Welcome to Better Health Alaska’s South/Midtown Anchorage location, opened in 2002! The doctors call this clinic our corporate office because it’s the most “big city” and convenient for Anchorage Bowl patients. We treat a wide range of people, of all ages, and conditions (especially auto-related in the winter months), offering easy access to friendly high-quality chiropractic care and physical rehab.
|Name: Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab|
|Address: 8840 Old Seward Hwy., Ste. E. Anchorage, AK 99515|
|Phone (New Patients): 877-346-5255|
|Direct: 907-346-5255 / Fax: 907-346-5256|
We’re located east of the Walmart Supercenter, just south of the Dimond Center across 88th Ave off Old Seward Hwy, and share our building with BTY Dental and Play It Again Sports. They’re great neighbors!
Along with our flagship clinic in north Anchorage, the decision to build and outfit a second clinic off Old Stewart Hwy to the south was really decided by the community. Some of our elderly patients needed a more convenient location, as did people with long work commutes.
Like our other locations, we’re totally outfitted to provide the full range of chiropractic care services, along with chiropractic massage therapy and physical rehabilitation modalities. From the Alaska Back Pain Protocol and chiropractic adjustments, to helping you with your posture through everyday life, Better Health is friendly and available.
Learn more below about our resident chiropractors, services, and the specific conditions we treat. Or, take the bull by the horns and stop by if you’re close. If it’s before 4pm, you can call and make an appointment and be seen today. See you soon!
We’ve shaped the hours of our South Anchorage chiropractor clinic around the local rhythm of the city.
Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Dr. Vito moved to Anchorage and joined Better Health Alaska to enjoy our health team, multi-provider approach to chiropractic care and physical rehab. Along with playing competitive baseball as a catcher for 13 years, he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University (where he met his wife) in Atlanta, Georgia. When he isn’t with patients or volunteering, or hunting/fishing/camping, he’s with his dog Motley.
Dr. Brent founded Better Health Alaska 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.
Whether you visit a Better Health clinic in Wasilla, Juneau, or either Anchorage location, you’ll find we’re prepared to design a cutting-edge treatment program for you that incorporates elements of chiropractic care, chiropractic massage therapy, and physical rehabilitation. Click any section below to learn more about our specific chiropractic treatments.
In Anchorage we know how to work hard and get out and play hard! Right? Since 1998 Better Health has introduced innovative new pain relief solutions, designed the Alaska Back Pain Protocol, and helped people with a huge list of conditions, both common and uncommon. Click on any icon below or head to our general Conditions Treated by Chiropractors page to learn more.
Anchorage sports a vibrant community of chiropractors, massage professionals, and rehabilitation therapists. Better Health is both known for our friendly staff/amazing doctors, and the fact you can all three treatments in either of our Anchorage locations. Convenience and pain relief! Then there’s our following assurances:
Over the last close to 20 years Better Health has been privileged to touch the lives of many thousands of families in Alaska. To see what kinds of impacts we’ve made, feel free to browse our 200+ patient reviews and testimonials.
Whenever possible, it’s good to see a chiropractor at least once in awhile for general checkups and preventative purposes. Otherwise, most people schedule an appointment when they experience muscle-related or joint-related pain, or unexplained lower back pain. More recently, another big reason has to do with corrective posture measures at work – from construction to chronic sitting. There’s plenty of reasons to come visit a Better Health Alaska clinic!
Well, of course it depends on the nature of what your dealing with. At Better Health Alaska we tend to veer away from narrow single-treatment programs. Around here it’s about customizing programs that incorporate any elements of chiropractic care, chiropractic massage therapy, and physical rehab needed to increase your quality of life, reduce pain, and restore health. Our clinics are fully outfitted to provide a wide range of services targeting lower back pain and related issues.
Such a great question. It’s shocking how popular online back cracking videos are. Just watching chiropractors use spinal decompression and slight force to produce those cracks feels good! The chiropractor’s basically realigning bones, or giving them back full range of motion. Or, un-sticking joints causing a cavitation (the pop!), which is a release of gas. Your joints produce gas processing nutrients and lubricant fluid. They get stuck, it builds, and your adjustment releases the tension and allows lubricant to return – relief!
The basic roadmap goes like this, but it can vary by state:
Okay, so you understand that your brain and central nervous system use your spine to send nerve signals (communicate) and control your body. Well, when a vertebra gets stuck, or there is some kind of misalignment that affects this nerve communication between brain and body, that’s a subluxation. The body responds to these with an assortment of inflammation, muscle spasms, tightening, and so forth which impacts surrounding nerves. Chiropractors use “adjustments” to correct them and restore proper communication.
Sure! Pediatric chiropractic care is increasingly popular here in, “the west” as more and more children are benefitting greatly from chiropractic screenings to maintain optimal spinal or neuromuscular balance, and adjustments. What, you don’t think babies have a rough time during birth? You don’t think kids can injure their backs or develop bad habits in their youth? How about the ways chiropractic care or chiropractic massage can benefit them in school or in sports? If you’re curious, feel free to contact our nearest clinic and we’ll fill you in.
There are big differences between a chiropractor and general massage therapist, not to mention a general massage that you’d get at a spa vs. one you receive as part of a chiropractic massage treatment. From their substantial differences in schooling, to the huge gap between the scope of the two professions, it’s hard to make a mistake. Again, chiropractic care is clinical medicine that can address a wide variety of medical conditions having to do with the spine/joints/central nervous system, while general massage therapy is limited to the musculature.