About Us

Located in the heart of Virginia Beach, the staff at Alpine Health Center is dedicated to helping you achieve your Chiropractic care objectives — combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic care spectrum. Dr. Whalen is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic care.

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Our Services

Active Release Treatment

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Massage Therapy

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Chiropractic Care

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Personal Injury-Whiplash Injury

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Acupuncture reduces pain from knee arthritis, neck pain, back pain, head-ache's and nausea...

Laser Therapy

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Meet the Team

  • Damali
    Insurance Manager
  • Alyssa
    Desk Manager
  • Marcus
    Massage Therapist
  • Danielle
    Massage Therapist
  • Dr. Michael Whalen
    Dr. Michael Whalen

Client Reviews

Your First Visit


Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you. We will request you fill our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.


Next you will have a consultation with Dr. Whalen to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Whalen to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care meet your goals.


After your consultation, Dr. Whalen will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.


Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation of a patient. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.


After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Whalen will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If Dr. Whalen believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment and a wellness program.


Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of their report of findings if they chose to begin treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment you will be most comfortable with.


Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

Our Advantages

Personalized Treatment

You will receive a full individualized treatment

Licensed Therapists

Your treatment will be performed by only licensed therapists

Experience Staff

Everyone is professionally trained, re-credentialed yearly and state licensed.

Comfortable Clinic

Our clinic feels like a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere to recover in.

Practitioners Network

We will work closely with all your health practitioners

Treatment Goals

Setting goals is the best way to enjoy a successful outcome

Patients seeking treatment at Alpine Health Center with Dr. Whalen are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology. Dr. Whalen and his staff have a genuine concern for your well-being! Alpine Chiropractic focuses in chiropractic care, massage therapy, and spinal injury.

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Insurance Manager

Damali was raised in Maryland. She has been in the area since 2010. Damali is a mother of two very active boys. Both boys attend daycare, and participate in sports. Which is one of many reasons why they get their adjustments regularly.

Damali is our insurance manager here at Alpine. She works one-on-one with personal injury patients, and that lets them know that she truly cares.

Damali’s love for her job allows her to help patients with any questions or concerns about their insurance coverage.

Desk Manager

Alyssa is from Louisville, Kentucky. She has been in the area since 2003. Alyssa has one son, who is very active and loves to participate in sports. She is one of our massage therapist here at Alpine. She specializes in deep tissue and trigger point massages. She is excited to share her passion and intuitive nature with everyone in our office.

Massage Therapist

Marcus is a premier employee and loves being a part of the Alpine Health Center team. He gives special attention to his patients and truly cares for their needs. He’s a Massage Therapist who knows how to help people with aches and pains or provide aid to recovering athletes.

Massage Therapist
Dr. Michael Whalen

Michael Whalen, D.C., former chiropractic skeptic turned advocate, knows what it’s like to choose pain over a visit to the doctor. After all, it was just a decision that awarded him 8 months of the most debilitating pain he’d ever endured. It was that decision that made mundane tasks excruciating and his preferred lifestyle impossible.

It was that decision that made him a chiropractor.

30 years ago he was injured. Dr. Whalen suffered an injury that left his neck nearly immobile. Unable to tolerate the pain after six months, he confided in a friend. That friend told him about chiropractic care.

Dismissing the idea as a waste of time and money, Dr. Whalen resumed his self-inflicted torture. Opposed to masking the pain with muscle relaxers and pain killers, Dr. Whalen continued a downward slide. Eight weeks later, he was desperate enough to give his friend’s suggestion a try.

Within two weeks his pain disappeared.

Within four years he was a chiropractor.

Today, 25 years later and serving thousands of patients, it is Dr. Whalen’s understanding of chronic pain that inspires him to continue to help others prevent and recover from personal injury through chiropractic care. By combining a variety of chiropractic techniques with Active Release Technique, physical therapy, exercises, and nutrition, Dr. Whalen offers a complete wellness program for all ages from pediatric to seniors.

A Virginia Beach native, Dr. Whalen obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Virginia Tech before completing his doctor of chiropractic at Logan College in St. Louis. Since opening the Alpine Health Center in 1996, he has used a broad spectrum of techiniques to treat children, adults, medical professionals, physical therapists, professional athletes, and even a neurosurgeon. Those techniques include both force and non-force, Active Release Technique and Acupuncture.

Dr. Whalen, also a lecturer and teacher, enjoys the active Virginia Beach lifestyle. Some of his favorite activities are surfing, skiing, motorcycling, and athletic training.