About Us

Our Office

Vital Chiropractic, PLLC and Wellness Center has been focusing on delivering quality chiropractic care for pregnancy, pediatrics, athletics, injury rehabilitation and ongoing wellness in the Skagit Valley since 2000. The office consists of two Doctors of Chiropractic, two Licensed Massage Therapists and support staff. We have a beautiful, warm, office that is kid and family-friendly, yet still up to date with the latest technology and evaluation techniques.

We are a group of passionate people here to serve those in pursuit of improved health & performance. We strive to provide personalized care for our patients and their families. We know you have individual needs and health situations so we look closely at you as a person and get to know you and your health challenges. We believe in helping individuals and families live their best life by getting and staying well through all of life’s stages.

Why Choose Vital Chiropractic & Wellness Center?

We realize that there are many different choices in health care providers and chiropractors are no exception. We will be the first to tell you that we may not be the office that is right for you; we are not the right fit for everyone. If we are not, we will recommend another office for your care.

With that being said, why should you choose us? We want you to have the best care you can for your health care issues. Ultimately, we want you to be comfortable and confident in your doctor.

The techniques we utilize work brilliantly with most people since we pride ourselves in our continued thorough training and specificity of our care. We utilize the best technology plus we truly care about your health and the results you get in our office. We treat our clients like family and we want you to reach your goals. The doctors of Vital Chiropractic have some of the highest levels of training and experience in areas of infant, child, pregnancy, sports, wellness and injury chiropractic care. Our office is set up to be welcoming, warm and friendly while still being technologically savvy.

We have been serving our community since 2000 and have had numerous positive reviews from our clients. Check out our testimonials page to see for yourself. We are honored that you would choose our office and we will always keep your best interests at heart with all of our recommendations and care. We look forward to meeting you.

Our Doctors

Cheryl Schmitt, D.C., CACCP

Dr. Cheryl L. Schmitt started her chiropractic education as a child when she received her first chiropractic adjustment at the age of four. She has continued to receive chiropractic care as her primary source of care for over the last 35 years.

Dr. Cheryl graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000. In 2003, Dr. Cheryl earned her Pediatric Certificate of Proficiency and became Webster Technique Certified. She has focused a large portion of her practice on working with pregnant women, children and families although she sees patients of all ages.

Dr. Cheryl is an outspoken advocate for natural, drug-free birth and life, and lectures to empower women on their birth choices. She also lectures on causes of birth trauma and chiropractic’s role in restoring and maintaining a healthier life for both mother and child.

Dr. Cheryl also enjoys being active with her children and her active husband. She likes to camp, hike and loves horses. She also competes in long distance running and triathlons.

Dr. Cheryl Schmitt’s areas of focus are:

  • Chiropractic care for fertility and pregnancy related issues.
  • Infant and pediatric chiropractic care
  • Working with children, as well as adults, with special needs using a holistic, chiropractic approach.
  • Family wellness chiropractic care

Robert Schmitt, D.C.

Dr. Robert graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000.

He concentrated on athletics for many of his high school and collegiate years. He pole vaulted in college, broke his back, and was introduced to chiropractic care! His experience drove him to become a chiropractor. He also water skied professionally as a knee-boarder on the Bud Water Ski Tour. He gives credit to good chiropractic care for giving him the competitive edge plus keeping him injury and surgery free!

Dr. Robert currently spends his free time with his three boys, water skiing and coaching pole-vaulting at the local high schools. He has been coaching at Burlington-Edison and Mount Vernon Christian high schools for over 15 years and enjoys helping the kids. And, thanks to chiropractic, He still pole vault every spring and summer!

Dr. Robert enjoys taking care of families and all those who are pursuing a healthier life. He particularly loves those complicated cases and helping athletes, of all levels, reach peak performance through chiropractic care.

In fall 2011, Dr. Robert Schmitt was appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire to the Washington State Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission.

Dr. Robert Schmitt’s areas of focus are:

  • Sports related chiropractic care for injury treatment and optimization of sports performance through a properly functioning nervous system.
  • Auto and work injury chiropractic care to regain optimal function.
  • Family wellness chiropractic care.

Our Team

Rebecca (Becky) Fernandez

Becky grew up in the Skagit Valley and has two beautiful children. She graduated from Burlington-Edison High School and has worked in the retail and service industry before becoming our assistant. She was first introduced to our office through the care of her son and her own care at the end of her second pregnancy. Now she, her husband, her son and her daughter are all under care. She started working with us in August of 2016. Becky is great with the kids and loves helping families feel comfortable when in the office. She is happy to help you with your appointments, insurance questions and general office inquiries.

Jasmyne Martinez

Jasmyne has been with us since the fall of 2010. She no longer spends much time in the office during our regular office hours but she is an integral part of our office flow and patient education. Jasmyne helps out with our insurance billing and is our marketing specialist. She is frequently at gatherings, talks and community outreach programs with Vital Chiropractic. She also helps to schedule and organize talks and programs for clubs and organizations that are interested in learning from our doctors on various healthcare topics.

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600 N 4th St. Mount Vernon,
WA 98273
Phone: 360-848-6755

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday 9 - 1 and 3 - 6
Tuesday and Thursday
9:30 - 1 and 3 - 6
Saturday by appointment.