About Us

Rikke Cox

Office Manager

Jessica Damon

Pilates Instructor

Brain Jillson


Mae Li


Jamie Russell

Pilates Instructor


Lisa Covey, DC, CCSP

Fitwell ChiropractorDirector of FitWell Chiropractic Sports Medicine, Dr. Covey graduated from Life Chiropractic College West, cum laude, where she continues to guest lecture. Dr. Covey is certified with the Spine Research Institute of San Diego which provides research and education in the area of traumatic spinal injury.

Dr. Covey not only treats the spine but also the extremities. She has treated the shoulders of professional football players, the hands of musicians, the backs of policemen and women, the feet of golfers, surfers and marathon runners. In addition she is a certified Active Release Techniques (ART) provider and specializes in all manners of soft tissue and repetitive strain injuries both of the spine and the extremities. For this reason, she serves as a referral physician for SF General Hospital, St Francis Spine Center and various orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Covey treats and consults with a wide variety of athletes, both professional and recreational. Her philosophy and treatment approach stem from personal as well as professional experience. Whether you’re an athlete or non-athlete the same principles of prevention, remedy and recovery apply.

Enhancing our individual functional capacity is what makes chiropractic and ART so successful. Enabling her patients to enjoy life to the fullest is Dr. Covey’s goal.

Heather Casey, DC, ATC

Heather Maxwell Dr. Maxwell graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. She is a certified Active Release Techniques (ART) provider and certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Dr. Maxwell enjoys the challenge of treating the body as a functional unit, addressing any soft tissue injuries, along with spine and extremity treatment. She has helped patients from many different backgrounds attain an increased level of health through chiropractic care and soft tissue therapy.

While Dr. Maxwell has worked with almost every type of athlete, she can especially empathize with those who pursue events of endurance distance, as she has completed four marathons and two Ironman triathlons. She is passionate about helping people of all ages return to the activities they enjoy.

Rikke Cox, Office Manager

Fitwell ChiropractorRikke comes to FitWell Chiropractic Sports Medicine through the agency business. Rikke has found booking artists for gigs to be quite similar to running the office of a chiropractor. “As silly as it sounds, working at FitWell gives me a sense of contributing to a better world. Seeing people come in with pain and leave feeling better. The results of our work show their rewards daily here at FitWell. I love that.”

Rikke received her Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from ASU. Rikke is your typical bay area outdoor lover preferring to surf in the ocean or ski on the mountains. You can also find Rikke volunteering at various native habitat restoration projects throughout the city.

Jessica Damon, Pilates Instructor

Fitwell ChiropractorJessica first experienced the profoundly transformative effects of Pilates in 2004, after years of dancing with back pain. Her training includes in-depth studies of Dance Medicine, Pilates for Scoliosis, and Perinatal Pilates. She also brings her studies of Bartenieff Fundamentals, Alexander Technique, yoga, and years of dance training to her teaching. Jessica has been honored to support her clients in a wide variety of endeavors: from training for athletic events to preparing for birth; recovering from stroke, back and abdominal surgeries; rehabilitating herniated discs and other soft tissue injuries; and simply increasing strength, awareness, and ease in the body. In addition to her work as a Pilates instructor, she is a grain-free baking aficionado, independent dance artist, and mama.

Brain Jillson, CMT

Brain Jillson

Brian discovered the rehabilitative properties of massage therapy and completed his 600 hours of certified training in the year 2000. He specializes in myofascial release of the spine and pelvis, treating piriformis syndrome and sciatica, and thoracic outlet syndrome. He utilizes Swedish, deep tissue, and neuromuscular techniques while tailoring your massage meeting your specific needs. His restorative bodywork helps reverse the negative effects repetitive use and postural imbalances have on the body and can also help improve recovery time post injury and post surgical procedure. In 2012 Brian earned his bachelor of science in Kinesiology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. He also holds an Associate of Arts in Exercise Science and is currently seeking enrollment in Life Chiropractic College to earn his doctorate. Brian welcomes you to come feel what he brings to the table.

Mae Li

Mae Li, DC, ART

Dr. Mae Li was born in Hong Kong and obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree with honors from New York Chiropractic College. Having experience in both a hospital and a multidisciplinary practice in New York has enabled her to work collaboratively with other health care professionals to provide patients with the most thorough and comprehensive treatment possible. She understands that each individual’s body is unique and tells a different story. Therefore, Dr. Li’s goal with every patient is to provide personalized care that empowers them – to give them the tools they need to take control of their pain, while providing a firm understanding of the underlying root issues.

As a former sponsored badminton player, Dr. Li is well-versed in the body’s movement system and its relationship with musculoskeletal pain syndromes. She continues to explore various sports to understand the needs of different athletes and to remain active. She lives by what she preaches – that we are designed to move and that the freedom to move is the key to health.

Dr. Li is dedicated in pursuing post-graduate education geared towards helping patients reduce pain and restore proper movements and active lifestyles. She is certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Level 1, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Level A, RockTape (Kinesiotaping), and ConnecTX (instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy).

Jamie Russell

Jamie Russell, Pilates Instructor

As a classically trained dancer, Jamie has been studying the Pilates method on and off since the age of 13. Her personal practice became more consistent and significant after taking a break from dance as a way to maintain physical and mental balance. She began her Pilates teacher training in New York and went on to complete a comprehensive certification through Balanced Body in San Francisco, CA. Jamie emphasizes the Pilates principles, concentration, control and precision and strives to help her clients reach their individual goals at any level.

Active Release Techniques ® (ART)

Active Release Techniques ® (ART) treatment is a hands-on case-management system that allows us to diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries.

Complete Chiropractic Care

While the modern concept of chiropractic is just over one hundred years old, joint manipulation is one of the oldest forms of healthcare.

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage is the manipulation of the muscles and tissues of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, and stress.

Functional Rehabilitation

At FitWell our concept of progressive rehabilitation encompasses many forms of what is known as active care.

  • Janet Thompson – Ultra Marathoner

    “Lisa is an outstanding healthcare provider, not only for her ART and chiropractic work but also for her holistic approach to body work. Her caring and compassion are always evident in her sessions. Lisa consistently takes the time and energy to explore how various aspects of the patient’s life may be contributing to the aches and pains. With Lisa’s therapy, guidance, and encouragement, I’ve been able to stay healthy while training for and completing multiple ultramarathons. Many thanks to Lisa and Rikke for all their kindness and support!”

  • Hans Florine – Speed Climb World Record of Yosemite’s El Capitan 2012

  • Teyo Johnson – Oakland Raiders

  • Armando Benitez – San Francisco Giants