Sports, and their inevitable injuries, are no strangers to Doctors of Chiropractic Julia Moen and Charlie Harper. Dr. Julia, a certified chiropractic sports physician, works with the athletes at El Camino College, acts as volunteer trainer for a local high-school football team, and has bounced back from nine of her own sport-related surgeries. Dr. Charlie, a beach-volleyball enthusiast when not frocked in a lab coat, pioneered an exercise-rehabilitation program that is used by orthopedists in the area.
ProWellness' other practitioners include massage therapists, licensed acupuncturists, and a cockapoo therapy dog. They offer a diverse lineup of treatments ranging from pregnancy massages to microcurrent therapy sessions that help reduce pain from spinal-cord injuries and impersonating a disco ball.
Doctor of Chiropractic Grace Syn dedicates her time to making others feel better in both body and mind. Her chiropractic treatments, which include spinal adjustments and corrective techniques, maintain vertebrae alignment and help to reduce patient discomfort without medication. Extending her healing touch beyond backs, Dr. Syn also offers lifestyle advice through nutrition and exercise coaching to empower clients in their daily lives. She even contributed, alongside other notable figures including Bill Gates and Dr. Deepak Chopra, to Walking With the Wise II, a collection of stories that inspires readers to lead fuller lives and write more insightful bumper stickers.:m]]
Dr. Kari A. Hawkins wasn't always a chiropractor; she used to be a patient, initially filled with the same doubts and apprehensions of many first-time chiropractic patients. That's why she loves explaining her treatments ahead of time, fielding questions such as, "How can a spinal adjustment relieve headaches?" and "Why does my car disappear at night?" Once treatments begin, Dr. Hawkins aligns the vertebrae to promote optimal brain-body communication along the spine to maximize the body's ability to heal.
It's fitting that Life Performance Chiropractic's Nick Weingartner, DC offers his services at two fitness-oriented locations: Riviera Fitness Club and West Coast Sports & Fitness Center. The avid surfer and former football and basketball player designs custom programs to address what he believes are the four critical components of physical health: flexibility, alignment, balance, and strength. His programs include chiropractic massage, adjustments, and therapies as well as circuit- and weight-training exercises. Dr. Nick also recommends dietary changes based on a thorough analysis of a client's nutritional intake, such as consuming more fruits and vegetables and stopping the habit of topping one’s daily vitamin pills with whipped cream.
Having practiced in New York City and now plying her trade in Redondo Beach, Jennifer Shulman has treated more than 600 clients between the two coasts. During the 4,000 treatments she's administered, she developed her own style that emphasizes creating a caring environment and listening intently to her clients, with her end goal always being to help her clients achieve their own goals and lead a happier life. And although she's helped patients dealing with dozens of different conditions, she's particularly adept at treating people who suffer from TMJ, knee or back pain, infertility, and migraines caused by the expanding brain that comes with being too smart for your own good.