Below is a list of our alternative health care specialists who have helped make the Wellness Center into what it is today. Over the past 20 years we've worked with some amazing doctors, therapists and specialists, and we wanted to include a brief bio of each along with their photo so you'll recognize the friendly face who will greet you on your first visit to our healing center.
Qualifications and credentials are included, but there's a lot more than just a diploma on the wall with our staff. They truly care about the well-being of their patients in a very personal way. Their passion and experience has helped forge our basic principle of treating each of our patient's kindly, and individual to their unique and specific needs.
RICK BARRACK, D. C., F.A.C.O.
Vista Chiropractor, Rick Barrack graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1976. He pursued further studies in "Chiropractic Orthopedics" at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and attained diplomat status in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1985. It was following these studies that he incorporated the exercise component of his Vista chiropractic and wellness practice. He is well respected and his opinions are sought out by the medical community, the insurance industry and employers.
CRAIG HELLER, D.C.
Dr. Heller graduated from University of Santa Barbara in 1993 and Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1996. He attained post doctoral certification as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician in 1998. He has been a practicing chiropractor in Vista with Dr. Barrack since 1997 and has become the "go to" guy in our clinic for extremity injuries such as knees, shoulders and ankles.
DANIEL POSTULKA, D.C.
Dr. Postulka graduated from San Diego State in 1981. He graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1984 Magna Cum Laude. He is licensed in the State of California as a Qualified Medical Evaluator. He has done many extra courses in both management of work injuries and auto injuries. He enjoys a family practice treating all ages.
MURRAY RUSSELL, D.C.
Dr. Murray Russell recently relocated to Vista to practice Chiropractic. Originally an Athletic Trainer, he went on to obtain his Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis Minnesota. He utilizes a Holistic approach to Chiropractic, perfecting his gentle, low force style of adjusting and hands on soft tissue treatments. Dr. Russell also helps individuals and families create customized whole food nutrition and exercise plans that are simple to follow yet highly effective. His whole food recipes and preparations have helped people heal from the overload of a toxic diet and lifestyle. He is also available to meet with small groups who are interested in hands on whole foods preparation instruction. www.backtolifenow.com
GIANNE BRINTWOOD, D.C.
Dr. Brintwood graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1992 and brings almost 20 years of knowledge, impeccable bed-side manner and top-notch health care expertise to the Wellness Center. She is a family practice chiropractor who has great success treating headaches, back pain, TMJ disorders, carpal tunnel problems, posture problems, athletic injuries and the specialty of giving proper care to pregnant women. She is a passionate lecturer and available to any organizations, etc. for speaking. www.DoctorBHCG.com
AMY ROGERS-CAVENDER, L. Ac.
Amy earned a Bachelor or Arts in Biology from California State University at Northridge before entering the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. There she earned a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has also studied at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. www.amyneedles.com
REBECCA TABATZKY, L. Ac.
Rebecca Tabatsky, L. Ac. is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine San Diego and a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California. Rebecca combines acupuncture, energy medicine, massage therapy, essential oils, nutrition and herbal prescriptions to maintain health and treat various disorders. In addition to supporting general health, Rebecca specializes in the treatment of neurological disorders, paralysis, spinal cord recovery, pain, and orthopedics. Rebecca combines acupuncture and herbal medicine for a results driven, pain-free experience. www.acuartz.com
Maureen manages the office. She has worked with her husband for over 30 years. She can answer your general questions about the office, chiropractic, insurance, the art exhibits or anything else you come up with. She changes light bulbs too!
Sherrie is our Insurance Specialist. This is the toughest job in our facility. She does her best to find out benefits for our patients. She is resourceful and has more than 30 years of experience.
URSULA ZEKAS/MEGHAN FREDETTE
Ursula supervises our Rehabilitation Department. She graduated from Chapman University with a degree in Psychology and received her Associate in Science in Physical Therapy and is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. Meghan Fredette is a recent graduate from Pacific University with a major in Exercise Science with emphasis in Integrative Physiology.
Tressah acts as our "Patient Liaison". She checks insurance benefits and helps patients with other aspects of care such as coordinating the doctor and patient treatment programs. She has seven years of experience in the chiropractic field and has attended numerous seminars on administrative protocols. Feel free to call her with your questions.
JERRY STRYBOS, C.P.T.
Jerry has been an athletic and personal trainer for more than a decade. He has earned many international certifications throughout the years including the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He was one of the first trainers in the country to be certified and a member of the National Board of Fitness Examiners. He specializes in joint dysfunction, strength and conditioning, and takes a Holistic approach to his training programs. He has been nominated as one of the Top 100 trainers in the US by Men’s Journal.