Specific measurements and findings will be evaluated to see if your condition will respond favorably. Only patients with conditions that are very likely to respond are accepted for treatment.

  • Neck Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Leg Pain and Numbness
  • Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Pre-Surgical Patients
  • Post-Surgical Patients with Failed Back Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Achilles Tendon Pain
  •  Elbow Pain