Dr. Gregory Vanvakaris

   Chiropractor
   Certified Strength &
    Conditioning Specialist

   Qualified Medical Examiner


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ABOUT DR. GREG


Dr. Greg became engrossed in the study of anatomy and physiology to improve his performance as a competitive athlete (kick-boxing, outrigger-racing, surfing, swimming, beach volleyball, all-terrain running, cycling.) As his knowledge base grew, he made this the focus of his college studies (Physical Education major with an emphasis in Exercise Science). While in his senior year at Cal State University Northridge, he was working in the Adaptive Therapy Lab (working with stroke, Parkinson's, Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Joint injury patients) and did his internship in Cardiac Rehabilitation at the Veteran's Administration Hospital. At the same time, he began personal training, working with athletes and celebrities at the prestigious Sports Club L.A. where he was chosen "Program Director/Personal Trainer of the Year". He and his team were also awarded the title of "Best Personal Training Team" by City Sports magazine.

Dr. Greg suffered a debilitating low back injury after an outrigger canoe Iron-man race. Luckily, one of his teammates was doing an internship in chiropractic school and treated him back to health. He had always felt that he was in great shape but was given a more in-depth understanding of neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation from his friend's work and was back racing in three weeks for the California Iron-Man Championships. It seemed like a miracle to him and it was all achieved without the use of drugs. He decided to investigate the doctorate programs in Chiropractic and soon realized that he could make a much larger impact on himself, his family and society. He wanted to teach as many people as possible about the prevention of disease, the promotion of health and how to enjoy the pleasures of life with greater energy and an absence of pain. He wanted to learn how to push his physical limits within a safe realm and how to improve his health making sure that injuries didn't become a hindrance to his performance.

Dr. Greg studied at Cleveland Chiropractic College in L.A. for his Doctorate. He spear-headed a rehabilitation center in school and attended numerous seminars in Applied Kinesiology, Sports Injuries, Nutrition in Athletes and Massage techniques. Dr. Greg was appointed to the Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, was on the National Dean's List and graduated Magna Cum Laude in April 1997. While in school, he continued to personal train clients in their homes, on movie sets and in the gym. Since graduating he has continued his education in Sports Injuries, Worker's Compensation and Personal Injury. Dr. Greg is a Qualified Medical Examiner . He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is also an active member of the American Chiropractic Association and California Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Greg cross trains regularly and believes wellness is a product of balancing mind, body and spirit. It is achieved by incorporating exercise, stretching, proper nutrition, massage, meditation, proper rest, periodic vacation, social interaction and, of course, chiropractic adjustments.


"It is important for patients to know that their doctors themselves take the advice they give. We must live the sermon, not just deliver it."

- Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.


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Unless otherwise noted: All photos by Mariana Tosca