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Meet Dr. Marisa De Lisle

“I like to help people achieve their health goals!”

Shoreline Chiropractor, Dr. Marisa De Lisle

Shoreline Chiropractor,
Dr. Marisa De Lisle

Dr. De Lisle’s father was a chiropractor, so chiropractic has always been her primary form of health care. Adjusted since birth, she would see that her friends were getting sick yet she remained healthy. Her father was the recipient of words of appreciation from his many patients who found relief through his care. “I witnessed how my dad helped people and changed their lives.”

The Appeal of Prevention-based Health Care

Dr. De Lisle was also drawn to Chiropractic because it represented a prevention-based type of health care versus one that focused on disease. Chiropractic allows people’s bodies to function the way they are supposed to. When it came time for her to decide what career path she wanted to pursue, chiropractic made sense to her.

Education and Certifications

Dr. De Lisle attended Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic. While there, some of her most memorable experiences during her clinical work were caring for large families. She saw how Chiropractic care impacted the lives of people of all ages. It was at this point that she decided to build a family based practice. In addition to her doctorate, she attained certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and has done postgraduate work in pregnancy care.

Certified in the Webster Technique, Dr. De Lisle receives many referrals from OBs, local hospitals, midwifery groups and doulas. She gets tremendous satisfaction from helping women to enjoy their pregnancy, free from pain. Chiropractic can help them experience the delivery they were hoping for. After they have their babies, many women continue to see Dr. De Lisle for postpartum care and bring their children to see her.

Chiropractic Biophysics

Dr. De Lisle is also a certified provider with Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP for short). Chiropractic Biophysics is the most researched technique within the profession. CBP is a protocol that, when used with traditional Chiropractic, allows the practitioner to change the shape of the spine to a more normal, or an ideal, position.

When spines are not lined up well they degenerate much more quickly, much like your car tires wear out faster if the wheels are out of alignment. These spinal deformations can lead to chronic pain and more long term disability. CBP can help to resolve these issues by returning the spine to as near normal a position as possible.

I enjoy offering this protocol to practice members who qualify for it because it gives repeatable and reliable results.

Many people who have experienced injuries, whether if from a motor vehicle collision, sporting injury or injuries from being a weekend warrior, end up experiencing chronic pain or flare ups that take too long to recover from. Many people can benefit from Chiropractic Biophysics protocol; people with postural imbalances and stress, people who rely on medication to manage their daily pain and people who have seen other providers but only get temporary relief are all good candidates for this type of evaluation

Helping Others Reach Their Potential

For Dr. De Lisle, it is highly gratifying to help patients stay off of over-the-counter and prescription medications. Her belief is that chiropractic gives the body the opportunity to thrive and allows individuals to reach their potential and experience the world in a better way, without drugs and surgery.

Partnering With Dr. Penaluna

Partnering with her husband Dr. Jason Penaluna in practice and life is highly fulfilling for Dr. De Lisle. They learn a lot from each other and find it gratifying to collaborate to create effective solutions for their patients. At Northwest Family Chiropractic and Massage, two heads truly are better than one. They often will refer patients to each other to ensure that those patients get the provider best suited to their unique needs.

Staying Active in Shoreline

Outside the practice, Dr. De Lisle loves to spend time with her husband and their two wonderful children: Olivia and Hayden, both of whom have been under chiropractic care since birth. She also enjoys exercising, hiking, reading, cooking and getting together with friends. Continuously learning is another one of Dr. De Lisle’s passions. “We are constantly focusing on increasing our education so we can bring that back to the practice.”

Want to achieve your health goals and experience optimal wellness? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. De Lisle!


Dr. Marisa DeLisle | Chiropractor Shoreline | (206) 363-4478