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

As we know ringing bells, slamming lockers, loud announcements, chattering students – the classic sounds of back-to-school are not always music to the ears of today's

teachers. Due to their cumulative noise exposure, teachers are at higher risk for hearing loss, yet many teachers are not seeking the hearing health care they need. Understanding that hearing loss is on the rise among working adults in general, EPIC Hearing Healthcare conducted a comprehensive national survey, which uncovered the scope of the problem for teachers specifically. It found that 15 percent of teachers have a diagnosed hearing problem (versus 12 percent of workers overall). It also found that younger teachers (ages 18-44) report diagnosed hearing problems at a higher rate than younger employees in general (26 percent versus 17 percent). This suggests that noise exposure from their occupation could be contributing to hearing loss at a younger age among teachers. Also alarming, it found that 27 percent of teachers suspect they have a hearing problem, but have not sought treatment.

"Unfortunately, our research shows that teachers are feeling the burden of their untreated hearing loss and report that it affects them on the job in multiple ways," said Brad Volkmer, president and CEO, EPIC Hearing Healthcare.

Of the teachers with suspected (but untreated) hearing loss identified in EPIC's survey, more than half say they often ask people to repeat what they said, one third say they often misunderstand what is being said, and one fourth say they frequently feel stressed or tired after having to talk or listen for extended periods.

A recent study by the Danish Centre of Educational Environment found that noisy indoor climates affect teachers' work days and result in lower job satisfaction, increased fatigue and tiredness and a lack of energy and motivation among the teachers.

Encouraging Treatment
"There are many reasons teachers may not be seeking treatment – ranging from putting if off because they view it as a sign of aging to financial concerns over the surprisingly high cost of hearing aids," said Volkmer. The National Institutes of Health reports that hearing aids cost on average about $1,500, but can be as high as $3,000-$5,000. "Our research also shows that teachers are more sensitive to potential work-place stigma – with more than half of teachers saying they would be concerned if their employer suspected or knew they had hearing loss."

Through its Member Benefits Department, the New York State United Teachers ("NYSUT") organization aims to help its members – current and retired educators and school-related professionals – overcome their concerns and seek treatment by educating them on hearing loss prevention and treatment, as well as on supplemental hearing insurance.

"By providing NYSUT members with information about voluntary hearing benefits, we are encouraging them to take advantage of the robust network of hearing professionals and substantial savings on hearing aids that this supplemental coverage provides," said Lynette Metz, Director of NYSUT Member Benefits. "We hope this inspires more NYSUT members to check their hearing on a regular basis and seek treatment sooner, so they don't suffer the added stress that untreated hearing loss could bring to their lives."

The EPIC survey found that while 60 percent of teachers are concerned about hearing loss, only 19 percent are offered hearing insurance – more than three times that many are offered dental and vision insurances.

"We're finding increasing interest from retired teachers associations in hearing insurance, especially as they are better educated on their members' higher risk, both from age and their profession," said Ernest Stobel, president of E.J.S. Insurance Services, Inc., an insurance brokerage firm. "Because of this, we're positioning hearing insurance as an equal player with dental and vision as important voluntary benefits to promote overall wellness."

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SOURCE EPIC Hearing Healthcare