Dr. Xavier Ibarreta

Dr. Xavier Ibarreta, crash investigator


Dr. Xavier Ibarreta completed his postgraduate training in whiplash through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD). In this program, Whiplash Specialists, Traffic Crash Investigator/Reconstructionists, PhD Biomechanists, and PhD Mechanical Engineers lecture on topics related to whiplash injury. He is also trained and certified as a Traffic Crash Investigator. See below for more information.

Dr. Xavier 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.

When not treating patients at the clinic, Dr. Xavier enjoys running and weightlifting. He is currently a member of the Canadian National Track and Field Team, recently placed 4th at the World Masters Track and Field Championships, and is often training for national competitions.

What is a Crash Investigator?
Traffic Crash Investigators are trained to evaluate low/high speed car crashes, car photographs, police reports, tire marks, occupant positioning, general investigation, and auto accident reconstruction reports. By carefully re-creating an accident on paper, a Certified Crash Investigator can be a key witness in proving injuries and how those injuries were obtained. This analysis and reporting can be helpful when navigating insurance claims or in the event of a court case.

Dr. Xavier completed his training through the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University. This prestigious program has included science-based crash investigation since the program began in 1936, and is seen as a world leader in crash investigator trainings.



Board Certified, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Board Certified, Canadian Chiropractic Examiners
Licensed Chiropractic Physician, WA State
Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner (ABIME)
Licensed Chiropractic Physician, Ontario College of Chiropractors
Certified Graduate, Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD)
Certified Traffic Crash Investigator (NUCPS)
Certified Car Damage Appraiser (I-CAR)
Certified Provider, Graston Technique
Certified Provider, Active Release Techniques (ART)
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


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