Dr. John Rasmussen
John R. Rasmussen DC was born and raised in Yakima, Wa. Dr. Rasmussen then went to WSU where he played football (2002-2005) and basketball(2005-2006) for the Cougars. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2011. He has three boys; Wyatt, Boone and Coy. His grandfather of Snohomish and father of Yakima both practice chiropractic in Washington. He attends Northview Bible Church in Spokane and stays active with his boys in the outdoors.
Dr. Michael Ferderer
Dr. Ferderer has practiced at our clinic since 2008. He obtained his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida. He graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in psychology in 1997 and worked for over 10 years in the counseling field. Dr. Ferderer enjoys expanding his knowledge of how to improve general health and well-being. He also loves home improvement projects and family activities.
Dr. Sean Padgett
Dr. Sean K Padgett was born and raised in the rural north Florida town of Perry. He experienced chiropractic first hand following a high school football injury and decided to pursue becoming a chiropractor as a career path after experiencing not just pain relief, but betterment of his overall health. Dr. Padgett went on to graduate with honors from Florida State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science, and then to Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus where he graduated in 2014. Chiropractic has taken him to Haiti, The Dominican Republic, and to Vietnam giving care to underserved populations. Dr. Padgett came to Houk Chiropractic in 2017 after starting his career in Colorado. His goal is to serve the people of the Spokane area, in hopes that chiropractic can be a catalyst for the optimal health and well-being of his patients. When he’s not in practice, he enjoys instructing at Traditional Karate of Spokane and hiking/camping the great Pacific Northwest with his beautiful wife Aurora and their dog Phoenix.
After working as an RN for 26 years, I switched careers – but not my medical focus. Being a Massage Therapist with Houk Chiropractic, I can provide healing care without the potential downside of pain meds. Here at Houk Clinic there is truly a team effort between the Chiropractors, the Massage Therapists and the staff to restore our patients to health.
Margaret comes with a personal experience of needing chiropractic and physical therapy at an early age. This led her to study physical therapy. In 2004 she graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant program and has worked in Spokane as a PTA for twelve years. She decided to add massage therapy to her skill set in 2016 and has been with Houk Chiropractic since last fall of 2018. Her background allows her to offer a fusion of both skill sets to meet the clients individual needs in health-care.
Kad is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 11 years of experience working with sports related injuries. Being an athlete himself, he believes in the benefits of massage to help keep the body moving like it should. When clients finish a session with Kad they usually noticed mobility that they did not know was missing and they have a better mind & body connection to help them understand how limitations have developed over time and not overnight. Kad likes to incorporate relaxation massage in with myofascial release, deep tissue work and trigger point therapy. Combining these different techniques makes for a relaxing, yet effective massage in relieving tight muscles from everyday use or injuries from overuse.
Kad takes an informed and evidence based approach with his practice; to ensure that his treatments are well rounded and functional for each client. His approach to treatment involves a full intake assessment to identify any conditions so that he is better able to treat his clients and focus on their specific and individual needs. Kad focuses on the prevention, rehabilitation and maintenance of those conditions and injuries as well as the relaxation and education of his clients. He offers home care plans that are individualized to each client to ensure that each of his clients can find relief at home as well as in the clinic.