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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

If we don’t have goals, we are aimless. We squander time and energy. We are all over the place. So why is it sometimes so difficult to set goals? The reason

is simple: Fear. To help yourself overcome that fear, remember:

It’s better to have a wrong goal than no goal. A lot of people fail to set goals because they are afraid to commit to something. So, remind yourself that goals are not set in concrete. Even if you do set the wrong goal, you are going to be able to determine in a short period of time that it’s not right for you, and then you’ll be able to set a more appropriate goal. In this way, wrong goals can actually help you.

Mistakes keep us on track. Did you know a guided missile is actually off-course during most of the time between its launch and reaching its target? The missile constantly starts going off-track, and its negative feedback system constantly course-corrects in tiny increments. We all have a similar internal negative feedback system—it’s how we learn. We have to stop being so concerned about making mistakes, because like the missile, mistakes are ultimately what cause us to stay on track. As you yourself discover this, any zigzagging you may feel in your life becomes less violent and you start to experience flow instead.

We all make mistakes. Maybe you have a negative self-image because you can’t forget mistakes you made in the past. If you tend to resist setting a goal because you fear you might fail, reassure yourself we all make mistakes; it’s only a bad thing when you don’t learn from it, because you’ll keep repeating it over and over again. Change their perspective by looking at mistakes as opportunities to learn. Create short-term goals of a couple of days, or weeks; mid-range goals, which might be a couple of months to a year or two; and then long-term goals.

Mediocre goals produce mediocre results. When you set goals, consider one beyond the scope of your comfort zone. Stretch!

Speaking of big goals, don’t forget: Your life has a purpose. Very few of us have really gotten in touch with our purpose, and when we don’t have a mission or a purpose, we are squandering our energy. We are wasting time. When you have a purpose, when you have a mission, you have incredible focus and power.

We’ve all had problems. If we can give our past problems value, we can move on and grow. Once we have determined our life purpose, all our goals can be brought into alignment with it.

Give yourself permission to experience your purpose, and it will come to you. It might come as a picture, a thought, an emotion or an urge. Say, “I give myself permission to get in touch with my true self, my essence, so I can align with the purpose of my essence.”

Try this exercise: Relax. Take a deep breath in, and let your belly puff out as you breathe in; then slowly breathe out. Each time you breathe out, allow your body to soften. Now close your eyes, slow your breathing, again soften your body, and ask yourself, “What is my life’s purpose?” Then move into deep silence and ask your true self for help.

So many of us are disconnected from our real selves, our essence, and most of us are more in survival mode than really living. Know it’s not selfish to take care of yourself, to get in touch with your real self. As you do, it will give you the power to let other people, through your presence and experiences, get in touch with their power, their true selves. Finding your purpose is very profound—and very necessary.

About the Author:

John F. Barnes, P.T., L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B., is an international lecturer, author and acknowledged expert in the area of myofascial release. He has instructed more than 100,000 therapists worldwide in his Myofascial Release approach, and he is the author of Myofascial Release: the Search for Excellence (Rehabilitation Services Inc., 1990) and Healing Ancient Wounds: the Renegade’s Wisdom (Myofascial Release Treatment Centers & Seminars, 2000). He is on the counsel of advisors of the American Back Society; he is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. For more information, visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

For more information about myofascial release, access two excerpts from the Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT DVD on YouTube:

To connect with John Barnes on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/myofascial.release.