Dr. David R Stemp
Dr. Stemp is proud to be a 5th generation Tacoma native. He has been in practice here at Cascade Chiropractic & Massage since 1998. Dr. Stemp began his practice in partnership with his mother and fellow chiropractor Dr. Susan Strobel. He has honed his skills over the years by working closely with the other chiropractors in his family, his father Dr. Larry Stemp, his brother Dr. Brian Stemp and his sister Dr. Amy Markhoff.
Growing up in a Chiropractic family meant life was a bit different from his friends. Dr. Stempís parents understood that health was not to be taken for granted. They made sure he and his siblings ate a natural balanced diet, got plenty of exercise, and practiced positive thinking. The rewards of their chiropractic lifestyle were plentiful. Dr. David and his siblings never once suffered the ďnormalĒ childhood diseases such as ear infections, asthma, anxiety or hyperactivity disorders. This also meant no need to take drugs, no need to visit the medical doctor, and no missed days of school. Dr. Stemp has taken those lessons and passed them on to his own family as well as the patients he cares for each and every day.
Dr. Stemp feels very strongly that chiropractic is the future of healthcare. Chiropractors are the champions of the wellness lifestyle model. Dr. Stemp has spent hundreds of hours in postgraduate classes learning to simplify the message of wellness and the chiropractic lifestyle. He and his partner Dr. Michael Enstad regularly put on wellness workshops in the office to help patients harness their health potential. He has also spent his years learning just the right techniques used to adjust everyone from the newborn baby to the 97-year-old great grandmother.
Dr. Stemp attended Clover Park High (class of í89), Central Washington University, and Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stemp is married to his best friend and true love, Nikol, who is also a Tacoma native. She works as an executive assistant in the Tacoma school district. Together they have three teenagers, a daughter and two boys. Grace is the oldest. she excels at volleyball and has an amazing talent and passion for glass blowing. Danny is a dedicated swimmer and water polo player at Wilson High School. He has also been a volunteer at the Point Defiance Zoo since he was just 12 years old. Jonas is the soccer star of the family, playing for both his junior high team and NORTAC select. Jonas also happens to be a straight A student and an ASB representative. Dr. Stemp and his family keep busy with swimming, biking, hiking, camping, golfing, and plenty of driving around town getting the kids from one event to the next.
Dr. Michael J. Enstad
Dr. Enstad is relatively new to the Pacific Northwest but has found a new home here. He is originally from Minnesota, where most of his immediate family lives, so he enjoys the more mild weather and the fresh seafood. Dr. Enstad is a graduate from Northwestern
Health Sciences University, a chiropractic college in Bloomington, Minnesota, where he graduated with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with Magna cum Laude honors. Before attending chiropractic college, Dr. Enstad completed his undergraduate studies at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota.
Dr. Enstad first became interested in the chiropractic profession while he was in high school. Following a collision during soccer practice, he had severe back pain and decided to go see the chiropractor that his mother had been seeing for lower back issues. After about two or three treatments, he felt as good as new and knew that there was something to chiropractic. He began talking with the doctor who had been treating him and learned about the natural, hands on, let the body heal itself, approach to chiropractic. This appealed greatly to Dr. Enstad and, after learning more about the side affects of drugs and surgery in his undergraduate studies, he decided that being a chiropractor was a perfect fit. Since then, itís been as rewarding and exciting as he had hoped.
Dr. Enstad and his high school sweetheart Megan were married in 2007. Megan works as hard as anyone holding down the fort at home. Together, they have a son, Elijah, and daughters, Vesper and Eleanor, who keep them on their toes. Besides being a chiropractor, Dr. Enstad enjoys following his home state sports teams and sports in general. He also enjoys participating in sports such as softball, basketball, soccer, hiking, football, and ultimate Frisbee.
Dr. Enstad firmly believes that chiropractic is essential to the health and well-being of all people. He believes that chiropractic care is able to assist the body in fighting off infection, disease, mechanical disturbances, and most of lifeís ailments. He believes this because chiropractic is able to relieve stress to the nervous system so that the brain and body are better able to communicate with one another leading to a more balanced, healthy lifestyle. He sincerely hopes that as the years pass by, more and more people will get introduced to the all-natural healing ability of chiropractic.
Hi everyone! My name is Lorie, and Iím usually the first person youíll talk to either on the phone when scheduling your appointment, or upon arriving at our office. I am in charge of scheduling your appointments, account receivables, and hopefully, answering any questions you may have.
When I am not in the office, I like to spend time with my family and friends. I am a mother to three children, who I am always sharing an adventure with!
I love getting up in the morning and coming here to my second home. I say that because everyone you meet here is like family to me. I especially love seeing all of you get well. There is no better satisfaction than that. I hope I can make your visit here a pleasant one, and I promise to always greet you with a smile!
Julie has been a member of the Cascade team since 1999. She plays a vital roll in keeping our office running smoothly and consistently as well as keeping it looking clean and pristine. Julie is married to her husband Steve and always keeps a smile on her face and those around her.