Natasha N. Whittaker -- BSc BS DC CSCS

Natasha N. Whittaker BSc BS DC CSCS ® CCSP ®

Dr. Whittaker is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences and has practiced in Canada, Ireland, and the US. She practices patient-centered medicine with an emphasis on evidence-based care to achieve optimum health. She has experience with numerous chiropractic techniques to address the musculoskeletal needs of patients and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. She is also one of a small number of Chiropractors in Washington State with Master level certification in Active Release Technique and Graston for patients with soft tissue injuries.

Dr. Whittaker makes time to donate her skills to various organizations and athletic teams. She enjoys running, biking, skiing, reading and traveling with her family. Dr. Whittaker has raced in many triathlons, 1/2 marathons, and a full marathon. Last year she has qualified and raced U.S. nationals for the Olympic triathlon and is preparing for the Seawheeze 1/2 marathon and RSVP bicycle ride from Seattle to Vancouver.


Certifications

  • Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP): In process for completion Fall 2017
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) 2017
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Functional movement Screen (FMS)
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Level A (DNS)
  • Rehabilitation, Craig Leibenson
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • FAKTR-PM
  • Active Release Technique (ART): Full body, Biomechanics, Palpation, Nerve Entrapment, Complex Protocals, & Masters
  • Graston Technique
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Flexion distraction

Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science Human Biology, National University of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science Exercise and Health Physiology, University of Calgary

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chiropractic Association
  • American Chiropractic Association Sports Council
  • Washington State Chiropractic Association
  • Chiropractic Association of Ireland
  • Canadian Chiropractic Association

Professional Involvement

  • Event Physician, Ironman Kona World Championships 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Speaker, Providence Sports Med Conference 2015
  • Event Physician, Ironman Coeur D'Alene, 2008 & 2011
  • Event Physician, Seattle Marathon and UW Medical Team, 2007
  • Event Physician, "Tony Griffin Foundation" Cross Canada-Ireland ride, 2007
  • Team Physician, Tim Harriman "Spokeman Tour", 2007
  • Team Physician, Co. Clare Ireland Professional Hurlers, 2006
  • Examiner, Canadian Chiropractic Board of Examiners, 2005
  • Event Physician, World Women's Curling Championship, 2005
  • Speaker, Athletic excellence with Olympic gold medalist Kyle Shewfelt, 2005