Welcome! Searching for a local Juneau Chiropractor? Better Health Alaska opened our doors here in 2013 (the company’s operated in AK since 98 though), and definitely consider ourselves Juneauites. Most folks who take advantage of our chiropractic care, physical rehab, spinal manipulation, and massage therapy services are a mix of local construction workers, retirees, fishers, government/state workers, miners and their families.
|Name||Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab|
2201 Dunn Street, #2, Juneau, AK 99801
|Phone (New Patients)||877-346-5255|
The clinic’s about a half-mile north of Juneau Intl. Airport just off Glacier Hwy. Headed north, when you see Frontier Suites on the right veer left to stay on Glacier Hwy, and Dunn Street will be immediately on your left. We’re next to Raintree Quilting.
It’s great here! You’ll enjoy our warm patient-centered multidisciplinary clinic where you can utilize our team approach to providing a full range of effective, conservative treatments to get you back to work, back outside (when the weather’s cooperating), and feeling better.
If you’re looking for a chiropractor in Juneau that’s convenient, personalized, that provides affordable chiropractic care, and who believes transformation is possible…that long-lasting results are possible, we can help!
Below you can learn about our resident Juneau chiropractors, the services we offer, conditions we can help you with, what to expect on your first visit and more. Again, since you’re looking for a Chiropractor in Juneau, give us a shot. We promise you’ll be glad you did. Cheers!
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We’ve shaped the hours of our Juneau chiropractor clinic around the local rhythm of the city.
Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. founded Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab with his amazing wife Coni in 1998. He received his B.S. from the University of Nevada (where they met), and his doctorate from the Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. When he isn’t with his family, building his ongoing professional education, or helping folks at the clinic, he’s either doing something community-centered or playing blues/rock guitar.
We pride ourselves on being a Juneau chiropractor clinic where people can enjoy comprehensive, non-surgical options, rehabilitative therapy, spinal manipulation, and massage therapy all in one convenient location. Click any link below to learn more about our specific chiropractic care services.
Better Health Alaska is a chiropractor in Juneau option where you can find relief for a wide variety of conditions, from back pain and carpal tunnel, to neck pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia and more. Click on any link below and head to our general Conditions page to learn more.
To be honest, there are roughly 15 other Juneau Chiropractor offices in the city, along with some amazing massage therapy clinics, and we don’t claim to be the “best”. Despite the fact Juneau isn’t that big of a city, our people are adventurous, outdoorsy, active, and work hard! Here’s what we can say, and if any of these don’t happen your visit’s free:
For new Juneau patients seeking chiropractic care, expect not to be overwhelmed. Filling out paperwork will be painless, and we’ll make the 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.
Collectively Better Health Alaska has accumulated hundreds of reviews across a wide variety of platforms. We love our patients, and they appreciate it. Feel free to browse as many as you like.
Dr. Peterson not only offers all the care of a chiropractor, she offers knowledge to actually help you get better. Instead of just feeling ok from adjustment to adjustment, she works with you to actually recover from pain.
Ryan Anderson Better Health Juneau Chiropractor December 28, 2017
I was having some back pain but had never seen a Chiropractor. I went to see Dr. Woolfenden, he ran some tests on me, explained what he was going to do, and made me feel at ease about what he would be doing.
Karina Briseno Better Health Juneau Chiropractor December 7, 2017
Dr. Woolfenden and the staff at Better Health really know what they are doing – they helped my reverse cervical spine with all their state of the art equipment like their anti-gravity low back machine and all the strengthening equipment helped me stop thinking about my back all the time! Now I just go in for maintenance – they are great!
Courtney Miconelson Better Health Juneau Chiropractor December 7, 2017
I was treated by Dr. Samuel Woolfenden in the Juneau office. Dr. Sam is awesome. He is a very intelligent, intuitive, and sensitive provider. Not only is he a great doctor, his office staff are friendly and professional. When I walked into the office I was in so much pain. He developed a treatment plan for me that not only got me out of pain but also built up and strengthened my muscles so that the chances of a re-occurrence are greatly minimized. I would highly recommend Dr. Woolfenden and he is a great asset to Better Health and Wellness.
Myrna519 Better Health Juneau Chiropractor December 5, 2017
Great chiropractic care with a nice, friendly, welcoming environment. I was new to going to the chiropractor and felt comfortable with the process!!
Adele Davis Better Health Juneau Chiropractor December 28, 2017
I have had chronic back pain for many years and have been treated by chiropractors and physical therapists for acute episodes. The system used by Better Health combines the different modalities in their treatment/rehab program. I am very pleased with the care offered at the Juneau office. The staff are all friendly and care about you as an individual, addressing your individual situation. I am making progress and anticipate a good long term outcome.
Wilma Cooper Better Health Juneau Chiropractor December 28, 2017
When most people hear the word chiropractor they immediately think of back pain, shoulder pain, or getting your “back cracked” which is all true…but as you can imagine it’s a bit more complex. Generally speaking, a chiropractor or a chiropractic clinic is focused on musculoskeletal issues (including arm & leg joints, headaches), in connection with your central nervous system, and the impacts on overall health as well as quality of life.
Your spine is the chariot of your central nervous system; responsible for posture, bearing your body’s weight, and makes it possible to walk, run, or perform graceful gymnastics. As such, it’s complex with bones (vertebrae), tendons, ligaments, etc. An adjustment is where a chiropractor applies pressure to your vertebrae to release tension, relieve pain, restore normal movement, and return some functionality.
While both professions involve the treatment of pain and injury, primary differences revolve around educational pathways, disciplines/philosophies, and clinical expertise. A general rule of thumb could be, “Chiropractic = Spinal Manipulation / PT = Functional Exercise” To dig a bit deeper into the differences and similarities, Keith Poorbaugh of Northern Edge Physical Therapy (a fellow professional near our Wasilla Clinic) made this great Comparison Chart.
The answer, as you might expect, is completely situational. It depends on the issues you’re dealing with, and in part, the philosophy of your chiropractor. At Better Health Alaska, and our Juneau chiropractic clinic we believe in designing a treatment plan around your life, whether that include regular visits or only coming in when you feel the need to get a chiropractic adjustment.
Because about 50% of us experience shoulder pain of some kind in our lives, this is a common question in any chiropractic clinic. What your chiropractor will do first is assess the symptoms, then determine or diagnose the cause of your shoulder pain. Once this is taken into account they will prescribe a treatment, or a combination treatment (chiropractic medicine & rehabilitative therapy) to address the shoulder pain issue.
Because the nerves that travel throughout your body begin in your spine (the chariot of your central nervous system), when a spinal nerve is pinched it can impact your hands, legs, shoulders, etc. This is a condition called radiculopathy and has a variety of causes, from stenosis to degenerating discs. To address this we use treatments that include chiropractic care, rehabilitative therapy , DRS treatment and MCU therapy.