Dr. Xavier Ibarreta


As an ABIME Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner, Dr. Xavier Ibarreta is qualified to perform independent chiropractic examinations and impairment ratings. He maintains his certification through the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Dr. Ibarreta completed his postgraduate training in whiplash and spine biomechanics through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD). As a car crash specialist, Dr. Ibarreta is a Certified Traffic Crash Investigator, as well as an I-CAR Certified Car Damage Appraiser. His training qualifies him to evaluate car crashes, car damage photographs, damage estimates, police reports, tire marks, occupant positioning and accident reconstruction reports.

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ibarreta has been a treating chiropractor for the Department of Labor and Industries for all types of work-related musculoskeletal conditions. He has experience with workplace accident investigation, deposition testimony, and has testified in front of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA). Dr. Ibarreta is also an Independent Medical Examiner (IME) for the Department.

Dr. Ibarreta has been the team chiropractor and assistant coach for the Rainier Beach Track Club. On a volunteer basis, Dr. Ibarreta has been team doctor and /or treating doctor for the King County Jaguars (Northwest Football League), Kent Predators (Indoor Football League), Washington State Cage Fighting Championships and the West Coast Fight Team.

Dr. Ibarreta is currently a member of the Canadian National Track and Field Team, and has competed at the WMA World Masters Championships in the US and in Europe.

2003 Doctor of Chiropractic, Western States Chiropractic College
1998 Bachelor of Science, Physiology, University of Saskatchewan


Licensed Chiropractor, WA State
Certified, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE)
Certified, Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB)
Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner (ABIME)
Licensed Chiropractic Physician, College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO)
Certified Independent Medical Examiner, Department of Labor and industries
Certified Graduate, Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD)
Certified Traffic Crash Investigator (NUCPS)
Certified Car Damage Appraiser (I-CAR)
Certified Provider, Active Release Techniques (ART)
Certified Provider, DynaROM Surface Electromyography (sEMG)
Certified Provider, Graston Technique
Member, Canadian National Track and Field Team

Washington Association of Technical Accident Investigators (WATAI)
Michigan Association of Technical Accident Investigators (MATAI)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP)
Washington State Chiropractic Association


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