Dr. David Folweiler – Chiropractor
Chiropractic care helped him overcome sports injuries to go on to compete well in dozens of triathlons. After some soul searching, Dr. Folweiler felt that the best way that he could help humanity was by becoming a chiropractor himself. He enjoys helping people overcome their health concerns to get back to doing what they love.
Dr. Folweiler has been a practicing chiropractor in the Pacific Northwest since 1994 and in North Seattle since 1998. He is on the board with a non-profit Groundswell NW. He lives with his wife and their two children in a historic home in Ballard.
You can read more about Dr. Folweiler’s training and credentials here.
Deb Hamilton – Licensed Massage Therapist (#MA0011401)
Deb Hamilton has been in practice since 1991 and brings a depth of experience to her massage that makes her a tremendous asset. She draws from a wide range of techniques in her massages, from several modalities in deep tissue massage to energy work like Reiki and BodyTalk. She receives high compliments from chiropractors and clients.
Deb went to Virginia Tech and received a degree in communications. After working in advertising for a few years, she decided to make a change in careers. She was drawn to massage from a desire to help others and strengthen human connections and relationships.
That desire for human relationships carries over into her personal life. She gets strength and joy from her many friends. She is a passionate indoor gardener. Her Ballard home is filled with over 50 houseplants, including some that she has nurtured for decades. She has cuttings from her grandmother’s African violets and a terrarium plant that has grown to over six feet tall!
Seattle is a good fit for Deb. She finds Seattleites more grounded and balanced in their lives, allowing for more than just work.
Deb admits to two vices — tea and chocolate. She once dreamed of opening a community center/tea house based on these two loves, but finds that her true love is bodywork. Deb recently gave her 16,000th professional massage.
Charlotte Kepler – Chiropractic Assistant
Charlotte was born in Seattle and raised on Bainbridge Island. Growing up, she was an avid soccer player and horseback rider (English style). She considers herself a “big animal friend“.
Her deep interest and passion for animals led her to work in a veterinarian’s office and major in biological anthropology at Western Washington University. She wanted to work with primates and learn about people through that study. Finding that field highly competitive, she decided to pursue an interest in healthcare.
Since beginning work here, Charlotte has had the opportunity to receive chiropractic care. She is pleased to report that chiropractic is helping with her chronic migraine and tension headaches. She is becoming less reliant on medications to control her headaches.
Spirit – Our “Lab” Assistant
Sadly, my faithful hiking companion died on 6 Oct 18 after a very brief illness (less than 24 hours). She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer – a hemangiosarcoma. The tumor had ruptured and she was bleeding into her abdomen. After receiving the diagnosis and the grim outlook, I chose to euthanize her; she died in my lap, loved, as she was in life.
Spirit was a real companion, not just to me, but our family, my patients, and so many others. She was a happy and curious dog. She loved to come to the office and spend time here. She was very people oriented. Many of you were big fans of hers and would give her a scratch, a belly rub, or some tasty treats in reward for a trick.
Spirit never showed more exuberance than when we would hike with her. Joyful is the word that best describes her when she was running around in the woods or on a mountaintop.
I don’t know if this was true, but I always thought that every morning she would openly hope for a hike that day. I couldn’t hike every day but tried to take her to the forest as often as possible.