We know you have many options for chiropractic care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and massage therapy in Anchorage. However, we trust we can provide our patients the best treatment and the best results. Here are some of our unique benefits:
Our Promises. We are proud to provide our First Visit Promise, 10-Minute Promise, and Same Day Promise. Learn more about our promises.
Comprehensive. Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab is the first multidisciplinary center of its kind in Anchorage, offering comprehensive, non-surgical chiropractic care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and massage therapy all in one place.
Innovative. We are dedicated to offering the most advanced technology for treating pain. For example, we were the first to bring DRS Low Back Pain and MCU Neck Pain therapies to Anchorage. Since then, these therapies have helped thousands of Alaskans feel better.
Committed. Our physicians and therapists take hundreds of continuing education hours per year, keeping us experienced, competent and aware of the latest trends, treatments and research.
Knowledgeable. We believe understanding how your body works is the first step toward taking better care of it. We also believe educating our patients is just as important as helping them heal and maintain these gains. To accomplish this, we are proud to provide our research-based, health and wellness patient education program.
Connected. If you need care outside our areas of expertise, we will offer you with a medical referral to the appropriate specialist quickly and easily.
Hassle-free. Our in-house billing department will take care of your insurance claims at no charge. We accept group and private insurance coverage, workers compensation and auto insurance coverage.
Convenient. We provide convenient early morning and late evening hours at our three locations: North/East Anchorage, South Anchorage, and Wasilla.
Timely. Our 10-minute promise means you will be seen in a timely fashion, so you can get in, get out and get on with your day. As an established patient, when you arrive on time, we guarantee you will not wait to be seen any longer than 10 minutes after your scheduled appointment time or your visit is free. Dedicated. Our first visit promise ensures you will be 100 percent satisfied with our care. If for any reason you are not satisfied, notify us within 48 hours of your first appointment, and we will refund all charges from that visit. GUARANTEED.
Professional Associations & Certifications
- American Chiropractic Association
- International Chiropractic Association
- Alaska Chiropractic Association
- National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- Anchorage, south anchorage, midtown anchorage, west anchorage
- American Express, Cash Only, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, VISA
|Person||Dr. Brent W. Wells, Chiropractic Physician (DC)|
|Address||8840 Old Seward Hwy Suite E|
|Phone Number||(907) 346-5255|
Dr. Brent W. Wells, Chiropractic Physician (DC)
Born December 4 in Orange County, California
Likes treating patients, spending time with family and friends, reading, exercise, rollerblading, hiking, biking and golfing
Married to Constance Wells, has three children: Naomi, twins Colton and Claire.
Volunteers for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Foundation.
Got Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Nevada
Attended chiropractic college at Western States in Portland, Oregon.
Completed internship/residency in Tigard, Oregon.
Currently seeking credentials as Diplomat in Neurology.
Areas of expertise: spine conditions, neurology, physical rehabilitation, bio mechanics, whiplash and brain injury trauma.
Member of American Chiropractic Association.
Founded Better Health Pain and Wellness Centers.
Products & Services
Chiropractic clinics, involving Better Health Pain and Wellness Centers, are becoming very popular with patients seeking relief from neck and back pain. In 2003, approximately 30 million Americans sought care from chiropractic physicians a number that has doubled over the past 15 years. With up to 15 percent of Americans suffering from low back pain right now, and up to 12 percent suffering from neck pain, it's no wonder they are seeking relief from chiropractors, who are experts in caring for bones, nerves, muscles and tissues.
Physical therapy and occupational therapy
At Better Health, our physical therapists and occupational therapists play an important role in the success of patient care. Physical therapy and occupational therapy typically utilize physical rehabilitation, which are powerful tools for treating and even preventing injury, disease or disabilities. A physical therapist uses these hands-on, non-invasive treatments to lower pain, improve mobility and speed up the physical rehabilitation process. It is all part of getting you back to your work, your hobbies and your life as quickly as possible.
DRS System Treatment
Sitting. Lifting. Bending. Walking. We often take these simple movements for granted until something like lower back pain happens to make them painful or even impossible. Lower back ache is the second most common reason people visit their doctor and the second most common reason people miss work.
In fact, it is estimated that 85 percent of us will have lower back pain at some point in our lives, and 15 percent of people have lower back pain right now. The number of people with back pain and chronic back pain is climbing at an astounding rate every year.
Low back problems, which can result in pain and numbness in the low back, buttock, hips, legs and feet, can be caused by several factors. The most common factors contributing to low back pain include herniated or bulging discs, subluxations, degenerating discs or arthritis.
The DRS system is a highly effective, non-surgical form of disc decompression therapy, which has been shown to offer back pain relief in nearly nine out of 10 patients. The DRS system, which was approved by the FDA in the mid-1990s, uses a traction device to remove pressure from the discs and joints in the lower back. The DRS system has also been found to be an effective alternative to spinal surgery.
- I would recommend this business
I am grateful to have found Better Health. I had a back injury while on vacation and had to fly 15 hours home on some mild pain killers. By the time I got back to Alaska, my sciatic nerve was severely aggravated. Other physical rehab places required a doctor's referral and were at least 48 hours out to see me. Better Health got me in for a consultation the next day. The staff is friendly and helpful.
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My doctor told me that I finally needed back surgery, and needed a laminetomy for a popped and degenerated disk. 23+ years working on the slope did a number on my low back. I didn't want to have the surgery, but I knew I probably would need to. I saw the DRS commercial and a buddy at work had also mentioned the DSR. I wasn't aware that they had both chiropractors and physical therapists there. They told me everything that my insurance would cover and not cover up front and worked out the $ for me. I didn't need to get surgery, it's been 10 months now since I did therapy. Back fishing and hunting this season. Highly recommend to if you want to get out of low back surgery.
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I heard about Better Health from a friend and decided to go when I finally couldn't do the housekeeping and grocery shopping anymore. My back pain had been acting up for years. I found the chiropractor, Dr Vito, to be very friendly and honest. He spent a lot of time getting to know me and understanding my problem.
After he found out what was going on they did the chiropractic therapy and I saw a physical therapist (as far as I'm aware they are the only one's that do this) After just a couple weeks my back was feeling better than I had in years. If you want someone who listens, values you and your opinions, this is the place to go.
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Dr. Vito has been amazing to both myself and my wife. She has been going to Better Health for a few years now and started just over a month ago. My back had been hurting because I work at a desk and have played contact sports my entire life. Since I have been going to Dr. Vito my neck and back pain has definitely decreased between the adjustments and the massages.
The staff are all amazing and it is definitely a very fun atmosphere, I look forward to my appointments and always leave feeling very relaxed.
I definitely have already recommended Dr. Vito to friends and family and will continue to do so.
I had been to a foot specialist about 7 months ago and learned that I had severe plantar fasciitis in both my feet. Most likely from the work I was doing at the time without stretching. I would wake up and be unable to walk becaus of the swelling and pain. The specialist told me that surgery was needed but they could try injections first. I decided to look for other options and thank God I did. Better health set me up with a visit a few times a week for about a month doing adjustments and massaging the effected areas and by the time I have two visits under my belt I was doing better with no swelling and pain went way down. I'm so grateful as my wife and I just took a trip to Seattle and walked long miles to explore the city and woke up the next day with zero pain. They didn't just help me avoid surgery which would have hurt me financially but they also help my feet heal. The staff is very friendly, small but professional. I'd recommend them to anyone who's in need of relief or prevention.
Wonderful experience with south side location. Dr Vito is great and all the technicians there are super nice. Plus best customer service out of any doctors office I've ever been to- they worked with my insurance to make sure I got the help I needed and when my insurance was billing me incorrectly they made sure that it was corrected.
A knee injury that lead to other alignment issues brought me to Dr. Vito. He wrote a treatment plan for me including therapeutic massage, ultrasounds, heat therapy, adjustments and later on physical rehab. After a month or so I'm feeling a lot stronger with no pain in my knee. He is very personable and cares about his patients. The rest of the staff is welcoming, friendly, and professional as well. I highly recommend this office!
Dr. Vito is by far one of the best chiropractors I have ever been to, 27 years of rodeoing and riding bulls he was very descriptive on what was going on with my shoulders. He reviewed my options of what I can do to help fix the issues in my shoulders I got more information than I ever would have from a regular doctor. The staff at Better Health Chriopractic is absolutely amazing very respectful and polite do ever see myself going to any other clinic. Thank you Dr. Vito and Better Health Chriopractic Staff!
After over-involvement with athletic activities coupled with not paying attention to cervical spine health, as well as poor computer/iPhone posture, I injured my neck. Dr. Vito et. al. were instrumental in helping me convalesce with efficiency, quality, integrity and great support. I am confident how I would not feel as good as I do today if not for the massage, ultrasound, adjustment, traction and electrical stimulation afforded me by Dr. Vito and his colleagues. This is an excellent operation all-around- I highly recommend it! BetterHealth chiropractors and their assistants also imbue one with strengthening and stretching skills to also proactively avoid injuring oneself again. Kudos- and financially very straightforward and honest as well, which was very appreciated.
I hurt my lower back several weeks ago and was in a great deal of pain. I could not tie my shoes without bringing tears to my eyes. The clinic was able to get me an appointment the day I called. They diagnosed the problem and gave me a rehabilitation plan the next day. Within a week I could bend over and tie my shoes with no tears (it still hurt, but the pain level was greatly diminished). The staff have been great. They are professional, friendly and show genuine concern for my recovery. There have been no issues with billing both my primary and secondary insurance companies. Highly recommended.
Dr.Vito and the staff are amazing! I feel better than I have in years. Dr.Vito takes the time to truly address issues and walk you through the treatment process. The office is warm and inviting. The wait to be seen is never more than a few minutes, and in those few minutes there is water and massage chairs for your comfort. Best doctor experience I've had to date!
Dr. Vito is wonderful! I have been to several chiropractors throughout my life and this had by far been my best and most comfortable experience! I would recommend everyone I know to go see Dr. Vito. The wait time is non existent and they are extremely accommodating to all schedules! Thank you!
From Our Website
We work with almost all insurance companies, including the most common ones listed below forPrivate Insurance, Worker's Compensation Insurance, and Auto-Insurance. This list may not include your plan. If you do not see your insurance company listed, please contact usor call us at346-5255 to have us check your insurance coverage. Receive a certificate for a free one-hour massage with one of our highly-trained, professional, and licensed massage therapists for use after your first appointment. You can use it yourself, or give it to one of your family or friends for them to use!
Since 1998,B etter Health Chiropractic and Physical Rehabhas offered physical therapy modalities and physical rehabilitation in conjunction with chiropractic medicine, passive physical therapy, and physician-supervised massage therapy to the residents of Anchorage, Juneau, and Wasilla. Our chiropractic offices cover all types of treatment and our addition of passive physical therapy sets us apart. Passive physical therapy uses electrical muscle stimulation with ice, heat, and traction, to make our chiropractic treatments more effective.
For most folks, it begins with a Google search to get an idea of the nearby chiropractors inAnchorageorJuneauor they're referred to Better Health Chiropractor & Physical Rehab by friends, family, work, other health providers, etc. What's important is that you do your homework and choose a trained provider whom you trust. As a discipline, chiropractic is complex with varying philosophies, approaches, and techniques. Don't be afraid to call or stop by and interview us! Also, find a clinic where you feel comfortable, and a chiropractor who's not only gifted with spines and joints but enjoys working with people.
When we talk about non-surgical decompression of the spine, or back decompression as many call it, we're talking about gently stretching the spine using a spinal decompression table or motorized traction to alleviate pain and deal with bulging, degenerated, or herniated discs. Through repositioning, the pressure is reduced, herniations may retract, and nerves are relieved, restoring proper posture and force to the spine. At Better Health Chiropractic we believe in a multi-treatment approach that can incorporate other health providers, as a team.
Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab, with convenient clinics in Anchorage, Wasilla, and Juneau, has been providing chiropractic massage therapy to patients and families around Alaska since 1998. Our massage therapists work directly with our chiropractic physicians daily, sharing information about your condition and progress - so rest assured you're getting the most effective massage therapy, trigger point therapy, acupressure, and myofascial release therapy where you need it! Physician-supervised massage therapy is often preferable to standard 'spa-type massage therapy' because it can becovered by insurance; therefore, providing deeper, more clinical levels of therapy consistent with a doctor's prescription for your condition.