Dr. Michael Richey didn’t always have that prefix in front of his name. A personal injury sustained while practicing martial arts caused Dr. Richey immense pain. His doctor at the time suggested surgery, which, according to Dr. Richey, only slightly alleviated the pain that radiated from his bulging disc. He turned to a chiropractor as a last-ditch effort to avoid a second surgery, and—within a week—his aches had subsided. So impressed by his treatment, Dr. Richey decided to become a chiropractor himself.
Today, Dr. Richey is able to practice martial arts on the side, though his career is now chiropractic medicine. At Living Well Family Chiropractic, he primarily targets and treats the joint changes that cause patients pain. Once pinpointed, he can work to readjust the spine into its original, erect position, supplementing treatments with massage, dietary counseling, physical therapy, and lifestyle-modification programs.
Dr. Jon Scott and Dr. Nick Brock have been alleviating chronic pain and realigning crooked spines for more than a decade. The secret to their chiropractic success? Well, for starters, Dr. Scott is certified to practice a technique known as Chiropractic Biomechanics of Posture, or CBP for short. This specialty technique allows him to pinpoint patients' issues more accurately than the traditional method, wherein patients silently act out their problems as charades. At Advanced Chiropractic Rehabilitation, Dr. Scott uses CBP to perform services such as spinal adjustments and rehabilitative exercises. Seeing as how chiropractic is an essentially holistic discipline, Dr. Scott also offers nutritional counseling to bolster his patients' overall health.
For two decades, the practitioners and therapists at Bodysattva Healing Arts Center have focused on the meaning of bodysattva—loosely translated from Sanskrit to mean body awareness. Through what they call the healing arts, the staff aims to awaken clients to the needs and power of their own bodies, yielding a higher quality of life. The healing arts encompass holistic services such as chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, and massage. Their therapeutic philosophy blends classical and modern disciplines of Eastern and Western origins tailored to the underlying issues of each individual. Practitioners rely on their experience and strengths to assess the needs of clients on an individual basis.
Founder of Limitless Health Chiropractic Dr. Tom Hibbard helps to prevent chronic disease by doling out holistic chiropractic services along with advice on evidence-based nutrition and simple lifestyle changes. After receiving his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences, he studied chiropractic biophysics to better understand how spines move when dropped into a wormhole. When he isn't correcting postures and proffering nutritional supplements, Dr. Hibbard practices physiotherapy and myofascial-release techniques.
Whole Health Medical Solutions specializes in functional medicine. Most of its services aim to alleviate aches and pains caused by injuries such as whiplash, disorders such as fibromyalgia, and daily activities such as slouching at your desk because there's a low-hanging ceiling fan right above your head. The staff also offers anti-aging treatments and weight-loss programs.
After 16 years as a registered nurse, Sharon Dollase decided to make a change. She enjoyed helping patients but found herself restricted by traditional treatments, which too often treated the symptoms rather than their underlying causes. She yearned to help her patients to find natural, lasting solutions to common health problems and so enrolled in a nearby chiropractic college, where she completed her doctor of chiropractic degree and necessary licensing exams in 1997.
As the medical director of Conejo Valley Chiropractic & Wellness, Dr. Dollase works closely with patients to develop personalized treatments that blend adjustments, massages, and other restorative therapies, such as chiropractic adjustments—which benefit the muscular system, nervous system, and spine.