We provide gentle musculoskeletal balancing using state of the art chiropractic techniques. Never before have doctors of chiropractic been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever. As doctors of chiropractic, our practitioners have years of training and experience in performing spinal adjustments and adjunctive physiotherapy.

We welcome you to browse our locations to learn more about our doctors.

Los Angeles/WeHo
Dr. Adam Mazzeo, D.C.

Dr. Mazzeo is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, having received his degree from Northwestern Health Science University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Mazzeo has also completed Post-Graduate studies and obtained the designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Through the course of his education, Dr. Mazzeo received extensive training with the emphasis of injury prevention, rehabilitation and human performance. He specializes in soft tissue mobilization, diversified and Activator technique adjusting, and functional biomechanics assessment and corrective and performance exercises with the goal of restoring optimal physical performance in his patients. Dr. Mazzeo currently works as medical staff for professional and amateur athletes on the Dew Tour and Nitro Circus as well as National Beach Volleyball Competitions.

Mission Viejo
Dr. Jonathan Noel, D.C.drnoeldc3

Dr. Jonathan Noel, D.C., has always had a passion for helping people. That’s why he chose a profession as a Chiropractor. He believes in a holistic approach to health care by gently and accurately realigning the neck and spine to promote the body’s optimal setting for healing. Whether you’re seeking injury correction, or simply want to relieve the aches and pains acquired through every day life, Dr. Noel will craft a tailored treatment plan unique for you. Dr. Noel graduated from Southern California School of Health Sciences with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and has worked in the Cal State Fullerton Health Clinic, alongside other D.C.s in the Southern California, as well as volunteered his chiropractic services at the Orange County Rescue Mission. Visit noeldc.com for more information.

Orange
Dr. Shane M. Lakhani, D.C.

Dr_S_LakhaniDr. Lakhani was born and raised on the east coast, where popular sports such as hockey, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, lacrosse, football and soccer are those in which injuries are common.  Having a passion for athletics and how the body works, Dr. Lakhani had an interest in physical medicine at a very young age.  In high school, he spent his summers as a chance to volunteer at numerous chiropractic and physical therapy clinics.  Taking this interest to the University level, Dr. Lakhani earned his Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences.  After comparing all the top schools, he enrolled in chiropractic school here in Southern California.

After graduation with a degree in chiropractic, Dr. Lakhani worked at a physical therapy clinic specializing in Orthopedic and Aquatic therapy for post-surgery patients. In June of 2006, Dr. Lakhani joined a team of doctors in a large clinic where he became the Director of Rehab and Spinal Decompression Therapy.

Having the chance to embark on a new challenge in private practice, Dr. Lakhani joined the team at Back To Balance in 2008.  Dr. Lakhani takes a patient centered approach when it comes to treatment and care. This treatment and care is personalized for each patient, which is vital to success of care compared to the cookie cutter treatments offered by many Dr’s of today.  In addition to Chiropractic care and physiotherapy techniques/modalities, his other specialties include Applied Kinesiology, Low Level Laser Therapy applications, Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Exercise training.

 

Pasadena
Dr. Jay Cali, D.C.

Dr_J_CaliDr. Jay Cali is a graduate of U.C. Irvine and Los Angeles College of Chiropractic at Southern California University of Health Sciences. He has been practicing chiropractice for 15 years, and has devised a unique treatment system utilizing state of the art technology and cutting edge soft tissue management techniques. The electro-Acuscope is a state of the art modality that jumps starts and speeds up the bodies healing and repair mechanisms, comfortably and without the stinging and spasms caused by conventional electrical muscle stimulation. Dr. Cali is also a certified Elite Provider of Active Release Technique (ART), a soft tissue management system involving hands on treatment and patient motion to “free up” soft tissue conditions, which often do not show up in radiographic studies.

When soft tissue has been injured, or even chronically tight, it forms scar tissue. While necessary for healing, scar tissue may stick to adjacent structures, restricting range of motion and may cause compression over nerves or blood vessels. This condition alters the texture of the soft tissue. Dr. Cali’s treatment system, utilizing the electro-Acuscope in combination with Active Release Technique (ART)  and diversified chiropractic manipulation, has been very successful in treating a broad range of injuries and conditions in professional and amateur athletes, people injured in auto accidents or at work, and people who just work hard and hurt.

San Francisco

 

San Josè
Dr. Les Chui

Dr_L_ChuiDr. Les Chui has been practicing in the SF bay area since 2004. He has received post-graduate certificates in nutrition and auto accident induced whiplash and other injuries.

Dr. Chui stresses that regular exercise and proper nutrition are the best methods of self-care. It keeps your body vibrant and immune system strong. He is always eager to consult with you on various methods of improving your vitality.

Santa Monica
Dr. Eric Bartlett, D.C.

 

Sherman Oaks
Dr. Bruce Householder, D.C.

Dr_B_HouseholderDr. Bruce Householder grew up on the East Coast where his hometown was Allentown, Pennsylvania and has been practicing chiropractic in Southern California for the past nine years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University and is trained and educated in the discipline of Exercise and Sports Science. After graduating from college he then attended Los Angeles College of Chiropractic where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Bruce was also a personal and athletic trainer before entering into the field of chiropractic and incorporates these other disciplines into his chiropractic treatments for the care of all his patients.

Torrance
Dr. Julia Vander Ploeg

Dr_J_PloegDr. Julia Vander Ploeg has been a Chiropractor for the past 20 years. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and many years working in the medical field, Dr. Vander Ploeg believes in a well rounded approach to achieve optimal health. After receiving her Sports Medicine degree, she worked for an orthopedist along side Chiropractors helping out with patient care. After seeing what Chiropractic could do without the use of drugs and medications, Dr. Vander Ploeg returned to school to get her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Her extensive background in wellness and preventative care made Chiropractic an easy choice.

With the implementation of Chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy modalities along with nutritional counseling, Dr. Vander Ploeg successfully treats not only acute pain but, the chronic pain associated with neck, mid back, low back, headaches, migraines and TMJ. Dr. Vander Ploeg’s passions outside of Chiropractic and her family are running, tennis, horseback riding and biking.