By Dana Delgado
When Dr. Lynn Emmett Calhoun’s chiropractic practice went up in flames in March in Cedar Park, the veteran chiropractor decided to move his business closer to home in Liberty Hill.
The move would provide more time with the family as well as allow greater time with his beloved horses. Furthermore, it would give Calhoun an opportunity to become more involved in the Liberty Hill community, which he is truly excited about. He is already involved with Fellowship Church where his wife Amy who works for Dell, is the music director. The couple also operates a horseback riding business, Amy’s Horses.
The need to relocate the business came totally unexpected. A suspicious fire gutted the building housing his Cedar Park practice on March 16. Some equipment was salvaged, but the building was a total loss.
After much reflection, the native New Yorker reached his decision knowing that relocating to Liberty Hill made all the sense in the world.
“Through prayer, Amy and I decided that God was closing one door and moving us through another door in Liberty Hill,” Calhoun said.
In early May, he opened his practice, Calhoun Chiropractic at 13740 W. Hwy 29, Suite 1 in Liberty Hill. He is leasing office space from Dr. Mariska Visser, proprietor of San Gabriel Family Chiropractic. The two met through their shared interests in horses.
“I’m extremely excited about being in Liberty Hill,” Calhoun said. “It’s a great place to live. The people here are fantastic and we hope to be a real asset to the community. My mission is to serve God by helping his community maximize the possibilities of life through health.”
Calhoun has been in private practice for 30 years including 14 years in Texas and the balance in upstate New York. He is licensed by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners as well as by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners from Texas, New York and Virginia.
He grew up on a farm as the youngest of 11 in New York with a great “healing” role model, his mother Florice who was a nurse.
“She was a great mother,” he said. “Her values, her love, her work ethic and kindness and generosity really affected me. She along with motivational speaker and writer Zig Zigler who was a client of mine, were among my mentors.”
He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 1984 from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa after graduating from Syracuse University in 1981 where he was a Pre-Med and Engineering Major. He holds a host of certifications including Sports Chiropractic Certification, Personal Injury Case Certification, Nutritional Counseling Certification and Erchonia Cold Laser Certification. In addition, Calhoun was certified by the Parker College of Chiropractic Applied Physical Therapy and is an American Red Cross Protect Your Back Instructor.
“As an experienced chiropractor, I am committed to providing quality care that you need at an affordable rate,” said Calhoun. “I promote spinal and joint adjustments, nutrition, exercise and a healthy lifestyle for my patients. I believe that wellness begins when your body, mind and soul are in balance and working together.”
Calhoun is a Gonstead Full Spine and Extremity Specialist using the Gonstead Advanced Technique as well as other state-of-the-art chiropractic analysis and treatments. His approach coupled with 30 years of experience is what has patients coming from all over Texas to see him.
“I use a whole person approach when taking care of my patients. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, I am able to accelerate one’s journey to good health by helping them to regain loss function and help decrease their musculoskeletal pain,” he said.
Besides his practice, Dr. Calhoun has been involved in a variety of activities supporting schools. He is the present Head Lacrosse Coach of Gateway College Prep School in Georgetown and is active in the Tai Chi Society of Austin.
He also has served as the Head Coach of the boys Lacrosse teams at Vista Ridge High School (2008-11), Leander High School (2003-08), and Cedar Park High School (2003-08) and was assistant lacrosse coach at Southwestern University (2003-05). Dr. Calhoun was also named Head Coach of the Year in 2009 by the Texas High School Lacrosse League Central Division II (2009) and was the Vista Ridge HS Trainer for Chiropractic needs (2008-11).
It was while attending high school in New York, that Calhoun became interested in lacrosse. He competed in a number of sports including lacrosse, football and skiing. So talented in lacrosse, he went on to play at Syracuse University.
Once following an athletic injury, he was taken to a chiropractor by his older sister. The doctor not only aligned his neck and back, but relieved him of a lifelong battle with migraine headaches that had kept him bedridden for weeks.
“It was at that point that I knew my calling in life,” said Calhoun.
Calhoun says the benefits from regular chiropractic care are numerous including less chronic back pain, reduced neck, shoulder and joint pain, fewer headaches, a more mobile and flexible spine, increased energy, concentration and improved athletic performance.
Calhoun Chiropractic is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional information visit www.calhounchirocare.com.