Hello! I’m Dr. Morgan Hurd and I was born-and-raised right here in Lompoc. I attended Cabrillo High School and then went to study vocal performance and conducting at Cal Poly SLO. From playing baseball growing up, to water polo, swimming, tennis and wrestling in high school, and soccer and crossfit beyond, I was always putting stress into my body and going to my chiropractor was how I “put myself back together”.
I always had a chiropractor but I loved music, and chiropractic was never more than a “what-if”. But once I saw my dog receive a chiropractic adjustment, I realized that there was something more to chiropractic that I hadn’t experienced: effectiveness without any form of bias. I saw that Chiropractic works, no matter if you have four legs or two.
That amazing moment sparked a realization that throughout childhood, I primarily went to a chiropractor first for all of my problems and injuries. Not many children have that experience, and I wanted to share that vision of chiropractic-driven healthcare with my community.
I moved to Davenport, Iowa to get my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first chiropractic college in the world. While I was at Palmer I spent my time working with the Pediatrics club as well as Sports Chiropractic Club, attending as many seminars and elective courses as possible, and working as an intern in the rehabilitation department where I was able to help the Palmer rugby teams recover and prepare for their seasons.
Outside of the Palmer clinic, I played on the Palmer Soccer team, played disc golf, took our dogs on hikes, spent as much time as possible with Kim and James, grew vegetables, and took advantage of our Midwestern water supply and grew a thick, beautiful green lawn.
My ultimate lesson learned from Palmer was that by restoring proper structure within the body we can restore proper function, and with it, our body’s ability to heal. And although it is dry here, I am very excited about returning home to raise my family, grow a drought-tolerant lawn and garden, and be a positive change for health in the Lompoc Valley. I look forward to being your family’s first step on the pathway of health!