Listen, I am the last guy (other than my dad) that would be writing a review of two doctors of chiropractic, but I must give credit where credit is due. I have been an athlete for most of my life, playing hockey competitively in high school and college. Recently, I began having knee pain. Unusual, since I couldn't remember doing anything to make it this way. Feeling worried, I met with the Stevens'. I told them about my hesitation with chiriopractic work, to which they said, ""You may not need it. It could be a muscular or tendon issue with your knee."" After explaining my pain, Dr. Stevens asked me to work my fingers between my quad and my hamstring along the side of my leg. ""Push there and move your fingers around. Do you feel anything."" Soreness and pain! At this point, he had not even touched me. He explained that what I was telling him led him to believe that I had agitated my IT band. I had no idea I had one, much less where it was. ""Foam roller"" was his answer and some stretching. He helped me get a foam roller, which I would roll on. It hurt. It hurt a lot. But Dr. Stevens said that it was like getting a massage where the knots get worked out. It hurts, but it will get better with each application. \r
I have continued to stretch and foam roll. The foam roller has put me back in the game. Running, playing hockey-not a problem. No more issues.\r
I can't speak for other chiropractors--this was the first one I have ever seen--but I truly believe in the character and intergrity of The California Wellness Center. Both Rex and Molly Stevens (and their massage therapist) provide a great enviroment for treatment. Friends have told me that many chiropractors will adjust you, without even testing you to see if you need it! That makes no sense. \r
Listen, if you want a no-pressure wellness doctor, this is your place. If you want a doctor that addresses the issue, and doesn't automatically adjust you, this is your place. Thanks Rex & Molly.
Pros: Clearly wants to find the root of the problem.
Cons: Apparently likes the San Diego Chargers..