Forty years of experience & dedication to natural healing!
Dr. Fernando Mata has been practicing holistic chiropractic for 39 years. “Holistic” means to treat a presenting complaint, pain or injury in context of the whole individual; seeing an affected body part in terms of the whole body.
Particularly with chronic or recurrent conditions, it means understanding how the person’s lifestyle, exercise routine or lack thereof, sleep, work, posture and gait, or environment factors may be involved. Environment includes bed, pillow, and chairs. Psychological and emotional factors can be highly relevant, such as stress, anxiety, and lack of focus. All these can be relevant and important to understanding, diagnosing, treating and healing holistically.
Dr. Mata uses various healing modalities including chiropractic manipulation of the spine and joints, and a variety of soft-tissue and muscle manipulative therapies. He emphasizes the role of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons and the treatment of the integrated musculoskeletal-nervous system. His treatment sessions are very hands-on and thorough. His visits are usually 45 minutes or longer.
As needed, physiotherapy modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, infrared heat, traction and massage are used. Treatment may include yoga based exercises, gait training, meditation and Craniosacral Therapy. Of course, as needed, x-rays, MRI’s, and blood test are ordered. In his 37 years of practice, Dr. Mata has developed a network of qualified referrals in the medical and healing arts community. Dr. Mata has a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Masters of Arts in Journalism from UCLA.
John-Allan Macunovich has been practicing Craniosacral Therapy since 1981. He has been working closely with chiropractors, dentists, and medical doctors. He brings to his work not only decades of experience but, foremost, his healing presence and dedication to his patients.
The aim of Craniosacral Therapy is the restoration and enhancement of the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid (CFS) which envelops the brain and spine. The proper rhythm of the flow is necessary for optimal functioning of the nervous system and it is impaired by trauma and various stresses.
Blows to the head, whiplash, chronic misalignment of the spine, specifically the neck, and invasive dental procedures can dramatically affect the flow of the CFS, resulting in headaches, “brain fog”, lack of focus and clarity, sleep disorders, TMJ (jaw) disorders.
For more information about John-Allan's work, please see his website: www.johnallan.net.