MEET THE TEAM
Effective | Non-Surgical | Pain-Free | FDA Cleared
Greg Lee, DC | Chiropractor
Dr. Lee moved to the United States from Korea with his family at age 16. He grew up in Orange County California where he attended the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and earned a B.S. degree in biology. At Southern California University of Health Sciences, he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and graduated with honors.
Dr. Lee has pursued additional training in Sacro-Occipital technique, advanced taping procedures, Nutrition Response Testing, Graston soft tissue technique, extremity adjusting, Thompson, Cox, Activator Method, Gonstead, Diversified and Applied Kinesiology techniques. He also holds advanced certification in whiplash and brain injury evaluation from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
Dr. Lee, his wife Helena, and son Aiden moved to Seattle in the summer of 2017. He has already become one of the MVPs in the Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy team.
Lee Shelley | Nutritional Therapist
Lee Shelley, is our resident Nutritional Therapist. Her professional career has been very diverse. Growing up in South Carolina, she became a Dental Hygienist. Shortly afterward she met her husband and moved to Seattle. She practiced for several years as a Dental Hygienist in different cities in South Carolina and Washington State. Many years later she became a Licensed Midwife and founded Puget Sound Birth Center in Kirkland, WA. It remains a thriving birth center even today having served thousands of families since 1996.
Some years after the birth of her daughter, Gracie, she became interested in Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She had the personal goal of getting off all pharmaceutical medications. That led to many years of study in these fields, and with the help of a very talented Naturopathic Doctor she was able to gradually stop all medications.
Lee then pursued the study of Functional Blood Chemistry, Functional Endocrinology, Thyroid disorders and Neurotransmitter imbalances. She rounded that out by getting certified as a Nutritional Therapist.
Her role in our office is to investigate the patient’s metabolic function/dysfunction to assess its contribution to their health concerns. We know that pain in the body usually has many contributors — not usually a single cause such as spinal misalignment or disc protrusion. Metabolic imbalances can have profound effects on pain, fatigue, weight and mental function. These are the metabolic considerations of care at our office.
Lee uses numerous laboratory tests, metabolic questionnaires and diet history to assess a patient’s metabolic function. She is then able to guide the patient through nutritional and lifestyle changes as well as utilizing nutritional supplements to make profound health changes. Lee has the rare blend of personal experience, extensive knowledge and genuine concern for her patients.
Susan Bowman, LMP | Massage Therapist
Susan is the veteran massage therapist at Olympic Spine & Sports Therapy. She has worked hand in hand with our doctors and therapists since 2000. Her considerable experience in therapeutic massage specifically targets chronic pain and dysfunction. A previous career as an RN adds a greater dimension to her understanding of patients’ treatment needs and contributes to her exceptional results.
Elmira Timeva, LMP | Massage Therapist
Elmira started doing massage in 2009, but natural health and wellness has been a passion of hers for many years. She graduated from a truly inspiring program in Renton Technical College. Her natural interest is deep tissue and injury treatment work, myofascial release, reflexology, pregnancy and therapeutic thai massage.
Elmira believes that massage is much more than just feeling good. It’s about taking care of the body through learning and understanding how it works. Her focus has always been patient’s education and needs, and she uses various techniques to meet these needs.
While not doing massage, Elmira loves to be outdoors with her husband and son. She spends lots of time in the mountains – doing ski patrol, backpacking, trekking or biking.
Sydney is the newest addition to the Physical Rehabilitation department. She’s a recent graduate from Concordia University- Portland with a BS degree in Exercise and Sports Science, where she was a student athletic trainer and an exercise science lab assistant. She completed her undergraduate internship at Island Hospital in Anacortes, WA. While at Island Hospital she studied Physical, Occupational and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. She looks forward to challenging and assisting you with your wellness goals and aspiration. When she in not helping her patients she is taking her puppy Kip for long hikes or working out in the gym.
Tamy is a therapist in the Physical Rehabilitation Department. Using skills from her BA in Speech and Hearing Science from University of Washington, combined with her Personal Trainer Certification from NASM, she helps patients reach their goals. She shares her passion for fitness and health to motivate and encourage her patients to gain strength, improve balance, and increase mobility. When Tamy isn’t helping patients reach their goals she is striving to meet new fitness goals of her own. Currently, she is trying to master the bird dog using the same side of the body. It’s tougher than it sounds. She’s excited to help you set and reach your goals.