Dr. Douglass Toth is a Sonoma County native, born and raised. He grew up in Healdsburg on his family’s vineyard and winery where he developed his love of the outdoors and all the things that make wine country special. He is an SCDS and Cardinal Newman Alumni.
From there his journey led to a strong interest in health and psychology and fell in love with the human body and mind. He felt inspired by what the body is capable of doing and how the mind plays such an integrated role in the capacity for healing, and expanding our human potential. He felt powerfully drawn to investigate and explore how movement and structure relate to performance in everyday life and focused his undergraduate studies in biology, physiology and kinesiology.
This lead to a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Science and a deep calling to explore yoga. In his youth he enjoyed playing tennis, he became an expert downhill snow skier, played soccer, ran for the track team, wrestled in high school, trained in Taekwondo and Jiu-jitsu, was an avid trail runner, cycled the Sonoma County backroads, surfed all up and down the California coast and Costa Rica, but always felt unfulfilled by temporary accomplishments in sports. Keeping up with getting better at a sport was engaging and fun but ultimately never really improved his experience of his life or his body on a deep level. Yoga was not just a physically demanding exercise but a powerful practice of understanding the body, exploring movement and releasing limitations. It gave him an opportunity to move beyond some of the ambition of competitive sports and cultivate a more satisfying focus on mindfulness, integration of strength and flexibility and lifelong health. While going through chiropractic school he earned his 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification with David Moreno in Berkeley CA.
Through all of his studies and interests Dr. Toth ignited a true passion to help people develop a relationship of health and wellness with their bodies. He has gained expertise in nutrition, exercise, and mental centering, as well as posture and ergonomics. Together Dr. Toth partners with his patients to develop a unique approach to resolving their pain and helping patients see what there is to learn about their body as they get better. This relationship of wellness with the body helps prevent future issues and empowers patients to be proactive in their health.
Dr. Toth earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Science before completing his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco Bay Area, graduating Suma Cum Laude. He also completed postgraduate training and certification with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is certified in the Webster technique.
Every year Dr. Toth holds a fundraiser for a local organization in need. Over the last few years he has raised money for CHOPS Teen Center in Santa Rosa and the Boys and Girls Club, and he holds regular food drives for the Redwood Empire Food Bank. The office has participated in the Human Race and tries to get involved with at least one other race every year as well. He has also volunteered his services as a chiropractor in El Salvador and India for communities in need.
ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Dr. Toth has memberships with the American Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association, the Foundation For Chiropractic Progress, and he is the immediate past president for the North Bay District of the California Chiropractic Association. In 2013 and 2014 he had the honor of serving as the Sonoma County Key Doctor at the Sacramento State Capitol Legislative Conference. He is also a member of the Yoga Alliance and is a past president of the Business Networking International group in Santa Rosa. He firmly believes in the advancement of community thru the development of professional ethics and standards in professional organizations.
In 2011 he met his amazing wife, Felice, and they were married a year and a half later at the house where he grew up in Healdsburg. Felice is from Austin Texas but moved to the Bay Area to earn a Masters degree in Psychology. She has since worked in private practice and also in the Psychiatric Emergency Department at CCRMC. Currently she is the Insurance and Bookkeeping Manager at Toth Chiropractic. They had a little boy named Maxwell in 2015 who is an amazing blessing their lives!