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Thomas Young (Naturpathic Physician & Doctor of Chiropractic)
Dr. Young is a graduate of Pierce College with an Associate Degree (A.S.) in science. He then went to Western Washington University where he received his B.A. in biology with a pre-med emphasis, and then to Evergreen State College where he was awarded a B.S. in biochemistry. Dr. Young then received his Doctorate in Chiropractic along with a diplomate in physiotherapy at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Young then went on to complete a naturopathic medical degree at Bastyr University, School of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Young is a life-long resident of the Lakewood area, and he and his wife Carolyn keep busy trying to keep up with their active family of twelve children. He enjoys water skiing, scuba diving with his kids, oil painting, and underwater photography, as evidenced by some of the pictures on the walls in the office. Dr. Young and his family attend Pilgrim Bible Church in Steilacoom.
Richard Waling (Doctor of Chiropractic)
As a Chiropractor with experience, Dr. Waling is committed to promoting the optimal health and well being of his patients and has been freeing people from pain since 1980. Dr. Waling was a surgical technician in the military during Vietnam and he was an athletic trainer at Michigan State University before going to chiropractic college.
Dr. Waling uses a "whole person approach". This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, he is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
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Sprain Strain to Neck, Upper Back
Neck, Upper Back Pain
“I have seen several other medical providers regarding my injury and Dr. Young is the first physician to actually help me feel relief. The spinal manipulation, ultrasound and massage therapy has truly helped me. I also like the fact that Dr. Young is a naturopathic doctor and I can utilize his expertise in that area as well.”
Back Pain Relief
Lower Back Pain