I was born in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. My formal education began with elementary school and continued through university. In 1983, I received bachelor’s degree in science from the Polytechnic Institute and secured an engineering position with a local research facility. In 1989, however, life in the former Soviet Union became unbearable, and my family and I immigrated to the United States.

Dr. Slava Borisenko and his wife

Upon my arrival to America, I didn’t speak any English; hence, my American career started with learning the foreign language. Within the first nine (9) months, I was accepted to ITT Technical Institute. After graduating from ITT Tech, I was accepted to the University of Utah with majors in Pre-Med and Psychology, and a minor in Sociology. In 1997, I completed my Pre-Med education at the U of U with a GPA of 3.92 and applied to the Physical Therapy school at U of U and Palmer Chiropractic College West. At the same time, I had injured my back, and neither medical doctors nor physical therapists could help me. After a Chiropractic doctor restored my health, I realized that a Chiropractic was what I wanted to be.

I started taking courses at the Palmer Chiropractic College West in fall, 1997 and I became a Doctor of Chiropractic in December, 2000.

Although I excelled in every discipline throughout my academic career, my mind was captured by the spinal rehabilitation evidence based on technique developed by Dr. Burl Pettibon. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Pettibon and learning from him firsthand. At that time, I realized that Dr. Pettibon is a genius who has unlocked the secrets of spinal motion and spinal restoration. His technique has enormous potential, which could and should be utilized to help others.

My Decision to become a Doctor of Chiropractic grew from my interest in physical activity, nutrition, and the enjoyment I find in helping others. The field of Chiropractic satisfies my philosophical beliefs in the wonderful power of the human body. It quenches my thirst for knowledge and fulfills my desire to help others. I am thankful that my 25 years of formal education have culminated in me achieving the degree of “Doctor of Chiropractic.” From this backdrop arises my current desire to fully utilize my training and education to help people with their health problems in the pursuit of wellness.

If you haven’t visited a chiropractor before, you might be missing out. Millions of people around the world have experienced the incredible benefits of chiropractic care.

One of the best things about chiropractic care is it’s a drug-free and surgery-free path to healing naturally.

People have reported chiropractic benefits help to improve:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Ear infections
  • Scoliosis
  • Asthma
  • Blood pressure
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Healthy pregnancy
  • Organ function
  • Spinal Surgery prevention
  • Arthritis and joint pain

There are a lot of misconceptions about chiropractic practices and how chiropractors are trained. In fact, Doctor of Chiropractic must have bachelor degree prior to acceptance to chiropractic school and the school program itself is three months longer than medical doctors school.

Many chiropractic programs also incorporate an entire year of PhD-level advanced nutrition training.

The history of chiropractics is long but quite simple. The idea of direct dependency of health to the spine is not new. Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine (460-370BC), wrote, “In all forms of disease, first look at the spine.”

When a baby would be born in Ancient Rome, the doctor would take it upside down by the feet and gently shake it to adjust all vertebral column back to normal position.

Many cultures around the world have "bone setters," who have successfully been treating people for many centuries.

Over 100 years ago, Dr. Palmer realized that when vertebrae shift out of their usual alignment, they constrict nerves that exit the spine. These nerves that control all vital processes in our body cannot function properly under stress, and as a result, become faulty. Damaged and malnourished nerves cannot sustain health in our body. These neural pathologies cause chronic diseases in our body. Dr. Palmer could restore patient's health through chiropractic adjustments and exercises.

This is how chiropractics was RE-DISCOVERED in modern world.

We have been offering The Pettibon System™ at our clinic since May 2001. The Pettibon System™ is an officially accepted method of chiropractic treatment in the state of Washington. It varies from conventional Chiropractic treatment. In the Pettibon System™, chiropractic adjustments performed in traction and are not viewed as the curative treatment. Adjustments viewed as temporary increase in joint mobility, which allow rehabilitative exercises to take advantage of increased range of motion and align the spine. Therefore, the results our patients achieve are long lasting.

The Pettibon method of patient evaluation and treatment has been researched since 1959 by Dr. Burl Pettibon and later by the Pettibon Institute. Over 350 peer-reviewed journal articles have examined The Pettibon System™. This research confirms and supports everything that our clinic uses for patient treatment. The Pettibon system is based on mathematics, geometry, kinesiology, spinal biomechanics, human anatomy, human physiology, and other scientific disciplines. The Pettibon System™ is spinal treatment based on evidence that treats underlying causes, not just symptoms.

If you would like to know more about this life changing treatment, we would like to invite you to visit our clinic.

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