Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen: Your Chiropractic Experts

One of the significant benefits of chiropractic care is that it is non-invasive and requires zero drugs. So if you’re feeling lower back, upper back, neck, and/or joint pain, choose Dr. Barry Matthisen’s chiropractic services. Since 1991, patients have trusted his care. Our patients experience gentle, attentive, and effective treatment.

Three different chiropractic techniques are used at our clinic: Gonstead, Thompson, and Diversified. Together, these three techniques form what is commonly referred to as the “Palmer College Package,” named after the acclaimed first and foremost educational institute in the field of Chiropractic. It is also the very same school that Dr. Barry Matthisen attended.

Dr. Barry's methods are aimed at manipulating the spinal column and other joints in a way that allows the body to better heal itself from within. Any adjustments ensure the proper alignment of joints and the relief of any internal factors that inhibit the healing process.

Dr. Bryan Matthisen brings the new school approach to evidence based chiropractic care. Not only does Dr. Bryan bring the "Palmer package" of adjusting techniques, he also brings rehabilitative knowledge and full musculoskeletal treatments to treat conditions related to the upper and lower extremities. Dr. Bryan is certified in Active Release Technique, Full Body (ART) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) which gives the patient the full diagnosis and treatment related to their spinal or other musculoskeletal condition they may have.

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"Not only chiropractors are the go to for spinal related complaints, the new chiropractor is evolving into becoming the go to for other common aches and pains in other areas of our body. In our health care system, patients fail to find a provider to evaluate and to provide treatment to those common problems. That's where we come in."
-Dr. Bryan Matthisen D.C.

That’s where Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen can help. If you’re ready to choose exceptional service in a caring environment, contact us today!

Anchorage Chiropractors Providing Personalized Care

Whenever you are searching for the type of chiropractor in Anchorage who combines hands-on therapy with evidence-based healthcare and the advances of modern medicine, visit Alaska Back Care Center. Our chiropractic clinic serves all of Anchorage where we offer integrative care for a wide range of health concerns and noninvasive treatment for musculoskeletal issues.

At Alaska Back Care Center, the focus of our chiropractic care is on discovering the proper diagnosis and treating its root cause. Our chiropractor team in Anchorage takes great pride in assisting each patient to achieve their goals and the highest quality of life possible.

Whether you are someone who works at a desk job for long hours at a time, are an expectant or new mom, an endurance athlete, or anyone in between, our mission is to ensure that you are able to live with less pain, prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of further injury, and continue enjoying everything that you love to do.

Chiropractic Care Benefits

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, safe form of treatment that may be used against pain as a first line of defense.

The American College of Physicians has issued recent guidelines that promote chiropractic treatments and conservative care as first response measures for pain and are a reflection of the growing recognition of the evidence-based benefits provided by chiropractic care.

From better alignment to pain relief, when working with a physical medicine expert that is part of Alaska Back Care Center’s chiropractic team, you will receive numerous benefits, which include the following:

  • – performance enhancement
  • – proper alignment
  • – restored joint mobility
  • – neck and back pain relief
  • – targeted exercise programs
  • – custom individualized treatment plans
Symptoms We Treat

Although your initial goal might be eliminating your pain, the approach we take is based on physical medicine’s rehabilitative science that goes well beyond the symptoms you have to resolve the underlying problems and improve your overall quality of life.

Our chiropractors treat patients who are seeking relief from various conditions, including the following:

  • – Neck and Back Pain
  • – Carpal Tunnel
  • – Sciatica
  • – Headache
  • – Sports Injury/Sports Performance Enhancement
  • – Accident/Whiplash Therapy
  • – Rehabilitation
  • – Injury: Chronic or acute injury
  • – Musculoskeletal pain: extremities, joints, shoulder, neck, back
Who We Treat

From pregnancy pains to chronic joint pain, the needs of our patients are widespread. Although it is common for individuals suffering from back pain to visit a chiropractor, we treat a diverse and wide range of patients, who include:

  • – Any person with back pain
  • – Post-operative rehabilitation
  • – Individuals with injury
  • – Athletes
  • – Expectant and new mothers
  • – Office workers

Chiropractic Treatment Options We Provide

At Alaska Back Care Center, our chiropractic physicians are leaders in the field of chiropractic care and at the forefront of complementary medical care advancements. We promise to provide all of our patients with effective and proven therapy for their health issues.

We understand that the key to your recovery is patient education. At the very core of every treatment plan we offer is our goal to inspire the patient to go through their life with improvement and healthier movement patterns. To achieve this we work diligently to bring every patient back to the basic and to build a strong foundation for preventing future injury and correcting learned movement patterns.

We value individualized care and personal interactions. For these reasons, your treatment will be customized and comprehensive. Intake starts with taking a detailed medical history and comprehensive medical example which includes: on-site digital x-rays (whenever necessary), functional movement assessment, and complete neurological and orthopedic tests. We create a custom treatment plan for every patient after thoroughly considering goals, ability, and medical condition.

The reason why our approach is so successful is due to our integrative combination of physical rehabilitation, soft tissue therapy, and manipulation (adjustments). Our physicians work very closely with highly trained and skill rehabilitation specialist to prove comprehensive rehabilitation and treatment as well as outstanding patient education.

Depending on your specific situation, our chiropractors might offer any combination of the treatments detailed below:

Chiropractic manipulation

Truthfully, many musculoskeletal problems have underlying issues from lack of proper motion in the hips, the pelvis, the neck, the back, and/or other joints, which include the 24 joints that comprise your spine. Taking all of this into consideration, our doctors use gentle, safe chiropractic manipulation within a spinal adjustment in order to restore the correct joint mobility. All of our chiropractic physicians also have focused training in specific specialties including accident rehabilitation, sports science, pediatric, and prenatal.

Soft tissue therapies

All of your ligaments, tendons, muscle, and bones work together as part of the musculoskeletal system. After they adapt to an improper condition, it may be hard to overcome and correct the powerful muscle memory that may cause joints to default to their bad, old behavior. Here at Alaska Back Care Center, we use soft tissue therapies such as dynamic stretching, Active Release Technique, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release to resolve those muscular restrictions which make it possible for your body to relearn normal health once again.

Physical rehabilitation

We utilize targeted therapeutic exercise programs as well as to rehabilitate unstable, tight, or weak muscular systems that are the root cause of the painful symptoms you are suffering from. Your custom individualized program will start with the fundamental building blocks, and then progress as fast as your body and condition allows, and includes both in-home and in-clinic components. The Rehabilitation Specialists on our team will give you plenty of homework – to help you progress as quickly as possible and to help you develop the tools that you need in order to avoid needing our assistance in the future!

Get Your Appointment Set Up Today

Have you ever asked yourself, “Where is the best chiropractor near me?” Did you know you can receive a higher level of care and attention from our chiropractic team who is fully dedicated to you?

Alaska Back Care Center is Anchorage’s No. 1 rated complementary health care provider that offers fully-integrated services that include Massage Therapy, Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chiropractic Physical Medicine. Our passion is to provide the most effective 5-star services to each patient who visits comes through our door.

At our clinic in Anchorage, your problems will be taken care of as personally and quickly as possible. We always strive to treat your problem the first time – so although some of our patients return to us on a regular basis, we take great pride in delivering outstanding education and care in a limited number of visits.

We encourage you to take the necessary steps to feel like your very best self once again and discover your healthy and new normal. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.