Each of our chiropractors are well versed in using a different set of combinations of techniques that are based around our patients’ individual and personal needs. They are all trained in these techniques listed below: Chiropractic Manipulations, using the Activator, Cox Flextion/ Distraction Technique (using a decompression machine), Diversified technique, Sacro Occipital Blocking Technique, Thompson Drop Piece Technique, Extremity Adjustments, Functional rehabilitation, Motion Palpitation, Soft Tissue rehabilitation, Myofascial therapy and Trigger Point Therapy.
We specialize in using different combinations of treatment depending on your individual needs and areas of pain, to make your adjustment and experience with us personalized and unique.
This year two of our doctors received the Seattle Met’s Top Doctor award, congratulations to Dr. Tim Clanton and Dr. Lew Estabrook
Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, he graduated from Bellarmine Prepatory High school and continued his education by obtaining his Undergraduate at Washington State University and a degree from the professional college at Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1985. Since then, he has been in practice in the Kirkland area for 30 years and has built his large practice on using chiropractic care on a short-term basis stressing self-help techniques. He is also well known for working in a “Team Medicine” approach, working closely with medical physicians, physical therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists for more comprehensive care to resolve issues with the body.
Dr. Estabrook has worked closely with many healthcare fields and high-level athletes. He currently works as a consult for the University of Washington Athletic Department, and is the chiropractor for the Seattle Reign and the Seattle Storm, and recently retired from the Seattle Sounders after 7 years. In past, he has served as the consulting chiropractor for the Seattle Seahawks, Olympic Training Center and the USA Track and Field team. He was also selected by the Governor to be a part of the Quality Assurance board for Washington State (four years). Other honors include being voted “Best in Seattle” by his peers and published in Seattle Magazine-7 Times! He was also voted “Best in Seattle” by the general public and published in the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.
Dr Estabrook uses multiple chiropractic techniques, by doing so he is able to customize each adjustment that he does for his patients; examples of these techniques are gentle traditional chiropractic treatment, Palmer Package, Drop-Piece technique, activator, blocking, positional release technique (for those who do not want to hear the ‘pop’ noise from their back or neck), Graston, Activator and many muscle / myofascial techniques.
Dr. Estabrook states that he is very blessed to have a lovely wife and three amazing daughters (Emily, Melissa and Anna) that keep him very busy. They have always been a ‘sports family’ with his daughters playing basketball, gymnastics, pole vaulting and high-level soccer.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, she began her path to chiropractic by working hard for a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba. She did her chiropractic training at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minnesota in 2001 and later completed a Masters in Nutrition at Bastyr University. She was first introduced to chiropractic as young adult, after having years of lower back pain. Dr. Pettigrew has been practicing at Northwest Chiropractic for 12 years, and her special interest here is in women’s health, pediatrics and rehabilitation. She wants to empower her patients to take an active role in their healing process, and even specializes in Webster technique, effective for mothers who need their babies adjusted by rotating the pelvis.
Dr. Pettigrew spends her time outside of the office enjoying time with her husband and 2 children. Other interests include yoga, hiking, cooking and reading.
A fun fact about Dr. Pettigrew is that every year since 2011 she participates in “Thrill The World”, which is when she dresses up as a zombie and dances to Michael Jackson’s Thriller song one specified time per year while thousands of other people all over the world participate simultaneously!
Grew up in the Southwest corner of Wisconsin in the very small city of Prairie Du Chien. He enjoyed playing many different sports such as basketball, golf, football, hockey volleyball and tennis. After high school, Dr. Clanton attended the University of Wisconsin- River Falls studying Biology and Chemistry. He knew he wanted a career in chiropractic when he job-shadowed numerous practitioners, which sparked his interest in the chiropractic profession. Following his undergraduate work, he moved to Minneapolis in 1998 to attend Northwestern Health Sciences University to obtain his Doctorate of Chiropractic. He then moved to Seattle to start his career and worked for two years in a private practice before coming to Northwest Chiropractic Center in 2003. Since then, he has worked with the University of Washington athletes since 2006 in the athletic training room. He has extensive training in mechanical and soft tissue rehabilitation and is certified in Graston technique. He also utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques with the goal of helping patients achieve fast, long lasting results from chiropractic care.
Dr. Clanton and his wife, Caedin (Dr. Pettigrew) have a daughter, son, dog Bistow, cat Luna and the occasional adopted bugs and other wildlife caught by their adventurous kids.
Dr. Clanton was also voted “Best in Seattle” by his peers and published in the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as one of the “Top Doctors 2014”.
Dr. Gilmore grew up in a household with a Mother that was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at a young age and he quickly developed an empathetic and caring demeanor in helping with chores around the house. As a direct consequence, he was drawn to biological sciences with aspirations of a career in health care. After having experienced low back pain himself in his early 20’s and having seen the benefits of seeing a chiropractor, he was then “sold” on the profession and committed to learning more in becoming a chiropractor.
During his studies at Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Dr. Gilmore trained under a chiropractor that also was a physical therapist and learned first-hand the combination of physical rehabilitation and chiropractic philosophy that provides a unique skill set and basis of knowledge in treating patients. He specializes in myofascial and rehabilitation techniques to help his patients. He believes that regardless of his patients’ age, prior health history or fitness level; he can formulate a care plan and treatment style that meets any patient’s expectations.
Dr. Gilmore is a strong believer in the partnership between chiropractic adjustments and self care involving home exercise and prevention, which demonstrates his use of a balance between holistic treatment and sound medical knowledge. His suggestion: In order for one to stay healthy, they must hydrate and live their life in moderation.
A fun fact about Dr. Gilmore is that he has played hockey since he was 4 years old and continues to play twice a week and watches every Winnipeg Jets game when he can! He is a Seahawks season ticket holder and also a music “fanatic” by trying to go to at least one live performance per month!