Dr. Samuel L. Nelson, D.C., CCSP

Dr. Samuel Nelson was born and raised in Plainview, Minnesota, where he was a multi-sport athlete in high school and played college football for Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.  Sports-related injuries and an auto accident exposed Dr. Nelson to the benefits of regular chiropractic care at a young age. The benefits and pain relief of this care in his own life motivated him to be a provider of such care for others.  As he has grown into his profession he has become very passionate about patient care and has fallen in love with the art that is Chiropractic. 



Dr. Nelson earned his Doctoral degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN where he also received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He has also completed the necessary coursework and exams to be a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, which allows him to treat the highest level of athletes. This has led him to opportunities to work with Team USA athletes and travel with Team USA Wrestling as part of the Sports Medicine Staff. 


Sam chose to attend Northwestern because it is the leading science-based chiropractic university in the world.  During his time at Northwestern, he was fortunate enough to be integrated into four, very diverse clinics where he learned a vast array of techniques.

Shortly after graduation, Sam had specific, specialized, advanced extremity adjusting training from world-renown chiropractor Dr. Daniel McClure.  Dr. Nelson also uses an extremity muscle testing protocol formulated by Dr. Mark Charrette that is used by thousands of chiropractors.  Dr. Nelson is continually furthering his education to provide the best techniques and most knowledgeable service to his patients. Since 2018 Dr. Nelson has been assisting in teaching continuing education seminars on Advanced Extremity Adjusting, teaching other Chiropractors the technique and ability to adjust all extremities. 



Dr. Nelson loves spending time with his wonderful family.  His wife, Julie, and five children - sons Cohen, Kase, and Bode & daughters Thea and Lennon- as well as their Brittany Spaniel, Leo.  We are all passionate about the outdoors and enjoying the sunny days.


Dr. Sam Nelson, Chiropractor Liberty Lake, WA
  • Chiropractor for Team USA Wrestling 2021-Present

  • Member of the Washington State Chiropractic Association 2015-2021

  • Member of the American Chiropractic Association 2015-Present

  • Member of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce 2015-2020

  • Member of Greater Spokane Incorporated 2015-2020

  • Board certified as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians 2018

  • Board certified in Radiology by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 2014-Present

  • Board certified in Physiotherapy by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 2014-Present

  • Logistics Chair Volunteer for American Cancer Society - Relay for Life Liberty Lake 2016

  • Small Business of the Year 2017 - Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

  • Entrepreneur of the year 2017 - Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce