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Dr. Annie Armstrong

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

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Annie ArmstrongDr. Annie Armstrong | DC, CCSP

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.

Bruce HarrisDr. Bruce Harris | DC

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. Lee Schuster | DC ATC

A native of Buffalo, New York, Dr. Lee relocated to the Pacific Northwest after graduating from New York Chiropractic College in early 2017. With the belief that the human body is capable of healing itself when provided the correct foundations and appropriate environment, Dr. Lee provides a holistic approach to help attain patient specific goals. For a typical treatment, one should expect a multi-dimensional approach involving movement analysis, patient-specific manual therapy, diversified adjusting techniques and therapeutic exercise.

Working as an Athletic Trainer with various sports teams since 2014. Dr. Lee is currently positioned as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Seattle Seawolves (2018 Major League Rugby Champions) as well as for the Seattle Saracens Men’s Club Rugby Team playing in the British Columbia Rugby Union.

Dr. Lee believes it is his duty to provide and uphold the avenue for athletes and patients to attain their utmost level of health and performance. As part of his professional development and in order to provide the best care for his patients, Dr. Lee has attained certification in several techniques including Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), RockTape, Applied Kinesiology and Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy.

When away from the office Dr. Lee attempts to spend as much time outdoors as possible whether it be hiking, camping, fishing, slacklining or simply enjoying the sunshine.

Dr. Tim Barron | DC

Dr. Tim Barron is a Washington native born and raised in Bellingham, with a passion for the Northwest and helping the people who live here. He strongly believes that through specific and goal-oriented chiropractic and rehab care, everyone has the strength and capability to live and function to their fullest. Anyone, regardless of their current health and fitness status, can fulfill a desire to improve their performance, improve their overall health and function, or finally start living a pain-free life in which they can engage in the activities or sport that they love. Dr. Tim is dedicated to working alongside you to help you achieve these goals, no matter what they are, and as a result, help you to realize your true potential.

Dr. Tim received his Bachelor’s in Science in Kinesiology from Western Washington University in
2014, and shortly after attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida, where he graduated
Magna Cum Laude in 2019. During his time at Palmer, he dedicated himself to learning various
soft-tissue and rehab techniques to better serve his patients, such as being FAKTR Performance
Soft-Tissue certified, SFMA certified, as well as studied extensively in functional cupping,
advanced spinal rehab techniques, and numerous manual muscle/fascial release techniques.
Dr. Tim is also well versed in many adjusting techniques, such as Diversified, Gonstead,
Thompson Drop, as well as instrument adjusting. When he is not in the office, Dr. Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, Abbie, going hiking, camping, skiing, as well as following another one of his passions for Crossfit, at Crossfit Industrious.

Leah Wheaton-Straub | AT/L
Licensed Athletic Trainer

Born and raised in Bremerton, Leah went to Eastern Washington University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received her Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training.

Leah has been a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer since 2017. Since then she has had experience working with high school, collegiate, semi professional, and professional athletes. Leah currently assists with the Seattle Seawolves and the Seattle Saracens Men's Club Rugby Team.
Leah works extensively with manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. She believes both of those are incredibly important to achieve a high level of health and performance. She has attained certifications in Selective Functional Movement Assesment (SMFA) and in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).
Leah strives to spend as much time outside as possible whether it be hiking, camping, surfing, or snow boarding. She is also an avid reader and is always looking for book suggestions.

Said Yaaqoubi | LMT

Said Yaaqoubi is a professional massage therapist since 1998. He was trained as a massage therapist in Europe. His original certification consisted of 3,230 hours of in-class, instructor-supervised course work at a state-approved massage school. He completed over 180 hours specializing in techniques and sequences of MLD (Vodder technique) for the treatment of cancer patients. A six-month internship at the University clinic of Grosshadern in Munich completed his original education.

Since then Said has worked with medical doctors, chiropractors and physical therapist providing orthopedic massage therapy. He is a preferred provider of the Orthopedic Massage and Pain Management program, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain conditions and sports injuries. 
His work involves thorough functional assessment, myofascial release, structural integration, neuromuscular therapy, positional release, neuromuscular re-education, scar tissue mobilization techniques, joint capsule work, myoskeletal alignment techniques, active isolated and proprioceptive muscular facilitation stretching and strength training. In addition, Said has worked with cancer patients utilizing MLD and bandaging techniques on patients with difficult-to-treat extremities and head and neck lymphedemas.

Most recently, Said has continued his education in the European School of Physiotherapy in the University of Amsterdam Netherlands. He is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Sissell Brunette | Office ManagerSissell Brunette | Office Manager

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.

Megan Howes | Reception

Megan grew up in Snohomish and went to Everett Community College.   Once she was finished with college her long history with customer service began. Starting in the medical field, she worked closely with nurses to ensure they had everything they needed to help treat their patients.  After a brief two year adventure in Eastern Washington Megan returned to the Seattle area where she found Head 2 Toe, which has been a great fit for her experience with helping people find the help they need.  When she's not in the office, Megan is usually with her husband enjoying a new brewery or restaurant or at the dog park with her three dogs.

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