Cascade Chiropractic and Massage
Background and Experience
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. Stemp’s 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 “normal” 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 ’89), 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. David R. Stemp
7247 South Pine Street, Suite A
Tacoma, WA 98409