Meet Dr. Weatherall and learn about his philosophy of care.
Dr. Vic Weatherall brings a wealth of experience to his patients. He completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1997 at Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, Oregon, graduating summa cum laude. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology in 1995 at WSCC. Dr. Weatherall's initial education includes technical diplomas in mechanical engineering and technical writing.
In 2009, Dr. Weatherall completed the Independent Chiropractic Evaluations certificate program at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Weatherall has a special interest in correcting postural faults using both traditional manual and exercise therapy techniques and postural retraining using biofeedback devices.
Dr. Weatherall believes that his patients deserve the highest ethical standards of care and he spends the extra time to teach them about their condition and how they can best help themselves heal and stay well.
Dr. Weatherall's philosophy is simple: get you back to optimal function as soon as possible and keep you that way. He uses three basic steps to accomplish this:
He take the extra time during the consultation and examination to determine what the problem is and how it can be corrected. If necessary, you will be referred to the appropriate health care provider. New chiropractic patient visits are typically 1 to 1 1/2 hours and usually include the first treatment. For more information, see What to expect.
To solve your problems, Dr. Weatherall uses a variety of treatments including manual therapy techniques, home-based exercises, and ancillary therapies (such as heat and ultrasound) to restore function and decrease pain as soon as possible. He also teaches you the appropriate self-care activities and exercises. He closely monitor your improvement throughout your course of treatment and, if necessary, Dr. Weatherall will refer you to other healthcare professionals for additional investigations and treatment.
The key to preventing reoccurence of the problem or minimizing its long-term effect is to perform the appropriate self-care and first-aid activities should the problem reappear. Dr. Weatherall will teach you these activities; however, you will need to be diligent about doing them.