Chiropractors

Dr. Dylan Murray, Chiropractor

Dr. Dylan Murray is originally from San Diego, California. He decided at a young age that he wanted to pursue Chiropractic and has been involved in the Chiropractic profession since the age of 19. He volunteered at various Chiropractic offices while fulfilling his undergraduate studies and graduated from Life University with his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2012. He spends his free time kitesurfing, hiking, and collecting rocks and fossils.

  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP)
  • Certified in Webster’s Technique
  • Soft Tissue Specialist
  • Sport Injury Specialist
  • Flexion Distraction Technique
  • Activator Technique
  • Member of International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)
 

Dr. Jessica Nichols, Chiropractor

Dr. Jessica Nichols is originally from Casa Grande, Arizona. She served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, the equivalency of a nurse, for five years. After the Navy, she practiced as a nurse until receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from University of California Santa Cruz. She continued her education receiving her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University, graduating with honors as cum laude in 2012. Dr. Nichols is currently focused on efforts outside of the office such as health talks and community outreach, to book her for an event please contact our office.

  • Certified in Webster Technique
  • Torque Release Technique
  • Bio-Geometrical Integration (BGI)
  • Specializes in maternity and pediatric Chiropractic care.
  • Member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)

Both Dr. Jessica Nichols and Dr. Dylan Murray met while studying to become Chiropractors. Together they have attended numerous seminars to improve their skills and continue their education beyond the academic curriculum acquiring many specialized certificates. After extensive traveling following graduation from Chiropractic College, they decided to move to Santa Cruz, California to pursue their career. They enjoy spending time with their two dogs and spend their free time exploring all that Santa Cruz has to offer.

Physical Therapists

Christopher Vafiades, Physical Therapist

Christopher provides evidenced based practice, mixing a “hands on” approach with specific exercise and education to optimize patient recovery.

It is my goal to provide the highest quality of patient care and help all patients reach optimal health and fitness levels.

Christopher received his masters’ degree in Physical Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University with special interest in orthopedic physical therapy. He earned his BS in Exercise and Sport Sciences specializing in Athletic Training at the University of Florida.

Philosophy

Christopher’s treatment philosophy involves evidenced-based practice. He provides individualized and comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation programs with goal to relieve pain, promote healing, and prevent future injury. Christopher uses a “hands on” approach with specific exercises, in combination with patient education on techniques, fitness, general wellness, and ergonomics. This comprehensive treatment strategy aims to optimize results, shorten recovery time, and prevent re-injury. Ultimately it is his goal to provide the highest quality of patient care and assist all his patients in achieving their physical and functional goals.

Experience

Since beginning his practice as a Physical Therapist he has worked in a variety of outpatient clinics with a broad range of general orthopedic conditions throughout Florida, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. Throughout his career, Christopher has gained valuable experience with manual physical therapy, on-field assessment and rehabilitative care. License and Certification Physical Therapy Board of California: Licensed Physical Therapist National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification: Certified Athletic Trainer.

 

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Dr. Adriana P. Mesa, DPT, MS, OCS, CCI
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Certified Clinical Instructor

Dr. Adriana P. Mesa, DPT, graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009 with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. In 2012, she earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from EIM Institute of Health Professions. Adriana is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), and has additional certifications in Y-Balance and Functional Movement Screening (FMS), CrossFit (CF-L1), and is a NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). Her professional expertise includes utilizing a variety of manual therapy techniques and treating patients with orthopaedic, post-surgical, and sports related injuries. Adriana has a special interest in ankle/foot disorders, as well as, knee and shoulder pathology. Adriana is an avid CrossFit athlete and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

Massage Therapists

Santa Cruz Spine and Sport Chiropractic welcome on board our newest Certified Massage Therapist, Marshall Payne. He practices a variety of modalities ranging from Deep Tissue/Clinical, Therapeutic Swedish, Prenatal/Postpartum, to Hot Stone Therapy and more. His specialty modality is Thai Massage. Within a Thai massage session, the client is guided through a series of assisted stretches and rotation of joints, while using rhythmic broad and pointed compression. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body session that relieves tension in deep muscles, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. Thai massage is performed on a Thai mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing for ease of movement and flexibility.

Marshall Payne

Marshall Payne, received his first massage certification from the UCSC Holistic Health program and later graduated from Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts. He practices a variety of modalities and his specialties are Deep Tissue/Sports Massage, Thai Massage and Therapeutic Swedish. He offers comprehensive pain relieving services that replenish energy throughout body. His touch is gentle and sensitive yet firm and precise.

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