It does not take a serious injury for one to be in pain. A non-traumatic injury can be as debilitating as a fall or automobile accident, or sometimes even worse. We believe that the root of all non-traumatic injuries are not caused by just one facet but are multi-factorial, and therefore we believe its solution should also be multi-factorial. The innovative approach of infusing chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapies are ideal not just back pain but for all problems. Many have received positive results from treatment for not only the common neck and back pain; but also for headaches, as well as elbow, wrist, hand, knee, ankle and foot pain.
Dr. Alex Franceschi (SOMA & Potrero Hill) graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in the field of Chemistry from the University of New York at Binghamton, and then pursued his graduate degree at Dartmouth College in Organic Chemistry. After a couple of years Dr. Alex realized his calling was not in Research and Academia but rather teaching and helping people even though he enjoyed the field of chemistry greatly.
He then attended Life Chiropractic College West and received a Doctorate in Chiropractic Sciences here in the Bay area. After his graduation he decided to reside in the beautiful city of San Francisco for its glorious weather under 60-70 degrees and the fog that rolls in after 4 pm even though he could not find a descent slice of pizza, Sicilian, calzone or a chicken/veal Parmesan wedge.
Dr. Alex has lived and worked in the South of Market (SOMA) area of San Francisco since 2000. He established a Wellness Center in 2005, where he incorporated chiropractic care with acupuncture and massage therapies.
Since 2005, Dr. Alex has successfully treated acute and chronic neck & back pain, disc & nerve conditions and various other injuries related to work or automobile injuries. Dr. Alex specializes in sports chiropractic, and can relieve your shoulder, wrist, knee, ankle and foot pain. Dr. Alex utilizes a unique fusion of techniques such as the Diversified, the Gonstead, the Drop Table and the Activator to achieve this goal.
Dr. Alex is originally from New York, is an avid sports fan, traveler, unexperienced food/movie critic and dog lover. His general interests are mostly sports, especially football, soccer and hockey. Dr. Alex loves to travel, experience new cultures and talk about his favorite places to eat in San Francisco or New York. He spends most of his time with his Scottish Terrier and West Highland White Terrier.
Dr. Tirtha Mendake, MBBS, DC (SOMA & Potrero Hill) is a Licensed Chiropractor in the state of California. She is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. She has a background in Medicine from India with a Medical Degree from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College in Indore, India.
She has been practicing holistic health care for the last 10 years. She has extensively worked as a Chiropractor in India and California. During this time she had busy practices in Mumbai and Mysore.
A Yoga alliance certified yoga teacher herself, she integrates her practice of Chiropractic with deep tissue work, nutrition and life style management. She is currently pursuing Master's in Chinese Medicine and offers services at California Chiropractic Center. For more, please go to www.drtirthamendake.com.
Dr. Laura Agnew (SOMA)
My passion for chiropractic is derived from personal experience, as it changed my life when I was a child. Since the time I was a baby, I was plagued by relentless ear infections. Each year was marked with multiple middle of the night trips to the emergency room and round after round of antibiotics. I had tubes in my ears at age five, but still the ear infections persisted. Finally, as a last resort my parents brought me to a chiropractor. After receiving regular chiropractic adjustments, the painful ear infections finally ceased. Chiropractic worked when all other common medical interventions failed.
I decided to pursue a career in chiropractic so that I may help others in return for the life change I experienced as a child. I received a doctorate of chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW). During my experience as a chiropractor I have given care to patients with chronic headaches, vertigo, osteoarthritis, low back pain, neck pain, and extremity pain. I love seeing my patients over come their conditions and thrive with the administration of regular chiropractic care.
During my career as a chiropractor I have enjoyed volunteering my services. I participated in a chiropractic mission trip to Cambodia. During the trip, our group gave chiropractic care to over 1,000 impoverished Cambodians with a multitude of conditions including scoliosis, neurological disorders, and surgical injuries. I continue to volunteer by offering weekly chiropractic care at Whitstlestop, an organization dedicated to the helping the elderly, in San Rafael, CA.
I continue to give chiropractic care to patients of all ages from children to senior citizens. I believe all people benefit from a healthy functioning nervous system. I use diversified technique in conjunction with therapeutic exercises and physiotherapy modalities to ensure my patients achieve an optimal result. I am dedicated to helping my patients reach and maintain their wellness goals.
Dr. Aneesh Rangnekar (Union Square & SOMA)
3R Massage & Bodyworks
Victoria Barros graduated from Everest College in 2010 and is a Certified Massage Therapist, courtesy of the California Massage Therapy Council. The program at Everest included: Myofascial Release Therapy, Pre Natal. Sports, Swedish massage and Reflexology.
NATHAN DUBREE originally trained into Biochemistry and did medicinal organic chemistry for about 10 years before realizing his passion for holistic health. Originally certified in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, he has also studied a wide variety of other modalities including; Myo-fascial, Cranial-sacral, Strain/Couterstrain, Muscle-energy, Lymph therapy, visceral manipulation, energy balancing, and more. In addition, he has also taken many traditional college accredited classes applicable to bodywork including; Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Holistic Health, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (just to name a few). In short, his background in health science runs very broad and deep.
For his massage practice he most often uses Deep Tissue and Swedish with some Myo-fascial and energy work as needed. Only rarely does he get to use the full scope of his training but he welcomes the opportunity to do so.
Liana Gandolfi, L.M.T is licensed with CAMTC (California Massage Therapy Council). She has been practicing massage for over 12 years. Graduated from Silicon Valley College in 1999. Her techniques of massage include but are not limited to deep tissue, Swedish, sports massage, prenatal, shiatsu/acupressure, reflexology and chair massage. When she is not helping others with massage; she enjoys listening to music played by her loved ones, and practicing with her dance group. Liana looks forward to providing a service that enhances your physical health and sense of well being.
Mr. Napolean is a West Highland White Terrier and Miss Cleopatra is a Scottish Terrier that bless us with their presence from time to time. Mr. Napolean is more friendly, while Miss Cleopatra is shy and follows Dr. Alex around the office. They prefer back scratches and the occasional full body massage. They are the official “Office Greeters" and they bring a smile to everyone who comes to our office (Chiro San Francisco) and make everyone feel at home.