In his junior year at Western Washington University, Dr. Young met a friend during spring break to go late-night scuba diving for fresh crab. On the return trip, Dr. Young was riding home in a small pick-up truck when his side was stuck by a car going full speed through an intersection. His neck and skull were fractured, his low back was severely injured, and his left arm had such injuries that amputation was seriously considered after infection had set in.
It was a result of this accident, spending weeks in the hospital, and the subsequent rehabilitation that caused Dr. Young to change course and pursue chiropractic medicine. Later, looking back on the poor hospital nutrition, he added nutritional therapy as he progressed through his medical studies. Dr. Young can relate to accident and injury victims and help them with musculoskeletal rehabilitation, as well as prescribe nutritional therapies where they are appropriate to promote maximum healing and recovery.
EDUCATION AND CONNECTIONS
- A.A.S. – Pierce College
- B.A. – W. Washington University
- B.S. – Evergreen State College
- B.S. – Bastyr University
- D.C. – W. States Chiropractic College
- N.D. – Bastyr College
- Diplomat in Physical Medicine
- Advanced Neurology Certificate
- Radiology Program
- Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- Christian Chiropractic Association
BEHIND THE SCENES
Dr. Young and his wife Carolyn are life-long residents of the Pierce County area. When Dr. Young is out of the office, he can generally be found working with his kids on a farm-related project, planning their next road trip, or hunting sunsets with Carolyn. Dr. Young and his family attend Resurrection Presbyterian Church in Puyallup.