Belltown Spine & Wellness to Move to a New Brand!

We are excited to announce that starting August 2, Belltown Spine & Wellness will be transitioning to Chiro One Wellness Centers.

While the name and look of our clinic will change, patients will experience the same great care, clinic staff, and insurance acceptance. We look forward to continuing to serve the Seattle community with excellent care!


  2609 5th Ave     |       (206) 441-7984    |      MON-WED: 10am - 1pm & 3pm -7pm | THURS: 1pm - 7pm | FRI: Closed


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


With children nationwide either already back in school or soon to be, parents are busily charting carpool schedules and bracing for homework wars.

While this can be a stressful time of year for moms and dads, it can be even more so for students. That’s why Health Net, Inc. is sharing tips to help ensure a smooth back-to-school transition for the whole family.

“It’s entirely normal for children and parents to experience a degree of stress when it’s time to start a new school year,” said Steve Blake, vice president of Clinical Operations at Managed Health Network (MHN), a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. “The key to minimizing back-to-school stress is taking steps – before the summer ends – that will help both parents and children begin the fall semester feeling upbeat rather than anxious.”

Ten Transition Tips

Recognizing the challenges that the start of a new school year can bring, MHN’s health educators developed the following tips to make this annual passage a positive one:

  • Start a sleep schedule – About a week before the first day of school, children should begin a bedtime and wake-up schedule that mirrors their impending weekday routine. Not only is it important to institute bedtime and wake-up schedules, but it’s also essential that youngsters receive recommended amounts of sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these guidelines:


Recommended Amount of Sleep

Newborns 16-18 hours a day
Preschool-aged children 11-12 hours a day

School-aged children

At least 10 hours a day

Teens 9-10 hours a day
Adults (including the elderly) 7-8 hours a day
  • Don’t skip breakfast – While mornings can be extremely hectic, it’s crucial – particularly for youngsters – that breakfast not be sacrificed due to the morning rush. In fact, according to the National Education Association, research has shown that breakfast is the most important meal in relation to academic achievement, children’s health, cognitive development and mental health.
  • Schedule checkups – This is an ideal time to make sure your child is in good physical and mental health, so children and teens should have annual medical and dental checkups. Share any concerns you have regarding your child’s physical or psychological development; your pediatrician will determine if these concerns require additional evaluation.
  • Set afterschool rules – Before school starts, sit down as a family and map out the afterschool rules, including: when and where homework will be done (your house should include a distraction-free area equipped with a desk and well-stocked with school supplies); the amount of time that’s allowed for watching TV and playing games; and how many extracurricular activities – such as sports and scouts – can be juggled.
  • Review and write down – The National Association of School Psychologists suggests to make it a priority to immediately review all materials sent home by the school, as these often include important information about requirements, expectations and events. As a second step, make note of any important dates in your calendar so you don’t overlook them when the time comes.
  • Create a family calendar – Stay on track as a family by posting a calendar in a central area, such as the kitchen, that lists each family member’s appointments, activities, events, due dates and test dates.
  • Foster organizational skills – In addition to creating a family calendar, help your child develop a personal organizational system to stay on top of assignments, tests and important dates. Possibilities include a white board, a day planner or a smart phone’s notes function.
  • Provide summer closure – Ending the summer on a positive note can help lay the foundation for starting the school year on a positive note. Achieving this could range from capping off the summer with a family trip to simply hosting a backyard barbecue.
  • Drop a note – At the start of the semester, drop a note to your child’s teachers, letting them know that you’re interested in receiving regular feedback regarding how your child is doing. Also be sure to attend back-to-school night and introduce yourself to the teachers.
  • Assess anxiety – While some students are excited to start a new school year, others dread it to the point of debilitating anxiety. The reasons can run the gamut, from separation anxiety to previous bullying to the existence of an undiagnosed mental health issue. Parents concerned about their child’s mental health should first contact their child’s pediatrician to rule out any physical health conditions as a cause. If there are no physical issues, the next step would likely be a referral to a mental health specialist, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist or social worker.

Looking ahead to the fall semester, MHN’s Blake said, “We think it’s important to remind parents that their back-to-school to-do lists also should include paying attention to their children’s mental health.”