William R. MacKenzie - PT, DC

Dr. MacKenzie is co-owner of Vancouver Spine and Orthopedic Rehab Center, PLLC. He is a national and state board certified/licensed physician. He holds professional licenses in Physical Therapy and Chiropractic in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Montana, and Hawaii, and has been trained dually in all aspects of traditional and alternative rehabilitation. Dr. MacKenzie fulfilled his undergraduate work cum laude at the University of California, Davis where he received his bachelors degree in systemic physiology. He went on to receive his Masters degree in physical therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California and later received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland. He has served as the director of rehabilitation services for Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii, working alongside an elite group of orthopedic surgeons specializing in extremity trauma and total joint replacement. Dr. MacKenzie has also served as senior physical therapist for Concentra Medical Centers specializing in musculoskeletal injuries and spinal trauma as a result of industrial and occupational accidents. He is certified in orthopedic manual therapy and is board eligible as a chiropractic sports physician. Realizing that healthcare needs are as unique as the individual, his philosophy in rehabilitation is steeped in an eclectic approach utilizing the best of allopathic and alternative methods to maximize personal functional outcomes. Dr. MacKenzie's dual licensure has allowed him the privilege to study under recognized experts in respective areas of rehabilitation including James Meadows, BScPT, MCPA, FCAMT, Dr. Daniel McClure, DC, CCSP,CCEP, Arthur C. Croft, DC, MS, MPH, FACO, Ward Van Guilder, MSPT, COMT, and Dr. Daniel DeLapp, DC, ND, L.Ac., DABCO.

In October of 2007, Dr. MacKenzie and Dr. Michael Back founded Vancouver Spine and Orthopedic Rehab Center, PLLC. Understanding that healthcare needs are as unique as the individual, their philosophy in rehabilitation is steeped in an eclectic approach utilizing the best of allopathic and alternative methods to maximize personal functional outcomes. Their approach on healthcare is rather unique in that it combines the best of chiropractic and physical therapy in one location that creates a synergy to focus on one goal: quality care that results in a faster recovery from a musculoskeletal injury. Realizing that one method of treatment does not always work for every individual, co-treating with medical doctors and surgeons is also a part of their multimodal philosophy.

Dr. MacKenzie continues post-graduate studies focusing primarily in the area of orthopedics and other musculoskeletal injuries. He has completed his post-doctorate studies in sports injuries and will sit for the final board examination to be certified as a chiropractic sports physician in November, 2008, and will be completing his certification in whiplash and spinal traumatology in October of 2008.

Professional Affiliations:

  • APTA - American Physical Therapy Association
  • NBCE - National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • ACA - American Chiropractic Association
  • WSCA - Washington State Chiropractic Association
  • Washington Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • NAIOMT - North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapists
  • Pro Sport Chiropractic, member