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                                  Dr. Linda N. Whitman, D.C.

                                                             Directional Non-Force Technique ®

                                           Safe, gentle care for all ages!  ​​

In practice for over 20 years, Linda N. Whitman, D.C. exclusively uses Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT), as taught and copyrighted by Dr. Christopher John, D.C., of Beverly Hills, CA. A brainchild of Dr. Richard Van Rumpt, D.C., now deceased, DNFT chiropractic has been further developed and refined by Dr. John and from the input of other qualified practitioners of the technique.

DNFT chiropractic is a very low-force chiropractic technique safe for all ages and most diagnoses. It has safely and effectively been used on post-surgical cases, including fusions, and on those trying to avoid surgery. It is entirely hands-on, with no instrumentation used, no twisting, popping, cracking, or sudden movements which can sometimes frighten a patient away from other chiropractic techniques. Dr. Whitman has cared for patients from four months old to 80-years-plus.

Our Story Continues....

The table pictured above (with Dr. Whitman in the mirror), is a new addition to the office. The almost 60 year old table inherited through Dr. Van Rumpt and Dr. Whitman's mother, Dr. Alice Nelson, finally ceased operation.  

The office is designed to be cozy and relaxing, and every effort is made to help patients feel cared-for, not just physically, but as fellow human beings loved into being by a great Creator.

We are still learning so much about the human body! Dr. Linda (as she is often called), takes continuing education hours in nutrition, DNFT chiropractic, and other topics, annually. She is also certified to cast for Sole Support foot orthotics, the brainchild of Dr. Ed Glaser, podiatrist and engineer, based in Tennessee.

Dr. Linda works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday each week, from 9:30-5:00. Dr. Alice, her mother, who practiced from 1958 to 2022, is now retired.

Appointments are made only by phone, which is (805) 962-4904.

Questions can be emailed to: Please put DNFT in the subject line.

Keep the back in line, and everything else is fine.

        Deborah Esposito  (Dr. Linda's sister)

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I can also be found on Facebook. Visit my fan page- "Linda Nelson Whitman D.C. - Chiropractor," or click on the Facebook logo.


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This chiropractor and her treatment has been able to affect positive change for health and reduction of pain in a way that no other doctor or chiropractor has been able to accomplish. -ML, Ojai

I have been repeatedly amazed by the effectiveness of this treatment. the methods used to find the problem are very precise - I can forget to tell the doctor about an ache or twinge but the testing always seems to reveal it. The fact that so few visits are required to correct a problem makes it my first choice for care.-CG, Ventura

I was missing school a lot, and could not spend time with friends and family...within a few months I had noticed increased energy and less illness.-EG, Ventura

A very comfortable environment where the doctors take extra time to tend to your needs.-DW, Santa Barbara

I do recommend this treatment to a lot of people. I just told one of my friends about it yesterday!-PG, Carpinteria

Chiropractic helps the whole body, not just the area of complaint.-GG, Carpinteria

I had back issues, pain, and discomfort that were worse sitting or standing still. There was a positive change in about a week. I found I was also able to concentrate better, and I had fewer headaches.-AV, Oxnard

I always come out feeling better.- a happy 7 3/4 year old from Santa Barbara

I began to notice that as others around me got sick, I did not.-EZ, Santa Barbara


Contact Us!

By Phone: 805 962-4904

By email:

Facebook: Linda Nelson Whitman, D.C.

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Address:  324 E. Carrillo St., Suite A

                     Santa Barbara, CA 93101

From the North:

Take US 101 South, and exit at Carrillo Street.  Turn left (toward the mountain range). Pass all the stoplights - there are a few- until you reach the first four-way stop at Garden Street.  The office is in the next block, on the right side of the road.

From the South:

Take US 101 North, and exit at Garden/Laguna. Turn right on Garden Street and go nine (9) blocks to Carrillo Street. Turn right, and the office is in that block.

The chiropractic office has the entire downstairs at 324 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara. Our sign is on our front door.

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