SOT Chiropractor Seattle

SOT Chiropractor Seattle Dr. Scoppa in the only certified SOT chiropractor in Seattle (or the whole northwest)  earning his status as a Certified SOT Cranial Practitioner (CSCP) through SOTO-USA. SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique) is an advanced form of diagnosis and treatment philosophy that allows Dr. Scoppa to treat the areas that need to be addressed, […]

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High Blood Pressure- a case report

Recently an 80 year old male patient came in for a follow up visit, with a chief complaint of high blood pressure. Though his blood pressure is traditionally slightly high, in the two weeks leading up to his appointment his blood pressure fluctuated slightly but tested at 164/95, give or take a few points. On […]

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The Best Supplements For Concussion Recovery

The Best Supplements For Concussion Recovery Contrary to popular belief, there is a lot more that can be done to help quicken concussion recovery than simply waiting and watching the grass grow. Aside from cranial work and physical medicine techniques, temporary life style changes and the avoidance of left brain activity, nutrition plays a big […]

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What Supplements Should Children Take?

What Supplements Should Children Take? Since a sizable percentage of our patient base are babies, toddlers and young children we frequently get asked about supplements. Specifically, parents want to know what supplements their children should take (if any), or does my child need vitamins or other supplements. Although there are some unique circumstances and special […]

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Hypermobility- 3 treatment options to avoid

Hypermobility- 3 treatment options to avoid For those with hypermobility, joint laxity,  or conditions stemming from hypermobility disorders it can be difficult to find treatment options that offer anything more than short-term relief. This blog is about 3 therapies/treatment options to avoid, as they could be making your condition worse. Chiropractic care Massage therapy Stretching […]

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Pediatric Chiropractors

Pediatric Chiropractors Babies and kids are a big part of our patient base here at northwest structural medicine, but there are alot of misconceptions in regards to what pediatric chiropractic entails.  What differentiates a pediatric chiropractor from a regular chiropractor? Are they safe? Would it be a good option for my child? Here are a […]

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How to treat hypermobility disorders

How to treat hypermobility disorders (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Marfan’s, General Hypermobility Joint Syndrome, etc) Many in the physical medicine world tend to think that people only have problems when joints are too stuff, rigid, or fixated. Many practitioners don’t even check for hyper mobility and assume a joint can ONLY be fixated. Contrary to this opinion, […]

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What is cupping?

What is cupping? The internet has been abuzz with photos and articles describing the round red circles found on many of the athlete’s at the Rio Olympic games. These are the result of a therapy called, cupping. So what is cupping? Is it useful for non-athletes or just world’s elite? Many of the articles I’ve […]

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How we manage non-pain complaints

In an effort to make our process clear to present and future patients, we are laying down the basic steps in our decision making process for all non-pain complaints. Non-pain complaints can include things such as fatigue, weight issues, thyroid problems, autoimmune conditions, digestive complaints, and more. Analyze the intake forms, especially the metabolic assessment form […]

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Best type of exercise for brain health

Best type of exercise for brain health There have been numerous studies done on the effectiveness of exercise to increase the health of one’s brain, this is nothing new and it fairly well established in the literature. However, up until now the only way they could measure this was on animals (usually mice) in a […]

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