Martina Spalding is a native Kentuckian who grew up in a chiropractic family. She graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic Technologists in October, 1985 with a certificate in Chiropractic Technology. Later, Martina continued her education at Elizabethtown State Vocational and Technical School. She graduated in June, 1995 with a certificate in Radiography. Martina passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination in March, 1996 and has been a member in good standing of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists since that date.
Martina performs and develops radiographic images utilizing the Onyx-Rad Computed Radiography system. She edits and displays the images for Doctor Darnell to review. She also conducts new patient interviews and assists Doctor Darnell with essential patient care.
Ruth Edlin is a licensed massage therapist, who graduated from the Natural Health Institute in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2006. She was nationally certified in therapeutic massage and body work by the NCBTMB in 2007, and obtained her Kentucky licensure in 2008. Ruth actively embraces all new massage techniques by her active involvement in continuing education.
Ruth's dedication to her profession, and her realization of the benefits of chiropractic care came as a result of serious illness, affecting her on a deeply personal level. As a child, Ruth was severely ill with uncompromising asthma. Hospitalized for long periods with no marked progress, she endured a tremendous struggle in countless ways. When she began receiving the excellent chiropractic care that Dr. Darnell was able to provide, she experienced dramatic improvement to her health and made a truly remarkable recovery. Ruth literally grew up with the practice, as her mother, Nancy, is Dr. Darnell's personal assistant and office manager, fulfilling every aspect of what is required of her to oversee the operation of a very busy chiropractic office.
When Ruth decided to make massage therapy her career, Dr. Darnell asked her to join the staff. Currently, Ruth administers specific trigger point therapy and multiple massage therapy techniques in conjunction with chiropractic, acupuncture and therapeutic exercise, competently addressing the individual needs of each of her patients.
As the doctor has expanded his practice to include traditional oriental medicine, Ruth is essential in that she is trained in the delivery of several techniques common to both sciences, and she plays a pivotal role in the professional development of Dr. Darnell's multidisciplinary approach to health care.