MEET DR. SHELLEY
Mark Shelley, DC DACNB
Founder & Clinic Director
For over 30 years, Dr. Mark Shelley has practiced in the greater Seattle area. During his own journey of treatment for injuries, he discovered that in order to recover to the fullest degree possible, he needed to incorporate a combination of therapies. This realization inspired him to develop Olympic Spine & Sound Pain Solutions to provide spinal decompression, bioelectrical therapy, chiropractic care, physical rehabilitation, and laser therapy to achieve faster and more complete results.
Dr. Shelley grew up locally, graduating from Shoreline High School, then Shoreline Community College with honors. He then attended Sherman College of Chiropractic and graduated summa cum laude and class valedictorian in 1983. After a one-year internship in Arlington, Washington, Dr. Shelley started his own practice in Edmonds, Washington, where he practiced as the senior chiropractor for 16 years. In 2000, he founded Olympic Spine & Sports Therapy.
Dr. Shelley has post-graduate training in many chiropractic techniques including the Pettibon™ and Chiropractic Bio-Physics™ (CBP) methods. Most recently, Dr. Shelley’s continuing education has focused on new developments in Functional Neurology, Clinical Nutrition and Trigenics manual medicine. Presently, he is the only board-certified Functional Neurologist in the Edmonds area.
On a personal note, Dr. Shelley is a habitual exerciser. You can find him most weekday mornings at Harbor Square Athletic Club working out to support his recreational activities of skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking.
"For the first time in a year, I’ve been able to walk around without my walking sticks, walker or cane!"
“For the past year I’ve had pain in my right buttock and shin. I went to my General Medical Doctor. She sent me to physical therapy. Unfortunately, the treatment caused my pain to worsen. Next, she sent me to a Neurosurgeon who took x-rays and an MRI that showed I had spinal stenosis and arthritis in my lumbar spine. My pain became so bad I couldn’t walk or stand.”
“My wife heard an ad for Sound Pain Solutions on the radio, she had a co-worker that had seen the doctors with good results. Within one month, I had a decrease in overall pain. My quality of life has greatly improved! The ups are longer, and the downs are not as painful as they used to be. For the first time in a year, I’ve been able to walk around without my walking sticks, walker or cane! I appreciate Dr. Shelley’s straight forward approach to my treatment. He always answers my questions.”
– Terry W., Seattle
“Gradually, the symptoms in my feet got progressively worse.”
“For over the past ten years I’ve experienced pain and numbness in my feet. Gradually the symptoms in my feet got progressively worse, I was waking up 5-6 times a night and was only getting a few hours of sleep.”
“I searched the internet and came across the Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy website and took the neuropathy quiz. A couple of weeks into treatment I noticed that I wasn’t waking up as frequently overnight and felt rested, even my balance and confidence on my feet improved! The staff at Olympic Spine is a great group of people, there is not one person that I couldn’t have a lasting friendship with. I am really happy with the results of the combined therapy of chiropractic adjustments, non-surgical spinal decompression, peripheral neuropathy and physical rehabilitative therapy.”
– Gregg K., Bothell
“What makes them special compared to other clinics I’ve been to is the all-inclusive care.”
“For about a month I had neck and upper back pain that prevented me from being able to get off the couch or stand up. I had migraines so painful they made me sick. Ice, heat and even pain medication didn’t get rid of the pain. As an athlete I was so used to ignoring but my body finally said; I’ve had enough! My husband told me about Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy. Within the first month, my pain went from 9/10 to 3/10.”
“My quality of life has greatly improved! I have more energy to take care of household chores. I’m back to working in the yard. I can sit through a movie and church. I’m socializing with neighbors and entertaining. I’m back to walking 2-3 miles a day and lifting weights. I’ve learned to listen to my body and not over-do it. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Dr. Shelley did a very thorough examination including X-ray and MRI. They understand the steps you need to go through to heal and move forward with your life.”
– Shaunna K., Lake Stevens
“My first thought was, just don’t close the clinic!”
“We were on vacation in Mexico. I was sitting crooked in a van and when it hit a bump, I felt a “zing” in my low back. Later that afternoon we went to the airport to fly home. On the flight back, we hit turbulence when I was standing; I couldn’t decide if I should throw up, scream or collapse on the floor.”
“A friend of ours, who is a nurse, recommended I see Dr. Shelley. When they started closing businesses at the start of the pandemic, my first thought was just don’t close the clinic down. At that point, I had three treatments and was finally starting to feel better. Now my pain is reduced by 65–70%. I was even able to walk 25 minutes today! I’m excited to have a plan to move forward and correct the cause of the problem so this doesn’t happen again!”
– Ron R., Mountlake Terrace
“I never could have done it without Dr. Shelley and his team.”
“I was in two automobile accidents in 2014. My main symptoms were shoulder, neck, lower back and hip pain. Sometimes the pain was so sharp and intense I couldn’t get out of bed. I felt hopeless. My life consisted of pain and depression to the point where I could no longer sleep.”
“Luckily, I found an advertisement about Dr. Shelley and decompression therapy in Seattle Times. I knew the minute I walked into the office that this was where I wanted to be. I rode three different buses and it took me over 2 hours just to get to Olympic Spine. My life has changed drastically for the better. It is wonderful to be able to get a decent night’s sleep, wake with minimal pain, and be able to function normally! I never could have done it without Dr. Shelley and his team. They are all medical miracle workers! Thank you all for your positive support!”
– Dana K., Seattle