DR. DANA TANKELL

Chiropractor

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.

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 8 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.

DYLAN LEWIS

I am Dr. Dana’s youngest daughter and have been working at our office for about a year. I have been getting chiropractic care my entire life, and was a gymnast for 12 years. Chiropractic care has helped with all the issues/injuries gymnastics caused me. I love working at the office and getting to know all the patients! When not working, I enjoy spending time with friends, hitting the beach, and traveling.

Michelle Herron

Massage Therapist

Michelle has a passion for encouraging healing and wellness, in all aspects of life. She has been working as a Massage Therapist since 2009 and specializes in blending eastern and western techniques into a customized massage to best suit each person. She integrates Swedish/Circulatory, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Chinese Tui Na and Acupressure, and stretching into her massages. She also loves nurturing expecting mothers with Pre-Natal massage. She is a mother of 3 amazing humans and a dog. Her other passions include music, caring for the Earth, adventuring and travel, healthy food and living an active life outdoors.

Stan Pogrebinsky

Massage Therapist

Stan graduated from Mueller College of Holistic Medicine and is NASM certified for corrective exercise training. He specializes in Deep Tissue and Sports massage; however, he is also skilled in less-intense massage techniques such as Swedish massage. He also offers stretching, trigger point therapy and myofascial release, as well as cupping and reiki. What sets him apart from other massage therapists is that he gets to know each client’s areas of concern and injuries (if they have any) so that he can create a customized massage experience for each person. As a side note, Amanda has been working with him for 7+ years and he (along with Dr Dana) has helped keep her pain-free from a nerve condition.

He immigrated from Ukraine to California with his family when he was 9 years old. When he isn’t training clients at his gym, he is teaching jiu jitsu (and competing), learning how to sail his boat, playing guitar, surfing, playing basketball, salsa dancing, and spending time with his family.