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Meet Dr. Neal Vitalis

I had no idea what a chiropractor was until one changed my life…

Welcome to Covington Chiropractic! My name is Dr. Neal Vitalis and I have been a practicing Chiropractor since 1986. I purchased Covington Chiropractic in 2004.

I was born and raised in Turner Falls, Massachusetts. The first time I saw a chiropractor was when I was in high school. I had injured myself playing football and started having back problems. After nothing else helped with the pain, my parents decided to take me to see a local chiropractor. I had no idea what a chiropractor was or what one did, but I was willing to give it a try, as nothing else had helped so far.

My visit with the chiropractor was very different than any other doctor appointment I had before.

It was the first time a doctor had taken the time to thoroughly examine me, explain to me what he found, and what he was going to do about it. That chiropractor not only helped my injury, but also changed my life. From that point on, I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor and change the lives of others. Now, I get to do it every day. It’s truly amazing.

Chiropractic Education

After high school I joined the Air Force and also worked for the fire department. It was during those years that I made plans for my future, and realized that my dream was to become a chiropractor. I did a lot of research on chiropractic colleges and found that Palmer Chiropractic College was the best – and the place to be.

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After getting out of the service I attended Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. What seemed like an extremely long future in college actually went by very fast. Of course, the study of neurology was what I found to be the most interesting, as well as the most challenging.

I graduated in 1986 and was recruited to Yardley Chiropractic in Renton, Washington where I worked until 1991. I then started my own practice in north Seattle until 2004. After commuting for so many years I decided to move closer to home and bought Covington Chiropractic in 2004. I am very happy to be practicing in my own community.

On a personal note…

My wife Karyn and I have 5 remarkable children that we are so proud of. Karyn has also been my office manager from the start, and no one can do it as well as she can. In my spare time I can be found on my bicycle on one of the many bike trails or roads around Kent and Covington, or at one of my children’s many baseball games or concerts.

When it comes to health habits, I follow the same guidelines I tell my patients. I get adjusted about once a week. I exercise and eat well (sometimes a little more than I should) and I adjust my family regularly. My children have never been vaccinated and are very healthy. It’s a personal choice based on lots of research.

I consider myself an excellent listener and hope I get the opportunity to meet you in person and discuss your specific health challenge. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!


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