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.

DR. THERESA SMITH

Chiropractor
Chiropractic adjustments changed my life! I have been getting adjusted since my teenage years and I have been working with Dr. Dana for over 15 years. Working the front desk throughout undergrad I saw people transform with care. It was over time and many hours of seminars that I decided to continue my path as a chiropractor. Loving the philosophy that coincided with my own. After graduating from Life Chiropractic College West I decided to come back to San Diego and take care of my community. This office has been more than a home to me; when you’re here, you’re family!

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.

Moni

Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator
Senior Teacher

Trainer for the Transformational Breath Foundation

The eldest daughter of Dr Judith Kravitz, founder of The Transformational Breath Foundation, Moni Osbornewas one of the first individuals to become certified to facilitate the Transformational Breathing method, which to date has been experienced by thousands of people in over 52 countries around the world.

Moni completed her training in 1990 and has been working as a Senior Trainer for the Transformational Breath Foundation for the Last 5 years, She co-facilitated along with Judith Kravitz the very first professional certification program, offered in 1994 in Long Island New York.

A gifted and sought-after speaker, Moni has conducted breath workshops and classes at Mesa Community College in San Diego , California; for the San Diego Brain injury Rehabilitation Center; for the Optimum Health Center in Spring Valley, California; the California Nurses Association;Byron Katie’s Center for THE WORK, Barstow, California the Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla , California and for San Diego Hospice. She facilitated weekly Transformational Breath classes for patients at the Desert AIDS Project Patient Treatment Facility and We Care Health Spa in Palm Springs California. She has had the privilege of teaching breath work at The Poly-Trama Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Veterans and Staff in Palo Alto, California. And in 2017 brought the first Professional certification program to Los Angeles, California. In 2019 was a presenter at the HUMAN EVOLUTIONARY SUMMIT at Menla Retreat Phoenicia, NY private retreat center of the Dali Lama.

Over the past 25 years, Moni has facilitated over 5000 sessions in both group and individual settings, and has worked privately with some of today’s most respected luminaries and New Thought leaders.

Now based in San Diego, California Moni facilitates both private and group sessions She currently serves on the Transformational Breath West Coast Advisory Board and is a long standing member of the Foundations Board of Directors

Marcy

Cellular Nutritionist

I am delighted to be working with Dr. Dana and her team at Chiropractic Connection to offer cutting edge tools for assessing causes of metabolic imbalance. With more than 20 years of experience and training (Biomedx, Hippocrates Health Institute, and other innovators in cellular health and nutrition) Marcy will take you “under the hood” for an in-depth review of how toxins, pathogens, and nutritional and lifestyle choices may be affecting your health at a cellular level. Emphasis is on detoxifying and neutralizing harmful frequencies often at the root of dysfunction and disease with individualized nutritional and biofeedback therapies. I put a premium on client education and empowerment in the application of user-friendly tools, protocols, and products that will help you and your family sustain optimal wellness. My practice includes consultation and support of clients and clinical researchers internationally.

A transplant from the east coast, now living in San Antonio Del Mar, I enjoy touring the Baja with my Australian Shepard and co-pilot, Aki, writing, reading, and playing music, when I am not endeavoring to learn Spanish!

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.

Rafaela Benson

Chiropractic Assistant

I am currently on the path to becoming a naturopathic doctor. I am most passionate about teaching people to take their power back in medical settings. Besides the fact that each one of us is unique, there are so many options in the healing realm, which is why I think we should be the directors of our own healing journey.
Meeting Dr. Dana was destiny. We were both in another state, learning about medical freedom. From that one point of contact, something drew me to become part of her team. It is a blessing to learn about her practice and see first hand how much positive impact she has on people’s lives, including my own. I am looking forward to learning more from her, the rest of the team, and all the patients that I have the opportunity to meet in this office.