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Matthew Dunn DC | Doctor of Chiropractics
Dr. Matthew Dunn now proudly calls the Pacific Northwest his home. After growing up in Detroit, Michigan, he lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 10 years before relocating to Seattle in 2016. Dr. Dunn has always had a curiosity for the medical sciences and a passion for patient care. Dr. Dunn holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and is a 2008 graduate of Life University in Marietta, Georgia with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He is board certified and licensed to practice chiropractic in Washington, and physiotherapy in addition to chiropractic in Georgia.
After graduating chiropractic school, Dr. Dunn opened his first private practice in Peachtree City, Georgia. His treatment focused on patients with difficult cases of back pain, disc herniations and peripheral neuropathy. He obtained certifications in the Kennedy Decompression Technique for the treatment of herniated discs and is a member of the Neuropathy Treatment Centers of America for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Dunn grew his practice to multiple locations in the metro-Atlanta area, with his main focus treating patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy.
While at Life University, Dr. Dunn was the president of the Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) club and later became a Fellow of the Chiropractic Biophysics technique – the most researched and published technique in the chiropractic profession Dr. Dunn is a founding member and has served on the Board of Directors for Spinal Missions since its inception in 2007. Spinal Missions is a non-profit organization that organizes mission trips for chiropractic and medical students to El Salvador, Haiti and Jamaica to treat the underserved communities of those countries.
In addition to his chiropractic experience, Dr. Dunn desired to offer a more comprehensive medical treatment to his patients. In order to do so, he completed his education as a Registered Nurse and is now a licensed RN in Washington. He is currently working toward his Family Nurse Practitioner degree, and expects to complete it in the next 24 months.
When he’s not treating patients, he enjoys exploring all that Washington has to offer – especially the great restaurants. Dr. Dunn enjoys traveling the world but also hanging out at home with his two dogs and a good book. Dr. Dunn looks forward to providing the absolute best care to his patients and helping them to reach their health goals.
Lee Shelley, NTP | 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.