Meet the Team

Dr. Ryan Woods
Dr. Ryan Woods, Doctor of Chiropractic in Boone, NC

Outside the Office

Outside the office, Dr. Ryan continues to race and strives for optimal performance whenever he laces up his running shoes.

Meet Dr. Ryan Woods

Dr. Woods chose a career in chiropractic because of the profession’s ability to optimize performance and prevent injury. This was something he discovered firsthand. Dr. Woods raced competitively from his early days at Watauga High School. When he faced some early struggles running at NC State, his running made a huge breakthrough under the guidance of a skilled chiropractor.

Dr. Woods also became fascinated with optimal living. He went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer Chiropractic College in Florida, where he studied as many techniques as he could learn. He combines this rich education with years of experience to help his patients. In his practice, he regularly uses the Palmer Package, Active Release Technique, and Graston Technique.

Meet Dr. Erick Simpson

Dr. Simpson is passionate about chiropractic care as a non-invasive, natural way to get people out of pain and back to what they love and need to do. He is a graduate from Texas Chiropractic College with prior clinical experience at The Joint.

Dr. Erick Simpson
Dr Erick Simpson Local Chiropractor in Boone NC

Outside the Office

Outside the clinic, Dr. Simpson enjoys sports, spending time with his family and dog, and is a certified scuba diver.

Ryan Phipps, LMBT
Ryan Phipps LMBT

Meet Ryan Phipps, LMBT

Ryan focuses on understanding the causes of pain and how to correct them through bodywork. His bodywork toolkit includes myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy, range of motion and stretching techniques, and instrument-assisted manual therapy like cupping and gua sha. From “tech neck,” phone, and computer-related neck and back pain to overuse issues from manual labor, Ryan has many approaches to manage common types of pain. He is also passionate about the nature of preventative care and the awareness it brings to the body, particularly how massage therapy addresses the musculoskeletal pain associated with posture, movement, and exercise habits.

Ryan was introduced to bodywork through his time running cross-country and practicing martial arts when a chiropractor and physical therapist helped him through sciatic pain.

“Our bodies tend to be shaped by the stresses that we habitually put them through, and bodywork often teaches a person how to identify and correct those stresses on the body.”

Meet Marissa Royal

Marissa is a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. Since 2018 she has worked in chiropractic offices, helping make sure that visits go as smoothly as possible. Her favorite thing is seeing patients who came to the clinic in pain leaving feeling better.

Outside the Office

Outside the office, Marissa enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband and two kids.

Marissa Royal, CA
Chiropractic Assistant in Boone, NC
Chelsea Stone, CA

Meet Chelsea Stone

Chelsea has three years of experience in medical offices and holds a Chiropractic Assistant Certification. Her favorite thing about chiropractic care is how keeping your spine in alignment helps improve everyday functioning, from better posture to fewer headaches. 

Outside the Office

Chelsea loves Blue Ridge sunsets and travel, and looks forward to seeing all 50 states. A coffee fan, she can be found on the porch with cup in hand enjoying slow weekends.

Meet McKenzie Turnage

McKenzie has been working at Marathon Chiropractic since August of 2023. Her favorite thing about chiropractic care is seeing improvements every time a patient comes in for an adjustment, and the welcoming atmosphere of Marathon Chiropractic’s office. 

Outside the Office

Outside the office, she loves spending time with her fiancé, as well as their dog and cats. She enjoys looking for antique stores to stop in.

McKenzie Turnage, CA
Molly Graham

Meet Molly Graham

Molly joined the Marathon Chiropractic team in November of 2023 as a billing specialist. She previously worked in a nursing home caring for patients. She really enjoys learning everything about chiropractic care, and seeing how it improves the lives of our patients.

Outside the Office

Outside of the office, Molly enjoys trying new foods, driving while listening to classic rock, and exploring new places.

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