Meet the Chiropractor: About Dr. Rehl

Dr. Michael Rehl, a chiropractor and nutritionist based Walnut Creek, CA, who specializes in applied kinesiology
Dr. Michael Rehl, a chiropractor and nutritionist based Walnut Creek, CA, who specializes in applied kinesiology

Over the past 27 years, I have worked with thousands of patients. As a professional Applied Kinesiology doctor trained in various approaches, I help people overcome pain and resolve health issues by identifying and addressing the root causes of their problems. Patients have called me a “wizard,” a “magician,” and a “true healer.”

From Patient to Practitioner: My Healing Journey

Why did I choose to become a chiropractor? My own battle with back pain began in my late teens, and by my late twenties, I found myself dealing with persistent neck pain and stiffness. The situation worsened as I reached my early thirties, facing overwhelming fatigue and exhaustion on a daily basis. I searched for solutions, relying on coffee and exercise, only to find temporary relief or no improvement at all.

Each morning, I woke up to a world filled with pain and weariness. Frustratingly, my medical doctor couldn’t provide any answers despite my detailed descriptions of the symptoms I experienced. My lab results came back normal, and he had no guidance to offer.

Then, I discovered the potential of Applied Kinesiology and the hope it brought. Through muscle testing, an Applied Kinesiologist identified inflammation as the likely source of my pain and fatigue. Further examinations revealed that my consumption of wheat was the culprit. To delve deeper into my condition, cortisol level testing unveiled adrenal dysregulation, which explained my constant exhaustion.

Finally, I had found someone who sought to uncover the root causes of my ailments. It became clear to me that I needed a healthcare professional who possessed a deep understanding of physiology and was willing to explore underlying stressors, even when they weren’t evident in conventional medical tests.

Today, at the age of 57, I feel better than I did in my thirties, and I do not take prescription medication to manage my health. Although I still experience aches, I have found strategies for effective pain relief. Chiropractic, regular exercise, and proper supplementation has become a part of my routine, and my energy levels have significantly improved. I am now living a healthy life, all thanks to the transformative power of applied kinesiology.

Chiropractor Dr. Michael Rehl adjusting a chiropractic patient in his office in Walnut Creek,Contra Costa County, California
Chiropractor Dr. Michael Rehl adjusting a chiropractic patient in his office in Walnut Creek,Contra Costa County, California

More About Dr. Rehl

Dr. Rehl, an applied kinesiologist and chiropractor, provides compassionate care to patients in the Bay Area. With a deep understanding of the patient experience, Dr. Rehl approaches his work with warmth and honesty. His dedication to holistic chiropractic care is highly appreciated by his patients.

After graduating from Haverford College in 1989, Dr. Rehl taught middle school science before pursuing a career in healthcare. He obtained certification in massage and neuromuscular reprogramming from the Institute of Conscious Bodywork. Dr. Rehl then practiced massage therapy and taught Pilates while encountering the transformative power of Applied Kinesiology (AK) in 2000.

Inspired by immediate and profound results, Dr. Rehl delved into the study of AK, physiology, and nutrition. He attended various seminars and received training in Acupoint Integrative Testing and Nutrition Response Testing, techniques that utilize muscle testing to identify underlying health imbalances and effective nutritional protocols.

In 2004, Dr. Rehl enrolled at Life Chiropractic College West, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2008. His commitment to continuous learning led him to explore additional modalities such as Wholistic Methylation and Morphogenic Field Technique. These approaches allow him to delve deeper into disease mechanisms and offer comprehensive treatment.

Wholistic Methylation focuses on supporting genetic variations that may contribute to symptoms and imbalances. Dr. Rehl also uses labs to enhance his understanding of individual issues. Through specialized testing, he addresses adrenal dysregulation, hormonal imbalances, detoxification problems, essential nutrient deficiencies, and more.

Today, Dr. Rehl continues to expand his skills and knowledge to better serve his patients in Walnut Creek, employing a comprehensive and integrative approach to healthcare.