More About Dr. Moskowitz
After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1985 I practiced for a few years in the Boston area before relocating to Seattle in 1989 to open the Chiropractic Wellness Center. In 1993, the Chiropractic Wellness Center re-opened with a new name and new location: Turning Point Chiropractic in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood called Tangletown.
When I look back on it now I see that I have always been inspired and fascinated by the physical and physiological aspects of our existence. In school, I was always most interested in biology and within that field, it was the study of the human body that captivated me and eventually led me to pursue a career as a chiropractor.
My appreciation for the body and my passion for practical, health-full living has lead me to research, explore, implement and teach a variety of practices, traditions, techniques and modalities, particularly around the food we eat and the ways we keep our bodies and being fit and functioning optimally.
A person’s lifestyle – the collection of day to day activities and habits one engages in for work, home life and recreation – has a huge impact, for better or worse, on how much health one enjoys. With the countless competing ideas, theories and recommendations flying around for how we should eat and move and rest and think, its hard for the average busy person to know what is truly best for them and their families. That is why part of my own mission is to distill and synthesize the virtually countless reams of information “out there” so I can offer my patients, friends and family sound and effective recommendations as they craft their own approach to health-full living.
My appreciation of the body and desire for life-long physical performance has lead me to study and explore a variety of physical disciplines and fitness modalities over the years. My earliest interest was ice hockey, then wrestling, and eventually I discovered the martial arts which I have been studying and practicing in various forms for more than 25 years now. Among those I’ve practiced are Aikido, Tang Soo Do, Ba Gua Chang, and Brazilian Juijitsu. I have also sampled different yoga lineages and many kinds of meditation and conscious breathing traditions.
The newest addition to my menu of physical activities is challenging and strengthening my body with the art of Parkour, also known as “free running.” We are fortunate in Seattle to have a thriving Parkour culture and many resources for exploring and learning the fundamentals of this recently popular physical art form.
Combining physical activity with being in Nature is an essential part of my personal recipe for health-full living. There is nothing more natural or more health-full than getting out-of-doors and beyond walls to move and play and work. I love hiking, walking, climbing, exploring and feeling my body work as it was designed to work in the woods, on the uneven ground, in natural settings. I believe that spending active time moving and working and playing in nature is a vital nutrient for both the human animal and the human being. Now more than ever, as we spend more time in offices, in front of computers and televisions, we need the nourishment of quality time outdoors and unplugged, restoring body, mind and spirit so we can effectively process stress and live responsively, rather than reactively.
Everyday fitness and performance is still my passion and I am continually researching, practicing and investigating ways of exercising, stretching, mobilizing and nourishing the body so it can perform as well as possible for as long as possible.