Meet Our Team

Chiropractor James Salmi D.C.

Chiropractor Parkland WA James SalmiJames Salmi is a Parkland chiropractor who has been serving the Parkland / Spanaway areas in WA for 20 years.

Acts Chiropractic Center offers our patients the convenience of complete wellness care at one location central to people who live in Parkland, Spanaway and surrounding areas with the latest techniques and technology. Our patients range from young children to the elderly, because generally, everyone can be helped by natural and holistic chiropractic care. Located just steps away from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) and convenietly located off of 5-12 on Pacific Avenue. We also proudly serve many students and faculty and provide convenient times available for those with busy schedules.
As a chiropractic office we concentrate on the spine and nervous system, reducing any disturbance in the nerve pathways with gentle spinal adjustments, to enhance nerve

control of all the functions in your body. It is the brain and nervous system which control and coordinate the function of every organ, tissue and system. We perform various types of adjustments to correct any mechanical dysfunction in the spine, extremities (arms, legs, shoulders, hands, ankles, etc.) or TMJ. Dr. Salmi has been serving the southern communities of Parkland, Lakewood, and Spanaway residents since 1997, specializing in Advanced Activator Methods, a gentle and precise way to treat patients with no twisting or popping. This method is especially helpful for more difficult cases including pre/post-surgical, car accident collisions, job injuries, infants, pregnant women and the elderly. In cases where it may be helpful, we also have licensed massage therapists on staff trained in deep tissue massage, as well as traction therapies to alleviate pain, improve function and reduce inflammation.

This whole person approach is why we can get such excellent results. We attempt to restore proper function in the nerve system by reducing mechanical problems in the spine and joints to alleviate pain, inflammation and aid your body's biochemistry (without drugs) through diet and nutrients when necessary. If this safe and effective, holistic approach makes sense to you, call us. First, make a commitment to yourself, then call to make an appointment. If we can help you, we'll tell you. If we can't, we'll tell you where you need to go. If you live in the Spanaway, Parkland, or Parkland area, there is no better time or place to start getting your health back on track!

If you have any questions about our chiropractor or live in the Parkland, Parkland, Spanaway, area or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Acts Chiropractic Center, please call us at 253-535-6677 today!

Undergraduate Training

University of New York- Regents (Bachelor of Science Degree- Magna Cum Laude)

University of Portland- Concordia (Major- Health Sciences/Pre-Med)

Pierce Community College (Biological Sciences)
Columbia Basin Community College (Associate Degree in Arts and Science - Cum Laude)

Professional Education

Life Chiropractic College- West (Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree- Magna Cum Laude) 4400+ academic hours in anatomy, systemic physiology, neurology, orthopedics, nutrition, pathology, radiology, biochemistry, toxicology, diagnosis, embryology, biomechanics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and multiple advanced spinal adjusting techniques.

National Board Accreditation

Successfully completed the most modern and advanced National Board Examinations allowing licensure almost anywhere in the world (WA State requires only Parts I & II):

  • National Boards- Part I
  • National Boards- Part I
  • National Boards- Part III
  • National Boards- Part IV
  • Physiotherapy Boards
  • Washington State Boards
  • Hawaii State Boards

Research and Development Advanced Proficiency Rated Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique

  • Advanced, Gentle Spinal Adjusting Techniques
  • Automobile Accident and Work Injury Specialists
  • Extensive Spinal Biomechanics Studies on Correlative Nervous System
  • Dysfunction
  • Detailed Computerized Spinal Analysis and Interpretation
  • Foot Orthotics, Personalized 3D Foot Scan

Professional Affiliations

  • Washington State Chiropractic Association (WSCA)
  • LeTip of Puget Sound Business Organization- Past Vice President
  • Advanced Activator Certified in Activator Methods

Chiropractor Aaron Smith D.C.

Chiropractor Parkland WA Aaron SmithDr. Aaron Smith has more than 17 years of experience helping people achiever their best through specific Chiropractic Care.

Undergraduate Education:

  • Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Associates Degree in Science
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport IA
  • Bachelors Degree in Science

Professional Education:

  • Palmer Colleg of Chiropractic, Davenport IA
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Magna Cum Laude
  • President: Pi-Tau-Delta Chiropractic Honor Society
  • Clinical Radiology Internship

Board Accreditation:

Doctor Smith has successuflly passed all parts of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Board Exams, which allow him to be licensed in any State.

  • NBCE part 1
  • NBCE part 2
  • NBCE part 3
  • NBCE part 4
  • National Physiotherpay Boards
  • Washington State Chiropractic Board
  • Nebraska State Chiropractic Board
  • Arizona State Chiropractic Board

Advanced Post Gradaute Study:

  • Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique, Advanced profficiency rated.
  • Advanced Study in treatment of auto-injuries
  • Foot Levelers Functional Analysis
  • Postural and Biomechanical Analysis

Practice Experience:

Dr. Smith has more than 17 years of clniical experience, starting as an associate in Scottsbluff Nebraska. He moved to Washington State in 2003 where he perfected a variety of Chiropractic techniques while providing vacation and sick day coverage for Chiropractors throughout Pierce and South King counties before starting private Practice in 2007

Monday
10:00am - 5:30pm


Tuesday
10:00am - 5:30pm


Wednesday
10:00am - 5:30pm


Thursday
10:00am - 5:30pm


Friday
7:30am - 10:00am


Saturday
Closed

Acts Chiropractic Center
12001 Pacific Avenue South #203
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 535-6677

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