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About Gaitlink

Each time we take a step, the weight of our body travels up our leg at approximately 200 mph.  This occurs an average of 10,000 times a day.  This means our bodies must absorb over 700 tons of pressure from the surfaces we walk on.  Today, these surfaces are mostly asphalt and concrete.

I believe this “hardscape” is responsible for compression and degeneration of joints throughout the body. I feel special attention should be given initially to the individual joints of the feet which are responsible for surface adaptation and shock absorption. This provides the foundation for a durable structure.I created Gaitlink as a result of a discovery I made in 1999.  I found there are  patterns related to the gait cycle present in the body.  If I applied Chiropractic adjustments delivered in a specific combination, the body would unlock itself within these patterns.  This was an extraordinary discovery.  Finding the body has underlying combinations which cause it to unlock itself has potential to transform Chiropractic practice.Application of the Gaitlink method does not require repetitive momentum commonly used in chiropractic treatment programs. Visits may be months apart and not influence outcomes. Patients show a decrease in recovery time with an early return to active lifestyles.For more information on the treatment process, please visit the Services page. The Gaitlink Services page details the Gaitlink treatment procedure and provides payment and insurance information.If you have any questions about the Gaitlink method, please contact us at the Gaitlink Chiropractic Center and we will be happy to assist you.


Dr. Andrew Swanson graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic -West in Sunnyvale, California in 1986. He attended post graduate school at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington in 1979.Dr. Swanson is board certified in Washington State and California.  He went on to study with the Motion Palpation Institute and with his friend, Dr. Ken Stillwell, former instructor for MPI.His specialty in motion palpation and extremity adjusting led to the development of the Gaitlink technique.   Dr. Swanson is currently in active practice in Port Gamble located in Kitsap County, northwest of Seattle in Washington State.  He has worked with professional, collegiate and Olympic athletes using the Gaitlink approach. To view the sports programs with which Dr. Andrew Swanson has used the Gaitlink protocol, visit the Gaitlink Sports page.If you have any questions about Dr. Andrew Swanson, please contact us at our North Kitsap County location in Port Gamble, WA. We will be happy to assist you.

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Gaitlink Chiropractic Center
32279 Rainier Ave NE
Port Gamble, Washington

Phone: (360) 297-4544
E-mail: [email protected]

Monday: 9am-12:30pm; 2:30-5:30pm
Tuesday: 9am-1pm; 2:30-5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am-1pm; 2:30-5:30pm
Closed Thursday-Sunday

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