Arctic Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy is an Alaskan company with an “authentically Alaskan” origin.
Dr. Walter Campbell, a lifelong Alaskan, founded Arctic Chiropractic in 2005 to offer chiropractic services to under served, rural areas where services were greatly needed. The company has gone from a one man itinerant clinic, servicing a few locations in rural Alaska, to a network of twenty chiropractic clinics and nine physical therapy clinics, spanning the state from Utqiaġvik (Barrow) to Dutch Harbor, Nome to Ketchikan, and most places in between.
Dr. Campbell was born in Fairbanks, raised in Utqiaġvik, and now resides in Palmer. Growing up in Utqiaġvik, he was acutely aware of the needs of rural Alaskans and how difficult it can be to
receive quality healthcare. “From early on, I knew the next step in advancing chiropractic healthcare in Alaska was to bring it to the areas in Alaska that needed it most and had little access to it,” Dr. Campbell says. “So we have been able to do that, and it’s been the most rewarding aspect of my career. We’ve brought a lot to places that didn’t have many, if any options before. I’m also very proud of our larger clinics in the bigger cities and towns, where we offer many treatment options and expertise for health and wellness, and usually more than one location, so patients can choose the clinic most convenient for them.”
“I’ve been amazingly fortunate to partner with great doctors along the way: Doctors Ed Foster, Rob Lewis, Dwayne Engelbrecht, Lew Pagel, Miranda Montejo, James Chavis, and
Jamie McNabb, to name a few. They, and the communities both large and small across the state, who have welcomed us, as well as the hard working staff and therapists on the Arctic team, are why we are in so many Alaskan communities today. We provide a service and we do it well, but without them there would be no Arctic.”
“Most of our clinics are unique, as well, in that they are owner-operated. We have built a clinic network that is truly a team of doctors and professionals who share the vision of health and wellness for all of Alaska.”
Arctic’s commitment to service doesn’t just extend into healthcare— there are several veterans among the doctors and staff of Arctic, including Dr. Walter Campbell (USMC), Dr. Justin Petersen of the Utqiaġvik and Eagle River offices (USMC), Dr. Laura Homaki of the Unalaska and Dutch Harbor clinics (Army), and Dr. Woody Waldroup, formerly of the Dillingham and Eagle River clinics (Navy).
Arctic clinics offer a multi-disciplinary approach, with chiropractic and physical therapy at most locations and other practitioners and therapists, employing massage, deep tissue, naturopathic, and
other conservative care treatments to accomplish the best outcomes for each and every patient.
“If you are in pain with stiff, sore joints, muscles, headaches, neck aches, back aches, or you have been injured or have limited range of motion, more than likely we can help. The help we offer goes after the cause of your pain or lack of mobility—and doesn’t just treat the symptom. Our primary focus is working with the body to allow it to repair, strengthen, and heal itself. We offer more lasting solutions, not just to get you better, but to get you well.”
“Arctic is blessed. This company owes its growth and success to the communities that welcomed us in, the patients who came to us in their time of need, and the many, many people who have worked long and hard to provide the quality care that we strive for,” says Dr. Campbell. “What we have been able to do is a testament to the skill, ethic, love, and goodwill of all those people. That we are able to help the people we help, in all the cities and towns in this state that we love, is as satisfying and rewarding as it gets.”