DC, ART, CCST
DC, ART, ATC
Director 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.
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
Empowering people to heal themselves is Gabriella’s greatest goal. With over 20 years of dance and sport movement studies, and over 10 years of teaching experience Gabriella brings a sense of curiosity and wisdom to each session. She strives to help people find breath to their movements both inside and outside of the Pilates studio.
Gabriella graduated from NYU with honors. She is trained in gyrotonic, gyrokinesis, Anusara yoga and Corealighn. She has also studied the work of Vladimir Janda and his Physiotherapy concepts of muscle reorganizational training. Gabriella received her Pilates certification in 2007 from Ellie Herman. She continues to study how to use the Pilates method in a rehabilitative setting, and to learn more about how the body and mind work.
Gabriella is currently completing her Doctor of Chiropractic at Life West Chiropractic College, and looks forward to integrating movement modalities into her chiropractic sessions.
Christine Doo is a Certified Massage Therapist and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. As a graduate of the National Holistic Institute, Christine is well versed in many massage modalities including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai massage and has the ability to tailor each session to her client’s needs. She is currently furthering her education at NHI’s Advanced Neuromuscular Medical Massage program, and enjoys the detailed attention to specific muscles. Her love for kinesiology and active lifestyle (yoga, running, tennis) give her a better understanding of how to heal soft tissue injuries, increase range of motion, and relieve pain and tension.
Christine likens her body work to her many years of working with clay as a ceramicist. The muscles in the body respond to touch and with the right pressure and a little bit of love, they go to their natural and beautiful form.
Arnold Dela Cruz is a Certified Massage Practitioner through California Massage Therapy Council and a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. As a graduate from the San Francisco School of Massage, he completed his training in Advanced Massage with focus in Swedish/Relaxation and Deep Tissue.
He places great value on the innate healing abilities in all of us with a focus in intuition and anatomical knowledge to help release long held tension, both emotional and physical. His main goal is to help people get to a state of relaxation and provide pain relief.
Arnold draws his healing energy from an active lifestyle that includes basketball, tennis, free weight-lifting, hiking and meditation.
Rikke 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.