Chiropractor Kent WA
Welcome to Chiro 1st - Kent located in Kent WA. Chiropractic is one of the most amazing healthcare professions, but very few people understand what it's all about. This article is here to help you gain a basic understanding of how our Kent WA chiropractors can help you and your family.
Matthew Kill, D.C.
Dr. Matthew Kill joined the Chiro 1st team in August of 2023. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Cincinnati and went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from New York Chiropractic College in 2015.
Some of Dr. Matt's specialties include spinal and extremity adjustments, Functional Range Release, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Fascia Movement Taping. RockTape or "KT" tape, and functional rehabilitation for decreased pain and increased mobility.
His love for chiropractic care came from suffering from low back pain after being injured in a football game as a high school freshman. Dr. Matt decided to become a chiropractor because he was fascinated by how quickly his doctor was able to decrease his pain and improve his functionality. Dr. Matt's focus on his patients is to get them back to their normal functioning activities as soon as possible. Determined to do so, he uses chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitation to educate patients on exercises and stretching techniques that can be applied outside of the clinic.
Dr. Matt treats a wide range of patients from the desk worker to the elite athlete. He believes that all of his patients are athletes because we all need to be able to squat, bend, walk, and lift. Outside of working in the clinic, Dr. Matt enjoys spending time outdoors with friends, hiking, climbing, and camping. Since moving to Washington State in 2015, he has been spending much of his free time exploring what the state has to offer.
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Chiro 1st - Kent
We are proud to be one of the top chiropractic, massage, and rehab clinics in Kent WA, providing the highest quality care and customized treatment plans for each individual patient.
It is our top priority to help our patients get out of pain/discomfort as quickly as possible and achieve their optimal health and wellness and return to their normal activities of daily living. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.
Chiropractic Care Can Help You
We specialize in treating injuries due to auto and work injuries, sports injuries, as well as chronic issues. Headaches, neck pain, back pain, sciatic pain, numbness and tingling in extremities, and fatigue. We take a team approach to your health and work with other providers to ensure your best success for a return to health. Chiropractic, x-ray, massage therapy, and exercise on site.
Services We Offer
Massage Therapy: The benefits of massage therapy are well noted. Throughout the years, massage therapy has been known to be effective in helping a number of conditions. Some of the benefits of massage therapy include, relief from joint and muscle pain, increased blood circulation as well as stress and depression reduction.
Spinal Rehabilitative Exercises: Rehabilitative or therapeutic exercises are an important way to strengthen and support the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar/pelvic spine to adequately maintain posture and minimize stress and potential injuries in the spine. Strengthening the postural muscles to help hold the spine in an ideal position is key to slowing down the aging process in the spine.
Work-Related Injuries: Chiropractic treatment for neck and back injuries at work are in many cases the most effective in complete recovery from injury. The full evaluation of the injury, proper diagnosis, and recommendations of treatment as soon as possible after an injury is extremely important in the best possible management of your case
Sports Injuries: Chiropractic care can help you perform better with increased range of motion and improved alignment and spinal balance. Professional sports figures are consistently reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits.
X-Rays: A progression of neck arthritis due to misalignments in the bones of the neck over time. Radiographs, (X-rays) are often ordered and taken on patients to give the doctor an inside look at what is going on with the bone structure of the entire spine and surrounding skeletal structure. X-rays in our office are taken in a weight-bearing position (standing or sitting) to more accurately show the biomechanical stress on the spine.
Essential Oils: Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their healing properties. Oils can be used topically, diffused for smell or even ingested in some cases. Our massage therapist use lotions with essential oils in them for increase results and quality of the treatments.
Begin Your Journey To Better Health
The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.
D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.