- Opened Arcata's first chiropractic, massage and acupuncture office in 1979.
- Offers safe, comfortable adjustments of the spine and extremities.
- Specializes in Myofascial Release Therapy for breaking up muscle adhesions/knots.
- Uses McKenzie home exercises combined with hands-on chiropractic care, especially for sciatica and arm pain.
- Works gently with those who want/need it and offers deeper work for others, especially athletes.
- Teaches two classes of yoga per week at the Community Yoga Center.
Read Dr. Athing's monograph about chiropractic and spinal hygiene (PDF).
Twenty-Three consecutive years of playing
rugby and/or football, four orthopedic surgeries, and
numerous joint "procedures" had left me asymmetrical and in
frequent pain. Dr. Athing has been a godsend, working me
through periods of acute distress, new injury and finally to
home-based treatment plans that render me pain free. I truly
cannot imagine what the last fifteen years would have been
like without his expertise, treatment and
| - Chris Byrne, Principal, Rio Dell School District
|I found Dr. Athing after
receiving treatment from three other Chiropractors that were
entirely ineffective. At the time, I was taking 800mg of
Ibuprofen for my neck pain, just to get out of bed. The
difference between Dr. Athings more holistic approach and
the other chiropractors was immediately apparent at my first
treatment. His adjustments are gentle, not crunching, and
he incorporates a lot of soft tissue work which feels great
and is complimentary to the adjustments. The biggest
difference between other chiropractors and Dr. Athing's
treatment approach is that he empowered me to a part of the
treatment program. He showed me strengthening exercises and
stretches for my neck which were really helpful. Even
though I had asked other chiropractors for exercises, none
were ever given and it was only suggested that I keep coming
back for further adjustments. Dr. Athing made it clear to
me that we would be working together in my recovery and his
interest in my heath went way beyond just chiropractic. I
know when I see Dr. Athing that he genuinely wants me to
feel better and is not just interested in making money.
It's now 10 years since my injury, I am living pain free
and it is because of Jim Athing.
|- MJ Mazurek, Manila
|Before coming to see Dr. Athing,
I had been to two other chiropractors and physical therapy
without any progress with my back pain. Now not only is my
back pain manageable but with the stretches and exercises he
has shown me, the pain is going away and my back is
stronger, and my visits are few and far between. Dr Athing
listens and truly cares about my pain and treats me like an
individual, not just another patient. Thank you Dr.
|- Tim Olson, Spanish Teacher, Arcata
|After my accident i was in
real trouble with my back, neck and shoulders. Dr. Athing
was a pivitol part of my healing journey. Dr. Athing's
warmth and kindness made me feel at ease during his gentle
adjustments and, although the work with soft tissue was
difficult, the results were quite dramatic! He taught me
exercises and postures that helped me find deeper wellness
than I had even prior to the accident. This helped empower
me to heal myself and continue deeper into true wellness. I
am deeply grateful for his healing gifts! |
|- Sonja Boynton, Kneeland
Athing Wellness CenterPhone: 707.822.7419