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Happy Spring!


It’s finally here!  With the warmer temperatures and longer days, we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about some news and updated happenings here in the office.

Exciting news first! The three of us (Dr. Ellison, Shannon and Aleah) are doing excellent.  We just got back from Cal-Jam, a conference in southern California at the end of February. We learned a ton of awesome information from some of the world’s brightest and best educators about chiropractic, health and wellness, and critical issues that are affecting the health of our entire planet. The experience of being there is unlike any other, and we leave feeling more inspired and on purpose about helping our community thrive.

After being away on medical leave for nearly two months, we are pleased to announce that Christine White, LMP, CCST is back!!!   Christine provides massage therapy, with a specific focus on cranio-sacral therapy and fascial work.  She is here Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings and afternoons, and Friday mornings.

Our new acupuncturist, Kathryn Tooker, started with us in October of 2016. She is in network with most insurance companies, including:   Regence, Premera, Lifewise, Aetna, First Choice, Cigna, Kaiser PPO plans, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, as well as insurance claims for motor vehicle accidents.  Kathryn provides acupuncture on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesdays.  If you are interested in learning more about her and her practice, or would like to schedule a session with her, please visit her website tookeracupuncture.com , or call (206) 518-7631.

Shirley Pasley, one of the massage therapists, who has been with us for nearly seven years, is no longer going to be practicing in our office.  Her last day of care at Always Chiropractic will be Friday April 14th. We wish her all the best with this next chapter of her life.  If you need to reach her for any reason, please call (206) 229-9194.

In addition to acupuncture and massage, we have several other wellness partners that provide care in our clinic and help us help serve our community.

Dr. Jamie Johnson, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with individuals, couples and families.  She specializes in trauma, anxiety and life transitions.  She incorporates existential, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches to the care she provides to her clients.  If you are interested in learning more, or would like to speak with Dr. Johnson directly, please call (206) 388-8436.

Congruence Health is the psychotherapy practice of Fred Ingham, MA, LMHCA, CSAT-Candidate. Congruence is allied with other therapists and coaches who share a common focus on helping individuals and families recover from the damage caused by compulsive sexual behavior.  For more information, you may visit his website www.congruencehealth.com, or call (206) 403-5062.

Jodi Augustine MS, RDN is a registered dietician who works on Saturdays.  She specializes in chronic illnesses, healthy digestion, eating disorders, weight loss, cancer, and pre/post-natal nutrition.  To learn more about Jodi and her practice you can visit her website at www.raincitynutrition.com .

With Spring upon us, now is a great time to look at upping the ante with your diet and nutrition. If you’re in a spot where you want to make some solid changes to your nutrition and food habits, the Standard Process 21 Day Purification Program is a fantastic place to start.  Know you want to make some changes, but don’t know where to start? We are here to help answer any questions you may have, and can schedule time to do a longer evaluation if you have more specific concerns or goals you’d like to address.

Be on the look out!! We will be sending out invitations for our annual patient appreciation BBQ that will be happening late spring/early summer. This is always a fun and exciting event, where we cater in food, sip tasty beverages, and socialize and appreciate all of the wonderful people that come here for care (i.e. YOU!!).  The weather will be nice and warm, and we’ll have the patio doors open for everyone to enjoy the sun and sights of Lake Union.

As a reminder, we host weekly wellness workshops that address the areas that people most commonly have questions about, such as posture and body mechanics, exercise, nutrition and stress management. They are typically on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. Please let us know if you, or a guest, are interested in attending and we can let you know when the next one is being held! 

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