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Chiropractic Connection Wellness Center

About Us

Dr. Dana Tankell, D.C.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.


​MaryAlice Coelho, DACM, LAc​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 LMTJeri 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​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.