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The Good People Here:
Daniel Armstrong, D.C.
From 1990 to 1996, Dr. Armstrong’s practice was based in Los Angeles where he also served on the Chiropractic staff of Norwalk Doctors Hospital from 1991 to 1994.  His experience has been as a primary care doctor overseeing the treatment of a wide variety of patient’s conditions.  An emphasis has been on the management of work related injuries (including repetitive strain injuries from prolonged sitting and keyboard use, back injuries, etc.), auto accidents, sports injuries, disc injuries and headaches.  He has lectured to local businesses regarding health and ergonomics, participated in a local radio show discussing current health issues and contributioned to a publication regarding health and wellness.  Dr. Armstrong and his wife enjoy hiking, skiing and exploring the local wine region.

Matt Vickers

 

Matt Vickers, founder of MVM, is a certified massage therapist who specializes in both classic therapeutic massage, rehabilitative and sports massage.

A native San Franciscan, from an early age Matt was always fascinated by the complexity of the human body and its inner workings. This led to a desire to become a part of the medical field.  He became a nationally registered EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician) which gave him his first real taste of body mechanics and systems.  Shortly thereafter, he then decided to take a deeper look and chose to learn even more about anatomy, physiology, pathology, and kinesiology as he went through massage therapy school.  He completed over 730 hours of training at the National Holistic Institute.  He knew he had found his calling and a direction for his practice was chosen. After developing his sense of touch in the diverse and challenging settings of UCSF, and the Equinox Fitness Center, Matt went back to the class room and has expanded his knowledge and tools with the addition of studying Myofascial Therapy and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques.

Who we are and what we do:
 

We are a primary care facility with an emphasis on acute care and physical rehabilitation for the whole body.  Therapies utilized include manual adjusting, electric stimulation, ultrasound, stretch and deep-tissue work.  Our methods emphasize a hands-on, active approach to treatment with special care taken to educate the patient on general health, nutrition, exercise and injury prevention.  We routinely work closely with a variety of health professionals to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive care possible.    

 

Latest Clinic News:

 

So, Just What is Sciatica?

 

A professer of mine once mused that "we have not fully evolved to bipedalism."  While not strictly accurate, it calls to mind basic weaknesses inherent in all of our spines.  When our ancestors began walking upright, what they gained in mobility and use of theirs hands, they lost in stability of their spines.  In other words, walking upright is very hard on our backs.

 

Sciatica is often characterized by one or more of the following symptoms:

 

  • Constant pain in one side of the buttock or leg

  • Pain that is aggravated when sitting

  • Pain that is often described as burning, tingling, sharp or a constant dull ache

  • Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot

  • A sharp pain when trying to sit up or stand up

 

While not recommending that we all start walking on our hands and knees, I know there is a lot we can do to keep our backs healthy and strong. 

 

Don't live in pain.  Call today for an appointment.