Dr. Ashley Rusnak: A Journey from Healing to Compassionate Chiropractic Care
A Personal Transformation:
Ashley’s journey into the world of chiropractic care began with a life-altering experience back in Moorhead, MN. Working as a nursing aide to pay for college, she faced the daunting challenge of caring for others’ health, all while grappling with her own. An unfortunate injury left her not only with severe neck problems but also the debilitating pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. Sleepless nights and relentless discomfort became her new reality.
Discovering Chiropractic Care:
It was during this challenging time that Ashley discovered the healing potential of chiropractic care. Seeking relief, she was referred to a friend’s chiropractor, and the results were nothing short of remarkable. The pain that had plagued her for so long began to recede, and she found lasting comfort in the hands of chiropractic experts.
Inspired by her own profound experience, Ashley decided to embark on a journey of education and healing. She pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota, earning a degree in Human Biology. This academic achievement marked the beginning of her formal path toward becoming a chiropractor.
A Compassionate Chiropractor:
Today, Dr. Ashley Rusnak is a compassionate chiropractor dedicated to improving the lives of her patients. Her unique background as a nursing aide and her personal journey through pain allow her to connect with patients on a deeply empathetic level. She understands the significance of finding relief from discomfort and the profound impact it can have on one’s overall well-being.
Furthermore, Dr. Rusnak’s commitment extends beyond spinal health. She is passionate about applying the insights from lab results to tailor patients’ nutritional needs through the use of supplements and herbs. This holistic approach aligns with her belief in the body’s innate ability to heal when given the right support and care.
Dr. Ashley Rusnak’s story is a testament to the transformative potential of chiropractic care and the profound impact it can have on one’s life. Her journey from patient to healer exemplifies her dedication to providing compassionate, personalized care, ensuring that her patients can experience the same relief and well-being that she found on her own path to recovery.
Dr. Mark Rusnak is from the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where his journey in healthcare began with a profound commitment to improving people’s lives through unique and effective approaches. Born into a family with of many medical doctors, Dr. Rusnak knew from an early age that he wanted to contribute to the well-being of others in a meaningful and holistic manner.
He attended the University of Manitoba, where he pursued a degree in Microbiology. This solid foundation in science laid the groundwork for his career in chiropractic care, providing him with a deep understanding of the intricate workings of the human body.
Dr. Rusnak’s passion lies in working with injury cases, and his approach is nothing short of comprehensive. He believes in the power of combining chiropractic techniques, physical therapy stretches, and tailored exercises to achieve complete resolution for his patients. Rather than merely alleviating symptoms, he is dedicated to identifying and addressing the root causes of pain and discomfort.
What sets Dr. Rusnak apart is his commitment to a holistic approach to healthcare. He recognizes that pain and discomfort are often linked to factors beyond the clinic walls. Dr. Rusnak takes the time to understand your lifestyle, both at home and at work, to determine how these factors may contribute to your condition. By addressing these underlying causes, he aims to provide lasting relief and empower you to take control of your health and well-being.
With Dr. Mark Rusnak as your chiropractic partner, you can expect compassionate care, a deep commitment to your recovery, and a holistic approach that seeks to enhance your overall quality of life. Discover the difference of a practitioner who is not only highly skilled but genuinely cares about your well-being. Experience the transformational journey to better health with Dr. Rusnak by your side.
Drs. Ashley and Mark Rusnak later met at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota through the chiropractic program. After four years of intensive studies, both doctors graduated at the top of their class with magna cum laude honors. Dr. Mark was then asked to become an associate chiropractor for one of the largest clinics in San Diego County, so they moved to San Diego and Dr. Ashley went into private practice for the next two years. After being married in September 2006 they decided to relocate to the “Emerald City” to be closer to friends and family, for their love of the outdoors, and a better quality of life to raise their family.
Drs. Rusnak have furthered their education in the fields of general chiropractic, pediatric and pregnancy chiropractic, clinical nutrition, weight management, athletic injuries, car accident and whiplash cases, work injuries, and rehabilitation.
Dr. Ashley Rusnak focus in practice is treating Fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients. The Fibromyalgia Solutions program was designed to give these patients a way to cope and recover from their pain.
Dr. Mark Rusnak focus in practice is treating Car Accident and Work Injury patients. His past experience in working in an injury clinic in San Diego sparked his interest in these cases. He has been able to greatly help the patients while dealing with the demands of insurance companies, lawyers, and the paperwork needed to properly process these cases.
Drs. Rusnak are board certified and take a comprehensive approach to health and wellness using chiropractic, muscular and nutritional therapies. They take time to thoroughly listen to your health concerns and, when necessary, utilize diagnostic tests to identify the cause of the illness. They use natural, safe therapies to restore the body’s ability to heal.
Drs. Rusnak are members of the Des Moines Rotary and the National Fibromyalgia Association. Dr. Ashley Rusnak is also a certified RPM (cycling) instructor and enjoys teaching spin classes.
Drs. Ashley and Mark Rusnak are here to serve the community. They enjoy donating and volunteering for local organizations in Normandy Park, Des Moines, and Burien areas. They live in Des Moines with their four children and small dog Mugs. On the weekends you can usually find them at the soccer fields cheering on their kids or enjoying a nice walk to the Des Moines Marina. Their practice is based on values, providing quality care with honesty, integrity and outstanding results.
Here are some of our staff members!
Massage Therapist Christie
Meet Christie, your trusted massage therapist dedicated to your well-being. With a passion for the art of healing through touch, she brings 15 years of experience and expertise to the table. Her practice encompasses a wide range of massage modalities tailored to your unique needs, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cranial Sacral, Prenatal, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Intra Oral, and Cold Laser Therapy. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, pain relief, or a holistic approach to wellness, she is here to help you achieve your goals. Join her on your journey to a healthier, more balanced life through the power of massage therapy.
Office Assistant Sina
Sina is a dedicated office assistant at the Northwest Clinic of Chiropractic. With a warm and welcoming smile, Sina ensures that every patient’s visit to the clinic is as pleasant as it is efficient.
As a chiropractic assistant, Sina brings her unwavering dedication to health and wellness into the clinic every day. Her welcoming presence and commitment to patients make her an invaluable member of the Northwest Clinic of Chiropractic team. Sina’s passion for promoting a healthy lifestyle, combined with her genuine care for each patient, ensure that those who walk through the clinic’s doors receive not only top-notch care but also a warm and compassionate experience.
Outside the office, Sina’s heart belongs to her loving husband and their four wonderful children. Family time is sacred to her, and she relishes every moment spent together, whether it’s exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, enjoying cozy movie nights at home, or embarking on new adventures.
Sina’s commitment to both her work and her family is truly inspiring, making her an invaluable member of the clinic team and a cherished presence in her loved ones’ lives.
Crystal is the exceptional office manager at the Northwest Clinic of Chiropractic. Her unwavering dedication to her role and her innate ability to bridge language barriers have made her an indispensable asset to the clinic.
Fluent in two languages, Crystal goes above and beyond to ensure that every patient receives the highest quality of care and support. Her bilingual skills not only facilitate clear communication but also create a welcoming environment where everyone feels understood and valued.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Crystal is a staunch advocate for patient care. Her commitment to ensuring that each individual’s needs are met is evident in every aspect of her work. From handling complex insurance billing to coordinating appointments seamlessly, Crystal’s attention to detail and compassion for patients shine through.
When she’s not at the clinic, Crystal finds joy in spending time with her immediate family and a vast extended family that spans generations. Crystal’s warm and nurturing spirit plays a vital role in keeping these connections strong. One of Crystals favorite getaways is vacationing at the beach.
In every aspect of her life, from her professional pursuits to her devotion to family and beachside getaways, Crystal embodies the spirit of compassion, diligence, and warmth that makes her an invaluable part of the Northwest Clinic of Chiropractic team.