Dr. Thomas Young

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.

Dr. Young's Education

Education, Credentials, Training


A.A.S. - Pierce College

B.A. - Western Washington University

B.S. - Evergreen State College

B.S. - Bastyr University

D.C. - Western States Chiropractic College

N.D. - Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine

Further Education

Diplomat in Physical Therapy

Clinical Evaluation of Physical Impairment

Advanced Neurology Certificate

Radiology Program

Professional Associations

Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Christian Chiropractic Association

Dr. Young's Personal Experience

One of the reasons he cares so much...

Dr. Young’s perspective on his work stems from his own personal experience.

In his third year of study at Western Washington University, Dr. Young met a friend during spring break to go late-night scuba diving for fresh crab. On the return trip, Dr. Young was riding home in a small pick up truck which was struck on his side by a car going full speed at an intersection. His neck and skull were fractured, and his left arm and low back were severely injured. It was a result of this accident, spending weeks in the hospital, and the subsequent rehabilitation that caused Dr. Young to go into chiropractic medicine. Later, looking back on the poor hospital nutrition, he added nutritional therapy as he progressed through his medical studies. Dr. Young can relate to accident and injury victims and help them with musculoskeletal rehabilitation, as well as prescribe nutritional therapies where they are appropriate to promote maximum healing and recovery.