Dr. Steffen received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 1994. He then continued his studies at Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, Oregon where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic in April 1999. While attending WSCC he took many hours of extracurricular chiropractic technique classes and attended Cedar Mountain School of Massage concurrently in order to supplement his chiropractic education.

After completing his studies, Dr. Steffen was an intern at the Tigard Chiropractic Clinic in Tigard, Oregon with Dr. Thomas Erdman and Dr. Terrance Erdman who have a combined clinical experience of over 40 years and have helped PGA golfer, Peter Jacobsen successfully compete for years on the PGA tour.

Dr. Steffen joined Kaufman Chiropractic Clinic in February 2000 and practiced there for seven years. In July 2006 he founded Lake Union Wellness where he practices a chiropractic technique know as Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP), which focuses on postural correction and spinal rehabilitation.

In 2003, Dr. Steffen completed his 120-hour fellowship with the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (FICPA), an organization devoted to the care of pregnant women and young children. He is also certified in the Webster Technique, a chiropractic technique that gives the very best care to pregnant women in order to facilitate the biomechanics of a healthy delivery and to decrease stress to the lumbar spine during pregnancy.

In 2005, Dr. Steffen completed the course work for the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) put forth by the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians. He plans on completing the testing for certification soon! The knowledge he acquired during that year has helped him understand how to improve function of the spine and extremities so that athletes can achieve their performance goals. Chiropractic care has become an integrated part of the training staff of nearly every big name athlete (from Tiger Woods to Lance Armstrong to Johnny Damon to Emmitt Smith). Dr. Steffen has had several high performance athletes as patients including a former pitcher from the Seattle Mariners.

Without question, the most exciting program that Dr. Steffen has undertaken is the Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (CCWP) program that he began in 2006 as taught by Dr. James Chestnut. This is an incredibly thorough examination of the current research regarding how lifestyle choices can affect human physiology. It has now become clear to Dr. Steffen what his role is as a chiropractic wellness doctor. The role of the modern chiropractor is to become an expert on wellness. Dr. Steffen is committed to helping his patients, not only with good chiropractic care, but also with other aspects of health including diet, exercise, strengthening, flexibility and the psychology of getting and staying healthy. After getting his patients pain free and stable, he makes sure that they understand what it takes to maintain their wellness.