Dr. Steven M. Rindal, DC is a Summa Cum Laude 1972 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. While there he was the Class President, President of the Student Chiropractic Society of Iowa, President of Pi Tau Delta Honorary Scholastic Society, a Student Council member and Class Valedictorian. He has a B.S. degree from the University of Iowa and passed the Iowa Basic Science Examination, which test was given to medical and osteopathic candidates at the same time. He also had a license to practice chiropractic in Iowa after passing the Iowa State Board Examination. Licensed to practice in Washington state 1972-present.
Clinical Course Work: Adjusting Techniques, Spinal Outcome Assessments and Diagnostics, Paraspinal Surface Electromyography (certified 1988), Pre-employment Spinal Assessment, Comparative Computerized Muscle Testing (certified 1988), Video Fluoroscopy (certified 1988), Chiropractic Orthopedics, Chiropractic Spinal Rehabilitation Diplomate course, Chiropractic Pediatrics Diplomate course (Board Eligible 2000), Analysis and Adjustment of the Extremities, Chiropractic Neurology, Clinical Nutrition, Specialized Upper Cervical Analysis and Adjusting Methods, Kinesiology, Radiology-including 3-D imaging of the neck, Physical Impairment Rating utilizing the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (certified 1982), Whiplash Masters Program (certified 1998), Disc Injury Correction and Management, Analysis and Management of Spinal Motion Segment Instability.
Colleges and Institutes: Washington State Spinal Health Institute, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Life Chiropractic Colleges-Georgia & California, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, National College of Chiropractic, Physicians Academy of Advanced Diagnostic Procedures, Texas Chiropractic College, Western States Chiropractic College, Palmer Chiropractic Colleges-Iowa & California.
Chiropractor: 1972 to present. Rindal Chiropractic Clinic, P.S. Mount Vernon, Washington. Over forty five years in private family practice utilizing the Gonstead System of chiropractic and serving the greater Western Washington area and far beyond, caring for the full spectrum of chiropractic patients, including those having motor vehicle accidents and on the job injuries and geriatric patients. Specializing in disc problems, spinal cord dysfunction related to spinal injury and degeneration of the bones and discs, loss of strength and resulting loss of balance, post-surgical failures and post-fracture problems of the spine, acute, chronic and degenerative and other spinal and extremity trauma cases. Well trained and experienced to care for expectant mothers and pediatric patients from birth throughout the growing years.
Authorized Insurance Provider: Insurance programs including: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Washington State Crime Victims Fund, Regence Blue Shield, Medicare, Railroad Medicare and the Veterans Department of the United States.
Instructor: Gonstead Advanced Technique, Inc., Gonstead Methodology Institute, Gonstead Clinical Studies Society and Rindal Seminars, Inc.-1978 to present. Have taught a large number of pre and post-doctoral chiropractic courses based on the Gonstead System and Technic throughout the United States in x-ray technique and interpretation, spinal biomechanics, motion and static palpation, various diagnostic instrumentation methods, clinical neurology, diagnostic analysis, adjusting technique, case management of the spine and extremities and chiropractic principles. Clinical consultant to other chiropractors on problem cases.
- Award of Merit, Palmer Chiropractic College
- Gonstead Advanced Technique seminars-Outstanding Accomplishment Award
- National Gonstead Research Society-Humanitarian Award
- International Chiropractors Association
- National Gonstead Research Society-Charter Member
- Gonstead Clinical Studies Society-Board Member, Diplomate and College of Fellows Chairman
- National Academy of Research Biochemists
- Washington State Chiropractic Association
- International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
- International Chiropractic Association Pediatric Council
- Diplomate National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- NW Washington Chiropractic Independent Practitioners Association, founder and initial President with over 120 members
I have been married to a wonderful and supportive wife since 1969, after I began chiropractic college. We have three great and accomplished children and their spouses and five terrific grandchildren. I enjoy travel, the outdoors, road trips, hiking, hunting, fishing, automobiles and learning more. I most like to solve problems and doing that with patients has been my greatest joy and continual reward. I thank you all who have given me that tremendous privilege.