Dr. Yanina Benikova, MD
Dr. Benikova is a Board Certified Family Practice physician with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is originally from the Ukraine, where she received her MD degree from Kiev Medical School and started her medical career.
Since moving to the USA in 1992 and completing a Family Practice residency program in Woodbury, NJ in 1999, Dr. Benikova has been practicing medicine in Oregon and Washington.
Dr. Benikova believes in establishing a correct diagnosis and directing treatment at the cause of pain, rather than covering up symptoms with pain medications.
Alan Itkin, PA-C
Alan is a physician assistant with specific training in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Alan received his Physician Assistant training at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. It was at this time that he became interested in treating patients with injuries and disabilities. He furthered his interests by earning a Master’s Degree in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He believes in listening to his patients and providing them with professional and polite medical care.
He spends the time necessary with his patients to provide them with answers to all their concerns. He is skilled in interventional pain management procedures . He is proficient in managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and diseases.
He is experienced and exceptional at providing care for work related injuries and motor vehicle accidents. Alan has a strong belief in making every patient visit, a valuable one.
Dr. Todd Luther, DC
Dr. Luther is a Washington local and comes from a family of health care practitioners including a medical doctor, OB Nurse and Nurse Midwife.
He knew early on that health care was his passion. But it wasn’t until a lower back injury of his own that he decided to pursue the healing art of chiropractic. The most common conditions he treats are back & neck pain, headaches, numbness into the arms & legs, stiffness and poor posture. Most of his clients are athletes and office workers.
Practicing since 2005, Dr. Luther is confident in providing the correct diagnosis, treating your problem or referring you to the correct specialist.
Dr. Erin Anderson, DC
I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a doctor. After receiving various types of treatments for digestive problems, musculoskeletal injuries, allergies, migraines, and asthma, I found myself on 7 different medications by age 15. Irritated and frustrated from all the side effects of the medication, I decided to give chiropractic a try, not knowing exactly what it was. I received what I refer to as “the miracle adjustment”. After only one adjustment, my back pain was gone. I then began to go in regularly and noticed that my other health issues had diminished and I was able to go off of all medication. Based on my personal experience with chiropractic, I decided that was the type of doctor I wanted to be. Fast forward through many years of education and hard work, I now have been treating all ages and various types of athletes for over 8 years. I am passionate about chiropractic and helping others to achieve optimal health, just as I have. Nothing brings me greater joy than seeing someone hobble in with pain and walk out with little to no pain after 20 minutes of my hands on care. At Align Integrative Health, I am part of a team focused on improving physical performance and overall health. I love it here!
Richie Liu, LMP
A 2010 Cortiva Institute Seattle graduate, Richie approaches massage therapy from a holistic perspective. To support and partner in reaching your desired health goals, from injury recovery to wellness maintenance and beyond, is my motivation and strong suit. An informed combination of Deep Tissue, Swedish Relaxation, and Myofascial Release techniques is the basis of a table session with Richie, with the addition of Trigger Point Treatment, Tender Point Treatment, and Neuromuscular Reeducation as needed. Richie is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Beth Von Bargen, LMP
Beth completed a 1092 hour Massage Practitioner Program through Renton Technical College. She is also a certified Fitness and Nutrition Consultant through the Body Mind Academy and has a Psychology degree from the University of Washington. She is thoroughly trained in Deep tissue, Swedish and Myofascial Release.
When practicing Massage, Beth believes it is important to communicate and really listen to her clients, so they receive a massage that fits their wants and needs. Like many people, she has dealt with some pretty serious back pain and in the past and Massage was incredibly helpful. She truly believes that Massage Therapy is a great way to support healing and a healthy lifestyle. When not practicing Massage, Beth loves playing sports, doing yoga, reading and traveling.
Tom Whitmore, LMP
Tom Whitmore graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage in 1996. He offers a variety of massage techniques, including therapeutic massage, medical massage, and sports massage.
Tom fits the massage work specifically to the problems of the person on his table at that moment. Every massage is different, because each person needing or wanting massage is unique. Tom is always willing to explain what he’s trying to do, and welcomes feedback. He also knows that some people just need to take the time to go inside and experience what is happening, without conversation.
Massage, for him, is a chance to exercise both his own and the client’s curiosity, finding out what works to make each individual feel better, move better, and maintain a healthy physical and mental balance. His work is a good complement to chiropractic work: relaxed muscles make adjustments easier and help them last longer, just as properly-aligned bones allow the muscles to relax and perform their job.
Rio grew up in Seattle, went to Garfield High School and is pursuing a college degree. She enjoys spending time with her family, painting, long walks, and she loves pets!
Rio is currently a pre-nursing student, on her way to earning an ARNP.