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Dr. Michael Valones is a primary health care professional that focuses on diagnosis, care and prevention of disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system, and the associated effects on the neurological system. He utilizes the most effective, evidence-based and up-to-date techniques including the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Graston Technique, Rocktape, Sacral-Occipital Technique (SOT), and chiropractic adjustments supplemented with specific exercise, stretching, and myofascial release techniques.
He attained his B.S. in Biochemistry from Drew University and Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Palmer College. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and began his career personal training with an emphasis on postural correction, and as a strength and conditioning coach for his college rugby team. Dr. Michael is also working to attain credentials as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). As an athlete who has competed in several sports including lacrosse, tennis, rugby, and Ultimate Frisbee, Dr. Michael learned early about the benefits of chiropractic care.
Outside of the office, he is fulfilling his other hobbies as a golfer, snowboarder, musician, martial artist, and outdoor enthusiast. He continues to work with many athletes and weekend-warriors around the Bay Area, often working as a field doctor for rugby tournaments, Ultimate Frisbee tournaments hosted by the Bay Area Disc Association, CrossFit competitions and other events in California.
His goal is to help people out of pain, rehabilitate their injuries, and get them back to the activities they love. Throughout the process, Dr. Michael hopes to educate patients of all ages and all lifestyles about their own personal health, and to help them reach new health goals they never thought possible!