Going Beyond Chiropractic Care For Your Best Wellness
We believe that chiropractic care is a foundation for your best health. And, by combining chiropractic care with massage therapy and nutritional counseling, you can take your health even farther.
Are you an athlete? We even offer Sports Medicine to help you function and perform at your best level.
We Truly Want to See You Thrive
Are you having a hard time finding relief? Have you tried everything but nothing’s working? That’s why we’re here. We believe that chiropractic care can help take your health to a level you’ve only dreamed of. We want to help you find relief first. Then, your body can heal thoroughly and soon you can feel your best again.
Meet Our Doctors
A MECHANIC OF THE HUMAN BODY
Coming from generations of mechanics, Dr. Eric Kurtz has always enjoyed using his hands to fix things. However, his love for mending is not for machines, but for the human body…
“I became very passionate about becoming a chiropractor after seeing how chiropractic care helped my mother live a happier, healthier life. From a young age I was inspired to help people maintain their health through a drugless, gentle method of healing. Just like my mom’s chiropractor helped her.”
DISCOVERING THE PERFECT CAREER
Initially, Dr. Rick Folkman had an ambition to become an electrical engineer or a dentist. “I really wanted a career that I was passionate about, where I could truly help people live a better life.” So, after narrowing it down to dentistry, he began school. Then a few years in, he went out into his community to shadow other local dentists, and just didn’t feel that’s where his heart was.
“I went back to a childhood chiropractor to see if he loved his job, and he did (along with the other chiropractors in town).” So Dr. Folkman started seeing his chiropractor regularly and noticed that he just “felt better and functioned better than he thought possible.” “It was then that I was inspired to become a chiropractor, helping and healing people when no other methods could.”
BILINGUAL KENNEWICK CHIROPRACTOR
He has great interest in treating work, sports and automobile accident injuries and has been working at Columbia Basin Spinal Rehabilitation Institute since 2006. He is bilingual in Spanish and is a native Tri-Citian graduating from Hanford High school. He has a great feel with his hands and is fully trained with all of our equipment in this office to help you get better.
At Columbia Basin Chiropractic, we use an adjusting style commonly referred to as “Diversified.” First, an analysis of your spine is performed. This can initially involve a case history and X-ray pictures of your spine.
Subsequent visits may include motion palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend. Or, a leg check may be performed, to uncover an imbalance in the neck or lower spine.
With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.
The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment.
While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.
Meet Our Staff
Office Manager & Marketing Director
Natalie Moody is our Office Manager and Marketing Director. She joined Columbia Basin Spinal Rehabilitation Institute as a patient in 2005 and was hired in January 2013. Natalie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a specialty in Public Relations along with a Business minor at Central Washing University.
Her favorite part about the job is working with the patients. She enjoys helping patients achieve a healthier living state and seeing firsthand what a difference the office makes.
Brenda has lived in the Tri-Cities all her life. She went to college at Charter and graduated with an Associates Degree in Health Information Technology. She has worked in the medical field for over 15 years. She started out as a pharmacy cashier and moved into the position of a pharmacy technician. After her career as a technician, she later moved into billing and accounts receivable.
She loves the medical field because it gives her the opportunity to help people. She loves working with the team at the office here at CBSRI and believes in the excellent service our patients receive.
Griselda graduated from Charter College in 2012 with a degree in Medical Billing. She moved from Oregon to the Tri-Cities in 2012 with her husband and two daughters. She has 13 years experience as a Caregiver and loves working with people. She is most passionate about seeing patients heal and live a more active and pain free life. She joined Columbia Basin Spinal Rehabilitation Institute in January 2015. Currently, Griselda works in our Billing Department and she is the head of the department for our knee, back and headache program with Doctor Martin with our sister company Columbia Basin Pain Management.
Alex received her certification as an EKG technician from the University of Tennessee in 2014. She moved from Texas to Tri-Cities in August of 2015 and joined the company in September 2015. She loves working here and enjoys getting to know our patients better. One of her favorite parts is watching our patients get better and experience a healthier life style.
Licensed Massage Practitioner
Ginger Parker is one of our certified massage therapists on staff. She has been a Massage Practitioner in the state of Washington for 7 &1/2 years and enjoys immensely helping people get better, feel good, and live full, healthy, pain-free lives. She joined Columbia Basin Spinal Rehabilitation Institute in June of 2012.
Ginger attended Ashmead College, (which is now called Everest College), in Tigard, OR. After graduating, she moved back home to the Tri-Cities and has been here, practicing, ever since. Ginger specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, and include some stretching and Reflexology. Ginger has also beginning to incorporate some Cranial-Sacral massage into her work.
Ginger has a passion for Massage Therapy and the healing arts. It is her joy to work with such wonderful Doctors in the Chiropractic realm and to help the people who come to CBSRI live better and feel great!
Luis is a graduate student in Walla Walla University. He is pursuing a career in counseling in psychology. He joined the company in May 2015. He believes everyone should enjoy freedom from their ailments to be able to pursue their happiness. Working in chiropractic care helps fulfill this dream because he has been seeing patients get better since he started here.
Value Your Health and Your Life
Established in February 1991, Columbia Basin Spinal Rehabilitation Institute is ideally situated in Kennewick, Washington to offer you exceptional, gentle and effective chiropractic care.
We’re here to help relieve your pain and suffering as well as improve your lifestyle. We believe that everyone should live pain-free and enjoy a splendid life. So, we provide effective and affordable care to help you reach your fullest potential.
Call Columbia Basin Chiropractic Today
Columbia Basin Chiropractic offers chiropractic care such as back pain treatment in Kennewick, Washington. For your FREE consultation, call us today at 509-582-3549
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