PROSSER - With the goal of helping people suffering from pain and other afflictions, Prosser's Thompson Chiropractic has recently expanded its staff.
Accupuncturist and herbalist John Moore picked up the clients once served by Todd Turetsky nearly a month ago.
"He (Turetsky) had an established practice here and his departure paved the way for me to return to Washington state," said Moore, who originally hails from the East Coast.
Moore said several years ago he lived in Seattle, where he attended acupuncture school. He returned to the East Coast for a year and was looking for an opportunity to move back to his "adopted state."
Dr. Kenneth Delp, a chiropractor, joined the staff at Thompson Chiropractic nearly four months ago.
He is a Zillah native and after working as a mental health therapist sought to earn a doctorate, finding chiropractic medicine most appealed to him.
Delp said chiropractic medicine provides him the opportunity to help others naturally, and as a man with a farming background, "...I get to work with my hands."
Dr. Tim Thompson, who has been a chiropractor in Prosser for approximately five years, said Delp joined the practice after serving temporarily during a vacation.
"I felt I was kinda maxed out," Thompson said, stating he took a vacation to give himself a break from his burgeoning business.
He said the business has grown as a result of another chiropractor leaving another practice in Prosser and there was a growing number of new patients seeking chiropractic services.
The additional chiropractor at Thompson Chiropractic provides the practice the opportunity to remain open six days per week, serving a greater number of patients at their convenience.
Thompson said the chiropractors are also able to split their time in the office, giving them each more time to spend at home.
In addition to chiropractic medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, patients of Thompson Chiropractic have the ability to receive massage therapy services from one of two individuals, Teresa Laurent and Mariela Macias.
Thompson said, "Our focus is on providing quality all-around care that helps patients get back on their feet as quickly as possible."
Thompson, Delp and Moore agree that the professionals at Thompson Chiropractic recognize the fact that many people living in the Yakima Valley spend a great deal of time working on their feet.
"Their jobs require mobility and the ability to stand for long periods of time," said Thompson.
For that reason, it is important that patients do not suffer an inordinate deal of pain.
Moore said, "Everything we do here is physical medicine...it's treating pain without medicine or surgery."
He said he provides patients Chinese herbal medicine therapy for the purpose of helping them receive care without the residual effects often accompanied by prescription medications.
"The goal is achieving health," said Moore, who noted he is the only acupuncturist treating patients between Yakima and the Tri-Cities. He said he is also the only Chinese herbalist in the region outside the Tri-Cities.