Dr. Howard Friedly

“I’m Dr. Howard Friedly. It is such a pleasure to me to serve the people of the Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater area, because this is my home town. I grew up in Lacey and attended Lydia Hawk Elementary, Chinook Junior High, and North Thurston High School. I left for a while to attend Washington State University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, but I never found anywhere that I would rather live than here in Thurston County. I returned to open my practice here in 1982.
Dr. Howard Friedly has been a licensed Chiropractor for more than 35 years, freeing people from pain since 1982 in his clinic in Lacey, WA. As a Chiropractor with experience, he is committed to promoting the health and well being of his patients.

Dr. Friedly uses a “whole person approach” when taking care of his patients. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, and state of the art diagnostic procedures, Dr. Friedly is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.


  • 1982, Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • 1975, Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University
  • 1970, Graduate of North Thurston High School


  • 1982, Licensed to practice Chiropractic in the State of Washington

Kari Backman, Office Manager

Kari grew up in Olympia, and graduated from North Thurston High School. She attended South Puget Sound Community College, and has worked in the medical field for several years. She enjoys camping, boating, and other outdoor activities.

As our receptionist, Kari is the one you talk to on the phone, and her smiling face greets you at the front desk. As our office manager, Kari is the one to talk to if you have any questions about your insurance, your account, our office procedures, etc. Kari is here to make your experience at our office enjoyable and hassle free. She also makes a mean cup of coffee!