I founded Head 2 Toe in 2005, with the desire to provide everyone with the same therapy that top athletes use around the world!
– Dr. Annie Armstrong
Feel Great Again
The goal of Head 2 Toe is simple: to get you feeling great again and moving like you were meant to.
Think about when you were younger, think about how children move…effortlessly, with boundless energy and grace.
Yet as we age, our bodies experience stress, trauma and things begin to breakdown.
Like a car we need to tune up, maintain and regularly get treatments to keep our bodies functioning properly.
At Head 2 Toe we specialize in getting your body moving properly again.
Provide you with a unique Experience
Walking into Head 2 Toe, you will notice that things are different than your usual clinic.
The reception staff is warm, friendly, and personable and their number one goal is to help you.
You will not be kept waiting long. Your exam and treatment time will be unique to your needs and designed for your specific injury.
We love to listen to what you have to say about your body which is why during your exam, treatment, or rehabilitation, we are never looking to rush you out the door.
Our staff will take a look at how you are currently moving and then teach you how to move better.
set you up for long-term success
The greatest part of the experience is knowing you are getting the exact right treatment, not too much, not too little, but just what you need to feel great again.
Imagine looking back to see how far you have come from stepping into the clinic, to walking out as of Head 2 Toe with a skip in your step.
Unlike clinics that attempt to push months of treatment, we can typically provide immediate relief in a handful of visits and equip you with the self-care solutions to maintain your health long-term.
We will get you fixed up and help you figure out how to prevent the problem from coming back.
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Angelina (Annie) Armstrong, Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, founded Head 2 Toe Spine and Sports Therapy in 2005 with the goal of delivering leading-edge manual sports therapy to all patients, whether they are victims of an automobile accident, work injury, sports injury or suffering from headaches or back pain. The combination of both Active Release Technique, rehabilitation, and Chiropractic care provide a perfect union to treat most musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Annie is one of the few Masters Level Certified Active Release Providers in Washington State. She currently holds Active Release certifications in Active Palpation, Spine, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and Long Tract Nerve Entrapments and is a Certified Ironman provider. Active Release Technique was developed for world-class athletes, for the treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, she has been working with Crossfit athletes, Ironman triathletes, runners, cyclists, multisport athletes, and junior athletes since 2005. In order to prescribe corrective exercises from a movement perspective model, she is also a Selective Functional Movement Assessment provider.
Dr. Annie graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic West with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 2005. She is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council. Dr. Armstrong currently resides in Mill Creek, Washington with her husband and two young boys. In her spare time, she can be found triathlon training and spending time with her family. She particularly enjoys being outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
After receiving my degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland Oregon, I pursued numerous post-graduate studies in sports injuries and performance enhancement. I have had three practices in the USA and in 2009, I had the opportunity to work in Jeddah Saudi Arabia for the International Medical Center, the largest private hospital in the Middle East. I was the director of the chiropractic clinic and worked under the surgery department. I provided and coordinate the care of patients with physicians from pain management as well as the orthopedic, neurology, family medicine and dental department.
In my 30 years of practice, I have worked with many different doctors and specialists and have gained valuable experience in the application of chiropractic. I have worked with high profile athletes, sports team, dancers, and performers. One of the things these people have in common is that they need to get back on the field or the stage with their pain handled so they can perform. They want fast, permanent results. I treat all my patients with the same intention; I want to get to the source of their pain and help them get over it as fast as reasonably possible.
Dr. Righi is a California native who calls the Pacific Northwest her home; she has lived here since 1999 with her husband and 3 boys. Dr. Righi received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC) from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles in 1996, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She pursued coursework to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) the following year. Her assessment method is primarily motion palpation and movement pattern evaluation using the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Her adjusting techniques are mainly Diversified and Motion Palpation and can include drop table, instrument assisted manipulation and various soft tissue techniques including Blades by RockTape and Active Release Technique (ART).
Her treatment methods focus on identifying the main factors leading her patient’s current issue and working to resolve it by improving mobility, creating stability and providing pathways to create a more robust individual. Put another way, Dr. Righi helps her patients move better so they feel better.
After stepping back into practice after taking a 15-year leave from chiropractic to raise her 3 boys, Dr. Righi works in partnership with her patients; working hard to clearly communicate the elements that she sees contributing to their current pain or discomfort. Her goal is to provide treatments that reduce symptoms and restore and enhance the patient’s functional movement. She develops treatment plans that include a balance of both active and passive care and measurable treatment outcomes.
With her available free time, Dr. Righi enjoys a hike on a forested trail, a ride on her road bike, a family night of board games or sitting down with a good book.
Dr. Righi looks forward to meeting you and helping you to be your best physical self.
Born and raised in Olympia, Brian went to school at the University of Washington where he aspired to be an athletic trainer while studying sociology. He attended Boise State University to complete his athletic training education and then worked and studied as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Central Washington University to receive his Masters in Exercise Science.
Brian has been a licensed and certified athletic trainer since 2009 and has experience working with a variety of patients, assessing and treating the needs of individuals from pediatrics to collegiate student-athletes and professional athletes. He recently was at the University of Washington and prior to that was working for Seattle Children’s Hospital. He follows the evidence-based approach and firmly believes in the benefit of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy in treating patients. Enjoying the success in a symbiotic relationship for patient care, he savors in the triumph of his patient’s return to activity.
Brian finally returned to Seattle for the food, people, and scenery. He enjoys cycling year-round but especially when he’s powered by the Northwest sun.
Sissel graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Recreation Therapy and Psychology. After years of working for small companies in various roles, she started her family and relocated back to Edmonds, where she ran a boot camp for moms over six years. She loves anything to do with fitness and wellness.
A long-time patient of Head 2 Toe, Sissel experienced first hand the holistic approach to healing and movement.
When she is not at the reception desk, you can find her at the local little league ball fields cheering on her son and his friends. The rest of her free time is sent with her family outdoors, walking her dog, volunteering, or with a good book in her hand.