Chiropractor pases advanced proficiency exam

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Local chiropractor Dr. Leslie J. Bedell recently passed the

advanced proficiency oral and written exam in Portland, Ore., for the Activator

Methods Chiropractic Technique.

Dr. Bedell, a Palmer graduate, has been practicing for 13 years in

North Bend.

"Since beginning the activator technique in my office two years

ago, my practice has increased 30 to 40 percent," she stated. "I decided to

open on Mondays to cover the increased patient load.

"Over 80 percent of my patients who tried the activator technique

and analysis decided to switch to that technique. They said their chronic

conditions improved and they didn't need to be adjusted as often. They also

liked the fact that they didn't feel any discomfort during the adjustment

and were more relaxed.

"Teens who are active in sports have shown remarkable

improvement with shoulder, knee and ankle injuries and have been able to continue

playing while doing rehabilitation at home and getting chiropractic

adjustments," Bedell concluded. "I now feel

totally comfortable treating people who are injured, as well as geriatrics and

pregnant women with this safe and gentle treatment."

Activator methods is the most widely used and requested

low-force adjustment method in the world, used by over 31,000 doctors

internationally. Activator Methods has a referral

system through their Web site at for all doctors who are proficiency rated. Now

patients can find a doctor in another region if they move or are traveling.

Locally, Dr. Bedell can be reached at her clinic, Agape Chiropractic,

at 145 E. Third St. in North Bend, or by phone at (425) 888-1670.

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