Dr. Stephanie opened Apricus (formerly known as Seattle Pediatric Chiropractic) in 2014 with the intention of creating a practice that would focus specifically on chiropractic care for women and children.
She is a chiropractor that brings health, happiness and wellness to families of the south Seattle area. She has always had a passion for helping people achieve optimal health through natural and conservative management. Dr. Stephanie completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic West (San Jose, CA) with a special interest in pediatric chiropractic. While attending Palmer West Dr. Stephanie completed her clinical internship with renowned pediatric chiropractor Dr. Peter Fysh, D.C., F.I.C.C.P., at his private practice in Sunnyvale, CA.
While treating infants and children, Dr. Stephanie uses a style different from that of adults. This approach ensures adjustments are safe, gentle and effective. The amount of pressure used on an infant can be compared to the amount of finger pressure it would take to dimple a tomato. Throughout all of the exciting stages of childhood, infants and children should be checked regularly by a chiropractor.
She also specializes in the treatment of pregnant mothers. She is certified in the Webster Technique, which is a diversified adjustment technique that allows for optimal pelvic function and relief of musculoskeletal symptoms throughout the pregnancy. There are numerous changes that occur in a woman’s body while she is pregnant. Not only for the health and comfort of the expectant mother’s body, but the development of the baby, it’s an important time to be under chiropractic care.
Dr. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native, growing up in Lake Tapps, WA. She attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. Dr. Stephanie loves spending time outdoors with her husband, 3 year old daughter, and 1 year old son. She would be honored to assist you and your family in achieving your health care goals.
Dr. Stephanie Smith, DC graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College- West with a Doctorate in Chiropractic.