The Joint Chiropractic

The Joint Chiropractic - University Place

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The Joint Chiropractic - University Place, Washington

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - University Place! As your University Place chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.

How can chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic in University Place help you?

Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - University Place to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.

Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in University Place is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:

  • Conveniently Located
  • Open Nights & Weekends
  • No Appointments Required
  • No Insurance Hassles, Requirements or Copays
  • Quality Chiropractic Care by Licensed Professionals
  • Affordable Personalized Care Plans

As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.

How can routine chiropractic care help improve your quality of life?

Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain and Elbow Pain
  • Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Injuries
  • And More!

So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our University Place chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Mark Rutherford, D.C. is a Chiropractor at University Place

Dr. Mark brings his 35 years of chiropractic experience to the Joint Chiropractic! He has been in private practice since graduation here in Lakewood Washington, where he specialized in babies, children, and adults!

Dr. Mark’s calm demeanor, makes the patients experience one of trust and support. When not treating his patients, he and his wife Mary enjoy their large family of six, not counting there pug Gatsby!

Feel free to ask Dr. Mark about your health concerns, he enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge!

Dr. Nicholas Manzanares graduated with Cum Laude honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic (Florida campus) in 2021. During his time in the chiropractic program, he was a member within the active rehab club where he presented numerous topics discussing orthopedics, biomechanics, exercises, and injury prevention concepts to other chiropractic students. Also, during his time in the program, he was selected as a clinical rehabilitation assistant in the clinics rehabilitation & sports performance department to aid other students and patients with functional movement screenings and therapeutic exercises.

Prior to chiropractic college he attended University of West Florida where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health, Leisure, & Exercise Science.

Dr. Manzanares is from the beautiful beaches of Destin, Florida where he was raised and developed his overall charm and southern hospitality.

He met his wife Angela while attending Chiropractic college. The couple felt they had a higher calling from God to serve the Washington community with chiropractic care.

Dr. Manzanares is well versed in implementing chiropractic care uniquely tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient. This unique blend of treatment utilizes chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue mobilizations and therapeutic exercises. Dr. Manzanares has attended multiple seminars and extra-curricular events to obtain the most up-to-date treatment protocols to alleviate patients’ symptoms and transitioning into wellness care.

He has continued this passion for education by participating in a post-doctoral online residency program to become board certified as a chiropractic orthopedist through the International Academy of Neuromuscular Medicine. When he is not in the office, you can find Dr. Manzanares participating in CrossFit workouts, hiking with his wife, playing with their three dogs, and exploring other local spots in the Washington community.

Dr. Betsy Burgos Diaz, D.C. is a Chiropractor at University Place

Dr. Betsy was born and raised in a small town in the center of the island of Puerto Rico, Barranquitas. Therefore, her native language is Spanish.

Dr. Betsy graduated in April 2022 from Northwestern Health Science University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she received her Doctorate in Chiropractic. During her time as a student at Northwestern Health Science University, she was the Public Relations Representative of the Student American Chiropractic Association of the NWHSU chapter in 2021.

She has had the opportunity to work with a very diverse patient population ranging in age, ethnicity, social background, and health conditions. Dr. Betsy is passionate about infant, women, and perinatal care. She received her Perinatal plus Webster Certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, aka ICPA, and remained an active member of this organization. Dr. Betsy has training in pregnancy, prenatal care, postpartum care & rehab, and advanced spinal pediatric assessment.

In her free time, Dr. Betsy enjoys exercising, hiking, reading, cooking healthy recipes, traveling, and going on adventurous walks with her French bulldog, Luna.

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This clinic is owned and operated by Sunshine Wellness, PLLC and managed by Joiful Ventures UP, LLC
Did You Know?

93% of patients who saw a chiropractor in the past year for neck or back pain say their chiropractor listened to them and provided convenient access to care. 1

1 Gallup-Palmer College. Managing Neck and Back Pain in America. Palmer.edu; 2018.

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