Health Introduction


You Are Your Own Best Healer

At the Seattle office of Shepherd Family Chiropractic we strive to help you by restoring spinal balance. This aids the body in healing itself. A wide variety of health problems such as headaches, neck pain, sciatica, allergies, jaw disorders, joint pain, earaches, colic and low back pain can stem from spinal imbalance and dysfunction of the spinal joints and nervous system.  Everyday living, stress and old injuries can cause vertebrae to lose their proper position or motion. This dysfunction can irritate your nervous system, causing pain and nerve interference throughout the body. Through gentle, but effective adjustments by a Chiropractor, your body is given the chance to do what it does best: heal itself!


Our Approach


Caring for the Whole Person

As your Chiropractor we won’t treat your symptoms. Instead, we’ll find the underlying cause of your problem and revive your ability to self-heal. Then, your body can work as designed.


New Patients

If you are visiting the Seattle office for the first time, please visit our New Patients section to learn how you can be best prepared for your first visit.


State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Technology



sEMG stands for surface electromyography. sEMG exams measure muscle tension, the amount of electrical activity in muscles when they contract. An sEMG exam is similar to an EKG exam, which measures heart activity. Just as an EKG can help determine the health of your heart, the MyoVision test results provide important physiological information which can help your chiropractor determine the proper course of care. MyoVision exams can also help your doctor measure your response to care, document your health more effectively, and track your progress over time.



The MyoVision exam is non-invasive and does not cause pain or irritation. This makes it safe for infants, children, pregnant women, and seniors. It simply requires the placement of scanning instruments against the skin. The test itself only takes a few minutes.


Activator Method Chiropractic Technique


Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments reduce vertebral subluxations. By gentle, but precise Chiropractic adjustments, vertebral subluxations are reduced, restoring neurological integrity and giving your body the chance to self-heal.


Learn More About the Activator

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on patients of all ages since the late 1960’s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns.

Incorporating the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations, this unique system of administering spinal adjustments using research-based analysis and the Activator Adjusting Instrument can help restore spinal balance safely and comfortably.

Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator Method has grown to become the world’s most widely-used instrument adjusting chiropractic technique.


Children and Chiropractic Care


Care for the Whole Family

Patients of all ages can enjoy the benefits of an Activator adjustment. The technique is especially helpful for children who sometimes have trouble lying still. The Activator adjustment is so quick and comfortable, children often look forward to their next visit!

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  • Office Hours

    • Monday - Thursday
      9am - 1pm
      3pm - 6pm
    • Friday - Sunday

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