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BELLTOWN SPINE & WELLNESS SERVICES 

Belltown Spine & Wellness is an integrated health and wellness center that has helped thousands of people over the past 25 years regain their health and vitality in the greater Seattle area. Services, which include chiropractic, spinal rehabilitation, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine and medical weight-loss are customized and targeted for each individual's health goals.  

Dr. Scott Mindel, Seattle chiropractor and owner of Belltown Spine & Wellness, created the signature 4-step program that is specifically designed to help patients recover from chronic neck and back pain conditions along with using the latest rehabilitation techniques available today.

 
Corrective Chiropractic Care
Belltown Spine & Wellness practices the state-of-the-art Corrective Biophysics Technique using Mirror Image exercise, adjusting and postural traction to correct the spine, and posture deviations back towards normal alignment and balance. Founder, Dr. Scott Mindel's 4-step Method has helped his patients restore overall health for over two decades in Seattle.
Massage Therapy
Belltown Spine & Wellness offers different types of massage to best suit individual client needs and preferences, including deep tissue, Swedish, and Manual Ligament Therapy, sports massage, lymphatic drainage, Healing Touch, trigger point therapy, reflexology, craniosacral, intra-oral, and pre-natal massage.
Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture
Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the body, mind, spirit, and emotions in the quest for optimal health and wellness do one can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life. Naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and chiropractors target the root cause of an issue as opposed to simply reducing or managing symptoms.
Weight Loss and Wellness
Belltown Weightloss & Wellness is a physician supervised 4-phase weight loss and complete lifestyle program. Your coach will help you lose weight, reach your ideal weight goal, and educate you on exactly what to eat to maintain your new weight and improved health to help you keep off the weight and continue living a healthier life.
 
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BELLTOWN SPINE & WELLNESS TEAM

 

Dr. Scott Mindel - Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Nolan Deatherage - Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Julie Sutton - Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist

Jo Ann Coker - Licensed Massage Practitioner

Jo Ann Coker

Licensed Massage Practitioner

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HeadSmart Labs, a Healy Ventures LLC company, announced yesterday preliminary findings from its pilot study on football helmet inflation. The study indicated a

widespread air leak issue in which Riddell brand air-bladder equipped helmets were unable to sustain inflated air pressure, which could potentially pose an increased risk of concussion to athletes who wear the helmets while participating in football.

HeadSmart Labs was founded to develop new approaches, testing devices, and products that will aid in the prevention of head and neck injuries sustained by athletes who wear helmets during collision sports such as American football.

In the course of conducting testing to determine the optimum air pressure for inflation of air bladders in football helmets to best reduce the transfer of impacts through the helmet, it was discovered that a significant number of helmets were unable to sustain inflated air pressure. The cause of the loss in air pressure was mainly attributed to leaky air valves on the helmets. HeadSmart Labs employed a standard, simple test to determine the source of an air leak: a mild solution of dishwashing liquid soap and water sprayed on the valves shortly after inflating the helmet to detect if air bubbles formed on the inflation valve.

"We have tested over 100 air-bladder equipped football helmets from Rawlings, Riddell, and Schutt at the collegiate and high school level, which included recently reconditioned as well as brand new, never worn helmets," said Thomas Healy, founder of HeadSmart Labs, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Mechanical Engineering graduate student, and NCAA student-athlete playing for the CMU Tartans football team. "We were alarmed to see that when a helmet failed to hold air pressure, in most instances it was directly caused by the valves on the helmet leaking. After several minutes or hours, many helmets had lost significant amounts of air."

During testing, helmets were initially inflated and then set aside to allow the air bladders to expand and equalize for at least 10 minutes. The lab then inflated all of the air bladders to 5PSI. From there, researchers let the helmets sit for at least 30 minutes before rechecking the air pressure to determine the inflation level of each of the helmet's pads.

HeadSmart Labs found that more than half of the Riddell brand helmets tested began leaking air at a significant rate once they were inflated, while only a limited number of Schutt and Rawlings helmets experienced air leak issues.

"This is extremely concerning. We had hoped to conduct further testing but we have found that teams are no longer willing to let us test their helmets because if we find that their helmets have an issue, they do not have an effective way to fix them," said Healy.

HeadSmart Labs was initially conducting testing on helmets to determine how inflation affects the dampening of impacts in helmets. From this, they found that helmet inflation alone can reduce the transfer of impacts through the helmet to the head by as much as 30 percent.

"By using National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) style testing, we have seen that by simply inflating the helmet, we can significantly lessen impacts to the head," Healy said. "Many football helmets worn by players today, from Pop Warner to the NFL, are already air-bladder equipped but the technology needs to work correctly and be utilized to be effective."

Regardless of helmet brand, Healy recommends either players, parents, and/or coaches check the air pressure in helmets each time it is being used. To help identify if inflation valves are the source of leaks, HeadSmart Labs suggests:

>>Place helmet on player's head and inflate it per manufacturer's suggestions.

>>Once inflated to a snug fit, and while on player's head, take a mixture of mild soap and water and drip some over each of the valves on the helmet. If the solution bubbles up then the valve is leaking air.

>>Helmets can also leak air though the air pads, so it is important to monitor inflation pressures and make sure the helmet remains properly inflated.

If it is discovered that a player's helmet is unable to adequately maintain air pressure, HeadSmart Labs recommends the issue be brought to the attention of the helmet manufacturer, team equipment manager, and/or coaching staff for appropriate resolution. HeadSmart Labs has filed a report of the preliminary findings with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for further investigation.

Source: HeadSmart Labs, headsmartlabs.com

  • I have seen Dr. Nolan for a while now and he is a great and knowledgeable chiropractor! He takes the time to understand your needs and describes the techniques he'll use. I was nervous for my first ever adjustment however his manner was comforting as he was gentle and prepared me for the adjustment. He will happily answer all questions and appears to enjoys educating his patients. He's also great with kids too!

    ~Meiji K.
  • Have been going here for almost ten years. Saw Dr. Scott today after a while for a recurrent neck injury and I feel better already. I'm so thankful for Dr. Scott and his crew!

    ~Rosalie S.
  • Dr. Mindel is top of his game! His cafe for his patients is extraordinary and always focused on the personal well being of the individual. I highly recommend his entire team and Alli is fantastic at therapy. Overall I feel very comfortable there and my neck and spine feel so much better after every visit.

    ~Mark C.