Sunday, June 24, 2012
NW Sports Rehab enters the scene
A new neighborhood chiropractic clinic with a special emphasis on rehabilitation, exercise, nutrition and soft-tissue work, will open its doors for business on Monday. NW Sports Rehab, which is an offshoot of an existing 16-year-old clinic based in Federal Way, held an open house on Saturday to introduce the staff and let neighbors see the new configuration of what for many years was Spa del Lago. The wall-length water feature remains, but the space has been updated and the treatment rooms expanded.
Dr. Jim Kurtz, who along with his wife, Dr. Ming Ming Su-Brown, owns the clinic, tells us that his experience convinced him that the general public could benefit from the same kind of comprehensive approach to combining chiropractic, physical therapy, and soft tissue work that is successful in treating professional athletes. He has an extensive background working with Olympic and college athletes, as well as with the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders and many other amateur and professional sports programs. "I really believe that whether you are a housewife, or an office worker, or a competitive masters athlete, or a recreational golfer, old or young, you can learn to take an active role in your health and to do a little bit to make a difference in how you feel," he told us.
Kurtz notes that there are studies showing what minimum levels of strength, flexibility, endurance and balance are needed to achieve normal function in all areas on one's body. "If you don't have that then you are going to have joint alignment issues, disc problems, tendinitis, knee pain, tennis elbow, chronic neck, and shoulder pain, etc. That's our philosophy in a nutshell."
[Photo of staff courtesy of NW Sports Rehab.]