About the Doctor

Dr. Paul Alder grew up in Spokane and attended Shadle Park High School. After graduation, he was powerlifting. He sustained a serious injury, which prompted him to try chiropractic treatment. The experience changed his life. He found chiropractic to be a safe, natural, drug-free, and effective approach to wellness. Inspired and motivated to share the healing powers of chiropractic with others, he decided to pursue it as a career.

He later attended Life West Chiropractic College and graduated with honors on Sept. 18, 1995. After college, he practiced in Boise, Idaho, for almost two years before the beauty of Eastern Washington beckoned him back to Spokane. He established Alder Family Chiropractic in 1995. In addition to his practice, he has taught as a guest lecturer in Washington, Idaho, and California.

Dr. Alder and his staff are proud to treat patients with various conditions, from many walks of life. For over 20 years, he took care of the professional cowboys and cowgirls who came to the Spokane Interstate Fair, as well as many other loyal patrons. Alder Family Chiropractic considers every patient to be a dear friend and member of the family.

Dr. Alder is married to his wonderful wife Lisa, with whom he has five children. When he’s not at the office, he loves spending time with his family and the outdoors. Dr. Alder is also heavily involved in the community and his church. Among his many community endeavors, he has worked with the Boy Scouts. Himself an Eagle Scout, he enjoys helping young men in their quest to achieve this title.

About the staff


Holly is a tremendous asset to our practice. Friendly and courteous, she enjoys meeting every patient and ensuring their needs are met. She plays a significant role in creating the warm, welcoming environment that is our office. In addition to her work with us, she trains interns from Spokane Community College.


Though you may not see her often, Lisa is also essential to our practice. She comes in to help with operations, often with Jonathan and Brooke in tow. Everyone loves to see them!

Susan Young LMT:

Susan Young is a wonderful Massage Therapist. She rents a room from us and is her own entity. She has a wealth of experience and a natural talent for healing. She works with patients’ energy, balancing it into harmony to achieve relaxation and wellness.  Her goal is to achieve a “best, better, and best” result for all clients seeking relaxation and well-being of body, mind, and spirit.

All staff of Alder Family Chiropractic strives to make each patient feel welcome and at home. We consider our patients to be our dearest friends and a part of the family.

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