Meet the Chiropractor

Dr. Chuck StringerDr. Chuck Stringer is a Washington board-licensed Chiropractic Physician.

Charles Stringer, or Dr. Chuck as he is known by his patients, grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington and graduated from Lake Stevens High School.

Dr. Chuck first became interested in Chiropractic at the age of 10 when a visit with his family Chiropractor revealed a pinched nerve in his neck as the reason for his ongoing headaches. Receiving Chiropractic adjustment resolved the headaches and intensified his interest in Chiropractic and how the body heals itself.

He attended Chiropractic College at Palmer College of Chiropractic  in Davenport, Iowa and graduated a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1986.

Dr. Stringer returned to Everett, WA  where he’s been serving the Everett Community as a  Chiropractor for over 23 years!

Dr. Chuck began private practice in Everett, Washington in 1986. He moved to his current location across from the Costco in South Everett in 2006. He, his wife, Margaret and 3 children enjoy the beauty and lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest. Chuck particularly enjoys, being out in the fresh air, mountain biking, running and when the sun shines, water skiing.
Dr. Chuck currently enjoys supporting local sporting events by competing in half marathons and triathalons. He’s found his fellow competitors to be very encouraging and supportve.

7Current Training Equals State of the Art Treatment for You

At Stringer Chiropractic and Massage, you are always in good hands. Your Chiropractor will carefully choose the right treatment to best resolve your problem or injury. Take the first step to a healthier and better life today.





4After receiving an Associate Degree from Everett Community College, Dr. Chuck attended Palmer College of Chiropractic graduating Cum Laude, in 1986.

Having completed his studies early he decided to take an additional internship with an established office in Eugene, Oregon under a Chiropractor who had been in practice for 40 years. This practice was unique in that it was a family owned practice started in the late 30’s. Chuck was witness to many wonderful instances of natural healing, including the treatment of many MS patients who enjoyed an improved quality of life through Chiropractic. This experience served to further Chuck’s faith in his chosen profession.


Dr. Chuck continues to attend classes and seminars to maintain the highest standard of care for you.

1986 National Board Chiropractic Examiner’s Certificate
1986 Palmer College of Chiropractic
1986 Washington State Board of Chiropractic Examine’s Chiropractic License
1986 Began Chiropractic practice in Everett, WA
1987 Strochein Chiropractic Service Award
1991 Kale Chiropractic Research Center
1992 Dale Carnegie Certification Course
1994 Toastmaster of the Year – Club 2732
1998 Chiropractic Biophysics Level I
1998 Chiropractic Biophysics Level IV
1998 Washington State Trial Lawyer’s Assn. and International Spinal Health Institute
1999 Biomechanics Training Seminar 1999
2000 New Era in Whiplash and Spinal Trauma Seminar 2000
2000 Whiplash, Spinal Trauma and the Chiropractic Personal Injury Case Seminar
2000 How to Clone a Holistic Practice Seminar
2001 Effective Nutrition Therapy Seminar
2001 Neuromuscular Reeducation Seminar
2001 Dr. Michael Freeman “Debunking Junk Science in the Courtroom”
2002 Permanent Post Concussion Syndrome Seminar
2002 Whiplash, Spinal trauma and the Personal Injury Case Seminar
2002 Chiropractic and Insurance, WA State Chiropractic Assoc. Seminar
2002 AMA Guides to Permanent Impairment Seminar
2002 HIPPA Solutions, WA State Chiropractic Assoc. Seminar
2003 Whiplash and Kids; A Chiropractic Pediatric Approach To Motor Vehicle Injuries Seminar
2004 Myo-Logic Diagnostic Medical/Chiropractic Research & Clinical Perspectives Seminar
2004 National University of Health Sciences Bulletproof Seminar
2004 Biological, Mechanical, & Re-engineering Team Training Course
2005 Palmer Institute Biomechanics Technique Seminar Session 2
2005 Palmer Institute Biomechanics Technique Seminar Session 3
2005 Palmer Institute Biomechanics Technique Seminar Session 4
2005 Palmer Institute Biomechanics Scoliosis Seminar
2006 WSCA D.C. Continuing Education Summer Conference
2006 Biomechanics Decompression Seminar
2006 Mark Kimes, D.C. Consultation Seminar
2006 Ian Horseman, D.C. Pediatrics Seminar
2006 Dr. Michael Freeman “Debunking Junk Science in the Courtroom”
2006 Ultimate Practice Systems Practice Building Externally Session
2007 Palmer College of Chiropractic Biomechanics Team Training
2007 WSCA “Could Your Practice Survive an Audit” Seminar
2007 Washington State Re-licensing Seminar
2008 TPLS Chiropractic Biophysics Pediatrics Program
2008 MASS Position Theory & Orthotic Design Advanced Clinical Training In Biomechanics & Orthotics
2008 WSCA Re-certification of Chiropractic License Seminar
2009 Chiropractic Society Neck, Thoracic, & Upper Extremity Adjusting Techniques Seminar
2009 Pettibon Institute Fundamentals (in neurospinal biomechanics)


5You will be glad to know the education your chiropractor received was very extensive and demanding and is on average several hundred hours longer than that of a medical doctor. (See sidebar)

Chiropractic students undergo thorough teachings in the structure and function of the human body, how disease occurs, and how to prevent, correct and maintain proper health. Initially, chiropractors must complete – at a minimum – a 2 year undergraduate education, with most chiropractic colleges and Universities requiring a 4 year undergraduate degree in basic science. Emphasis is placed on the core sciences, including organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, biology, and psychology.

Once undergraduate requirements have been met, a rigorous 4-5 year chiropractic program begins, which is very similar to that of medical school. Course requirements include gross anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, radiology, bio mechanics, spinal and extremity adjusting techniques, along with a variety of other health sensitive subjects. Chiropractic school focuses on the ability to recognize and treat various soft tissue and structural disorders.

An average of required pre-clinical instruction hours during the first two years at 14 chiropractic schools.

** Average number of required pre-clinical instruction hours during the first two years of the medical school curriculum as listed in the 2000 Curriculum Directory, published by the American Medical Association

Chiropractic school focuses on developing chiropractors’ ability to recognize and treat various soft tissue and structural disorders. Doctors of Chiropractic are also trained in identifying disorders that are beyond their scope of practice and in recognizing when various outside medical referrals are needed. During the 4-5 year program, doctors complete a number of national board exams required for licensure. Several hundred hours of internship are undergone under the professional supervision of a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Many doctors also undergo an externship program to further adapt themselves to actual clinical practice. After graduation, national board exams I-IV must be passed, and depending on the individual state, a state board exam may be given. Once these tasks have been completed, a license to practice chiropractic will be granted.

Each state requires continuing education of your chiropractor and the majority of doctors routinely exceed the mandatory continuous education requirements to ensure knowledge of latest techniques.