Doctor of Chiropractic Dana Zappala believes that the body's well-being is based on the summation of its experiences. At L.A Chiro Spa Malibu, her neuro emotional technique dives into the stresses and traumas of the past that may still be lingering, and by working to resolve these, works to bring the body and mind back into balance. But this is just one facet of the healing approach she and her team operates by. Emotions aside, they also work to ease the physical pain and disruption caused by years of poor posture or one carefree day of somersaulting down the sidewalk. They adjust spines and massage muscles to ease back pain, craft custom meal plans to help relieve digestive problems, and draw from Eastern healing techniques such as acupuncture to guide the body's energy flow.
As a pre-med student with plans for a traditional physician's career, Dr. Robert Zelinsky thought he had it all figured out. But a fascination with drug-free healing soon prevailed, and after graduating with a degree in neuropsychology, he enrolled in chiropractic school. As a practicing chiropractor, Dr. Zelinsky's has lent his spine-straightening talents to a group of medical staffers at the International Tae Kwon Do Tournament. Most of his patients, however, aren't grappling with kick-based injuries, but simply want to feel better through natural techniques. Many, Dr. Zelinsky notes, come to him when it seems as though surgery is the answer, and he prides himself on preventing them from going under the knife.
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.
One any given day, Dr. Deborah Ben-Shah adjusts the spines of toddlers, teens, adults, and senior citizens. With such a diverse client list, her family-based practice treats everything from headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome to sports injuries and pregnancy-related conditions. Dr. Ben-Shah also treats ailments with ultrasound therapy, massage sessions, and nutritional counseling.
Under the guidance of a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, Vitality Health Center's team of specialists treats patients with natural-medicine practices focused on overall well-being rather than only a set of symptoms. The center's healing approach emphasizes functional medicine, which analyzes every aspect of patients' lives—including their diet, activity level, past traumas, and favorite daytime soap opera—for health-harming triggers. With a chiropractor, holistic nutritionist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, and Pilates instructor also on staff, patients can fully renovate their lifestyle with an array of services ranging from nutritional blood analyses to semi-private Pilates sessions.
Unlike many chiropractors, who adjust spines and work on bodies using only one technique, Doctor of Chiropractic Charles Martone utilizes various techniques to improve spinal health and overall wellness. He uses such techniques as full-body unwinding, trigger-point therapy, and cranial/sacral therapy, and each adjustment session comes with bodywork such as deep-tissue massage and Thai stretching. His wife, holistic health practitioner Catalina, then draws on her training as an herbalist and a nutritional counselor to help patients to control nutrient intake and detoxify their bodies.
Dr. Martone and Catalina not only take care of their patients in the office but also outside of it. On their website, they frequently post videos that teach patients how to boost wellness at home, explaining such things as how to make a guilt-free key-lime pie, how to exercise your rotator cuff, and how to shimmy seductively without throwing out your back.