Dr Connie AmundsonComing from a background in theater, I realized early in my adulthood that pursuing your dreams in life depends upon optimum functioning of your instrument; that is, your body, mind, and spirit. The desire to help others lead fulfilling lives led me to a career in chiropractic, which has always included attention to three components of health: structure, chemistry, and mind/emotions. Ignoring one leg of this three-legged stool means that optimum well-being cannot be achieved.

My ideal patient is already proactive about healthful lifestyle practices, but is looking for help to address chronic pain, fatigue, stress, or weight issues which are preventing optimum wellness. I feel especially fortunate to help many performing artists and athletes who understand that their instrument deserves to be well-tuned. I have been serving such patients in the Seattle area for over 30 years, taking a personalized approach to each person’s needs and goals.

Using a holistic approach, I look for the underlying cause of patients’ problems, whether from injury or muscular deconditioning; chemical toxicity or nutritional deficiency; and/or stress-related issues. This approach is traditional in chiropractic, and it is essential for maintaining health in the 21st century.

The basis for my hands-on work is Network Spinal Analysis. Research shows that over time NSA patients achieve greater physical, mental, and social well-being. I also use Activator and SOT/SOT craniopathy techniques, as well as low level laser therapy and Rapid Release massage technology as complementary procedures to accelerate the body’s recovery from macro- or micro-trauma.

To analyze my patients’ chemical status (nutritional deficiencies and toxic load), I interpret laboratory tests results (blood, hair, urine, and stool) for what they indicate about their nutritional status, and make recommendations based upon that information. This takes the guess work out of diet and supplementation protocols. Follow-up testing documents progress and gives patients the assurance that they have optimized the chemical side of their health.

As a resident of Seattle, I take advantage of our many opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking, swimming, camping, and skiing as well as cultural activities such as movies, theater, and reading. I continue to indulge my theater background by writing plays, and a few years ago I took up a long-delayed dream of studying Norwegian and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington. During the autumn, my husband and I are enthusiastic fans of the UW women’s volleyball team.