"THE WHOLE CONSTITUTION OF MAN MUST BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION, NOT MERELY THE TREATING OF THE BODY AS A CHEMICAL OR MECHANICAL MACHINE."
- Dr. Randolph Stone, D.O., D.C., N.D.
Chiropractic is a Philosophy, Science and Art of understanding the expression of health and freedom in the nervous system and where it may be limited; this limitation is what the chiropractor calls the subluxation, from the latin roots meaning “less light.” Chiropractic never aims to solely treat a condition, but rather to lovingly and skillfully assist in the removal of that interference, resulting in greater clarity in function, health, and life. Whether you are experiencing a specific health concern or wanting to enhance your health and life, we welcome you!
There is a continually growing body of research that shows that the chiropractic adjustment, as our earliest founders have stated, has the greatest impact on the central nervous system. The measurements in the research are recording the effect of the adjustment materialized in the physical body, which is very valuable; however, this is merely a piece of the whole picture.
At One River, we assess and adjust you using tonal, neurostructural, postural, facial tensegrity, zone method, and osseous/structural frameworks that respects your system as a whole, interconnected, and adaptable system that strives for health, always. Because, it is, and it does! You'll never receive the exact same adjustment twice, because you are different every time you come in. Recognizing you as completely new at every visit and whole in mind, body, and soul, is at the epicenter of many modes of vitalistic and hollistic care, and especially with us at One River.
EXPERIENCE YOUR LIFE
Dr. Nolan Ethridge was born and raised in small town Texas, where part-time cattle ranching began to invigorate his love of the outdoors and caring for others. He graduated from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Tx, and immediately moved to Washington State to practice as an associate at Harbor Life Chiropractic.
During his years in chiropractic school, Dr. Nolan was exposed to not just the extensive science of the body and all it’s processes, but also the science of the unseen workings of the subtle body and its connection to health and ultimately, freedom. This caused a big shift in his entire life, and continues to re-shape his understanding of health and life.
Nolan has recently found a new love of climbing, and also enjoys singing and playing music, reading, cold showers, and enjoying all that the perfection of Nature has to offer.
Dr. Melany Bates has had numerous experiences in life that opened many paths of healing. Multiple trips in and out of the hospital, neurologists, gastroenterologists, gynecologists and psychologists led to superficial unravelling of disruptive patterns of self-understanding and expression. It was not until Chiropractic made its way onto the scene, that Chiropractor Melany was able to surrender ailments, distractions and distinct autonomic issues that had arisen previously within this journey called life.
Upon venturing into Chiropractic school, Dr. Melany experienced many ancient and evolutionary tactics, from many approaches that have revealed the potential of practicing and applying Chiropractic as the ultimate healing experience. The awareness Chiropractic brings to humankind, or animals alike, is breathtakingly beautiful – is it absolves deconstruction of over-analyzed incidences to pure atomic particles for full integration.
Dr. Melany is passionate about yoga, hiking, and nourishing the mind, body, and soul.