Welcome! Look no further for one of the friendliest local Wasilla chiropractic and chiropractic massage clinics. Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab has been in Alaska since 1998 and celebrated the opening of our Wasilla office in the summer of 2015. We love it here! Most folks who take advantage of our chiropractic care, physical rehab, spinal manipulation, and massage therapy services are local state workers, seniors, and school teachers.
|Name||Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab|
1301 South Seward Meridian Parkway, G, Wasilla, AK 99654
|Phone (New Patients)||877-346-5255|
We’re located in a quaint strip mall across the street (Seward Meridian Rd.) from the Walmart Supercenter between GNC and the Blood Bank.
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The most common question we receive here in Wasilla is, “Does Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab accept Medicare?” Well, yes and no. We wish it was just a blanket “yes!” but don’t worry, you can have us check your coverage for you and we’ll fill in the details.
Our second most common question is, “Do you do massages?” Absolutely. If you’re looking for a friendly Wasilla massage or a place where you can see a neck chiropractor, we’d love to have you stop by to give us a try.
Better Health Chiropractic is the first to combine chiropractic care with physical rehab. We also offer cutting edge back and neck pain technology like the DRS System and we’re the creators of the Alaska Back Pain Protocol which was developed over years with 6000+ patients like you. So come stop by, and consider us your local Chiropractor in Wasilla AK.
We’ve shaped the hours of our Wasilla chiropractor clinic around the local rhythm of the city.
Born in Arizona, Dr. Samuel Woolfenden happily relocated to Wasilla through Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab to join our community and leverage all our outdoor opportunities. He earned his B.S. from the University of Nevada, attended Cleveland Chiropractic College, completed his chiropractic preceptorship in California, and is certified by JTECH as a Functional Capacity Evaluator. When he isn’t in the office or with his lovely wife Retta, he’s with his dogs Abby and Buttercup.
Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab prides itself on convenience. Whether you visit us in North Anchorage, Juneau, or Wasilla our clinic is full-outfitted for a comprehensive approach to chiropractic care. Click any link below to learn more about our specific chiropractic care services.
We’re ready and prepared to help you and your family with a large variety of conditions involved in chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical rehab. Click on any link below and head to our general Conditions Page to learn more.
We offer chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical rehab – and it’s nice to have it all in one place at our clinic. Honestly, we appreciate being a source of healing and pain relief in this community and have respect for other providers. In fact, Better Health Chiropractic is more than willing to work with other providers to help you get better. Here are three other things we can do:
Getting started may seem daunting for new Juneau patients seeking chiropractic care. However, we are here to help with the paperwork, too. We’ll make your experience a comfortable one. Check out our, “What to Expect at Your First Chiropractic Appointment” page. It outlines what your initial exam includes, potential diagnostic tests, and more.
You can also Check Insurance Coverage and we’ll determine your benefits and coverage before you arrive or request an appointment. We also have the following PDFs below you can print out.
There are more than 200 patient reviews for Better Health Chiropractic, from soccer moms and retired couples to construction workers and more. Feel free to browse to see what others are saying about their chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical rehab with us.
I had the opportunity to work side by side with Dr. Woolfenden. He is an outstanding doctor and understands his craft well as it applies to the human spine. His pursuit of excellence in health care will leave you feeling healthy and invigorated after he has laid his extremely skilled hands on you. It is without reservation that I recommend Dr. Woolfenden to you for all your health care concerns.
Eric Cachia Better Health Wasilla Chiropractor June 29, 2016
I have suffered from back pain for over ten years I was sure I would need my spine fused. I met with Dr. Woolfenden and he was more in depth and thorough than all the doctors and chiropractors I had ever worked with. He figured out the problem and is very helpful and giving me the tools to live life pain free. Hard to believe that six months ago I would feel paralyzed by pain if I laid down, and I felt pain daily, but now I have more pain free days than not. I was prescribed pain meds and muscle relaxers to help me cope. All the other doctors I met with would give me a bandaid but never anything to fix it. All that changed when I went to better health and wellness! Kevin is the massage therapist there and he is really very good. Best massages I have ever had in the valley. Alizabeth at the front desk is always sweet and friendly. They get me in right away and I never have to wait. Fun atmosphere of helpful healing. I am so glad I found them!!!
Teresa Mae Burton Better Health Wasilla Chiropractor December 28, 2017
I went to Better Health barely able to walk and in severe pain, less than two months later I am able to walk, hike, bike, etc!!! Everyone is very nice and accommodating. My previous physical therapist (in another state) did not come close to how thorough Better Health is when it came to my injury. Very happy with my experience!!
Megan C Better Health Wasilla Chiropractor December 7, 2017
I Injured my back at work. Im a active person so I was worried about being limited in all aspects of life. All of the staff was super helpful guiding my recovery. I feel great and attribute the recovery to the team at Better Health. Keep up the good work. I would highly recommend.
Jared Whitehead Better Health Wasilla Chiropractor December 7, 2017
After many years of Martial Arts training started to feel more ailments in my body and was not recovering as quickly. I started coming to Better Health of Alaska and started treatment with Dr. Samuel Woolfenden he has given me a path to getting back to optimal health.
Dancel Orito Better Health Wasilla Chiropractor December 7, 2017
The first time I injured my back, I was in pain for six weeks without seeking care. The second time it happened, I couldn’t bear the thought of another six weeks in agony and decided to get chiropractic care for the first time in my life. I called the folks at Better Health Chiropractic, got an appointment THAT DAY, was put on a treatment plan, and within days I was feeling better. I am so grateful to Dr. Woolfenden and the team in Wasilla. You DON’T have to live in pain, give them a call!
Anita Shell Better Health Wasilla Chiropractor December 7, 2017
The complete answer is far too complex to dive into here. Technically, chiropractic focuses on the musculoskeletal system and how it pertains to the central nervous system, and how these are affecting the rest of the body. At our Wasilla chiropractic clinic, we take a comprehensive team-based approach to addressing the many issues associated with your spine, arm and knee joints, headaches, overall fitness, functionality, and eating lifestyle, etc.
Well, the answer varies from person to person depending on the issue you’re dealing with. Some people bear immense neck pain, back pain, low mobility, and so on. Other Wasillians show up after that first good snowmobile crash or quad-mishap. Honestly, your spine’s pretty important and should be looked after to maintain full health simply because we are human. When you visit our clinic is ultimately up to you as a patient.
Absolutely! But we’re all chiropractors and massage therapists around here, so we’re rather biased. That said, the discipline is complex, incorporates a good amount of your body, and there are tons of conditions involved. Do critics exist? Yes indeed, so we encourage you to do some homework on whether chiropractic works for your specific issue, or reach out and contact us and we’ll get you up to speed.
Yes! Spinal manipulation (non-surgical) is considered safe. Is any surgery 100% safe? Is it safe to take dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, or go through facial reconstruction? Truth is there have been lawsuits and legal battles with chiropractors, like any other profession. Chiropractic malpractice insurance is incredibly low in comparison to other major fields of medicine. This tells us that those supporting the field of chiropractic also believe it to be incredibly safe. The details depend on your chiropractor and the condition that is being addressed. Choosing a trained provider you trust is important.
It depends on symptoms and what’s causing the lower back pain – bulging discs, subluxations, degenerating discs, spinal stenosis, and arthritis, etc. One of our core treatments involves the DRS system (Decompression, Reduction, & Stabilization – FDA approved), a highly-effective, drug-free, non-surgical form of disc decompression therapy.
Simply, spinal decompression uses traction, distraction and body positioning to decompress or relieve tension and pressure from spinal discs and facet joints. Most turn to spinal decompression therapy when dealing with lower lumbar back pain, spinal disc protrusion, and herniated or bulging discs. At our Wasilla chiropractic clinic, we combine chiropractic care with rehab and massage therapy to relieve pain and restore mobility.
When the largest nerve in the human body starts acting up due to compression, first our chiropractor will assess symptoms and determine the source of the sciatic issue. Then, through a custom treatment that combines elements of chiropractic care, massage therapy, and spinal manipulation our goal is to help your body heal itself.
All Better Health Chiropractic our physicians are specially trained to work with pregnant women and there are no known contraindications or issues. Chiropractic care or spinal manipulation is great when women are experiencing extra weight on their lower backs, tension in their spine, or increased physiological stress. Pinched nerves are common, as are misalignments.
When a disc in your spine has slipped out of place and become weakened through injury, or because of deterioration over time, it can swell and further extend beyond where it’s supposed to be. Simply put, bulging discs can lead to herniation and put pressure on nearby nerves. Like all other conditions, we’ll assess symptoms and causes, then design treatment around you and your lifestyle that reduces pain, eases inflammation, and restores mobility.