IDEAL TEAM

Ideal Motion Spine & Sports Therapy focuses on human movement. Our clinic is comprised of active, experienced providers licensed in sports chiropractic and massage therapy. We are athletes ourselves and understand how important it is to get back to your activities as soon as possible. Our passion is to keep you moving!

 
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Dr. Zach Zugschwerdt, DC  

As a sports chiropractor, Dr. Z specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries by integrating joint manipulation/mobilization, soft-tissue therapy, functional rehabilitation, and strength training into his treatment plan. He implements a variety of treatment techniques that many professional athletes use today, some of which include Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Functional Movement Screens, and Kinesio taping. He's gained experience treating everyone from professional athletes to weekend warriors at events all across the country. He has made it his priority to educate his patients on their condition and give them the tools they need to actively participate in their own recovery. Dr. Z understands that this treatment approach, in combination with the latest research, will allow his patients to return to their pre-injury state in an accelerated time and help prevent them from experiencing a future relapse. When not in the office, Dr. Z enjoys spending his time hiking, snowboarding, playing basketball, fly fishing, and golf.    

Education:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic - Palmer College of Chiropractic, San Jose, CA

  • Bachelor of Science - Exercise and Sport Science/Pre Physical Therapy, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

 
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Carlos Lopez El Mankabadi, LMT, MA#60293770  

Originally from Argentina, Carlos has been practicing massage therapy since graduating with honors in 2012 from Everest College in Vancouver, WA. His practice has been focused on medical, injury, and deep-tissue massage, incorporating muscle energy and passive assisted stretching techniques that he has learned in continued training. His style is generally centered on working within his clients' tolerances and allowing the muscles to relax by choice rather than force.

 
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Cassandra, Office Manager

Cassandra is a long time enthusiast of culinary arts, food health and politics. She started her own catering company at the age of 23. She has since ventured on to managing kitchens around Seattle working with a wide array of chefs, including James Beard award winners. She then decided to shift her hard work into a field where she could better serve her community, pursuing a career in healthcare management. Going on 4 years in healthcare, Cassandra is dedicated to helping people and giving back to improve the lives of others throughout her community.