Dr. Bradley EyfordDoctor of Chiropractic
Tacoma and Ballard
Dr. Bradley Eyford was born and raised in Vancouver BC, Canada. He Graduated from the University of Victoria, in Victoria BC with his Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology in 1998. Soon thereafter, he moved to Portland OR for his post-graduate education at Western States Chiropractic College.
After graduating Chiropractic College in 2003, he began his practice in Tacoma WA and has been practicing there ever since. As a lifelong patient of Chiropractic care, Dr. Eyford knows and truly values the benefits of the adjustment. It's this knowledge and passion for helping others that drives him in his constant quest to improve the lives of his patients.
Dr. Eyford is the owner and clinic director of The Health Connection, Tacoma's premier provider of natural health and wellness. With a background in exercise physiology, and a love of sports, Dr. Eyford utilizes a balanced approach when working with his patients. He has worked extensively with patients of all kinds including elite level athletes, weekend warriors, Monday morning quarterbacks, and aspiring desk jockeys. He has worked extensively with families who choose to incorporate Chiropractic into their regular health and wellness programs. Dr. Eyford has 2 wonderful boys, Jackson and Pearce, working with Children comes naturally for Dr. Eyford.
Dr. Eyford utilizes state of the art diagnostic equipment, combined with several integrated Chiropractic procedures ranging from low-force techniques to traditional manual Chiropractic adjustments. Our system of analysis is based on the highly regarded and well-researched method of Activator. To enhance our patient's experience and to achieve rapid and lasting results, we use a combination of specific exercises, proper nutritional supplements, and appropriate therapies and home care with our patients.
1998 – Bachelor of Arts (Kinesiology) – University of Victoria, Victoria BC 2003 – Doctor of Chiropractic – Western States Chiropractic College, Portland OR
Doctor of Chiropractic, Washington State Department of Health Canadian National Board of Chiropractic National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (I, II, III, IV)
Memberships & Associations:
Washington State Chiropractic Association (WSCA)
American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Rotary International (Paul Harris Fellow) Tacoma Narrows Rotary (Club President 2010-2011)
Certification & Techniques:
Advanced proficiency rated in Activator Methods
Diversified Extremity adjusting
Thompson drop Cranial / TMJ
Dr. Dena LongDoctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Dena Long has joined our team to provide continual care for our patients when Dr. Eyford is out of the office.
Dr. Dena Long attended the University of California Santa Barbara, where she was a dance major for 3 years. She then changed direction to become a chiropractor and attended the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Chiropractic in 1992. She practiced in California for 3 years and then moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she has been practicing for the last 22 years.
Dr. Dena has been a board member of the Washington State Chiropractic Association for the past 3 years and has spoken at many organizations on the benefits of natural healthcare and chiropractic.
Her passion is taking care of families and she especially loves taking care of children. Dr. Long has studied multiple techniques and uses hands on techniques, as well as instrument adjusting to provide the very best in healthcare, education and service.
Dr. Dena and her husband, Dr. Doug Long, live in North Tacoma and have a daughter Madeline and a dog named Kosmo.
Dr. Heather SpaldingDoctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Spalding graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis where she is from. She graduated with an emphasis of sports medicine and nutrition. In her young budding career, she has worked with many of the elite athletes in Strikeforce, UFC, Bellator, TNA Impact Wrestling, NFL, NHL, USA Track and MLB before moving to Seattle in 2014.
Dr. Spalding competed in Boxing and bodybuilding prior to having her daughter. She uses her sports-minded approach to correct injuries and keep them from returning. Dr. Spalding loves helping all patients, but has really taken a passion to helping women, children, and women with PCOS for weight loss.
Dr. Spalding, her husband Jason, and their daughter Zoey live on a small farm where they enjoy growing organic foods and living the homestead life. When she isn't taking care of her chickens on their farm, she is usually boxing, hiking or making low carb treats.