Chiropractor Seattle WA
Welcome to Chiro 1st located in Seattle. Chiropractic is one of the most amazing healthcare professions, but very few people understand what it's all about. This article is here to help you gain a basic understanding of how our Seattle chiropractors can help you and your family.
Michael Pirak D.C.
Dr. Michael Pirak, D.C. moved to Seattle in 2016 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus. He came to chiropractic later in life after studying acupuncture and working as an ophthalmic and surgical technician.
Dr. Michael was born in Oklahoma, but raised in Orlando, Florida. He attended the University of Central Florida where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Dr. Michael was highly involved in student government while in college, running UCF's LGBTQ+ student union and forming the first such student organization at Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Outside of work, Dr. Michael is an avid theatre, symphony and concert goer. He and his husband moved to Seattle to be near his husband's family, with whom they try to spend as much time as possible.
Dr. Michael has practiced on Capitol Hill for most of his career. The pandemic forced him to other areas for a couple of years, but he is very happy to be back!
Kerry O'Neill D.C.
At Chiro 1st, Seattle chiropractor Dr. Kerry O’Neill uses advanced chiropractic techniques and the latest equipment to relieve patients' neck and back pain. Helping patients recover from and manage organic and systemic health problems is at the heart of what we do. Dr's retired as of 2022.
Seattle chiropractor Dr. Kerry O’Neill is a Seattle native who completed his general studies at Western Washington University in 1987 and pre-med courses at the University of Washington. He graduated from Palmer Chiropractic University in 1993 after residency and immediately began private practice.
Since that time, this Seattle chiropractor has worked with complementary practitioners in the Seattle and Capitol Hill area to build strong neighborhoods, promote healthful lifestyles and share his knowledge and expertise with the community. His goal is to offer the best in chiropractic care and to provide his clients with the information they need to take control of their health.
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Chiro 1st - Seattle
Chiropractic care is the practice of using spinal alignment to alleviate a wide variety of physical ailments, including muscle strain, neck pain, chronic back pain, and more. This is accomplished by adjusting the position of the spinal column to its proper shape, providing a non-invasive solution for pain relief.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?
Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.
Leave The Pain Behind
What Kind of Training Does a Chiropractor Have?
Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.
Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor.
They learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.
At Chiro 1st - Seattle our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will help to design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you.
Begin Your Journey To Better Health
The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.
D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.