Dr. Jill Ghormley

Dr. Ghormley is a physician specializing in physical medicine

Meet Dr. Ghormley

Dr. Jill Ghormley, a graduate of Bastyr University, is the first licensed deaf Naturopathic physician in the United States and is a coalition leader for medical aid in developing nations worldwide.

Dr. Ghormley proudly embraces all aspects of medicine and stands ready to use the necessary modalities that best suit her patients. Her vested interest in is in supporting the patient’s vitality. She investigates how a patient’s brain communicates with the body and uses that insight to re-educate the brain and body to work in harmony.

As a child, Dr. Ghormley was misdiagnosed by a number of doctors before her family discovered her deafness at age four. Through this experience she developed a fascination with medicine and a desire to understand how the body works. Today, her deafness serves as an incredible asset to her abilities as a physician. It really is true that the loss of one sense enhances the other senses. In addition to her extraordinary lip reading skills and fluent speaking ability, Dr. Ghormley is exceptionally attuned to her patients’ visual cues, olfactory cues (smell), and energetic cues.

While Dr. Ghormley is trained in and loves doing primary care for all age groups, she specializes in physical medicine, which encompasses pelvic floor rehabilitation for both men and women, head and neck trauma, neurological delayed development and neurological deficits caused by trauma or brain injuries, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and maxillofacial rehabilitation (TMJ, facial neuralgia, sinus congestion, Eustachian tube congestion).

Dr. Ghormley completed a year and half residency specializing in chiropractic and osteopathic techniques as well as naturopathic modalities and has extensive knowledge and experience in sacral occipital technique, visceral manipulation, spinal and extremities manipulation, hydrotherapy, physical therapy rehabilitation, applied kinesiology, acutonics, cranial osteopathy, and muscle energy stretching – to name a few. Under the physical medicine umbrella, Dr. Ghormley also does injection therapy, IV therapy, and minor surgery and works within the fields of neurology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, dermatology, musculoskeletal systems, and environmental medicine.

Dr. Ghormley is currently an adjunct professor at Bastyr University and was adjunct professor at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Her passion for international medicine has led her to do volunteer medical work in DR Congo, Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. She plans to continue her work in developing countries and teach the power of self-reliance and self-healing both in the US and abroad.

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