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We Listen : We Teach : We Care

In June 2020, after 2 decades practicing in Seattle, we made the bittersweet decision to let it all go, close the Seattle practice and sell the house. It was time to pursue a more peaceful and nature-centric lifestyle and we decided to move to our Orcas Island property full-time.

With inspiring views of Mt. Baker, the layered hues of the San Juan Islands, huge fir trees and mossy rock outcrops, our new Orcas Island location is the perfect setting for the re-opening of our home office. It’s a place of transformation and healing for ourselves and others.

As of June 2021, Dr. Kohler and Carolyn are now accepting appointments from new and existing Island and mainland practice members at our new Orcas Island location, just a short distance from the Orcas Island Ferry Landing. We both offer free consultations if you’re curious about who we are, what we do, and how we may be able to help you.

Orcas Island Chiropractor Dr. Jared Kohler has over 22 years of clinical experience with advanced training in Upper Cervical Chiropractic (atlas) evaluation and treatment. He has a special interest in the care of the cervical spine (neck) and excels at treating neck pain and headaches, upper extremity conditions, post-concussion syndrome, & whiplash associated disorders. His methods are gentle, specific and tailored to each unique individual. To learn more about Dr. Kohler’s experience and approach to care click here: Dr. Kohler’s bio

Serving humankind since 1999

Our Philosophy & Approach to Care

  • 1. The cornerstone of healing is the positive exchange between two people based on mutual understanding and trust. We therefore foster a caring and communicative relationship with all of our practice members and you are treated with dignity and respect in our office.

  • 2. We patiently listen to your concerns, challenges, and answer your questions. We work one-on-one with our practice members and we’re available via telephone or email in-between visits.

  • 3. We respect your uniqueness and design custom care plans specifically for you, based on your goals and your priorities. Recommendations are presented clearly and without pressure or obligation. We’re here to help you for short term relief care or long-term wellness care. The choice is yours.

  • 4.We collaborate with other healthcare providers and organizations to promote optimum health and wellness for our patients and the community.

  • 5. We’ll teach you how your unique body works, provide self-care activities that speed recovery and optimize health, and offer creative suggestions that will enhance the quality of your life.

  • 6. We see health as a state of optimum physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and social well-being, not just the absence of symptoms. We encourage you to THRIVE in all areas of your life!

  • 7. We have a basic trust and respect for each individual and know that people respond best to positive motivation, such as trust in the individual’s ability to maintain his or her own well-being and to reach his or her fullest potential.

  • 8. We LOVE animals and have two really little dogs, Dillinger and Girlfriend, who are here to greet you on every visit.

Patient Success Stories

Kind, Caring Chiropractor

You can tell The Vital Energy Center is a special place right away. The care is excellent and Dr. Kohler is very attentive. Your initial consult is thorough, and you walk away with a very clear treatment plan.

Gentle and Effective

Dr. Kohler is what I refer to as a no-pain chiropractor. I was super hesitant to go see a chiropractor. But when my Pilates instructor suggested her chiro, I figured I should give it a go. By two days after my first adjustment, the pain had left my back.

Great local Chiropractor

We are lucky to have a gentle, caring chiropractor like Dr. Kohler’s in our neighborhood. And fortunate that we can walk there, receive top-notch chiropractic care, walk home, and relax. Join me in supporting a quality local business.

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Yelp Reviews

The Vital Energy Center
4.5
Based on 34 Reviews
Travis M.
Travis M.
2018-12-31 14:01:26
Dr. Kohler will complete a thorough exam and in my case require outside imaging to be completed before treatment. I highly recommend anybody suffering from...
R M.
R M.
2018-06-08 11:18:48
I suffer with a lot of joint problems, especially in my neck. I have seen many chiropractors and osteopaths over the years. Dr. Kohler is the only...
C R.
C R.
2018-05-28 11:38:16
100% life changing for my spiritual, mental, and physical health. Wish I started my treatments here from the start. They are truly advocates for their...
Ricki P.
Ricki P.
2014-05-08 15:45:55
I made an appointment over a year ago based on recommendations from my husband and many friends that have seen Dr. Kohler over the years. Many moons ago my...