Chiropractic


Therapeutic Massage

The newest addition and chiropractor with Thriving Live Wellness and graduate of Life Chiropractic College West!

Dr. Kate Russell was inspired to explore the world of chiropractic when she developed a condition that traditional medical doctors and physical therapy could not resolve. A family friend/chiropractor made one adjustment and resolved her issue completely. A former stagehand electrician with a passion for troubleshooting system issues, Dr. Kate is a professional problem-solver and her reward now is seeing the health of her patients improve.

Dr. Kate has been diligently mentoring with Dr. Christine Cantwell and has studied the same gentle chiropractic techniques, for pregnancy and mind body connection, Including Bio Geometric Integration, Sacro Occipital Technique for pregnancy, Webster Technique for Pregnancy Pelvic Alignment and optimal fetal positioning with Spinning Babies.

Dr. Kate’s adjusting skills include a special focus on Extremity work ( shoulders, ribs, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, feet and TMJ) and Muscle Energy techniques such as Applied Kinesiology to determine where and how to affect the greatest change in the body’s stress patterns.

Dr. Kate offers detailed posture analysis and ergonomic advice, as well as home exercises to improve patient resiliency and outcomes. She is attentive and thorough in her focus on your bodies unique needs. We highly recommend her work and can’t wait for you to have a session with her in the office.

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Sergio graduated with honors from the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy program at the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA. He’s an accomplished Neuromuscular Massage Therapist with 8 years of experience who merges his artistic soul with his exceptional massage skills, blending Deep Tissue work, Trigger Point release and Swedish strokes in an original, relaxing, therapeutic and effective session with long lasting healing results.

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Dr. Cantwell studied chiropractic at Life Chiropractic West, graduating with honors in 2005, after living and working in her homeland of New Zealand, she returned to the Bay Area in 2009 and soon opened the Thriving Life Wellness Center, affirming her own mission that everyone has the innate ability to thrive. Her approach is holistic, helping the body help itself, to achieve balance and sustainable healing.

It’s called Bio Geometric Integration (BGI), a way for releasing stored potential energy in the body, via a combination of lighter touches and deeper adjustments to release tension patterns that have accumulated over time in your body. BGI focuses on locating your body’s inherent strengths and reconnecting the whole through breath and subtle movements. This approach builds energy and potential for release, rather than focusing only on the painful or out of balance area, which has become symptomatic

Dr. Cantwell also has a passion for working with mothers and babies, specializing in pre and postnatal care.

Dr. Cantwell is trained and certified in the Webster Technique to help prevent or alleviate breech presentation. Specific chiropractic adjustments align the pelvic structures and release pressure on the soft tissues, including the round ligament which reduce intra uterine constraint, creating space so the baby can move on its own into a head down position. The Webster Technique complements other methods that your doctor may perform to change the position of the baby.

She wants to ensure your baby has the greatest chance for a safe birth without complications. Her approach brings a connection to your pregnant body as a whole, while specifically assessing and aligning your pelvis so your pelvic bones are balanced and freely moving, releasing pulling torsion on the uterus, and giving space for gravity to help your baby to move into the ideal position for birth.

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Dr. Ameneh Raeisghasem brings with her a wealth of experience in her 20 years of practice as a chiropractor, with a special emphasis in holistic and integrative care for families., including pregnancy care, pediatrics & acupuncture and is certified in the Webster Technique, via the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association. Prior to joining the Thriving Life Wellness Center, she taught Physiology, Pathology and Kinesiology in both Boston and the Bay Area. She’s been in practice for over 20 years since graduating with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences and her B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has post-graduate training in a variety of specialized techniques include Webster (pediatrics), Graston (soft tissue mobilization) & Cox (spinal pain relief).

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