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Belltown Spine & Wellness has helped thousands of people over the past 25 years regain their health and vitality in the greater Seattle.




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.



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

The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) have worked cooperatively to reach an

agreement that the NCBTMB will no longer provide examinations for licensure purposes and will now focus exclusively on delivering quality certification programs. This supports the common goal of the FSMTB, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE), for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) to be utilized as the sole licensure exam for the profession, thus facilitating licensure portability for therapists.  

NCBTMB continues to be a trailblazer in certification through its advanced Board Certification credential (BCTMB)—the highest attainable certification credential level in the profession. Furthermore, NCBTMB continues to strive towards defining and advancing the highest standards in the profession through its nationally recognized Approved Provider Program.  

“This landmark demonstration of collaboration between these two premier organizations exemplifies ambassadorship by leaders shaping the future of the profession,” Leena Guptha, D.O., NCBTMB chair, said. “I am very proud to lead the NCBTMB through this transformation and evolution.”

Karen Armstrong, FSMTB vice president, joined Guptha in celebrating the collaborative efforts

“This represents a monumental shift for the profession in a positive direction and benefits all therapists,” Armstrong said. “The regulatory community will also benefit from this simplification and standardization of the licensing process.” 

Steve Kirin, NCBTMB chief executive officer, added, “The NCBTMB has made a bold move to focus its efforts exclusively on delivering quality certification services for the profession. It makes sense to standardize regulation of the profession through the licensure process, and for NCBTMB to follow up and support the licensed therapist with career-enhancement certification offerings.”

Both FSMTB and NCBTMB have exercised diligence in reaching the conclusion to support the MBLEx as the sole national licensing examination for the profession and for FSMTB to support NCBTMB throughout the transition.

“This brings the profession so much closer to realizing our goal of improving portability for licensees,” Debra Persinger, Ph.D., FSMTB executive director, said. “It has been gratifying to work on this initiative with the NCBTMB leadership to address the shared goal of serving the profession by capitalizing on our specific areas of expertise in licensing and certification, respectively.”

Since both organizations offer a 90-day window of authorization to test, there will be applicants in the system that need to cycle through. Therefore, NCBTMB will cease accepting licensure exam applications, effective Nov. 1, 2014, and will cease offering licensure exams effective Feb. 1, 2015. Professionals and regulators will be notified of additional information and important transition timelines as this collaboration ensues.

Additionally, FSMTB and NCBTMB will work with the state licensing boards and agencies to ensure a smooth transition of credentialing data, as well as continuing to work with candidates and schools to assist them through the change in process, where applicable.

Applicants seeking to be licensed should contact the FSMTB at [email protected] for information regarding the MBLEx. Those seeking Board Certification offered by NCBTMB should contact [email protected].


The Federation’s mission is to support its member boards in their work to ensure that the practice of massage therapy is provided to the public in a safe and effective manner. For more information, please visit www.fsmtb.org.


The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992. The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Approved Providers, Assigned Schools and entry-level State Licensure Exams. For more information, please visit www.ncbtmb.org.


  • 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.