Chiropractic Connection Wellness Center

About Us

Dr. Dana Tankell, D.C.

My chiropractic practice has been an evolution. After graduating from Life University my focus was the athlete, working with their training routines and nutrition. When I got married and had kids my practice became integrated with family health and well-being before, during and after birth. Throughout my years I have been a technique junkie and 8 years ago I discovered KST, a technique that respects the body’s unique knowledge of its own specific needs and, by asking binary questions, ability to direct me to the best technique and focus of each adjustment. KST taps into the information field. It is biofeedback. This makes each appointment specifically geared toward your own individual needs. It also affords me the ability to work with the primary stressors of physical, chemical and emotional imbalances. Once discovered they become the focus of that particular adjustment. This has been extremely successful when working with an athlete whether it be after a sprain/strain injury, a concussion or mental blocks in their training. It proves to be just as effective with the mother whose baby is having difficulty latching on. Posture of subluxation clears imbalances during movement and is paramount when working with addiction. Ultimately we create a program specific for your needs.

​Dr. Shinichi Kino, D.C.

Right after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2006, I pursued for myofascial work and became one of very few doctor who is Masters Certified Practitioner in Active Release Technique. (A.R.T.)

I was working with former MMA champion, nurse, doctor, pregnant women, business executives with great results. However, there were cases where my structural approach does not work.

Then I met KST (Koren Specific Technique) at a Chiropractic convention. Dr. Koren checked me and started pinpointing my old injuries and emotional stress even though I haven’t told him anything. He was listening to my body’s priorities that needed to be addressed in a specific order my body wanted. Right after the incident, I started taking KST seminars and started seeing results that I couldn’t before with structural work only. I now combine the two and ask clients body which technique to be used, not me forcing one.


"I was referred to Dr Kino by a friend after being hit by a car in 2013. I have continued to see Dr Kino monthly after experiencing profound relief from an accident almost 3 years ago. His holistic approach is both emotionally and physically therapeutic and heals on many levels. Dr Kino has demonstrated an ability to tap into emotional factors and bring healing in a manner I have never experienced using chiropractic with an intuitive ability. I have been able to release physical pain held in memories long forgotten.

Dr Kino’s uncanny ability to pinpoint emotion associated with physical body issues is amazing and enlightening. I have experienced relief from a severe attack of vertigo, misaligned shoulder and today with non specific back pain. I was able to release an emotion from decades ago that I did not even know I was holding onto. ​As I walked out of Dr Kino’s office, my whole being was lighter and my back pain has not returned.

I am forever grateful to my friend for recommending Dr Kino, and to Dr Kino for his caring touch, ongoing education and his ability to look at the body as a holistic unit for healing."

- Barbara Wagner

​MaryAlice Coelho, DACM, LAc

MaryAlice Coelho, DACM, LAc. is a licensed acupuncturist who is passionate about helping you reach your optimal health. She obtained her DACM, Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, in 2018 from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.

Some of her clinical experience includes interning at the UCSD Cancer Research Institute in Encinitas, where she provided acupuncture treatments to help manage chemotherapy and radiation symptoms. She served the community, in collaboration with UCSD medical students, at the UCSD Free Clinic Project, by providing acupuncture and education to patients. And she managed pain and complex medical conditions for underserved senior citizens at the Free Acupuncture Clinic For Seniors.

In 2016, she studied in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The 120-hour program consisted of clinical practice in the hospital setting, including the departments of Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tuina and TCM Internal Medicine.

MaryAlice is a big advocate for preventative health. In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine, she offers lifestyle and nutritional recommendations to help you feel your best! She believes the body is capable of healing itself and simply wants to guide you and your body into a balanced and harmonious state. If she’s not in the office, you can probably find her at the beach or in the garden.

Jeri Berkson, HHP LMT

Jeri's integrated approach to massage therapy combines the grounding of earth’s elements with the fluidity of water. Her techniques are intended to melt away and dissipate stress and discomfort. She incorporates Deep Tissue, Cranial Sacral, Swedish Massage, sensory Work, Somatic Healing, Reiki and Relaxation Techniques into her routine. Jeri enjoys customizing each massage, utilizing many different modalities, to meet the needs of her clients at that particular time. She strives to assist each client along his or her journey to Self Care.

​Amanda Schlue, Office Manager

Chiropractic has opened my eyes to a way of life I didn’t know I could have. I’ve had migraines my entire life, and an addiction to pain killers came with it. I became part of the chiropractic community 6 years ago, and it helped me take my health to the next level. Getting adjusted regularly, eating healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep has resulted in me feeling better, having more energy, and not relying on medication to “fix” a problem. I love telling my story to people who are struggling with similar situations, and helping them understand that chiropractic is not just for pain, but rather, it’s a lifestyle.

Before chiropractic, I worked in the medical field for 15 years, where no one remembers your name or anything about you. Something I love about alternative healthcare is that the doctors are concerned with ALL aspects of a person’s life, from what type of food they ate as a child, to how much exercise they get on a daily basis, to how well they slept the night before.

In my free time, I love taking kickboxing classes, meditating at my favorite Buddhist temple, hitting the beach at sunrise, paddle boarding, and driving up the coast.