Burien Spine & Sport Rehab (BSSR) is a chiropractic and rehabilitation clinic located in Burien, WA. Formerly known as Seahurst Spine & Sport Rehab, clinical director Dr. Chris Walters began BSSR in 2015. At that time he relocated to a more central downtown location, where the clinic now resides, the office space formerly owned by Moss Chiropractic.
We believe in a multifaceted approach to your health care. We want to work with you, and any other healthcare providers your are seeing to get you out of pain. We then want to educate you, so that in the future, you can get yourself out of pain, and KEEP yourself out of pain. We treat a wide variety of conditions including, but not limited to:
-Hip pain disorders
Meet our Team:
Christopher Walters, DC, CCSP
Dr. Walters graduated in 2006 from Western States Chiropractic in Portland, OR. After graduation he became certified in Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, as well as attained his Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). Dr. Walter's practice integrates all these techniques with the goal of improving his patients' quality of life so that they may return to the activities they find joy in. Over the past two years, he has specialized in post-industrial accident rehabilitation , where he worked closely with many physical therapists and allopathic professionals. Currently he is working toward his diplomate of rehabilitation through the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board.In his spare time Dr. Walters enjoys an active lifestyle of exploring the outdoors both on land and underwater. Hiking, running, swimming, and cycling are among a few of his many outdoor endeavors. Additionally he is an avid scuba diver, and can be frequently found diving many of the Puget Sound's magnificent dive locations.
Alexander Sundin, DC, EMT-B
Dr. Alexander Sundin graduated from Augsburg College with his bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in chemistry. Augsburg College is a private liberal arts school located in the downtown area of Minneapolis, MN, Dr. Alex’s hometown. He then went on to work in emergency rooms as a scribe, expanding his clinical knowledge, and preparing for chiropractic school. In 2013 Dr. Alex began chiropractic school at Northwestern Health Sciences University and graduated with his doctorate of chiropractic degree in 2016. While in chiropractic school he found a passion for sports medicine, and working with athletes of all ages and skill levels. He obtained his EMT-B certification as to provide better sideline care for high school sports, and as well, is Rocktape, FAKTR (Functional And Kinetic Treatment with Rehab), DNS and ART (Active Release Technique) certified. In Dr. Alex’s last rotation for school he had the opportunity to work for Dr. Jim Kurtz, who is the team chiropractor for the Seattle Seahawks, who provided him the opportunity to learn post-surgical rehab techniques as well as corrective exercise rehabilitation. Dr. Alex is passionate about helping patients get out of pain, and as well teaching them how to stay out of pain. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife Lisa and loves to hike, camp and watch hockey in his time away from the clinic.
Front Staff and Massage Therapy
WHAT TO EXPECT
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
Typically first visit appointments take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. At this time you and a doctor will sit down and discuss all the details about what is causing your injury, and decide if chiropractic care is the right solution to the problem.
WHAT WE DO DURING TREATMENT
During treatment we use multiple manual modalities to help decrease healing time, and decrease pain.
- We use chiropractic adjustments to restore proper function to joint.
- We use a specific type of stretching for muscles called Active Release Technique, where the patient will go through specific range of motion while the doctor tensions the muscle.
- We use Graston technique, along with FAKTR to try and speed healing times. Both modalities are what we call instrument assissted soft tissue myfascial release(IASTM) techniques. Both are very gentle and can be very beneficial.
- We use cold laser therapy, which helps promote healing at a cellular level.
- We use corrective exercise in our rehabilitation area. We educate patients on understanding why they are having pain, and teach them exercises and/or stretches so that they can regain control of their pain, hopefully eliminating it themselves.
- Finally, we also use massage therapy to promote healing and relax tight muscles. Our massage therapy team is fantastic, each member being unique in their own style.
Self Help Tools
Dr. Phillip Snell runs a great blog at his website fixyourownback.com. This can provide you with great information about back health, and if you would like to subscribe to his website, if also can provide you with detailed instructions on how to perform specific exercises for stable back health.
MyTPI.com is a site run by Titleist, which is major golf company. There Titleist Pro Institute(TPI) is an organization which specializes in training athletes and as well has information on many rehab exercises. This is great source if a patient needs help understanding how to perform an exercise, learned to improve there injury.
Another great website for instructional rehab exercises, XLathlete.com provides an enormous amount of content for athletes and active patients. These exercises are broken down into sport specific catagories and can be very helpful for training and rehabilitation.
Burien Spine & Sport Rehab
612 Southwest 152nd Street
Burien, WA, 98166
Phone: (206) 244-1466
Fax: (206) 246-4636
If you would like to make an inquiry, you can call our front office, or leave a message! We will reach out to you as soon as we can. If it is an emergency please call right away.
New patient intake forms can be printed and filled out upon arriving at first visit by clicking here.