Raymond Solano, DC, CCSP®  

Raymond Solano, DC, CCSP

Raymond S. Solano, DC, CCSP®, FDN, GTS, CFSP

Dr. Raymond Solano is a native Washingtonian, graduating from DeMatha Catholic High School and completing his undergraduate studies at The American University. Dr. Solano earned his doctorate degree in chiropractic (DC) from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. With a passion for sports and helping others improve their quality of life, he later completed the requirements for certification from the prestigious American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®). Dr. Solano has earned multiple certifications in musculoskeletal injuries and sports performance, including Functional Dry Needling (FDN), Graston Technique Specialist (GTS), Certified Fascial Stretch Practitioner (CFSP), cupping therapy, shoe orthotics prescription, and deep tissue laser therapy. 

Since opening in 2003, Dr. Solano has grown Solano Spine & Sport into a premier sports chiropractic facility that makes the high-quality services that professional athletes depend upon available to people of all ages and fitness levels. He is known for providing unparalleled treatments through a unique combination of evidence-based practices to create customized and innovative treatment plans to address each patient's healthcare needs. Dr. Solano's regular visitors comprise a “Who’s Who” of the DC metro area, highlighted by professional athletes and movers-‘n-shakers in government, business, and politics. He has been immersed in competitive sports at the collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels for over 20 years. Dr. Solano is a consultant for the NHL Washington Capitals, Team Chiropractor for Georgetown University Athletics and Howard University Basketball, as well as a treating provider to players from across National Football League. 

Dr. Solano has reached millions through TV, radio, social media, and print. He is a frequent contributor on Fox 5 DC discussing the latest trends in physical health and sports medicine. In addition, Dr. Solano has been recognized as a Top Expert in sports medicine by The Washington Post and Washingtonian Magazine. Many local businesses, schools, and athletic teams have engaged Dr. Solano to present health talks on a wide range of topics including workplace ergonomics, injury prevention, and wellness.

Melissa S.

Practice Administrator

Melissa is a seasoned administrator with an expanded knowledge of healthcare insurance practices. She began her career in healthcare with employment in a multi-doctor Podiatry and surgical facility setting. She takes the initiative to maintain a strong knowledge of current medical insurance practices to assist in providing our patients with the best care possible. Melissa understands the benefit of overall health and wellness for our patients. She enjoys cooking, entertaining, and family time.

Ashley S.

Patient Care Coordinator
Ashley recently joined our practice and brings a wealth of experience after working with several different healthcare providers. Her attention to detail and friendly demeanor makes her a perfect fit for Solano Spine & Sport. Ashley is with you every step of the way. Whether you will be a new patient or just trying to schedule future appointments... she's got you covered. 
Ashley loves the outdoors , learning about health and wellness and spending time with her cat, family and friends.
Her goal is to pursue an education in health and nutrition while working in our practice.

Stephanie W.

Lead Massage Therapist

Stephanie is an Air Force veteran, Board Certified Massage therapist and certified personal trainer. She graduated from the Northern Virginia  School of Therapeutic Massage  in Falls Church and is currently working on her Bachelors in Sports and Health Sciences.  She specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. She provides healing restorative massage by intuitively customizing each session to address all of the client's concerns with high quality care.

Clayton T.

Massage Therapist

Clayton has been massaging since 2017; he studied at Northern Virginia Community College. While he is enthusiastic for helping others with their discomfort, he is passionate about working to discover the root of it. Utilizing the benefits of soft tissue manipulation, he hopes to help clients restore a healthy range of motion or posture and manage, if not eliminate, the current pain they struggle with. He specializes in Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Spinal Reflex Therapy (SRT) to address the spondylogenic reflex (a reflex from the spine). He can also personalize your treatment to your individual needs.

Matthew V.

Massage Therapist
With 10 years of experience in the health and wellness, Matthew has extensive knowledge and skills to help the physical needs of his clients. He is passionate about  seeing others live pain-free and being a part of that healing process from beginning to the end. 
Matthew's skillset includes training in medical massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, cupping therapy, as well as kinesiology and full body stretching techniques. Ultimately, he believes in the restorative healing power of body work and thuerapeutic massage.

Alexandria S.

Massage Therapist

As a North Carolina native, Alexandria started her

Career as a Licensed Massage and Bodywork therapist back in January 2019. She graduated from Southeastern Institute in Charlotte, NC and is now licensed in NC, VA and DC! Through extensive massage and stretching techniques, her mission is to optimize the overall wellness of individuals, who are seeking relief from the everyday hustle. Alexandria specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Prenatal, Medicupping, and Himalayan Salt/Basalt Stone therapy. Alexandria looks forward to changing lives, one session

at a time!


We are always looking for premier people to join our premier team at Solano Spine & Sport.
Please share your interest and experience by sending your cover letter and resume to
solanospinesport@gmail.com Attn: Melissa