Vitality Specific Chiropractic

★★★☆☆
Providing the best chiropractic care for the Seattle, WA area.
  • 5211 20th Ave NW C

    Seattle, WA 98107

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  • 206-297-2792

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I was a patient of Vitality Chiropractic for a few months and won't be going back. I did like Dr. Zapata and Dr. Green and think they helped with my neck problems, but I was turned off by the practice's aggressive marketing techniques. All new patients are required to come to an "educational" evening during which they essentially just go over what they've already told you about the importance of chiropractic care, then hand you a sheet and ask you to provide names and contact info for people you know who might be interesting in chiropractic care. I didn't appreciate that. If I know someone I think would be interested and am happy with your services, I'll make a recommendation if I choose to, thanks. I later got an email invite to a dinner they were hosting at a local restaurant. The catch? Every patient who attended had to bring along a potential new customer. Uh... is this medical care or a pyramid scheme? Both of those things left me with a very bad taste in my mouth.
Also, when I went over my bill, I noticed that they were charging me $15 for each time I went into the "exercise room" and used the neck traction device attached to the wall. Let me be clear - I went in the room and used it myself, with no assistance from any of the doctors, and they charged me $15 for each time I did that. I call that a scam.
I was a little reluctant initially to go there at all, given that Dr. Wolff was disciplined a few years back for having a sexual relationship with a patient and billing for services not provided. (http://www.doh.wa.gov/publicat/2006_news/06-136.htm) Probably should've listened to my instincts.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was a patient of Vitality Chiropractic for a few months and won't be going back. I did like Dr. Zapata and Dr. Green and think they helped with my neck problems, but I was turned off by the practice's aggressive marketing techniques. All new patients are required to come to an "educational" evening during which they essentially just go over what they've already told you about the importance of chiropractic care, then hand you a sheet and ask you to provide names and contact info for people you know who might be interesting in chiropractic care. I didn't appreciate that. If I know someone I think would be interested and am happy with your services, I'll make a recommendation if I choose to, thanks. I later got an email invite to a dinner they were hosting at a local restaurant. The catch? Every patient who attended had to bring along a potential new customer. Uh... is this medical care or a pyramid scheme? Both of those things left me with a very bad taste in my mouth.
Also, when I went over my bill, I noticed that they were charging me $15 for each time I went into the "exercise room" and used the neck traction device attached to the wall. Let me be clear - I went in the room and used it myself, with no assistance from any of the doctors, and they charged me $15 for each time I did that. I call that a scam.
I was a little reluctant initially to go there at all, given that Dr. Wolff was disciplined a few years back for having a sexual relationship with a patient and billing for services not provided. (http://www.doh.wa.gov/publicat/2006_news/06-136.htm) Probably should've listened to my instincts.

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When I started seeing Dr. Wolfe in 2005, my back pain and stiffness was so severe that I couldn't tie my shoes some mornings. I literally always hurt. I was skeptical but nothing else had worked.

Dr. Wolfe proposed a specific treatment. He made sure I was committed to my own health. He then addressed my subluxation while I exercised, began moving with awareness, hydrated, got supportive massages, and just tried to be a responsible patient.

It took almost 9 months of weekly then bi-weekly visits, but I have been pain free now for years, thanks to Dr. Wolfe and the staff at Vitality. I can sleep, I can sit at a desk, I can rock climb, and I can run.

I do have to add- I am perplexed by some of these reviews.... are they talking about the same place!? The same Dr. Wolfe!? I don't get it... I've been going for years and my experience at Vitality has been nothing but positive.

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★★★★★

When I started seeing Dr. Wolfe in 2005, my back pain and stiffness was so severe that I couldn't tie my shoes some mornings. I literally always hurt. I was skeptical but nothing else had worked.

Dr. Wolfe proposed a specific treatment. He made sure I was committed to my own health. He then addressed my subluxation while I exercised, began moving with awareness, hydrated, got supportive massages, and just tried to be a responsible patient.

It took almost 9 months of weekly then bi-weekly visits, but I have been pain free now for years, thanks to Dr. Wolfe and the staff at Vitality. I can sleep, I can sit at a desk, I can rock climb, and I can run.

I do have to add- I am perplexed by some of these reviews.... are they talking about the same place!? The same Dr. Wolfe!? I don't get it... I've been going for years and my experience at Vitality has been nothing but positive.

Pros: I get to move and be pain-free

Cons: There is no pill that makes you healthy.

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I'd always looked upon chiropractic work as a sort of quackery. Then I started having headaches. I had various tests through the doctor's office, but apart from some physical therapy that helped my neck stiffness: no relief. I even went to another chiropractor, willing to try anything, but he cracked my neck and told me to come back if I wanted. Huh?

I stumbled upon Vitality Chiropractic. From the start I was impressed with the amount of information they gave me, and their well thought-out plan for treatment. Sure, I was going to more sessions at first than I'd planned, but after a few weeks they tapered off...and I'd have gone to twice as many sessions if they'd cure my headaches.

They are all about doing as little as you need to feel better, but that's going to vary from person to person. I'm not the professional, so how can I say whether they are correct or not? Except that my results speak for themselves. No "neck cracking" but gentle re-alignment. Sweet relief! I've referred both family and friends. I wouldn't let a couple of naysayers keep me away from their fantastic methodology (Blair-Palmer method I believe?) and treatment. Sure, different strokes for different folks, but you get the help you need here.

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★★★★★

I'd always looked upon chiropractic work as a sort of quackery. Then I started having headaches. I had various tests through the doctor's office, but apart from some physical therapy that helped my neck stiffness: no relief. I even went to another chiropractor, willing to try anything, but he cracked my neck and told me to come back if I wanted. Huh?

I stumbled upon Vitality Chiropractic. From the start I was impressed with the amount of information they gave me, and their well thought-out plan for treatment. Sure, I was going to more sessions at first than I'd planned, but after a few weeks they tapered off...and I'd have gone to twice as many sessions if they'd cure my headaches.

They are all about doing as little as you need to feel better, but that's going to vary from person to person. I'm not the professional, so how can I say whether they are correct or not? Except that my results speak for themselves. No "neck cracking" but gentle re-alignment. Sweet relief! I've referred both family and friends. I wouldn't let a couple of naysayers keep me away from their fantastic methodology (Blair-Palmer method I believe?) and treatment. Sure, different strokes for different folks, but you get the help you need here.

Pros: Gentle, professional care

Cons: I have to transfer buses

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I had never had treatment before seeing Dr.Wolfe. I was in pain and was recommended by 2 different friends. I went because nothing else worked. Dr.Wolfe wasn't worried about payment as much as helping me. I have found him to be charming and knowledeable. He has helped me unmeasurably. I do not work for Dr.Wolfe or his clinic. My experience has been such I recommend others, my family included. He expects clients to be committed to change, if you want 1 treatment and than walk away he would not be the doc for you.

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★★★★★

I had never had treatment before seeing Dr.Wolfe. I was in pain and was recommended by 2 different friends. I went because nothing else worked. Dr.Wolfe wasn't worried about payment as much as helping me. I have found him to be charming and knowledeable. He has helped me unmeasurably. I do not work for Dr.Wolfe or his clinic. My experience has been such I recommend others, my family included. He expects clients to be committed to change, if you want 1 treatment and than walk away he would not be the doc for you.

Pros: better health

Cons: must be commited

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I am grateful to Vitality Chiropractic, and Dr. Zapata specifically, for a quick and accurate diagnosis and effective treatment program for a structural spine problem that I have had since a car accident in 2003 involving my neck.

I first visited Vitality Chiropractic in Ballard at the end of July, and after my first adjustment, I am finally getting treated for the problem instead of the symptoms, after all these years.

Communication is a two-way street, and I am a real patient. I agree that financial issues do have to be managed each visit, to make sure the patient and the doctor's office are on the same page. Commit to what you can afford, and find out from your employer or health plan for what benefits that may cover out-of-network costs. If you need to wait, then budget treatment starting next year, if necessary. Flex-Plan is a good alternative if if is still around after the health care reform currently under government review.

That is a small price to pay for regaining my health. Thank you Vitality Chiropractic!

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★★★★★

I am grateful to Vitality Chiropractic, and Dr. Zapata specifically, for a quick and accurate diagnosis and effective treatment program for a structural spine problem that I have had since a car accident in 2003 involving my neck.

I first visited Vitality Chiropractic in Ballard at the end of July, and after my first adjustment, I am finally getting treated for the problem instead of the symptoms, after all these years.

Communication is a two-way street, and I am a real patient. I agree that financial issues do have to be managed each visit, to make sure the patient and the doctor's office are on the same page. Commit to what you can afford, and find out from your employer or health plan for what benefits that may cover out-of-network costs. If you need to wait, then budget treatment starting next year, if necessary. Flex-Plan is a good alternative if if is still around after the health care reform currently under government review.

That is a small price to pay for regaining my health. Thank you Vitality Chiropractic!

Pros: Best diagnosis after car accident for upper cervical

Cons: Manage your account each visit before the costs accrue

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I was a patient at Dr. Wolff's office for quite some time but have just had enough of his antics. His people skills are poor, he pushes patients through his office visits without really taking care and consideration for their progross. All he cares about is making the most money off each patient as possible and manipulating people into "care programs" that aren't necessary. The office lacks proper signage and the bathrooms are filthy.

I'd recommend going to Divine Spine up the street. I've felt comfortable with the Doctors as well as their plans to care for my health.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was a patient at Dr. Wolff's office for quite some time but have just had enough of his antics. His people skills are poor, he pushes patients through his office visits without really taking care and consideration for their progross. All he cares about is making the most money off each patient as possible and manipulating people into "care programs" that aren't necessary. The office lacks proper signage and the bathrooms are filthy.

I'd recommend going to Divine Spine up the street. I've felt comfortable with the Doctors as well as their plans to care for my health.

Pros: Friendly Staff

Cons: Terrible Management

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I've been a pt of Dr. Wolff's practically since he started, in 1999. I found these reviews when I was looking for a website listing their hours, and ... man, what an eye opener!
I imagine his aggressive recruiting tactics weren't all in place when I started, and I've basically ignored them. There was a brief pt education session, and I don't remember it being too over-the-top. Perhaps that's changed. Some of his information and jargon seems almost cult-like in tone, but then I also feel that way about Trader Joe's. I just get my treatment and leave ?? and hold on to my own beliefs. His adjustments help my migraines. Personally, I don't believe they do much more than that (though he'd beg to differ).
There were lots of visits/adjustments in the beginning, and I was in worse pain for a while, but just like he said, it went away. Now I check in now and then, or when I've been having migraines. He adjusts me, and I'm better.
About the Chiropractic Assn charges: He's certainly a schmoozer, but no more than that in my experience. I don't find it offensive. The billing irregularities I leave to my insurance company. A few times things have come back as "already billed," but I assumed it was oversight, not wrongdoing.
I will look at his practice with different eyes after reading these reviews, but my treatment at Vitality has been nothing but decent, appropriate, and effective. Don't believe the hype, and you'll be fine.

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★★★★☆

I've been a pt of Dr. Wolff's practically since he started, in 1999. I found these reviews when I was looking for a website listing their hours, and ... man, what an eye opener!
I imagine his aggressive recruiting tactics weren't all in place when I started, and I've basically ignored them. There was a brief pt education session, and I don't remember it being too over-the-top. Perhaps that's changed. Some of his information and jargon seems almost cult-like in tone, but then I also feel that way about Trader Joe's. I just get my treatment and leave ?? and hold on to my own beliefs. His adjustments help my migraines. Personally, I don't believe they do much more than that (though he'd beg to differ).
There were lots of visits/adjustments in the beginning, and I was in worse pain for a while, but just like he said, it went away. Now I check in now and then, or when I've been having migraines. He adjusts me, and I'm better.
About the Chiropractic Assn charges: He's certainly a schmoozer, but no more than that in my experience. I don't find it offensive. The billing irregularities I leave to my insurance company. A few times things have come back as "already billed," but I assumed it was oversight, not wrongdoing.
I will look at his practice with different eyes after reading these reviews, but my treatment at Vitality has been nothing but decent, appropriate, and effective. Don't believe the hype, and you'll be fine.

Pros: Cured my migraines

Cons: Cult-like jargon

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I just read the previous review of Vitality Chiropractic and Dr. Wolff and was astounded at the feedback. I had a completely different experience, and all of the patients I interact with while at the office seem to agree with me. When I started care my visits were more frequent, (2-3 times per week) but as my body started correcting itself, my plan of care steadily decreased.
Since I can remember I have had horribly incapacitating headaches and self medicated with popping ibuprofen and an occasional massage. When I started care with Dr. Wolff I hadn't even considered the possibility of my headaches going away, I just figured it was my lot in life to be in pain. After about two weeks of care I started noticing I wasn't in constant pain, and by about three weeks into my program my headaches had gone from constant to once every few weeks. I hardly ever am in pain and can't imagine how different my life would be if I had not found Vitality Chiropractic.

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★★★★★

I just read the previous review of Vitality Chiropractic and Dr. Wolff and was astounded at the feedback. I had a completely different experience, and all of the patients I interact with while at the office seem to agree with me. When I started care my visits were more frequent, (2-3 times per week) but as my body started correcting itself, my plan of care steadily decreased.
Since I can remember I have had horribly incapacitating headaches and self medicated with popping ibuprofen and an occasional massage. When I started care with Dr. Wolff I hadn't even considered the possibility of my headaches going away, I just figured it was my lot in life to be in pain. After about two weeks of care I started noticing I wasn't in constant pain, and by about three weeks into my program my headaches had gone from constant to once every few weeks. I hardly ever am in pain and can't imagine how different my life would be if I had not found Vitality Chiropractic.

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I had a appointment with dr wolff this morning. My first visit which I cancelled because of these reviews. When I called to cancel I was asked why. I indicated the reviews here. Sure thing 20 min later the last post came in. THis is obviously from his receptionist or someone in his office. I don't know Mr Wolff or his practice so don't cancel or choose not to go on my review. Just know when the best review so far came in and the circumstances .

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a appointment with dr wolff this morning. My first visit which I cancelled because of these reviews. When I called to cancel I was asked why. I indicated the reviews here. Sure thing 20 min later the last post came in. THis is obviously from his receptionist or someone in his office. I don't know Mr Wolff or his practice so don't cancel or choose not to go on my review. Just know when the best review so far came in and the circumstances .

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Cons: N/A

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I have been a patient at Vitality Chiropratic for about two months. Prior to coming into Dr. Wolff's office I hadn't received any chiropratic care or education on the upper cervical. Since becoming a patient, I have noticed and incredible difference in my health. The headhaches I used to get on a daily basis are gone. My general energy level has increased making me more productive at work, and in general, I feel much healthier. I have always been treated with kindness and concern at Vitality, and the doctors have been more than willing to address all of my questions and concerns. For these reasons, I highly recommend Doctor Wolff's chiropractic care.

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★★★★★

I have been a patient at Vitality Chiropratic for about two months. Prior to coming into Dr. Wolff's office I hadn't received any chiropratic care or education on the upper cervical. Since becoming a patient, I have noticed and incredible difference in my health. The headhaches I used to get on a daily basis are gone. My general energy level has increased making me more productive at work, and in general, I feel much healthier. I have always been treated with kindness and concern at Vitality, and the doctors have been more than willing to address all of my questions and concerns. For these reasons, I highly recommend Doctor Wolff's chiropractic care.

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I feel the same thing as the other reviewer. I felt like I was being harassed, scammed, and getting really bizarre treatment. Total brainwash experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I feel the same thing as the other reviewer. I felt like I was being harassed, scammed, and getting really bizarre treatment. Total brainwash experience.

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Dr. Wolff, the chiropractor at the Vitality Chiropractor, is the most unprofessional doctor I have ever encountered in my life. He was pushy, wanted me to sign up for every day appointments for the next 2 weeks. Did not want to take no for an answer. There was something strange about his behavior and professional conduct.

I googled his name to see if anyone reviewed his practice. I was not surprised when I found out that he was charged with unprofessional conduct by the Chiropractic Association last year for sexually harassing his patients and for charging more than offered for services provided. I had a gut filling about this. And, I was right.

Here is an excerpt "In July 2006 the Chiropractic Commission charged chiropractor Christopher C. Wolff (CH00003562) with unprofessional conduct. Allegations against him include billing for services not provided and/or failing to document services provided to several patients and having a dating or sexual relationship with a patient." from the Washington State Department's of Health website

I will never go to him again and told all my friends not to ever consider his services.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dr. Wolff, the chiropractor at the Vitality Chiropractor, is the most unprofessional doctor I have ever encountered in my life. He was pushy, wanted me to sign up for every day appointments for the next 2 weeks. Did not want to take no for an answer. There was something strange about his behavior and professional conduct.

I googled his name to see if anyone reviewed his practice. I was not surprised when I found out that he was charged with unprofessional conduct by the Chiropractic Association last year for sexually harassing his patients and for charging more than offered for services provided. I had a gut filling about this. And, I was right.

Here is an excerpt "In July 2006 the Chiropractic Commission charged chiropractor Christopher C. Wolff (CH00003562) with unprofessional conduct. Allegations against him include billing for services not provided and/or failing to document services provided to several patients and having a dating or sexual relationship with a patient." from the Washington State Department's of Health website

I will never go to him again and told all my friends not to ever consider his services.

 

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