When Doctor of Chiropractic Sebastian Gonzales was in high school, he played baseball and dreamed about making it to the big leagues. A back injury his junior year nearly crushed that dream. After five months of medication, physical therapy, and home care, he stepped back onto the field and hurt himself again the very first day, a move that caused doctors to recommend surgery. Before opting for the operating table, he happened upon a specialist in active-release techniques, an approach to rehabilitation that builds upon traditional chiropractic treatments by focusing on the soft tissues. After three weeks, the pain was gone?forever, this time.
That experience inspired Dr. Gonzales to become a Doctor of Chiropractic and commit himself to helping others through active-release techniques. He and his team at The Performance Place have helped athletes stave off injury at Ironman competitions, marathons, and other events, helping treat and rehabilitate injuries with programs specific to each individual. Dr. Gonzales?s team also put together fitness programs designed to improve all types of athletes, from long-distance runners who need to build core strength, balance, and endurance to baseball players who need to work up their gum-chewing muscles. For athletes ready for the challenge, the aggressive performance programs push them to the limit. During group workouts, students might find themselves modifying body-weight exercises with TRX suspension trainers, heaving sandbags, or swinging kettlebells.
Like many kids, Doctor of Chiropractic Steven Peters grew up climbing trees, playing sports, and getting his fair share of injuries. None of them left him debilitated??until he woke up one morning unable to stand up. He was only 17 years old at the time. After one chiropractic adjustment, he walked out of the doctor's office. Though he went on to earn a business degree and have a successful career, he never stopped seeing a chiropractor. The treatments and practitioners nurtured Steve's fascination with the body's innate ability to heal itself. Inspired by this knowledge, Steven enrolled at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, earned his doctorate, and took up his post at Momentum Chiropractic.
At Momentum Chiropractic, he works alongside Dr. Nesrein Sweidan, who learned about acupuncture and Eastern medicine while becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. Together, they help athletes and active patients improve their performance and heal after strenuous activity or really intense sofa naps.
When ABC Chiropractic Health Center's staff say they treat patients of all ages, they aren't kidding: so far, the youngest patient they've treated was a one-week-old baby, and the oldest was 105. Resident chiropractor Dr. Gregory Moses and his team of specialists tailor appointments to meet the needs of each individual, whether that means manually adjusting a misaligned spine or measuring feet for customized orthotics. Massage therapy and nutritional counseling are also available, and both English and Spanish are spoken fluently in the office.
The caretakers of Healing Horizons inspire beauty on the outside and thorough wellbeing on the inside. Their repertoire of treatments includes body scrubs, wraps, and facials that fight outward signs of aging, while health-centric infrared sauna sessions chase out internal toxins by making clients sweat. The rejuvenation haven also caters to couples with side-by-side massage, letting pairs enjoy some shared downtime before the nightly debate tournament.
The Joint has a simple mission: 'to improve people's lives with routine and affordable chiropractic care.' Their team of skilled chiropractors operate on an appointment-free basis, helping to ensure that people can receive treatment despite busy schedules, and membership programs help to keep costs low.
This location is a Harkins Chiropractic Corp PC, facility operated and managed by The Joint.