Meet the Doctors
Dr. Matthew Pyhala was raised on the Kenai Peninsula. As a lifelong Alaskan he appreciates the importance of staying active to maintain health. Dr. Pyhala is an avid outdoors enthusiast. Whether he’s hiking Skyline or paddling in Kachemak Bay, Dr. Pyhala knows the difference between compromised and peak performance. Through the application of chiropractic principles, Dr. Pyhala helps his patients achieve the highest level of health and performance.
Dr. Pyhala began practicing chiropractic in 2002. Dr. Pyhala offers the most advanced and beneficial integrative health care to his patients. Chiropractic health care alone is critical for optimizing health and function. Even higher levels are possible when combined with low level laser therapy (3LT) and nutrition. Dr. Pyhala uses the gold standard, Erchonia, low level lasers in his practice to improve outcomes and increase effectiveness of his treatment. The laser is the same as used by elite and professional athletes around the globe. The application of laser therapy can mean the difference between making the podium or suffering an injury and not competing. Likewise, it can be the difference of normal function or chronic pain. Laser therapy is applicable for recovery or treatment of most conditions.
Dr. Pyhala is continually looking for something more to offer patients to give them an edge in daily life and competition alike. His passion to promote optimal health and wellness is what excites him about the role of chiropractic care in the spectrum of options for healthcare. Through chiropractic health our innate healing ability is optimized.
Dr. Laura Huling began her undergraduate education at the University of Northern Iowa, where she earned a B.A. in Biology. While attending UNI, she was also very active in music including UNI Jazz Band and Panther Marching Band. While in her senior year at UNI, Dr. Laura discovered the intriguing field of chiropractic! She applied and was accepted to the esteemed Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
While completing her studies at Palmer, Dr. Laura was honored to earn a spot on the Dean’s List each trimester as well as serve as a Radiology Intern. She also developed a strong interest in low force techniques; completing elective courses in Activator Methods, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Thompson Technique, and Cox Flexion-Distraction. Dr. Laura graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015. From there, she and her husband made the move to Soldotna, Alaska.
During her free time, Dr. Laura enjoys hunting, fishing, archery, and preserving her hunting and gathering bounty. She also has an interest in taxidermy and crafting fine fur garments. She enjoys practicing her hobbies with her husband, Tyson, and their two dogs, Ace and Zeus.
Dr. Laura prides herself on thorough, evidence-based chiropractic care. She considers her patients to be her friends, and values all of her practice members. If you are looking for a practitioner who will strive to uncover the root of your health issues and get you back to feeling your best, Dr. Laura would love to chat with you about how she can help you reach your health goals.