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

Seattle Chiropractor - Belltown Spine & Wellness


Belltown Spine & Wellness Services

Belltown Spine & Wellness is an integrated health and wellness center that has helped thousands of people regain their health and vitality in the greater Seattle area. Services 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 & 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.

Our Seattle Chiropractors & Doctor

Dr. Scott Mindel

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Gion Monn


Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist

To complement the article “Research Literacy: Help Shape the Future of Massage” in the August 2014 issue of MASSAGE Magazine. Summary: Resources are presented that will enable massage therapists to increase

their level of research literacy, a critical skill that helps them stay current on the latest in massage research so they can better serve clients.

Today, the vast majority of massage school curricula are missing a key component that has the power to shape the future of this profession: research literacy. Research literacy—the ability to find, read, evaluate and apply relevant research—is a critical skill most massage therapists in the U.S. need to develop in order to keep pace with the very latest happening in this field.

Continuing education classes on research literacy are in demand, largely thanks to the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork research requirements for renewal of board certification. This is great, and I am hopeful that thousands of currently practicing massage therapists will be introduced to a field that will greatly enrich their lives.

Here are a few of my favorite research resources:

Massage Therapy Foundation, www.massagetherapyfoundation.org. Click on the education tab for research literacy resources.

Basics of Research Literacy is an online, self-paced, eight-hour National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork-approved class, offered as a fundraiser for the Massage Therapy Foundation. (Thanks to Education and Training Solutions for making this possible.)

A free, five-part webinar on writing case reports is also available. This is a series of one-hour pieces, each dedicated to a key part of creating a good case report.

International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is the world’s only open-source, peer-reviewed research journal dedicated to massage therapy. Subscribe to this free journal, and have quarterly issues delivered to your inbox.

Research Perch: This is a 20-minute podcast featuring Niki Munk, Ph.D., L.M.T., who is editor at the IJTMB; me; and our friend Michael Reynolds as the moderator. Every two weeks we take an article from the IJTMB and dissect it, talking about its strengths, weaknesses and how it might be applied in the session room. Subscribe to Research Perch on iTunes or Stitcher, and have it delivered to your mobile device.

Blogs: The Massage Therapy Foundation publishes a blog every week. Sometimes they’re on practice building or good marketing ideas, but they always refer back to how research can inform our profession and make us better therapists. Recent blog posts have addressed research ethical concerns, how a new massage therapist used research in her first year of practice, and an MTF grant award winner discussing her National Institutes of Health grant on body awareness and health.

Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice, edited by Trish Dryden and Christopher Moyer, published by Human Kinetics. This is a great collection of friendly introductions to research concepts, and chapters dedicated to research findings for a variety of situations (such as cancer, working with elders, and fibromyalgia), with great suggestions for how those findings can be applied to your practice.

Making Sense of Research, 2nd edition, the seminal textbook on this topic, by Martha Menard, published by Curties-Overzet. This is an essential resource for anyone interested in learning more about the nuts and bolts of research. 

Ruth Werner is immediate past president of the Massage Therapy Foundation (www.massagetherapyfoundation.org). She is a retired massage therapist, writer and educator with a passionate interest in massage research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. The fifth edition of her textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, was released in 2012.