These highly trained chiropractors got your back if you are facing any pain and/or are in need of a health diagnosis. These few professionals are educated to treat and assist the functionality of their patients back and spinal structure to reduce pressure on the neurological tissue.
Word of Health would like to recognize a few of these individuals for treating patients and restoring the structural integrity of the spine. Here are the top 9 in the San Diego area:
1. Dr. Chad Wells
Dr. Chad Wells is the owner and founder of The League Sports Rehab. Dr. Wells has established himself as an industry leader in sports injury treatment and rehabilitation. What distinguishes the work of Dr. Wells is his unique approach and analysis into each aspect of an injury or condition; the structural/biomechanical component, neurological component, and the soft tissue component. In addition to his work at The League, Dr. Wells has taken his specialized work on the road as a USA Team Doctor for the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, 2008 Olympic Trials, 2008 World Cups, 2007 World Championships and National Championships, as well as Team Doctor for the San Diego Siege of the NWBL and San Diego Thunder of the SWFL, among others. The son of a former NFL quarterback, Dr. Wells received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he played four years of NCAA basketball. Dr. Wells received his chiropractic training at Life Chiropractic College West where he graduated cum laude.
2. Dr. April Walker
Dr. April is originally from San Francisco and has lived in New York and London. Dr. April is a doctor of chiropractic, massage therapist, holistic health practitioner, yoga instructor and owner of the Wellness Lounge. She has been in the holistic health field for the past 13 years specializing in massage therapy, nutrition, life counseling, and chiropractic care. Dr. April has over 20,000 hours of massage training and also currently works for the San Diego Chargers as a holistic health practitioner and massage therapist. Dr. April received her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2009 from Life Chiropractic College. In 2000 she received her massage therapy training at the Institution of Psycho-Structural Balancing in 2000. In her Massage training, she took numerous courses in many different massage techniques such as Swedish, Deep tissue, structural integration, craniosacral, shiatsu, and reflexology. It was there that her passion for massage grew, and she discovered her love for the hands-on approach to healthcare. Dr. April also has a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco University in Psychology while double minoring in holistic health and kinesiology. It is with all this training and expertise that make Dr. April truly a unique chiropractor that really understands the body and can use many different methods to get results fast.
3. Dr. Keith Hourihan, D.C.
Dr. Hourihan graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 2003. After practicing in the greater Boston area for a year, he returned to California and opened his office in San Diego. Dr. Hourihan has been practicing in San Diego since 2005, as well as, spending time as a concierge chiropractor. As a concierge chiropractic, Dr. Hourihan spent 8 years working with clients from Uruguay to Seychelles and back to San Diego. It was an adventure that has allowed Dr. Hourihan to navigate and explore the world from a chiropractic health perspective. Dr. Hourihan strongly believes in the benefit of regular chiropractic care to create optimal health. He enjoys providing the highest level of care for all ages and looks forward to the opportunity to work with others in our San Diego community.
4. Dr. Travis Johnson
Dr. Travis Johnson is a manual and mobility therapist, chiropractor, yoga teacher, and community health educator. His passion for spinal health and overall wellness comes from his experience serving as an EMT during his undergraduate studies and his fascination for human movement in graduate school. Over the past 15 years, this passion transformed into something extraordinary. Dr. Travis envisioned a wellness studio where the public could enjoy a diverse, practical, and pro-active approach to spine care and well-being which led him to create YHS Integrative Clinic. Dr. Travis studies contemporary movement, mobility, yoga, and manual therapists across the nation. He regularly teaches anatomy & mobility workshops to small businesses, weekend warriors, local-community teams, and yogis. Travis earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University. He mentioned, “If I were to prioritize self-care, mental well-ness would lead. Truly knowing oneself and the stories we tend to tell often say a lot more about the health you are in physically and spiritually.”
5. Dr. Kathryn Fox
Dr. Katie Fox, co-founder of The Spinal Connection, brings you a contemporary blend of healing disciplines that embody the essence of achieving overall wellness for her clients. She believes one of the key ingredients to reaching our true health potential is that we must be willing to open our minds and focus our energy toward the direction we want our lives to be moving in. Dr. Katie received her doctorate degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, MN and also has her undergraduate and master’s degree in exercise science. She is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, San Diego Women’s Networking Group, and Greater San Diego Business Association. She also holds training certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association. As a chiropractor, her clinical expertise includes: structural and functional re-training of the spine, posture therapy, performance enhancement, and stress management.
6. Dr. Devin Shea
Dr. Shea was born and raised in San Diego. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Califonia, Irvine and received his doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Dr. Shea is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is the Owner and Director of Shea Family Chiropractic in 2008. He is a member of the ICA Council on Wellness Science, the International Chiropractic Association, and the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. Dr. Shea was the San Diego Player of the Year in Volleyball and awarded a scholarship to UC Irvine where he did his undergraduate work. He and his beautiful wife Shreya share two children; Kieren and Dylan. He is passionate about travel, spending time outdoors with his family and Crossfit. His life goal is to help people find the inspiration within themselves to improve their health and live out their purpose.
7. Dr. Joseph Ortega
Dr. Joseph Ortega has been a practicing chiropractor now for over 20 years. He takes pride in the fact his office has helped countless individuals with back pain and neck pain, headaches, relief from the pain of arthritis in the neck and back, muscle spasms, dizziness, stiffness, etc. He also specializes in car accidents, sports injuries, muscular injuries, and general overall health. Dr. Ortega has extensive experience in Gonstead and Diversified techniques. He utilizes state of the art physiotherapy procedures such as therapeutic ultrasound, interferential modalities, electrical muscle stimulation, traction, and hydrotherapy. In addition, he uses supporting therapies such as Active Release Technique (ART), Rapid Release Therapy, and Graston.
8. Dr. Angel Ochoa-Rea
Dr. Angel is a graduate from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA with a focus on Sports Chiropractic and Wellness. He is also the founder and president of the National Gay and Lesbian Chiropractic Association and proud member of the Life Chiropractic College West Board of Regents. Prior to receiving his Chiropractic education, Dr. Angel studied at the University of Illinois Chicago where he received a D1 tennis scholarship. Dr. Angel is certified in the Graston Technique a soft-tissue treatment that focuses on diagnosis and treatment of soft-tissue and joint injuries and adhesions. Dr. Angel is also an avid traveler and has visited more than 20 countries to date. His most recent trip includes a one-week chiropractic mission trip to India where he spent his time providing chiropractic care to impoverished communities.
9. Dr. David Huynh
David Huynh joined the Sea View Chiro Health Center in June of 2010. He graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience and Physiology and minors in Music and Economics. He was born in North Hollywood, CA. Before embarking in a career within chiropractic, he worked in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry with Pfizer, Idun Pharmaceuticals, and TargeGen in La Jolla, CA. Within the pharmaceutical field, he was tasked with assisting in the regulatory and quality of drug approval with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and to make sure that they are a safe process. Dr. Huynh believes that the health of your spine and musculoskeletal system is an integral part in maintaining the body’s overall function and incorporates a number of modalities into his treatment including chiropractic manipulation, physiotherapies, and proper physical rehabilitation including exercises and stretches. He stresses the importance of proper ergonomics in the workplace, nutrition, and exercise. His focus lies in the rehabilitation of patients injured in motor vehicle accidents and or personal injury accidents. He truly believes that the level of care we give to personal injury patients are highest anywhere.
Top Dentists in Irvine
Dental health is extremely crucial in not just enhancing our teeth but also impacting the quality of life. Word of Health would like to take the time to highlight a few of these dentists. Below is a list of the top ten dentists in the Irvine area.
Sarah Jebreil, D.D.S.
Dr. Sarah received her undergraduate degree at the University of California Irvine and then went on to receive her dental degree from the prestigious University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. She has taken numerous courses in esthetic dentistry and is an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), being one of 350 dentists in the world to hold this status. Accreditation with AACD requires a demonstrably high level of proficiency in cosmetic dentistry and an unwavering dedication to continuing education on responsible patient care.
Dr. Peter J. Lee, D.D.S.
Dr. Peter J. Lee completed his undergraduate education at Emory University (Chemistry, B.A.) in Atlanta, GA, and continued on to New York University College of Dentistry where he obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree in 2001. He then completed further residency training at Peninsula Hospital in Queens, New York in 2002. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society. Dr. Peter J. Lee and his friendly and professional staff provide highly individualized comprehensive care utilizing the most modern technology and techniques. Dr. Lee takes his time to listen to questions and concerns about your dental health and provides up-to-date information and available options for treatment. Dr. Lee offers a gentle touch, catering to the most apprehensive patient. His mission is to provide exemplary dental care by applying the “Golden Rule” to dentistry. Dr. Lee and his staff treat patients the way we ourselves want to be treated — with compassion and integrity. Dr. Lee’s office is individually-owned and patient-centered.
Dr. Jeffery Robertson, D.D.S.
Dr. Robertson earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Pacific Union College, then studied at Loma Linda University, where he received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). He has been providing dental care in Irvine since 1986. Dr. Robertson has trained with some of the world’s most prominent sedation dental specialists. He is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and is rapidly becoming known as the Irvine area’s leading dentist for people who want sedation dentistry.
Pinal Shah, D.D.S.
Dr. Pinal Shah received her dental degree from Pune University, India in 1995 and completed her General Practice Residency at the prestigious Nair Hospital, Mumbai in 1997. She moved to the United States in 1999, received her California Dental License in 2001 and has been practicing dentistry in Orange County since then. She continues to enhance her professional skills through continuing education courses and seminars at USC and UCLA. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Shah has been providing her patients with a wonderful dental experience that combines care with compassion, dedication and integrity. She is known for her friendliness and willingness to listen and explain everything. Her office implements the latest in dental materials and technology, including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, periodontal lasers and all porcelain crowns and veneers, ensuring the best available treatment options.
Dr. Sean Yu, D.D.S.
Dr. Yu completed his undergraduate education at UCLA, and graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry in 2003. After graduating dental school, he completed a general practice residency at Maimonides Medical Center, New York. Since 2006, Dr. Yu has maintained a private dental practice in Orange County focusing on comprehensive dental care, including cosmetic, implant, and preventive dentistry. Dr. Yu is an approachable and friendly doctor who is easy to communicate with. He believes that sincerity and finest quality of care to be of upmost importance in the treatment of his patients. He pursues a family practice that builds long term relationships by providing excellent service with empathy and compassion. His outstanding work and gentle care is the reason why he is largely referred to by all of his patients. He continuously keeps up with the latest treatments in dental implants, general dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry by attending numerous continuing education courses.
Note: This is not a ranking article. The doctors are selected based on their visibility on search engines including Google and Yahoo and online reviews.
Top Yoga Apps of 2019
Many people practice yoga to merge the mind and the body and to seek out physical and mental health benefits. But did you know that there are apps available to facilitate your yoga sessions? Word of Health would like to recognize some of the top apps that will optimize your yoga experience.
Note: This is not a ranking article, and the descriptions for each app can be found on the applications store on your smartphone.
This highly-rated app offers around 500+ asanas, 200+ guided yoga classes for everyone from beginners to masters. Coaches also facilitate workshops that will tailor to your needs and will help you stay on top of your yoga routine. The app also offers a global community to share ideas and stay updated on the latest campaigns.
Keep Yoga helps connect the mind and the body by providing more than 400 asanas and 10 yoga session plans. Real person guidance will provide detailed descriptions and will give you a deeper understanding
With 450+ yoga poses in the app, Lotus Yoga tailors your yoga work out to your focus or level of experience. There are also 100+ of yoga and pilates classes in different categories to fit your desired needs. You also have the option of creating your own programs to track your progress.
Yoga Down Dog
Down Dog provides more than 30,000 configurations so that you are not repeating the same workout. The app also focuses on relieving back pain by stretching and strengthening certain areas of the back. To enhance the user experience, Yoga Down Dog offers dynamic changing music and a different set of voices for voice-guided instruction.
Yoga Studio: Mind & Body
This app presents 170+ ready-made yoga videos along with guided meditations. But what sets Yoga Studio apart from other apps is the option to customize or create your own HD video classes. Furthermore, the smart-link feature will help transition from one pose to the next. For reference, there is a yoga library with detailed information about each pose with corresponding images.
Top 5 Meditation Apps To Try in 2019
Many individuals get engrossed in their daily routines with little time to be mindful or calm. To address this problem, people are turning to meditation apps to restore balance into their lives. Check out the Top Meditation Apps that will help you feel peaceful and will allow you to exude peace amidst a busy schedule.
Note: This is not a ranking article, and the descriptions for each app can be found on the App Store.
Calm is an app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation. It has sleep stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music. In addition, it is recommended by psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts. Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit in with your schedule.
Headspace helps its users learn to relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance. This app teaches users how to meditate, breathe, and live mindfully. It has also been proven to improve focus. There are exercises on topics such as managing anxiety, stress relief, breathing, happiness and focus. For beginners, there is a free basics course that will teach you the essentials of mindfulness and meditation.
This app is the apps of the year winner by TIME magazine and Women’s Health, and it has guided meditation talks led by the world’s top meditation and mindfulness experts such as neuroscientists, psychologists, and teachers from Stanford, Harvard, the University of Oxford, and more. It also has music tracks from world-renowned artists. Additionally, there are thousands of discussion groups and community features to help you reflect and monitor your progress.
Stop, Breathe, and Think
Stop, Breathe, and Think is an app designed to help you build the emotional strength and confidence to handle life’s ups and downs. This meditation app will help you reduce stress through a meditation timer and guided breathing exercises and acupressure. Moreover, this app will also help track your mood and progress by top emotions, total time meditated, and weekly settledness.
10% Happier is a guided meditation app that aims to help people to stick to their meditation journey. There are videos and meditation combos that make it fun and straightforward to meditate as well as a library of 500+ guided meditations on topics ranging from anxiety yo parenting to focus, ensuring that you can find the right meditation for the moment. Furthermore, there are also quick meditations that fit your busy life during your commute, lunch break, etc.
Have you tried any of these apps? Let us know in the comments below.
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