Raymond Solano, DC, CCSP®  

Raymond Solano, DC, CCSP

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

Certifications & Training:
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®)
Graston Technique® Specialist (GTS)
Certified Fascial Stretch Practitioner L1 (CFSP)
Certified LifeStretch Instructor
Functional Dry Needling®
LightForce® Deep Tissue Laser
Orthotics Prescription
Kinesiology Taping

Professional Memberships:
American Chiropractic Association
ACA Sports Council
International Federation of Sports Chiropractors
Pro Hockey Chiropractic Society

Dr. Raymond Solano is a native Washingtonian, graduating from DeMatha Catholic High School and completing his undergraduate studies at The American University. Dr. Solano attended Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. 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's practice is continually evolving as he integrates the most cutting edge treatment available to fully optimize his patients’ recovery and restoration of health.

Since opening in 2003, Dr. Solano has grown Solano Spine & Sport into a premier sports chiropractic facility offering a wide range of services designed to keep you in the game. He is known for providing unparalleled treatments through his unique combination of soft tissue techniques, joint manipulation, and corrective exercise instruction. 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 17 years. Dr. Solano is the treating chiropractor for the Washington Capitals, Georgetown Hoyas Basketball, as well as a consultant to athletes representing the National Football League, USA Boxing, and US Figure Skating.

Dr. Solano has reached millions through TV, radio, and print. He is a frequent contributor on Fox 5's Good Day DC, discussing the latest trends in physical health and sports medicine. Dr. Solano's ideas have also been featured in The Washington Post and Washingtonian Magazine. Many local businesses, schools, and athletic teams have engaged Dr. Solano to present health talks on a range of topics including workplace ergonomics, injury prevention, and wellness.

Melissa S.

Practice Manager

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.

Leah R.

Chiropractic Assistant

Leah was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. She holds a degree in Kinesiology from Central Texas College and is pursuing licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She is our newest team member and brings years of experience in office administration, customer service, and chiropractic assisting. Leah is passionate about providing a great patient experience by ensuring the office is as welcoming as possible. In her free time, Leah enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, as well as cheering on the Florida Gators.

Sawyer S.

Licensed Massage Therapist
We are excited to have Sawyer as part of our team at Solano Spine & Sport. He is a graduate from The Potomac Massage Training Institute in Silver Spring, MD. Formerly a competitive gymnast, Sawyer's passion is working with the active population to improve performance and recovery. His experience and training includes Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Therapeutic Massage. In addition, Sawyer has been trained and is skilled in Active Release Technique (ART). 

Vid F.

Licensed Massage Therapist
Vid, short for David, has massaged all his life and has been a professional therapist for over 5 years. He graduated from the East West College in Portland, Oregon where he studied a wide variety of Eastern and Western modalities of massage. He combines many of these techniques into an intuitive, therapeutic style that releases the chronic pain and hidden trigger points responsible for tension throughout the body. As a former collegiate goalkeeper, he understands how crucial physical maintenance is for both peak performance and overall wellness. 

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