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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.

Weightloss & 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.

Our Seattle Chiropractors & Doctor

Dr. Scott Mindel

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Gion Monn

Dr. Gion Monn

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Doctor of Chiropractic

Among a group of patients diagnosed with shoulder impingement sydrome (SIS), the use of kinesiological taping (KT) led to an immediate and significant improvement in pain intensity during movement

and during the night.

The study, “Clinical effectiveness of kinesiological taping on pain and pain-free shoulder range of motion in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome: a randomized, double blinded, placebo-controlled trial,” involved 15 people who had been diagnosed with SIS.

The subjects were randomly assigned to either the experimental group, where they all received the same application of KT, or the control group, where they all received the same neutral placebo application of KT.

“KT has several benefits, depending on the amount of stretch applied to the tape during application,” state the study’s authors. “It has been hypothesized to provide positional stimulus through the skin, allow for ‘more space’ by lifting fascia and soft tissue, provide sensory stimulation to assist or limit motion, and aid in removal of edema.”

The main outcome measures for this study were pain intensity during movement and also pain intensity at night, both of which were measured using a visual analog scale, along with pain-free active range of moton of abduction, flexion and scapular plane elevation.

These outcome measures were assessed at baseline, before any of the taping procedures were applied. Once the KT or placebo KT had been applied, the same assessments were made. Subjects were instructed to wear the tape for three days, remove it on the afternoon of the third day, and return to the clinic for another evaluation of these outcome measures.

Once this three-day assessment had occurred, KT was applied once again, and the subjects were instructed to wear it for two more days, remove it on the afternoon of the sixth day, and return to the clinic once again for the one-week assessment of outcome measures the next morning.

Results of the research revealed a significantly greater decrease in pain intensity during movement and at night immediately after KT, as compared to placebo KT. There was no significant difference in pain intensity or pain-free shoulder range of motion between the two groups after one week.

“The fact that the experimental group showed a significantly greater improvement in pain intensity immediately after KT but did not maintain this pattern after one week may suggest that the immediate effect of KT is the important part of the intervention in the experimental group,” state the study’s authors. “KT can be prescribed for patients with SIS when pain relief is the short-term goal of the treatment. 

Authors: Hassan Shakeri, Roshanak Keshavarz, Amir Massoud Arab and Ismaeil Ebrahimi.

Sources: Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Originally published December 2013 in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 8(6), 800-810