Clinic offers alternative-medicine approach
October 2, 2008 · Updated 6:57 PM
NORTH BEND _ The owners of Alpine Chiropractic, 410 E.
North Bend Way, have started a new venture to provide an array of
alternative health-care services to Valley residents.
Alpine HealthCare and Yoga Center, located next door to Alpine
Chiropractic in the former Cyclepaths space at 418 E. North Bend Way,
is home to seven multidisciplined holistic and conventional health-care
practitioners. They offer therapies ranging from traditional medicine,
homeopathy, naturopathy, Oriental medicine, chiropractic services, deep tissue
massage, trigger-point therapy (deep muscle work), acupuncture,
hypnosis, individual counseling and yoga.
Those on staff include:
Dr. Greg Pfiffner, owner He specializes in treating soft
tissue injuries, trigger-point therapy, lower back pain, neck pain,
headaches, musculo-skeletal conditions and auto-related injuries. He graduated
with clinical honors from Palmer West Chiropractic College and has practiced
the last seven years in Chinatown.
Scott Scully _ He specializes in chronic pain, auto-related
injuries and neuro-muscular re-education. He graduated from Seattle
Massage School and has practiced deep-tissue massage techniques in the
United States and Europe for 13 years.
Daniel Dingle _ He specializes in pain management,
treating sports-related injuries, herbal medicine and is NADA certified as a
chemical dependency treatment specialist. He graduated from the Northwest
Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Dan Tennenbaum _ He has been in practice for more than 20
years and did four years of postgraduate work in Taiwan and China. He
was one of the first Oriental medical doctors to be certified by the
Massachusetts and Florida boards of acupuncture. When not treating patients,
he teaches classes on Chinese internal medicine and herbology.
Dr. Steven Hall _ He uses both traditional and naturopathic
remedies with his patients and specializes in cranial sacral therapy and
alternative medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of
Utah, interned at Boise, Idaho, and completed his residency at Saginaw
Hospital. He has published one book and is writing a second. He travels
extensively and does lectures on the use of noni, a herb, and alternative
Kathryne Marihugh _ She is a licensed counselor and is
certified in clinical hypnosis in 49 states. She has practiced in the Pacific
Northwest and Alaska for more than 15 years. In her counseling practice, she
specializes in depression, stress management, post-traumatic stress disorder and
loss and grief. She also practices the Erickson method of weight
loss, which may also help with smoking cessation, chronic pain management.
She is a graduate of Antioch University and holds a degree in psychology.
Pfiffner's wife and co-owner, Colleen, has also added a yoga center
to the practice, providing a place locally for residents who want to
strengthen muscles and improve circulation and spiritual well-being.
The clinic accepts most insurance plans, and if not covered by
insurance, residents can speak with a health-care provider at the clinic. For more
information about the services provided, or to register for yoga, call Alpine
Chiropractic at (425) 888-6846.