Kimberley Chiropractic and Custom Orthotics changes hands

Dr. Kathy Murphy hands over the reins of her Kimberley chiropractic practice to Dr. Brian Miller

by Lisa Crane
two women and a man

Paula Thomas, chiropractic office assistant, with Dr. Kathy Murphy and Dr. Brian Miller at Kimberley Chiropractic. — Lisa Crane photo

Dr. Kathy Murphy began practising as a chiropractor at Kimberley Chiropractic and Custom Orthotics in Kimberley more than 30 years ago. Her husband, Dr. Phil Lyall, began practising with her, but left the business in 2006 when he opted to become a locum practitioner.

2012 now looks a lot different to Murphy, as she has just sold Kimberley Chiropractic to Dr. Brian Miller, who has a great love and passion for the mountains.

“Retirement is very exciting,” said Murphy. “I see it as more of a change of pace and a transaction to embrace new opportunities and passions that I have. It is difficult to close this chapter of my life, but, really, change is the only constant in our lives, so I am looking forward to the opportunities it will bring.”

A highlight in Murphy's career has been helping many patients with their quality of life. She has developed some wonderful and rewarding relationships. She would like to thank the people of Kimberley for giving her the opportunity to serve them, and for making the past 30 years so fulfilling and rewarding.

“I feel very confident handing over my practice to Dr. Miller,” said Murphy. “We are very similar in our methods and approach to practice, and I feel patients will be very happy and satisfied in continuing their chiropractic care with him.”

Miller, who is originally from Okotoks, is excited to continue to work in the Rockies. He has been living in Cranbrook for more than two years and has a clinic, Peak Potential, there.

“I truly love the mountains,” said Miller, "and the move to the East Kootenay just made sense for my family's lifestyle."

Miller officially took over Murphy's practice in January 2012, and is working with Murphy for over a month to get the feel of the practice.

“I feel very optimistic about the future here in Kimberley,” said Miller. "People here seem to take an active part in their health and wellness. I look forward to helping people get the most out of life.”

Miller is looking forward to meeting all his patients in Kimberley and continuing his work in Cranbrook for two days per week.

“Kimberley has the small-town feeling I grew up with in Okotoks,” said Miller. “Back then, Okotoks was about four to five thousand people.”

Miller said he is excited about introducing his Peak Potential Prediction Runs to Kimberley.

“I ran them last year in Cranbrook, and they were very well received in the community,” he said. “I hope they will be equally well received here when I start them up in May.”

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