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On your first visit you will meet with Dr. Robert Stalder, Dr. Cessalie Stalder or Dr. Nick Thorburn . Your personal consultation is designed for you to meet your doctor and the doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.

Physical Examination & Tests

After your consultation, your doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination which may include testing your:

  • Flexibility
  • Neurological
  • Orthopedic
  • Postural
  • Physical status
  • Reflexes

X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may request X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. X-rays are recommended on a case by case basis and are not always required for treatment.


After reviewing the collective information and examinations are performed, Dr. Stalder will give you a report of all findings and discuss recommendations. Typical questions discussed may include:

  • How can you help me?
  • How often do I need to come in?
  • When will I begin feeling better?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • Does my condition require care with other providers?


At the conclusion of this initial appointment, we will begin to treat your condition. Treatment may include spinal adjustments related to your specific condition, physical therapy, and /or soft tissue massage. The doctors have been trained in multiple chiropractic techniques and will tailor the treatment to your needs.

Wellness Program

Your doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. This custom wellness program will help you by improving and expediting your recovery between visits. In addition, it reduces the recurrence rate of your condition with proper stabilization exercises. Wellness recommendations may include:

  • Avoidance of specific activities or positions
  • Home exercises and/or stretches
  • Home and office ergonomic recommendations
  • Ice or heat application instructions


You will schedule a follow up appointment as determined by your condition. Understandably, your first visit was comprehensive with consultation, examination and tests. You can expect subsequent visits to only require approximately 10-20 minutes now that you and your doctor have identified your specific condition and goals.

Tacoma Location

2611 N. Stevens St Tacoma, WA, 98407

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


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8:00 am-1:00 pm




  • "I have had personal experience as a patient there as well. The staff is very friendly and personable. Since I trust Robert and Cessalie to work on me, they are the only chiropractors I will recommend to my patients!"
    Anastasia, Family Medicine MD
  • "What a wonderful alternative to carpal tunnel surgery. Wrist adjustments work wonders."
  • "My patients appreciate the help and professionalism in this office. Patients report improvement in pain and mobility and also appreciate being told when other modalities or treatment options are recommended."
    Greta, Internal Medicine MD
  • "Best place ever! The staff is always pleasant and nice- easy to get into, lots of parking, reasonable - the doctor really cares and wants you to get better! Highly recommend!!!"
    Amy - Tacoma, WA
  • "As a busy family practice physician, I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with DR’s. Robert and Cessalie Stalder for the past 10 years and we have built a very collegial relationship based on the fundamental principal of providing quality care for our patients. Their practice is directed at patient improvement, ultimate care and complete satisfaction."
    Janice, Family Medicine DO
  • "Tacoma chiropractic has always been super friendly and flexible. They've helped me with my back and neck issues through chiro adjustments and massage. Everybody I've worked with has been great!"
    Yvonne - Tacoma, WA
  • "I have worked with the Stalder’s for well over 10 years and continue to refer both my family and patients to them. I especially like referring my pregnant patients to them for the gently and effective care they receive."
    Gail, Ob/GYN Medical Doctor
  • "I have been coming here for services over the past 8 years. The Doctors are amazing, caring, passionate and knowledgeable. The front and back office staff are friendly, helpful and always polite. I have never had a scheduling or billing issue, ever in 8 years! Thank you TCC for helping me feel my best!"
    Rachel - Tacoma, WA