The Vital Energy Center
2033 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Vital Energy Ctr
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07/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Read this review to see how he helped my daughter in only 3 visits!
It is heart wrenching to watch your child be in pain, so I was elated and relieved when Dr. Kohler of The Vital Enery Center on Capital Hill in Seattle was able to help my daughter go from a 9 out of 10 pain to a 6 out of 10 pain in just 1 visit!!
Here is the story of why I sought care for my daughter.
She was in severe pain, had lost all use of her left shoulder and there was no accident or injury which started this problem.
We went to her pediatric doctor and an orthopedic specialist. Several xrays were taken which were ""inclonclusive"" and based on her symptoms she was diagnosed with nerve impingment syndrome.
The doctors did not know why this happened, yet recommended a treatment plan of physical therapy, with follow-up visits every two weeks to determine if an MRI may be needed. As I am uninsured, this treatment plan became a huge financial burden.
I decided I would speak with Dr. Kohler about all this and he recommended I bring her in to see him for an evaluation and possible treatment. The doctor requested her xrays from her orthopedic visit so he would not have to take extra's if not needed! Dr. Kohler not only saved my daughter from the dibilitating pain she was in, he also saved me hundereds to thousands of dollars!
The first day Dr. Kohler evaluated my daughter she had no use of her left shoulder at all with 9 out of 10 pain. He extensivly evaluated her using various Applied Kinesiology, Range of Motion, Neurological and Orthopedic assessments. He concluded the best course of action for her that day was a gentle, non-invasive adjustment to her lower cervical vertebrae (C5)and had her rest on an ice roll for her neck.
After having spent the past 5 days with no improvment or change to her condition I was not expecting much. Yet after only that 1 gentle adjustment she now reported only 6 out of 10 pain! She still could not move her arm, but she was feeling better!
The doctor recommended that she come back to see him the in next day or two. I am so grateful to myself for heeding his suggestion! When I brought her in the 2nd time, he had recieved and reviewed the xrays from the previous doctors office and had determined my daughter had forward head posture with loss of her cervical curve and her first vertebrae was out of alignment. He gave her a specialized percise, gentle, non-ivasive adjustment to her first cervical vertebrae and this time had her rest on a cervical pillow, and then an ice roll for her neck.
Guess what!? She could now feel her arm again! Not only that, she was able to begin to lift it and her pain was even less now!
I am ecstatic to tell you that it has been 1 week with 3 visits and my daughter can now FULLY move her arm IN ALL directions and now only has a 2 out of 10 pain ONLY WHEN she stretches it too far!
We will continue on our treatment plan with Dr. Kohler, work on our homecare routine to restore the curve to her neck and educate as many people as possible in the amazing talents and treatments of Jared Kohler, DC!
05/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I was walking around with back pain and having a hard time breathing for two weeks before I gave up on my own methods of resolving my pain. I went to Dr. Jared for an adjustment to find that I had a hiatal hernia and my back was out. One adjustment later, I was pain free and able to take a full breath. Five months later, my back was hurting from being big and pregnant, and I got another adjustment, along with a temporary arch support, and found myself able to work again without pain. Dr. Jared knows how to work with the physical and more subtle energy bodies, which in turn, keep my structural balance happy for extended periods of time.
05/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Do you like to seize the day? Are you looking to discover what's REALLY going on with your body and why you're feeling the way you do? Are you ready to unleash your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual potential? If so, call the Vital Energy Center and work with Dr. Kohler now. He’s played an integral role in ensuring my body is fully aligned and connected so I feel my best. Kohler is graciously welcoming and has a trusting spirit, allowing you to feel at ease in his care. He uses a variety of gentle techniques to best match each patient and their needs; assuring exceptional, effective and efficient care. What I find different about his practice is that he empowers his patients by teaching them how to care for their own spine, so they don't have to depend on him. Armed with this knowledge, patients can prevent future mishaps - especially for the neck. Kohler communicates in a way that makes it easy to understand what's going on with your body. He's one of a handful chiropractor’s in Seattle who uses the Atlas Orthogonal technique - it's precise and potently effective. There are hundreds of chiropractors to choose from, and based on my extensive knowledge and experience, the Vital Energy Center offers the most comprehensive and professional services. So, I'm passing on my great find to you. Enjoy your healing journey with Dr. Kohler and his team.
05/03/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This chiropractic facility is quite fantastic! Not only is Dr. Kohler a very down to earth and precise doctor, he also explains peoples' ailments quite well and gives a great deal of information so that the client is able to understand exactly what is wrong and how they will be feeling better in no time. He explains his procedures so you are not surprised, as well as focuses on the client understanding the working of nerves, muscles, ligaments etc. He does not pretend to care, he actually does. Excellent service, as I have been seen by him and the outcome has been quite remarkable! My ballet neck has created some issues for me, but his work has enabled a more openness to the malleability of my neck. Very successful treatment!
08/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been a patient of Dr Kohler for three years and I recommend him to friends, family and my own clients.
He is not your average chiropractor. He is very thorough and explains every detail of your treatment plan without ever being pushy. He has many different techniques that are gentle and effective and he has a keen intuitive sense as to which ones are right for the person on the table.
Once or twice a year I have neck pain that threatens to keep me from doing my job. Every time Dr Kohler is able to stop the pain, keep me working and I always leave in better shape than before.
The Vital Energy Center is a great place to receive care. It is a relaxed and comfortable environment with a great healing energy.
I highly recommend Dr Kohler.
07/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
If you are looking for a unique type of chiropractic medicine, The Vital Energy Center is the place for you. I had been experiencing back pain and shoulder pain to the point where I could not move my arm behind my back for 2 years. I had finally had enough when Dr. Kohler was recommended to me. My first 2 appointments were comprehensive, intuitive, and as long as I needed them to be in order to answer any questions I may have had. Dr. Kohler is an amazing healer and incredible listener. During the second appointment he recapped everything I had told him to be sure he didn't miss anything and to my amazement he had every detail perfectly captured.
Then, the treatments began. Every adjustment is gentle. Dr. Kohler uses a series of muscle tests in order to determine what is needed. After just one adjustment I was able to sleep through the night no pain. After 2 adjustments I was able to move my shoulder and arm no problem, when for 2 years I was in pain. After continued treatment I am able to run again at the level desired. My intention is to continue receiving chiropractic care from Dr. Kohler as a lifetime commitment to wellness, health, and balance. If these things are important to you, as well as working with an experienced, caring and trustworthy professional, I recommend The Vital Energy Center and Dr. Kohler!
04/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Dr. Kohler after a scuba diving accident after my leg was hurt. I could barely walk. After 6 weeks of intense sessions, Dr. Kohler restored my leg muscles and now they are as good as new.
In the process, I discovered the world of chiropractors, received several therapeutical massages, and enjoy spending time learning a lot about the spine, bone structure, and many other areas in which he specializes.
I would recommend Dr. Kohler to anyone in any sort of pain and need. His attitude, calmness, communication and planned care makes the process seems much quicker than it really is.
08/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Over the last 25 years, I have started several businesses in the Capitol Hill area and have always been grateful for my local supporters. In the vein of mutual appreciation, I want to tell you about a treasure on North Capitol Hill that you may not know about: Dr. Jared Kohler, Chiropractic Doctor and Applied Kinesiologist. Dr. Kohler's clinic, The Vital Energy Center, is in a lovely house on the corner of 10th and E. Boston, just across from Bertschi School. Several Massage Therapists and a Nutritionist offer their services there, as well.
I am a landscaper and do tons and tons of stone work, sometimes too much for my body. Pushing hard on a project, I found one day that my back seized. I couldn't even turn my torso or my head even slightly, not even enough to slide into a car!
Dr. Kohler was the closest healer I could walk to. And I am glad I did! In one (emergency) session, Dr. Kohler freed me up: pain gone, flexibility returned and I walked out floating and free. Wow, it was some magic! I had a wee bit of good sense to slow down my work, but Dr. Kohler kept me mobile for the duration and in good time, I healed completely.
A year or so later, I was building a set of stone stairs, working late, and overdid it again. Oof. Once again, Dr. Kohler took care of me, though this injury requires a complete work-stoppage for healing time and continued care. Never-the-less, I could feel from the first visit that I was on my way to correction. He works wonders for me and keeps ME in business!
While I may be the ""urgent care"" type, Dr. Kohler treats all kinds of issues, from injuries to preventive and wellness care. In my experience, his methods are gentle and painless - no cracking and crunching.
He is caring, joyful, communicative and truly interested in educating me. He also frequently makes recommendations for things for me to do at home and work to heal and keep myself healthy.
I cannot do justice, verbally, to Dr. Kohler's methods and the subtleties of his approach. His receptionist, Meaghan, was very kind and answered any questions I had.
We are lucky to have a gentle, caring, trustworthy chiropractor like Dr. Kohler in our neighborhood.
Please join me in supporting such a quality local business.
01/17/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Jared Kohler is an amazing healer. I've been seeing him for years for neck pain due to forward head posture from computer time & breastfeeding & life activities, wrist pain, sciatica during pregnancy, & miscellaneous aches & pains. He's efficient & finds the source of the pain or blockage of optimal health with ease. He offers clear explanations, adjusts me so that I am functioning better & offers ways for me to help myself be it with nutrition, excercises, etc. He's the first one I go to if I feel like I'm catching a cold too, to boost the immune system. His office is beautiful & comfortable & it is smooth running- I'm in and out within a half hour which is fabulous. Highly recommended!
01/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I was one of Dr. Kohler's earliest clients and was thoroughly impressed not only with his abilities as a Chiropracter but also in his friendly, personable and intuitively understanding way of interacting with me. Every time i went there, i felt welcomed. appreciated and valued as a client. It wasnt long before i saw Jared more as a trusted friend than as my chiropracter.
Dr. Kohler's techniques are truly amazing. My ideas of Chiropractic work included bone crunching and popping and though there is a bit of that, his techniques are much less intense. Strangely, in spite of the lack of intensity, i always feel much, much better after a session with him. His majic hands gently discover the blockages in my body and - depending on the need - just as gently or firmly release them so that when i leave his office, i feel completely aligned and energized.
When i started Dr. Kohler was working on his own in an inexpensive basement clinic. Over the years i have seen him grow and have been thoroughly impressed with the VEC that he and his partners created a few years ago. Located at the quiet North end of Capitol Hill where parking is not an issue, the VEC is a lovely home that carries a relaxing and energizing feeling - making one forget that s/he is actually in the center of a large city..
I have sent many of my friends to Dr. Kohler and wholeheartedly reccomend that you too choose the Vital Energy Center if you desire to feel better in your body.
08/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been seeing Dr. Kohler going on nine years and have seen him accomplish incredible things. When I started seeing him I had a hard time walking due to two incidents in one week that damaged my sacrum. I thought I would see him a couple times, get to a point of feeling pretty good and move on my way. Instead I would learn more about my body and preventative home care than I ever have and stay with him on his incredible journey. Not only have I healed from that incident, but I have gained a doctor and a friend that I can truly trust who sees me as whole. I truly believe that me only having to see my ND once a year for annual checkups is a direct result of Dr. Kohlers care. Dr Kohler is positively changing the way people think about Chiropractors in a universal way!
08/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
When I first moved here to Seattle I knew I needed to find another AK Chiropractor because they are the only ones that seem to truly help the healing and stabilization process for the spine. My original AK doctor referred me to one in Seattle. I started seeing this doctor and found him to be very impersonal and he wasn't helping me get stable.
After that experience I decided to do my own research when I stumbled across The Vital Energy Center. I remember talking to the receptionist and explicitly asking her questions about Jared's methods and his AK practice to make sure I wouldn't end up in the same predicament. Much to my surprise, Jared Kohler was nothing like the other doctor. He was a gazillion times better!!!
Jared genuinely cares for my well being and wants to help me get better so that I don't have to be dependent on chiropractic care for the rest of my life. I've never had such great results as I've had with Jared. He has helped me change my habits so that I treat my spine better and he makes sure you have the proper information and tools for home care...because it shouldn't stop after you leave his office.
Every time I hear of somebody complaining of neck pains, or hear of somebody just getting in a car accident I tell them about Jared and send them a link to his site. He is the best chiropractor I've ever met, and I wouldn't go to anybody else. He's helped me tremendously and he's even made a believer out of my husband.
If you've had bad experiences with other chiropractors and you are scared to go to them, but find yourself living with pain, you should go to Jared and I'm sure you'll change your mind and you won't have to live with the pain any longer.
07/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
....and after you visit Dr. Kohler's office you'll see why it's just not fair to compare all the other docs to him...as he is in a league of his own!! I have been seeing Jared for a little over 7 years now and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. His approach is both highly informative and effective. I have been to many docs and find that most of them are reluctant to explain their process in how they determine what is going on with me, but Jared is so in love with what he does that it's a pleasure for him to inform you. I am a semi-pro musican that has needed regular care to be at my optimum ability to perform and Jared has been able to create a custom care program for my particular needs from which I have experienced unquantifiable benefits. Dr Kohler and his staff have created a great atmosphere for healing that draws you in an keeps you relaxed the entire visit. I look forward to seeing him again soon!!
07/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I asked Jared fro help for the first time, 6 years ago, and I have always been extremely happy with everything.
He helps you be autonomous and his healing process corresponds to my idea of what a practitioner should be .
Also over the years , he changes all the time in a good way, with new techniques etc...
It is a gentle practice not the common chiropractor as we most know it.
I always recommend Jared for work on the body which demands great responsibility and always wonder what I will do if I have to leave Seattle.
05/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Jared Kohler has the most nurturing yet powerful touch. He is an amazing healer, combining skillful precision and intuition. Jared genuinely cares deeply for his patients, giving them many empowering suggestions for their lifestyle and well being. He works with many techniques including muscle testing and continues to expand himself through continuing education. He has helped and has inspired many people in the Seattle community.
04/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went to see Dr. Kohler with whiplash after being rear-ended in a car accident. I appreciate the techniques he uses to promote awareness in his clients, helping them be an agent in their own healing. The care is subtle and effective. Early on in treatment I was discouraged and thought that I'd never get rid of the pain. I am happy to say that I am now completely pain free and restored to my former state of activity and comfort. Thank you!
04/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to Dr. Kohler for two years now and my back and neck are officially spasm free. As a gymnast for 10 years, dancer for 20, and working in a stressful environment with intensive computer work, I had resigned myself to monthly back and neck spasms. I had tried massage, physical therapy, yoga, medication, acupuncture-- everything. Having been skeptical of chiropractors I was nervous but desperate-- my last spasm had been so painful-- and meeting Dr. Kohler completely changed my perception! He taught me daily physical and visual exercises that gave me the power to heal myself between visits, and his gentle and focused approach during sessions quickly added up to a complete transformation of my posture which had the direct result of NO MORE SPASMS. He has guided my body through stressful emotional experiences, illness, and physical setbacks and my recovery time gets shorter and shorter with each visit. All it takes is one visit to see why he is highly highly recommended.
03/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
jared is the chiropractor i always hoped was out there, but hadn't found. i have had back problems for many years and been to several chiropractors before meeting jared. after an auto accident i felt like my old chiropractor was hurting me more than helping me. fortunately i met jared and will never go to another chiropractor. he is completely tuned in to what is going on with the human body, and his gentle, subtle work has made a huge difference in my quality of life!
02/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been in practice for 10 years and Dr. Kohler is the only Chiropractor that I trust to treat my clients. I am please with his thorough evaluations and treatments that he provides to my patients. I highly recommend him if you are seeking Chiropractic care. They'll take great care of you at The Vital Energy Center. You're in good hands!
02/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Seattle's #1 Chiropractor
I highly recommend Jared Kohler, DC, AK to anyone who needs treatment for neck pain, lower back pain and stiffness. I was referred to Dr. Kohler by my Acupuncture Practitioner. I was reluctant to see any Chiropractor. My previous experience with a Chiropractor had been very painful and not beneficial to me at all. My Acupuncture Practitioner assured me that Dr. Kohler truly offered gentle, painless and effective treatments. Having confidence in what my Acupuncture Practitioner told me, but still reluctant, I finally gave in and decided to see Dr. Kohler. My Acupuncture Practitioner was right! Dr. Kohler offers such soothing, painless, effective and gentle energy chiropractic treatments. His treatments leave me feeling very relaxed, pain free, well-balanced and healed. My vision has improved too! As a result of his treatments, I am no longer taking any conventional medications. I feel very comfortable referring anyone to Dr. Kohler without a second thought. He is the best! I am so happy that he has made my dreams come true (I am living pain free and taking no medications). Thank you Dr. Kohler! As a matter of fact, I am so grateful for having his treatments that I am willing to talk with you, should you have any questions. You may reach me personally at 206-226-7849. Hannah