Dr. Anthony Arreola, D.C.
Dr. Anthony Arreola is a National Board Certified and Washington State Licensed Chiropractor. He is the owner and primary practitioner of Chirobody, a Chiropractic practice located in Everett, Washington. Dr. Arreola is the primary doctor for the Washington State Open Bodybuilding, Figure, and Fitness Competition and writes a health article for NW Fitness Magazine.
Dr. Arreola grew up in Black Diamond, Washington. He is an alumni of Tahoma High School. He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California, where he earned a Doctorate in Chiropractic. While at Palmer, he was a part of the Palmer College Sports Council, and had the opportunity to provide on field chiropractic services to athletes from San Jose State Rugby. As part of this group, he also provided services to the youth of Pop Warner Football and professional volleyball players and mountain bicyclists. He served his internship and preceptorship in California.
Dr. Arreola is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. He holds other NASM certificates in neuromuscular stretching and cardiorespiratory training for sports performance. He is part of the Health and Professional Network Working with Young Athletes.
Dr. Arreola has a diverse background in the health profession. He has experience writing successful diet plans for many types of people. He has not only been a competitive bodybuilder, but has also trained bodybuilders and figure competitors. He has worked as a personal trainer as well. The combined experience he has gained in this wide variety of health related professions have led him to his ultimate goal of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. His goal, as a Chiropractor, is to inspire, educate and support patients in their pursuit of total wellness.
Dr. Stephanie Smith, D.C.
Dr. Stephanie Smith is a chiropractor that brings health, happiness and wellness to families of the greater Seattle area. She has always had a passion for helping people achieve optimal health through natural and conservative management. Dr. Stephanie completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic West (San Jose, CA) with a special interest in pediatric chiropractic. While attending Palmer West Dr. Stephanie completed her clinical internship with renowned pediatric chiropractor Dr. Peter Fysh, D.C., F.I.C.C.P., at his private practice in Sunnyvale, CA.
Dr. Stephanie has completed over 2 years of post-graduate education from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). ICPA certified doctors are trained in specialized care necessary to identify and properly care for a variety of discomforts and dysfunctions affecting children.
While treating infants and children, Dr. Stephanie uses a style different from that of adults. This approach ensures adjustments are safe, gentle and effective. The amount of pressure used on an infant can be compared to the amount of finger pressure it would take to dimple a tomato. Throughout all of the exciting stages of childhood, infants and children should be checked regularly by a chiropractor.
Dr. Stephanie also specializes in the treatment of pregnant mothers. She is certified in the Webster Technique, which is a diversified adjustment technique that allows for optimal pelvic function and relief of musculoskeletal symptoms throughout the pregnancy. There are numerous changes that occur in a woman’s body while she is pregnant. Not only for the health and comfort of the expecting mother’s body, but the development of the baby, it’s an important time to be under chiropractic care.
Dr. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native, growing up in Lake Tapps, WA. She attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. She would be honored to assist you and your family in achieving your health care goals.
Dr. Jacob Waller, D.C.
Dr. Jacob Waller is a chiropractor with a passion for understanding the human body, how it moves, and how our modern society is forcing us to use our bodies in an unnatural way. By understanding how our body is designed to work, we can more accurately determine what is causing your pain and what steps to take to get you back to being active and pain free as quickly as possible.
In the office, Dr. Waller’s passion is helping patients understand the root cause of their pain and helping them not only get relief from that pain, but also leaving the office with a variety of tools to help prevent the pain from returning. In addition to the adjustment, an average office visit will include some combination of stretching, massage, and exercises to address both the spine as well as the supporting soft tissues.
Outside of the office, he has a passion for the outdoors and loves hiking, camping, and fly fishing alpine lakes. He is a Pacific Northwest native and has lived in the Bothell/Mill Creek area for over 10 years with his wife and two sons.
Dr. Waller graduated from the University of Washington (Go Huskies!!) before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose where he graduated magna cum laude. During chiropractic school Dr. Waller was a student teacher, a member of the Sports Council, and spent much of his elective time taking additional classes on sports and rehab. During his time with the sports council he worked onsite treating a variety of athletes including runners, bicyclists, swimmers, and triathletes.
Initial Exam and Consultation
-A complete and comprehensive 30 minute exam is initiated.
-Discussion of any symptoms, injuries, health issues, or wellness goals you may have.
-A variety of tests will be performed to ensure a proper diagnosis.
Follow Up Appointment
Our doctors will review their findings and present a treatment plan with you based on those findings.
They will also be able to answer any additional questions you may have about Chiropractic care.
What to Expect After an Adjustment
-Relief. Many patients experience immediate relief from pain or discomfort, and others take a few treatments to experience this relief. Many Chiropractic patients describe their feeling after being adjusted as “warm,” “loose,” or “relaxed.”
-Patients may experience soreness after the initial week of treatment due to the body adjusting to the correct spinal alignment. It is similar to exercise. If you start up a new regimen, you are typically sore after the first week of training.
Returning to Activity
During the healing phase of treatment, your body is more vulnerable to injury, so its best to take it easy until your doctor has given the go ahead to get back to you activities of daily living. Often when patients leave the office after an adjustment, they feel wonderful and forget about the injury which has been bothering them for months to years. This wonderful feeling may give you the false feeling you are healed and you may go back to risky activities. This may only to lead to worsening of symptoms or further injury. After your chiropractic treatment, it is very important you follow your doctors advice because his number one goal is to get you healthy without the constraints of pain.
Soreness After Your Treatment
Soreness is completely normal after a chiropractic adjustment. The soreness is due to the light stretch placed on the joint and the new corrected juxtaposition of the joint. The soreness felt is analogous to the feeling you get after you haven’t exercised for an extended period of time. If your joint is malpositioned (a subluxation), the body has to readapt to the corrected position. The feeling of soreness is typically not due to damage but rather the nervous system learning the joint’s new position in relation to your body. Typically, after a few adjustments by your chiropractor, most patients do not feel any soreness or discomfort, similar to when you are in a consistent exercise regimen and no longer feel the soreness because of adaptation. If you are concerned about your condition contact Chirobody as soon as possible.
Primary Services Offered at Chirobody Include:
Treatment of spinal or muscular dysfunctions causing pain or discomfort, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Knee Pain, Joint Pain, Jaw Pain, Clicking, or Locking (TMJ), Scoliosis, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel, Headaches, Chiropractic Maintenance and Wellness Care, Rehabilitation, Specialized Care for Athletes, Pediatric Care and Pre/Post Natal Care
Chiropractic Care & Maintenance
The primary services Chirobody provides to patients are chiropractic care and management. Dr. Arreola uses the most up to date techniques of chiropractic adjusting and can tailor his adjusting techniques to meet individual needs. He often uses multiple varieties of soft tissue techniques in his practice. New patients will be evaluated during their initial exam for various spinal dysfunctions, injuries, imbalances, or other health concerns. Each patient has an individualized care plan to increase spinal and muscular functionality, maintain a healthy nervous system, increase quality of life, or to meet a variety of other specific wellness goals.
Rehabilitation services are offered to patients that have had an injury. Specific techniques are used to increase function to the body, increase muscle strength, and return the patient to normal activities of daily living. These techniques consist of exercise, stretching, and soft tissue work. Patients learn how to be proactive in protecting themselves from further injuries.
Specialized Care for Athletes of All Types
Chirobody specializes in treating various types of athletes. For bodybuilders, figure competitors, and strong man competitors, Dr. Arreola writes specialized diets, provides Chiropractic adjustments to increase movement and functionality of muscles, and advises on proper technique to avoid injury. Dr Arreola also provides similar specialized services for athletes in other areas, depending on their specific needs.
When it comes to the adjustment of an infant, it is very different than an adjustment of an adult that usually results in a “popping” sound. Instead, infants receive a light and gentle pressure to restore alignment and remove stress from the body. The pressure used on an infant can be compared to causing a tomato to dimple with a fingertip.
Pediatric care begins when the child is still in the womb with the mom getting checked for pelvic imbalances throughout her pregnancy by a chiropractor. This is a simple beginning to a child’s road to a healthy life. Throughout the developmental changes of childhood, children often experience many different stressors, whether it’s chemical, physical or emotional. Before the age of two, infants will experience hundreds of falls as they learn to sit, crawl and eventually walk. Having a child’s spine checked for alignment throughout every milestone is important to promote growth and development.
Pre and Post Natal Care
Expecting mothers, break the rules to a better birth. Optimize your comfort and be in control of your body and well-being throughout your journey to becoming a mother. Prepare and nurture your body along the wonderful path to motherhood. Seek care that’s specialized to your body and your needs. Musculoskeletal complaints of low back pain, mid back and neck tightness are all common complaints for pregnant mothers. A conservative approach, like chiropractic care can provide relief and give great comfort to the mother and child.