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Jim Kurtz, DC, DACRB, DACBSP

Biography

Dr Kurtz is the clinic director for NW Sports Rehab. He has been the team chiropractor for the Seattle Seahawks since 2009. He is also the team chiropractor for the OL Reign. He is a former consultant and team chiropractor for the Seattle Sounders. Dr Kurtz was a member of the sports medicine staff of the PGA TOUR from 2002 to 2011. He holds the distinction of being the first chiropractor ever selected by the US Olympic Committee to an international Paralympic event. He was Team USA’s chiropractor to the Parapan American Games in Rio in 2007 and the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.

Dr Kurtz was awarded the sports chiropractor of the year in 2014 by the American Chiropractic Association’s Sports Council and again in 2015 by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians becoming the first chiropractor to receive this honor by both organizations.

Education

  • Pre-medical education:   Fresno State University
  • Chiropractic college:       University of Western States

Associations/Organizations/Societies

  • Board certified, American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (DACRB)
  • Board certified, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP)
  • Team Chiropractor, Seattle Seahawks
  • Treasurer, Professional Football Chiropractic Society
  • Former, Member of the Sports Medicine Staff of the PGA TOUR
  • Former, Consultant Seattle Sounders, FC
  • Member, US Olympic Sports Medicine Society
  • Member, American Chiropractic Association
  • Member, Washington State Chiropractic Association
  • Member, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
  • Member, ACA Sports Council
  • Member, ACA Rehab Council
  • Member, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Member, Ironman Triathlon Provider Network
  • Member, Elite Provider Network (ART Corporate Solutions)
  • Member, Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport  (FICS)

Post-Graduate Training

  • Diplomate, American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board  (DACRB)
  • Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians  (DACBSP)
  • Certified, Strength and Conditioning Specialst (CSCS)
  • Certified, Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP)
  • Certified, Sports Performance Coach by USA Weightlifting (CSPC)
  • Certified, Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP)
  • Certified, Golf Fitness Instructor by Titleist (CGFI)
  • Certified, Instructor for Active Release Techniques
  • Certified, Graston Technique
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
  • Certified, FAKTR
  • Certified, NKT (level 1)
  • Certified, Rock Tape 1 & 2

Dr Kurtz’s extensive experience with pro football, soccer, golf and all Olympic and Paralympic sports provide him with unique skills and knowledge that he is able to use in his private practices. Although he treats many athletes at all levels, he also cares for many patients in his practice who are not athletes. He has a real passion for working with patients that truly want to get better and are willing to do the work required to achieve their goals.

The Endorsements

Lucia B

I happened upon NW Sports Rehab from a quick google search over a year ago,…

Richard L

I highly recommend NW Sports Rehab! Dr. Gibson knows just what to do to help…

Matthew K

The whole staff at NW Sports Rehab is amazing. There are great people at both…