MEET DR. DANA MCCRACKEN, DC DACBSP
Dr. Dana, like most chiropractors, was introduced to chiropractic first-hand. When he was a 14-year-old football player he was speared in the back during an afternoon practice. The pain was immediate but tolerable. However, like many injuries, the real issues manifested when Dr. Dana started losing the ability to perform routine activities. Walking, running, sleeping, and even sneezing became a chore for an otherwise active 14-year-old. The pain of running across the football field was too debilitating to continue playing and it soon became clear this wasn't something that would just go away.
After various forms of treatment ranging from physical therapy to pain medicine, one of his teammate's fathers recommended chiropractic care. After only a few treatments, Dr. Dana was up and running at the same level as before.
Dr. Dana initially left the Northwest to study biology and play baseball at the University of Hawaii and graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. In addition to the chiropractic degree he obtained, he became a certified Neuromuscular Release Masseuse and led a two-year term as President of the Sports Medicine Club. He is an extremely passionate advocate of CrossFit.
Additional Professional Experience:
2008 - 2021 WNBA's Seattle Storm team Chiropractor
2016 - 2017 Chiropractor - Seattle Pacific University
2010 Chiropractor for NPC WA Ironman, Bikini Champion
2007-2008 Bellevue College Chiropractor
Chiropractor to professional MMA fighters, yoga instructors, and Pilates instructors.
Earned DACBSP (Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians) post-graduate certification
McCracken Chiropractic and Wellness Center ranked in the top 5 chiropractors of Western Washington by our patients, partners, and peers in 2011.
DR. MCCRACKEN AND STAFF
Lara Dattilo is Dr. McCracken's do-everything assistant / receptionist / practice manager.
She will always greet you with a smiling face and something funny to say, and she's on top of all of your scheduling questions, insurance issues, general concerns, etc.
She has been with the practice since 2018 after being a patient of Dr. McCracken's for 10 years.