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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 co-morbid 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., FIANM

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

Massage Therapy at Holladay Physical Medicine

Massage Therapy is used as one of our primary modalities for injury rehabilitation. It is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body muscles, ligaments, and the lymphatic system. Many benefits can be realized when massage therapy is employed as a treatment. Pain reduction, relief of stress, increased flexibility and agility as well as relaxation are all possible when massage therapy is delivered properly and at the right time during the course of any injury recovery phase. Therapeutic massage may be scheduled at HPM by appointment.