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Dr. Kevin Terry

Dr. Kevin L. Terry

At age 14, I went with my grandmother for her first chiropractic visit. I had no idea what a chiropractor was so I went out of pure curiosity. A few years previous, she had a fall where she landed hard and had low back pain ever since. At this point nothing she had done was helping the situation so she decided to try chiropractic for the first time in her life.

After the consultation and examination they invited me into the treatment room where he had her X-rays on display. After reviewing his findings and explaining how he planned to correct her problem, he laid her on her side and gave her an adjustment which made a “crack” noise. I looked at my grandmother who appeared to have experienced some immediate relief. I was a little intrigued yet confused at what just happened. I looked at the doctor and asked:

“You get paid to crack bones”? To which he replied, “No son, I get sued if I crack bones” “But you just cracked her bones” “No, that noise you heard was nitrogen gas shifting into her joint…... ( the rest went right over my head)” When I walked out of the chiropractor's office, although confused at the intellectual level, I absolutely knew that I was going to be a chiropractor.

Just over 10 years later I was in Iowa, attending chiropractic college and loving school for the first time in my life. Fast forward 30 more years of being in practice helping people with their health in ways that I would have never imagined possible. This profession has truly been a blessing to thousands of my patients as they have seen improvements in their aches and pains, allergies and many other health conditions.



Education

  • 1992 - Palmer College Davenport Iowa
    • Doctorate of Chiropractic – Research Honors
  • 1986 - Green River Community College
    • Pre-med classes
  • 1983 - Highline Community College
    • Pre-med classes
  • 1981 - Ricks College (now renamed – BYU Idaho)
    • Pre-med Undergraduate Studies
  • 1980 - Federal Way High School
    • High School Diploma


Experience

  • 1994 to present:
    Private Practice in Puyallup, WA.
  • 1992-1993
    Private Practice in St. Louis Missouri
  • 1991: Chiropractic preceptorship under Dr. Rober De La Vergne, DC. Federal Way, WA.


Hobbies

  • Exploring anything on the cutting edge of health. Actually, this might be more of an obsession than a hobby - that’s why I’m in this profession.
  • Uninterrupted family time – minimum of one night every week.
  • Golf - A nice way to have a date with my wife, take a walk in nature, exercise and learn patience all at the same time.
  • Building something, after which time it becomes non-interesting unless I can improve it or just build something else – It’s a guy thing.
  • Volunteering time in Boy Scouts. After earning the Eagle Scout award in scouting at age 14, I have never found a program that can better assist in preparing young men for “real life”.
  • Reading anything that challenges the mind to improve oneself – no romance novels for me.


Licensures and Certifications

  • Washington State Chiropractic License
  • Washington State Radiology Permit
  • CPR trained and certified.


Memberships and Associations

  • Washington State Chiropractic Association


Dr. Tyson L. Terry

Dr. Tyson L. Terry

Education

  • 2015 - University of Western States
    • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • 2014 - University of Western States
    • Master of Science Exercise and Sports Science
  • 2010 - BYU Idaho
    • Pre-med Undergraduate Studies
  • 2007 - Pierce College
    • Pre-med classes
  • 2004 - Puyallup High School
    • High School Diploma


Experience

  • 2015 to present:
    Private Practice in Puyallup, WA.
  • 2014: Chiropractic preceptorship under Dr. Stephen Wagner, DC. Portland, OR.


Techniques

  • Diversified
  • Arthrostim
  • Trigger point muscle therapy
  • Home Rehab Exercises


Licensures and Certifications

  • Washington State Chiropractic License
  • Washington State Radiology Permit
  • Whiplash and brain injury traumatology graduate - Spine Research Institute of San Diego


Memberships and Associations

  • Washington State Chiropractic Association


About the Doctor

  • Dr. Tyson was born and raised in Washington state, he grew up in Edgewood and attended Puyallup High school. later in his teenage years he developed a love for health and fitness and decided he wanted to pursue a career in health care. After his girlfriend at the time (now wife) pointed out it was time to choose a career path he got serious about job shadowing to figure out which avenue he was going to take to accomplish his goals in working with people to improve their health. After shadowing many of the different health care careers he decided that chiropractic was going to be the best avenue to work with people in improving their health and decided to join his father in practice following chiropractic school.
  • Dr. Tyson currently enjoys crossfit as his workout of choice, splitting his time between The Roost crossfit, home gym, and working out with friends at whatever home setup they have. Dr. Tyson is also also a big nutrition and supplement nerd os feel free to pick his brain about anything nutrition.
  • Other hobbies include reading, philosphy, home improvement/renovations, hiking, and/or anything active.