Dr. Stefanie Haugen, Chiropractor
Dr. Stefanie Haugen has been an associate Doctor of Chiropractic at several successful chiropractic offices in the greater Seattle area since moving here with her family in 2001. In 2014, Dr. Stefanie became the associate Doctor at DeSautel Chiropractic.
Along with Dr. Robyn DeSautel, Dr. Haugen shares the philosophy that everything about healing, health and happiness comes from within.
Dr. Stefanie Haugen was born in Vancouver BC, Canada, however at a young age her family moved to Perth, Australia, where she lived until she was 12 years of age. After leaving the land of Oz, her family relocated to Eastern Canada, Mississauga, where she actively pursued competitive swimming, ice hockey and finally settling on ski racing to focus her talents.
Dr. Haugen got into Chiropractic as a young child when she ski raced on the Southern Ontario Jr. ski team and Whistler Mountain ski teams though her teen years. She innately knew that getting adjusted before and after races would help her perform better, although at that time she had no idea what chiropractic did for the body. All she knew was that it helped her be a better athlete and kept her strong, fast, and able to prevent injuries.
Dr. Haugen continued ski racing into her university years, landing a scholarship to race for the University of Nevada, Reno, where they were NCSA national champions in 1993.
The positive and direct impact that chiropractic had on her body throughout her childhood eventually inspired Dr. Haugen to become a chiropractor. She is a 2001 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in Saint Louis, Missouri, where she enjoyed learning the very techniques that had once helped her now help families, young children and seniors get out and remain active.
She has additional training in SOT, Applied Kinesiology, Activator Technique, sports injuries, spinal rehabilitation, spinal decompression, whiplash injuries, functional nutrition, as well as thyroid and adrenal fatigue-related issues. She is a member of the Washington State Chiropractic Association, The League of Woman Chiropractors, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, and the FCP's Athletic TIPS Program (Towards Injury Prevention In Sports).
When not helping patients turn the power on in the practice you will most likely find her in the mountains, skiing or biking, with her two grown daughters.
Andrea Kormondy, lmp
Andrea has been providing professional massage therapy for over ten years, eight of which at DeSautel Chiropractic. She employs a variety of techniques ranging from Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Hot Stones, Pregnancy Massage, Massage Cupping, and other bodywork techniques to design a treatment that is best suited to her client’s needs, preferences, and healing goals. After graduating from the Brenneke School of Massage in 2002, Andrea continued to explore the science of the human body by obtaining two Bachelors of Science degrees—one in Forensic Science, the other in Biology. Andrea’s hobbies include art, sculpting, photography, hiking, backpacking, travel, kayaking, and beekeeping.
“We highly recommend Andrea for massage therapy. Both my husband and I see her on a regular basis. Andrea has an uncanny ability to zero in on problem areas and once found, she gently combs through your muscle strands with her fingers. She also has the strong hands necessary for a thoroughly relaxing and satisfying massage.”
- Sandra and Barry
Shaunne McNamee, LMp, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
In addition to her skills in massage therapy and bodywork, Shaunne is gifted in treating pain and stress with acupuncture. She earned her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2006 from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and has been practicing here at DeSautel Chiropractic since 2008.
“Shaunne has a real gift for choosing just the right combination of acupuncture and/or massage to relieve pain and help my knees and shoulder heal from old injuries. Her intuitive skill for finding and releasing tension points never ceases to amaze!”
Kris Shaw, LMP, Acupuncturist and Food Allergy Specialist
Kris is our newest addition at DeSautel, bringing more than 30 years of seasoned clinical experience in massage, acupuncture, and nutrition/food allergies. She tailors each individual treatment using a combination of acupressure, Thai massage, medical massage, Trager, and craniosacral techniques. She’s highly skilled in a broad spectrum of injuries, insomnia and anxiety, adrenal exhaustion, as well as food, chemical and pollen sensitivities.
Kris has come to the West Seattle community to offer NAET allergy desensitizing treatments to children of all ages, teens, and adults. If some foods make you feel sick (such as eggs, dairy, soy, nuts, grains, fish and other proteins), consider a consultation with Kris to see if allergy desensitizing is a potential fit for you or your family. If your insurance policy covers acupuncture services, you may wish to consider incorporating this unique and powerful form of energetic medicine that has been successfully turning around allergic responses within the body and mind for more than 30 years. To learn more about how allergy desensitizing acupuncture works, visit Kris’ website here.
Kris is a life-long learner who brings that attitude into her practice with a personalized approach to patient education and care. Her undergraduate work at Ryerson University in Toronto focused on nutritional sciences; she is a 1984 graduate of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City and nationally certified with NCCAOM since 1986.
“I have been to many alternative practitioners in my life and I can easily say that Kris brings the most holistic understanding of health and personal commitment of anyone I have seen. Kris is a brilliant practitioner, highly resourceful, a team player, a deep soul and a lot of fun to work with.”
- Martha Lawson, 65 year seasoned special education principal and child psychologist