meet the team

Chiropractor Olympia WA Dr. Don Lathrop


Don Lathrop D.C.

Capitol Chiropractic & Family Wellness Center was founded by Donald R. Lathrop, DC, who graduated with highest honors from Cleveland Chiropractic in Los Angeles, California in 1977. Dr. Lathrop has been in chiropractic care for over 25 years. He was born and raised in Olympia where he returned to start Capitol Chiropractic & Family Wellness Center, a center devoted to care for the entire family. He and his wife, Candence, have three sons: Chris, Jarred and Jonathon.

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While Dr. Lathrop's specialty is diversified chiropractic technique, he keeps apprised of the latest training and methodology. He continually works in conjunction with physicians, naturopaths, nutritionists, acupuncturists and massage therapists. He has extensive experience with auto and work related injuries, sports injuries, rehabilitatation and wellness. He knows that proper relaxation, nutritional support and working with the muscles and tissues surrounding the skeletal structure are all vital parts of complete chiropractic care and essential for spiritual, mental and physical health.

"As a specialist in neuromusculoskeletal conditions, I have 25+ years of clinical experience with post graduate training in the fields of Neuromuscular Reeducation, Biocranial, and Decompression Therapy. Let me introduce our team of healthcare providers with the shared goal of not just relieving pain but ultimately restoring the body to its natural state of optimal health."

Dr. Lathrop's Goals:

  • To help each patient restore his health by removing any interference caused by the human frame
  • To help each patient maintain proper dietary balance through education
  • To educate each patient in the cause and prevention of disease
  • To maintain a warm and caring environment for the treatment of each patient
Chiropractor Olympia WA Dr. Ed McCullough


Ed McCullough D.C.

Dr. Ed McCullough grew up in the Pacific Northwest and is thrilled to be back. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, he continued his education receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

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While earning his degree, he served as president of the student body and of his graduating class. He then settled in Middle Tennessee to serve those communities because of the lack of his brand of patient-centric care.

“It was an honor to serve Middle Tennessee and introduce them to the wonderful benefits of family care and restoring function to those in need.”

Dr. McCullough has been providing unique and special services for those suffering from chronic conditions for over a decade to patients who came from over four states to receive specific chiropractic care to restore their health. Dr. McCullough works top to bottom to help restore the patient's health. Dr. McCullough has previously been featured on the Nashville major networks discussing health and wellness care and carried his own radio show discussing options for holistic health care.

Dr. Ed McCullough has a passion for serving people and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He serves whole family care as well as specialty cases. He is experienced in several techniques with additional training to the head, neck and TMJ areas with the sole purpose of serving patients and providing options for conservative care for all conditions that involve the spine and nervous system. It is very rare to find a practitioner that is trained in multiple upper cervical techniques. Dr. McCullough is one of those few being trained in both AO and NUCCA. This additional training allows him to deliver spinal adjustments with the most delicate touch while helping to restore the body balance. Dr. McCullough thrives on helping patients with chronic conditions regain health... especially those that have lost hope because other measures have failed. He finds joy in servings patients from newborns to retirees with high levels of success involving some of the most difficult cases including head and neck pain, back pain, post-surgical spinal surgery syndrome, seizure disorder cases, Headaches and Migraines, Whiplash, TMJD and much more. It is not uncommon for a patient to say, “I have lived with that condition most of my life, I wish I would have found you sooner.” Dr. McCullough views each person as unique and works with each patient to achieve their optimum healing potential.

The McCullough’s have three children and on the weekends you will see them out at community events, festivals, the farmers market, a dog park, or sporting events. They can often be spotted cheering at a race or on the sidelines of a soccer field on the weekends.

Chiropractor Olympia WA Dr. Jake McCullough


Jake McCullough D.C.

Dr. L. “Jake” McCullough is a family wellness chiropractor and has a passion for serving families. She utilizes Upper Cervical care along with Activator and other gentle techniques to treat patients. She primarily sees female adults and teens focussing on holistic care for women’s health. Common conditions include neck pain, headaches and migraines, and back pain.

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Dr. Jake also sees pediatric care. Her commitment to future generations was inspired by her oldest child who was premature and experienced significant health issues with failure to thrive. Chiropractic care helped turn him around and nowadays you would never know by looking at this thriving young man that he ever had any health issues. Chiropractic changed his life and in turn changed hers and inspired her to become a chiropractor. Dr. Jake attended the prestigious Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. During her tenure at Palmer she served on the Student Council for 2 years and as the Community Service coordinator for one year. Dr. Jake has spoken at many women events and has been on both radio and television discussing natural health options for women. Dr. Jake now has three children and all receive chiropractic care. Her twins were checked and adjusted within hours of birth. She believes that a nervous system without interference allows the body the ability to adapt to the ever changing environments we encounter each day.

Chiropractic Olympia WA Julia Lea LMP

Massage Practitioner

Julia Lea L.M.P

Available Monday through Friday.
Julia Lea, LMP, specializes in Body Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy. These techniques are a systematic breakdown of the muscles, bringing the body back into balance. When the body has balance, pain is greatly reduced and becomes comfortable to live in again. This type of body work is great for chronic pain, trauma and overall health.

Chiropractic Olympia WA Patricia Winter LMP

Massage Practitioner

Patricia Winter L.M.P

Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.
Patricia Winter, LMP, works primarily on injury treatment through various techniques including: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Pin & Stretch, Myofascial Release and Intra-Oral Massage (for TMJD). Massage helps to break the pain cycle and increases circulation, helping the body heal quicker from an injury, and for relaxation.

Chiropractic Olympia WA Laura Johnson LMP

Massage Practitioner

Laura Johnson L.M.P

Available Monday through Friday.
Laura Sweeney, LMP, specializes in Deep Tissue Massage for acute injuries. Massage helps to both physically and mentally foster faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments.

Chiropractic Olympia WA Suzanne Sund LMP

Massage Practitioner

Suzanne Sund L.M.P

Available Monday through Saturday.
Suzanne Sund, L.M.P. specializes in Zen Bodytherapy (R) and Trigger Point Myofascia Release, and TMJ work. These modalities assist the body to return to more normal posture and help muscles to move freely in the body allowing pain to be released. Releasing pain is not an easy thing to do, but valuable in order to live a life of peace and joy.

Administrative Staff

Front Desk Receptionist

Alcira Ball

Billing Specialist

Candy Lathrop

Front Desk Receptionist

Kathy Nelson


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8:30am - 12:30pm

Capitol Chiropractic
& Family Wellness Center

1728 State Avenue NE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 352-2488