Patrick Robinson
Tom Williamson D.C. uses a variety of techniques and tools to provide relief from pain and move patients toward greater wellness. He is taking over the office One Purpose Chiropractic at Westwood Village from Lisa Grasman D.C. who is moving to Alaska. The transition should be complete by this September.

One Purpose Chiropractic changes capable hands

One Purpose Chiropractic www. is a little like an oasis. It’s a calm, nicely designed and surprisingly large facility located on the second floor of a building on the northwest side of Westwood Village.

For the last four years it’s been the office for Lisa Grasman D.C. But her husband works in Alaska and she’s been aiming at making a transition to the town of Wasilla Alaska for the past few months.

Enter Tom Williamson D.C. He’s been looking to transition from his own Georgetown Clinic too. As doctors do they talked and found that their mutual transitions would work out well for both of them.

So, effective this September, One Purpose Chiropractic will be Dr. Williamson’s home base.

Williamson brings a diverse background and varied career to his new business. Born in California, his family moved to England when he was quite young, then back to Los Angeles, and a year later a move to Yokohama Japan made him a 2nd grader in a completely foreign culture. By the fifth grade he moved to Nevada and learned bow and arrow and rifle hunting plus extensive hiking, and skiing. By the time he was a senior in high school another move took place and he found himself in Tacoma, WA. His love of the outdoors continued as he took up technical rock climbing. His early college education got him a degree in Political Science (and more education in the Japanese language) from the UW where he met his future wife Judy. They married in 1973 and went on to have two daughters, Remi and Nikki.

But his path toward becoming a Doctor of Chriopractic did not begin immediately. Out of college he worked for King County Juvenile Court for 3 years, then deciding the legal field was not for him, he entered the apprentice program to become a journeyman Cabinetmaker which he did and followed that work for 17 years working on many well known buildings in Seattle.

It was while he was doing that heavy work that he, like so many, developed back pain. He came to see West Seattle Chiropractor Dr. Ralph Svehaug D.C. who, in yet another transition for Williamson, became his mentor. His new path set he moved his young family to Portland, Oregon to study at Western States Chiropractic College from 1987 to 1991 with two years of pre-med classes finally becoming a Doctor in 1992.

His approach to his practice is personal. “My chiropractic training and interests are in using the right technique for each patient,” Williamson said, “I like manual/diversified, drops/Thompson Technique and use occasionally the tapping tool.Activator plus things like the wobble chair, head weights, and neck traction (Pettibon Technique).

Nutrition is a favorite topic for Williamson and he tests patient’s neurohoromonal levels with simple sample gathering, not using needles.

“I like teaching how to stretch and exercise properly" he said and will introduce a program to engage his patients to go on bike rides and as a “club” compete in swim/hike events during the year.

He offers free consultation and his office covers all major insurance plans including Regence, Premera, First Choice, Aetna, Cigna/Whole Health Network, Lifewise, Medicare, Labor and Industries/Workers Compensation. Auto accidents can be taken with PIP coverage.

His office also is home to two massage therapists whose focus is more therapeutic than simply the “feel good” effect you might get from a conventional massage. They work on providing relief from medical conditions and restoring function. One Purpose will also offer the “cold laser” to reduce inflammation around injury sites. “It’s been very helpful with strains, sprains and ‘hot discs” Williamson explained.

You can reach One Purpose Chiropractic at 937-7726 and online at where you can even fill in a form to save time in the office.

Currently the clinic is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am till 12:30pm and from 3pm to 6:30pm.

A bi-lingual receptionist is joining One Purpose soon, to enable Dr. Williamson to work with the Hispanic population and in the future he hopes to be able to serve the Vietnamese people in the area.

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