COVID SAFETY UPDATE
Dr. Benson has been fully vaccinated since March 1. Per current CDC and Washington guidance, fully vaccinated people will not be required to wear a mask at the office. We ask your kindness and understanding for our patients who continue to prefer face covering.
Masks are recommended in the waiting room for unvaccinated or immunocompromised people, or those with other risk factors. The waiting room air is HEPA filtered to high standards and diluted with marine air when practical, but Dr. Benson has no way to independently verify vaccination status. Superior ventilation in the treatment rooms allows removing your mask even if unvaccinated for the duration of your treatment.
Sanitation, ventilation and hand washing protocols create a very low risk of contracting or transmitting the virus when you come to the office. If you have any symptoms that may be related to the virus, DO NOT come to the office- call to reschedule.
Best Chiropractor in Poulsbo?
Am I the best chiropractor in Poulsbo? The awards say yes, but the better question is whether I’m the best for you. I’ve been providing outstanding chiropractic care in Poulsbo, WA since 1986. If you have back or neck pain, headaches, sleepless nights, or any number of other health issues, I can help. I tell my patients to ask me about anything- if it involves muscles, joints, or the nervous system, I probably have a way to make it better. It’s my privilege, business, and joy to use all of my abilities to help you become as healthy as you want to be!
Dr. Craig Benson
Even if you’ve been “everywhere else”, including other chiropractors, I can help you. I use advanced techniques acquired in postgraduate seminars, and I’ve developed some of my own. I apply those techniques with talent, skill developed over decades, and exquisite touch. In two weeks of recommended care, you’ll feel the value of chiropractic practiced at the level of art.
What is a “kinesiology chiropractor”?
I make extensive use of a chiropractic technique called Applied Kinesiology (AK). AK muscle testing allows me to determine exactly what needs correction in your body- today- in great detail. I correct the spine, and also balance the spine’s supporting muscles and the nervous system to create a lasting improvement in your overall health.
How I work
I do chiropractic adjusting by hand, not with an instrument, so I can feel what I’m doing in real time. The key to chiropractic, and my focus, is the correction of abnormal spine motion, sometimes referred to as subluxation. My adjusting is very precise and very fast. By encouraging your body to relax during the adjustment, it can be amazingly light, but still highly effective. Yes, the adjustment does often result in a popping sound- details here. If the sound really bothers you, I have other techniques that can be used.
I’m not a ‘bells and whistles’ chiropractor. I use a special table that helps me apply precisely controlled traction to the low back. My most powerful computer is inside my skull, and my most sensitive diagnostic tools are my hands. I do an extensive orthopedic, neurological, chiropractic and kinesiological exam at the first visit, and x-rays are not taken unless indicated.
For many more details about how I approach practice, see techniques.
How to choose your chiropractor
Would I like for you to choose me as your chiropractor? Of course I would, but only if your needs and my work fit together properly.
There are as many varieties of chiropractic as there are chiropractors- selecting a chiropractor is not a “one size fits all” proposition. One of the great strengths of the chiropractic profession is that innovations occur constantly as practitioners develop better ways of accomplishing the goals of chiropractic. Each doctor adopts techniques which are compatible with their personality, body, and worldview. To get the best possible results, take responsibility for finding a chiropractor who fits with you and your needs.
This site will give you quite a bit of information about me, but I’m biased, of course. I suggest you ask around among your friends, family and co-workers. Sites like Yelp and Google Maps also contain reviews from ‘locals’. The REVIEWS page lets my patients tell you about me from their point of view.
This site is also designed to be a resource for patients and others interested in my point of view on a number of health related issues- see the FAQ.
Beautiful, relaxing healing space
The header for this page is a morning snapped from one of our treatment rooms. At right is a typical day. Well, at least a typical clear day- this is the Pacific Northwest. We’re literally over the water at Liberty Bay Marina.
It’s tranquil and easy to relax and heal here. We’re caring, kid-friendly, and dedicated to taking care of the business aspects of your care with as little stress as possible. Details about insurance and the office are here. Contact information here.