Dr. Ben Baker
With seven years in the field, Dr. Baker has developed two thriving practices on the Eastside. His treatment style emphasizes a well-rounded approach to help patients succeed with their goals. He is well versed in manual chiropractic treatments as well as instrument assisted and drop table techniques. He is also armed with various soft tissue and manual therapy techniques & extremity adjustments to treat the whole condition. As an avid marathon runner, he understands how important home exercise and stretching plans are. His approach to patient management is clear, the focus is to help navigate his patients through their acute phases of recovery and arm them with the tools to help strengthen their spines outside of the clinic. You can expect a fusion of adjustments, manual therapies and guided home exercise plans to help patients. In his clinics, they don’t push supplements or products, they don’t have high pressure sales or year-long prepaid treatment plans. What you can expect is a specific, hands on approach to each individual.
Dr. Ben was born in Seattle, WA. He enjoys a very active lifestyle filled with running and golf. He is a strong advocate for staying active. Dr. Baker is an accomplished marathon runner who has participated in the Seattle Marathon as well as numerous others including the Boston Marathon. Dr. Baker and his wife Melissa (Newport High School chemistry teacher and Newport gymnastics team coach) live in Kirkland. They are both avid runners and hikers. Anyone interested in getting educated as to how to feel and function better should visit Dr. Ben. He is known for being a positive force through health education and chiropractic technique. He specializes in treating patients who have been involved in car accidents and whiplash, athletes, patients with headaches and people suffering from low back pain.
Dr. Jason Matthews
Dr. Jason Matthews was born in Texas, and has a passion for sports, coaching and helping people unleash their potential. Dr. Matthews received his undergraduate degree with a B.B.A in Marketing from Texas A&M University, where he was also a Big XII Champion and 4-year letterman in Track and Field specializing in the Decathlon. Throughout school, working in multiple industries, and being a high school track coach for the Northwest School in downtown Seattle, Dr. Matthews believed that he wanted to serve in a caretaker role. He took an additional year of post undergraduate course work to strengthen his love for science and anatomy skills in anticipation to begin his chiropractic college course work. Dr. Matthews graduated with Magna Cum Laude from Lifewest Chiropractic College in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Matthews and his wife Shea, a Real Estate agent in Washington State, have a daughter and enjoy spending time with family and friends, being active outdoors with camping, hiking, snowboarding, golfing, playing softball and many other sports. Throughout his journey in chiropractic he has participated in numerous clinics providing him with valuable hands-on experience helping people get out of pain and reaching their goals and full potential.
Kelsey Hjelm L.M.T.
Dave Dojnik L.M.T.
After graduating from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy 1000 hr. program, Dave moved to San Diego to begin his massage career. As an avid biker and growing up playing several sports, he wanted to work with others that were actively pursuing their passions. Working at the local Triathlon events around the area was the start of a dream to work with Elite Athletes. One year later an opportunity presented itself to work at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista CA. Working at the center for 3 years exposed him to Gold medal athletes as well as Olympic hopefuls. The work was challenging and required the use of many modalities such as Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point, and Swedish. His primary role was Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. While in CA he also had the honor of working with candidates of the Navy Seal program. Calling Seattle his home now, Dave is looking forward to sharing his passion and insights of Holistic Health with all those who are willing to take an active role in their recovery and health. When out of the office Dave and his wife can be found biking, enjoying the outdoors, meditating, practicing yoga or hanging out with their two dogs.
Ashley Fogwell: L.M.T.
Originally from New Virginia, Iowa, Ashley initially came to Seattle to pursue Mechanical Engineering. Before starting her undergraduate degree, she found herself interested in bio-mechanical functions and attended the Cortiva Massage Institute. She graduated in 2010 as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Ashley is an avid runner and hiker, and enjoys working with people who are active in their own wellness. She helps people find relief from chronic to acute aches and pains, and the wear and tear athletes put on their bodies. She also specializes in IntraOral, helping people with TMJ pain / disorders, tension headaches and migraines. “I aspire to treat every new person with a set of fresh eyes on their concerns, and really try to find what is causing the problem not just treating the symptoms.” People refer to Ashley as having very strong fingers, and a fun witty personality.
Olga Malakhova: L.M.T.
After working as a Medical Assistant for many years, Olga’s passion for having a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle drew her to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. She sees massage therapy as not just an aid in achieving physical well-being, but also a way to release stress from our daily lives. Olga strongly believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and focuses on eating organic well-balanced meals and getting plenty of exercise. When working with patients, Olga enjoys seeing the improvement that is accomplished after each massage, and has been described by patients as having “healing hands.” Outside of work she is an avid hiker, exploring the trails of Washington every weekend.
Gina Cantatore: L.M.T.
Gina has been with the clinic for five years. She is a certified prenatal & labor massage specialist, certified in cupping, and a certified birth doula. Her goal is to concentrate on the therapeutic needs of each individual client while providing a relaxing, stress-free experience. Gina was drawn to massage by the birth experience of her daughter, finding that specifically designed massage techniques helped minimize her discomfort and pain. Gina graduated with double honors from Everest College and is certified in pre- and perinatal massage by the Simkin Center through Bastyr University. Using versatile techniques, Gina can deliver deep tissue massage, medical-grade postural treatment, scar tissue release, or simple relaxation. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, horseback riding, travel, and activities with her family.
Amber Daniels: Billing Manager
A Seattle Native, Amber has developed her unique skill sets with Washington based employers such as Nordstrom and the Washington Athletic Club. In her search to find a company, culture and environment to call her workplace home, she found PrimeSpine’s patient focused culture a great fit. Her professional, easy going attitude, and ability to anticipate the needs of others is a large asset to the upbeat environment of the office. “I live by the motto, ‘do unto others as you want done unto yourself,’ because I believe everyone deserves to be treated equally, with kindness and respect.” Amber is a dreamer, often finding herself pondering the endless possibilities life has to offer. “I am drawn to working in an environment where the quality of work can truly have a positive affect on someones livelihood, and am amazed and eager to continue developing fresh ways to make an impact on every new patient.”
Alyssa Garding: Front Desk Manager
Originally from Russia, Alyssa was adopted at the age of eight, and has resided in Washington since. She graduated from Cosmetology in 2011, and works as a hair stylist in her spare time. Alyssa enjoys playing Volleyball, and even runs her own league. Alyssa enjoys being around people and has a light-hearted and playful personality. She enjoys dancing and modeling, and is an avid fan of the Harry Potter books and films. Personal motto from Alyssa: “Smile at everyone, you never know when your smile will brighten someone’s day.”