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Growing up I always thought I was going to be in the music business. Music was my life…and drums and mallet percussion (vibes, marimba, etc.) were my instruments. I took years and years of lessons, joined my first rock band when I was about 12 years old, played in the bands and orchestras at the schools I attended, and was a member of a top-award winning youth band called the Royal Cavaliers. I even majored in music my first time around in college. Then I formed my own Top 40 band in the early '70's and kept it going until 1985 - the year I started chiropractic college.
So how did I go from music to chiropractic? Well, there came a time in my life when, as much as I loved music, I felt there was something missing in my life...something that wasn't being fulfilled. And I knew deep inside that music was not to be my chosen career path. I was at a crossroads and needed to take some time to figure out what I wanted to do. Then, one day while I was sparring in my Tae Kwon Do class, I fractured a bone in my foot. My chiropractor at that time discovered the fracture on an x-ray. So he immediately sent me to his orthopedist. Well, while I was in the orthopedist's waiting room, I noticed a separate physical therapy suite. So I poked my head in the door and watched for a bit. And the proverbial "light bulb" went on! I thought, "that was it! That's what I want to do...help people improve their physical health!" Besides, I was into working out and taking care of my body, so it just seemed like the natural thing to do. So I went back to my chiropractor and shared that with him. He then took me into his office, sat me down and explained the difference between being a physical therapist and being a chiropractor. After listening to him, it was a no-brainer. Chiropractic was definitely the way to go! And it really just made a lot of sense because I, myself, have been a chiropractic patient since I was two years old! No, that's not a typo...I started when I was two years old...not because I was experiencing physical pain (I wasn’t), but because I was fortunate enough to have parents who were seeing a chiropractor. And he explained the relationship between the spine and the nerve system and how they relate to your health. Therefore, my parents understood the importance of everyone needing to be adjusted. In fact, I have no doubt that my early start with chiropractic is the major reason why I enjoy a very healthy life today. So, back to college I went to complete the pre-requisites for chiropractic college, and then I enrolled at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. And the rest, as they say, is history. And chiropractic has been my absolute passion ever since!
I graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College-Los Angeles in 1988, where I earned my D.C. (Doctorate of Chiropractic) degree. I was also on the Dean's List and a member of the Sigma Chi Psi Honor Society while attending C.C.C.-L.A. Immediately upon graduating, I was hired as an Associate Doctor at the Burbank Chiropractic Group in Burbank, California. Then, in 1992 I opened my Simi Valley practice and I have been here ever since.
I incorporate several techniques and treatment protocols into my practice. This ensures that you will receive the type of care that is most suitable for your particular condition and needs. These include Diversified Adjusting, Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.), Trigger Point Therapy, Soft Tissue Therapy and Energy Healing. I also use a hand-held adjusting instrument called the Integrator, and I offer nutritional counseling and exercise recommendations.
So, whether you choose to just get out of pain or achieve optimum health, it would be my pleasure to meet and get to know you, and help you achieve your particular health goals.