In my mid 20’s I developed severe back pain, the kind that makes it hard to get out of bed, bend over and tie your shoes, the kind of pain that dictates what you are going to be able to do for the day. I saw a physician who, wrongly, diagnosed my problem as scoliosis and advised that surgery was inevitable. I started dating a girl who was in chiropractic school and told her of my problems and diagnosis. She referred me to one of her mentors, a doctor of chiropractic. He examined me and saw that I did have curvature in my spine, but not scoliosis. He explained that it was coming from my pelvis and that the curvature was a compensation for, not the cause of the problem. It took a number of visits to get the pelvis to align and hold. The curvature became less and less pronounced with every visit. Driving home one day from my chiropractor, I realized what I wanted to do with my life.
I received my License from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, in 1989 and have served the greater Santa Monica community in my private practice for 20 years.
I never lose sight of one basic principle. A symptom is simply a signal from the body that something is amiss. My job is to locate and treat the underlying cause of the symptom so that the symptom will go away.
Lifelong involvement in sports and a BA in Physical Education make me especially sensitive to issues that athletes face. My deep fascination with the way the whole body works is passed on to all my patients as they become knowledgeable, participate and are empowered by the treatment process.