- Upper Cervical Care
- Upper cervical chiropractic is a very focused area within chiropractic, which is designed to help the entire spine by treating the top two vertebrae in the spine.
Meet the Chiropractor
Chiropractic care can treat many conditions, but not all chiropractors are the same. Meet our chiropractor, Dr. Robert Clarke, and the training that sets him apart.
About Dr. Robert Clarke, DC
Dr. Clarke, DC is an experienced chiropractor serving Marysville, Washington and the surrounding areas of Snohomish County. He co-owns Health First Chiropractic with his wife, Melissa, who has over eight years of experience with chiropractic services.
Dr. Clarke treats patients who have lower back pain, fibromyalgia, headaches and migraines, neck pain, whiplash, and other conditions. His training in the effective Blair Upper Cervical technique makes him unique from other chiropractors serving Snohomish County.
He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, graduating at the top of his class with Cum Laude distinction. He became board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 2010.
Your Upper Cervical Chiropractor
Dr. Clarke is a member of the Washington State Chiropractic Association, the Blair Chiropractic Society, and the International Chiropractic Association’s Council on Upper Cervical Care. He became proficient in the Blair Upper Cervical technique in 2012 after taking over 300 hours of advanced training in upper cervical spine care.
While the spinal column consists of 24 bones, the Blair Upper Cervical technique focuses on analyzing and adjusting only the top portion of the spine. Special attention is given to the upper two bones, called the atlas and axis, located in the neck at the base of the skull. These are the two most freely moving vertebrae in the spine, and therefore are the ones most likely to become misaligned and cause nervous system interference. Dr. Clarke engages in this safe, effective method designed to restore full-body wellness with the least amount of adjusting possible.
In 2009, Dr. Clarke participated in a clinic abroad to India, where he and his team helped over 7,000 patients in need of care. He continues to hold an active place in the local Marysville community, advocating wellness to all and providing health and ergonomic advice for local businesses located in Snohomish County. Melissa also serves the clinic and Marysville community as a patient advocate, striving to ensure that everyone who chooses Health First Chiropractic receives the best possible care.
Dr. Clarke, Melissa, and their young son, RJ, love living in the Pacific Northwest and exploring everything this region has to offer. Dr. Clarke enjoys running, cycling, camping, hiking, and spending quality time with his family. He is honored to serve the Marysville area and have a positive impact on the lives of so many people living here.
Providing Marysville Chiropractic Care
If you have questions for our Marysville chiropractic team, or you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Clarke, please call us today at 360-658-1987 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.