Car Accidents

Thousands of people experience debilitating pain from automobile accidents each. We treat car accident injuries.

Work Accidents

When things go awry on the job, it's your health that can suffer.  If you've been injured we can help.

Our Practice Offers

 

  • Massage Therapy
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Custom Foot Orthotics 
  • Headaches & Migraine Management
  • Nutrition Advice
  • Exercise and Fitness Recommendations

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Wakeland Chiropractic and Massage

6412 20th St Ct W, Fircrest Washington 98466

(253) 566-8800

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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About Us

Our Philosopy

We believe that chiropractic care is the cornerstone of any comprehensive and holistic health program. When your body works the way nature intended, your spirit soars--and so do you.


​Our approach is simple. We believe that health is among our most valuable possessions. While we generally meet people after they've lost their health, our commitment is two-fold. First, to help you get out of pain. Second, and most important, to help you achieve optimum health and function.

Our Team

Everyone in our office, from our office staff to your chiropractors, and massage therapist, has one goal in mind--to help you feel better fast. We know that when your body isn't in top shape that your entire outlook on life can be affected. That's why you'll always be greeted with a smile here and leave with an even bigger one on your face.

 

Techniques

While there are many techniques used to deliver an adjustment, our doctors utilize some of the techniques from the Palmer Package.  These include:

*Diversified (Manual)

*Thompson (Table Assisted)


Additional Techniques Utilized:

*Flexion-Distraction (Table Assisted)

*Sacro-Occipital (Non-Force)

*Vector Point Cranial 

*Nimmo Receptor Tonus Technique (Advanced Soft Tissue)

*Arthro Stim and Percussion Vibration (Instrument) 


Massage Therapy is provided on site by a Licensed, and National Board Certified Massage Therapist. Our Massage Therapist graduated from Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics in Tacoma in 1993. She is trained in numerous massage techniques, including injury and therapeutic massage, as well as trigger point, deep tissue, and relaxation techniques. 


Our Doctors and Massage Therapist have multiple provider status, and take L&I, VA and PIP cases. 

We Offer Erchonia Laser Treatments

Low Back and Tailbone Laser Treatment

How Does Laser Therapy Work?


Laser Therapy is the use of laser energy to create therapeutic effects. Research has shown that these effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increases cellular regeneration and communication, increased circulation and decreased swelling.

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When laser light is absorbed by living tissue, it triggers biological reactions in the cells. Chemical substances are produced, released and carried by blood and lymphatic flow to other parts of the system. In this way the effects of cold laser light create broad systemic effects.

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In the United States Laser Therapy has only been approved for the treatment of pain. However, although pain treatment is the most common use of laser, there are many other problems that are treated successfully with laser therapy. Research on humans and animals document:

~Reduction in pain by causing production of natural pain killer endorphins.

~Reduction in inflammation by suppressing the inflammatory enzymes that create swelling, redness, pain and heat.

~Enhanced lymphatic drainage, which increases circulation and reduces swelling.

~Release of tight muscles that create chronic pain, joint problems and decreased mobility.

~Faster bone repair by stimulating fibroblastic and osteoblastic proliferation.

Tuner, J., & Hode, L. (2010). The New Laser Therapy Handbook. Grangesberg, Sweden: Prima Books.


Headache Laser Treatment

Is Laser Therapy Safe?


The FDA has cleared laser therapy for the treatment of many pain syndromes. The investigation of a broad array of conditions has been completed and more are presently underway. The FDA considers laser therapy to be a safe and effective modality when used properly by a licensed practitioner.


Plantar Fasciitis Laser Treatment

What Conditions Does Laser Therapy Treat?

  

WHAT CONDITIONS DOES IT TREAT?

There are thousands of published studies that describe the beneficial therapeutic effects of cold laser therapy, including hundreds of carefully controlled scientific trials that have demonstrated its clinical effectiveness. The following is a partial list of conditions that have shown successful outcomes in recent studies:

Tennis Elbow                              Herniated Disk 

Sciatica                                     Arthritis 

Nerve Pain                                Soft Tissue Injuries

Bursitis                                     Tendinitis 

Jaw Pain/TMJ                            Sprains/Strains

RSD(CRPS)                               Back and Neck Pain

Whiplash                                  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Bell’s Palsy                                Chondromalacia Patellae

Fractures                                  Muscle Pain

Headache & Migraines              Plantar Fasciitis

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Tuner, J., & Hode, L. (2010). The New Laser Therapy Handbook. Grangesberg, Sweden: Prima Books.

Our Doctors

Dr. Robert Wakeland

 Dr. Wakeland received a BA in Psychology from St. Ambrose University. After numerous sports related injuries, he realized that the natural approach chiropractic offers has profound health benefits. He completed his studies at Palmer College in 1986. Dr. Wakeland practices traditional manual chiropractic techniques. 

Dr. Jean Scarzello-Wakeland

 Dr. Scarzello-Wakeland received a BS in Biology in 1981 from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Graduating from Palmer College in 1987, she began a practice in Lakewood, Wa. Dr. Scarzello-Wakeland provides gentle, low and non-force chiropractic care for infants to seniors with an emphasis on nutrition and fitness. She has a strong background in competitive swimming, achieving College National Levels. She was recently inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame.  

 In 1990, the Doctors joined efforts to provide area residents a team approach to care. Both are National Board Certified, and are members of the Washington State Chiropractic Association. 

Patient Testemonials

 



"Even though it is a long drive, it is worth the drive for me. Doctor Bob helps me feel better. Thank you."    

-Dee Finley Zellner 



"Love Dr. Jean and Mary the massage therapist! Always feel so much better after I see them!"

-Bridget Stueve



"No words to truly describe the amazing treatment you will receive from Dr Bob and Dr Jean. They are thorough, precise and listen.. they give you all the time you need. I have been seeing them for over 10 years and they are always consistent with the amazing treatment they provide for their patients."

-Sarah Butler



"I am really pleased with Dr Robert and Dr Jean, they really make sure you get the right care. I injured my back at work and they have helped me with stretches and techniques in getting me back to work. I am so thankful for everything they do.  Mary, thank you for the massage as well you're Amazing!"

-Brittany Navarro



 "I have been seeing Dr. Bob Wakeland for over 25 years. He is the only one who can work on my neck issues. They are the best! And also Mary for massage!"

-Jennifer Conner


" I have nothing but great things to say about the entire office staff and care I receive! I was first seen for some injuries from a car accident, the work they are doing is helping me heal so much. I then injured my foot, I came to them for my care instead of my family doctor because I knew I would heal better and quicker! i also Love the laser therapy they do!! Thanks for the awesome care!"

-Shaylee Parks




" Both Dr's. are caring professionals. They listen to their patients. After diagnosing , a treatment plan is in place. They explain conditions and treatment. The new Laser is a great addition. Also Mary gives a wonderful therapeutic massage. Awesome clinic!!!" 

-Astrida Peterson

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