Our Patients

This page is dedicated to our patients. We are fortunate to have so many people that find our work valuable in their extremely busy and active lives. We want to share some of them and their achievements with you. Virtually all of them subscribe to the same philosophy as we do…life is meant to be lived and the minute you stop moving…you begin to fall apart. Never give up. They don’t. Neither do we.

Lisa Novak
“You have changed my whole perspective on what I can achieve with my body. Cheers, Lisa”

Angela Tieri
“Dr. Covey was an invaluable part of my marathon training. Thanks to her I was able to get my aching hamstrings under control, and successfully finish the Boston (3:55) and Big Sur (3:28) marathons just 13 days apart with no injuries”

Anna Yen
“Thank you SO MUCH for your treatments so far. The ART has been invaluable to me – to my continuing recovery and to my mental sanity. I only wish I had known about you during the FIRST two years of my injury.”

Janet Thompson
“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!”
Janet Thompson
Miwok 100k Marin Headlands

Leslie Kothe
“It went: phenomenally!My feet held up and I ran a great race: 3:25:55.I ran a 3:27 in Boston when I was injury free! Thanks for helping me achieve my goal!”
Leslie Kothe
New York Marathon

Rich Jones
“The good Dr Lisa Covey AKA: the finger of the dear Lord himself. With love and appreciation to you guys”

Teyo Johnson
Oakland Raiders

Sandi Kaplan
“The trip of a lifetime – I didn’t think I’d be able to stroll the beaches of Crete, much less do this strenuous hike to some distant ruins. Thanks Dr. Lisa and staff for helping get my plantar fasciitis onto a healing path without invasive techniques!”
With gratitude,
Sandi Kaplan
Divine Monkey Homeopathy, San Francisco

Jackie Flynn
World Championships

Michelle Williamson
Ironman Triathlon

Todd Campbell
“Dr. Covey has helped not only get rid of the pain I was feeling every day, but also has improved my way of thinking about my body and lifestyle. Thank you for all your help, Dr. Covey!”

Sunita Rao
“Thanks for keeping our rickety old bodies performing like well oiled machines…

I am very grateful for Fitwell Chiropractic. They were recommended to me separately by several different people including a trainer at my gym (Conner McGuire) and two teammates, Millie Dydasco and Annie Hoddinott. Millie struggled for years with an injury that she referred to as her “butt thing”. She tried all kinds of stuff but never got any relief. Finally she tried ART and was very pleased with her results. Unfortunately for me I developed the same problem and I constantly felt like I was going to pull something….I was very uncomfortable running much less trying to break out into a sprint. After working with Lisa only a few times, I felt comfortable running again and over time, I think I even improved my speed. I believe that working with Lisa helps me continue to participate in this game I love. Another thing I find very valuable is the help I get from Rikke. She takes customer service to a whole new level!

Anyhow, thanks Fitwell!”

Sunita Rao
SF Vikings
Over 40 National Champs – June, 05


Sandy Rogers
“Dr. Lisa! Thanks for fixing my partner. We’re back running on six good legs.”

“Brink” and Sandy Rogers
National Ultimate Dog Champion
Western Regional Champion 03 & 04
3 Championships on 3 Dogs in 3 Divisions


Jenelle Johnson & Shawn Brokemond
“In a culture where we are usually too rushed, too busy and too impatient to listen to each other much less our own bodies, Dr. Covey is the rare practitioner who truly takes the time to get to know her patients. She embodies patience, compassion, knowledge and skill. More importantly, this is all topped off with a highly intuitive nature and warm personality that makes for a unique personal yet professional style that is rare. She listens and gets to know what you need in order to maintain a higher level of fitness and wellness. She has taught me to pay attention to the signs in my body and how my lifestyle impacts my health. Dr. Covey continues surpass my expectations in every way each time I visit her. Thanks Dr. Covey!”

Jenelle Johnson
Kindergarten Teacher


Maria O’Reilly
“Dr.Lisa Covey paved the way for me to stretch and
move in the right direction with training for the
Treasure Island Triathlon.”

Maria O’Reilly


Jed Lau
“For over a year, I couldn’t make the pain in my shoulder go away, despite stretching and resting. I saw an orthopedic surgeon, who told me that a cortisone shot would be the next step. I was sure that a less invasive solution existed. Lisa was that solution, and it was not only less invasive, but more effective. She’s great!”


Deborah Mock-Vaughn
“It should be against the law…how great Dr. Lisa takes care of me. Dr. Lisa makes it possible for me to keep others safe.”


Frank Hsieh
Team Sketch Racing
Regional Champion 2003


Elizabeth Simpson-Davis
Bassist of Von Iva
“You only live in this body once – treat it right.”


Ronald Kimmons
“Family is family! Dr. Covey took care of my cousin, now she takes care of me and my wife. Nothing like the crack of my back to make easy the crack of my bat.”


Ronald Kimmons
“Family is family! Dr. Covey took care of my cousin, now she takes care of me and my wife. Nothing like the crack of my back to make easy the crack of my bat.”


Flavio Baccianini
former Mr. Italy, Mr. Europe, 2nd place Mr. Olympia, Masters 1999


Hans Florine
1999 Yosemite Speed Assent Champion


Christopher Keiser
Team Wild Oats In Line Skating Champion 1998 Athens to Atlanta Roadskate 86 miles Winner 4 hrs 35 mins 45 secs.


Patrick Makuakane
Director-Kumuhula Na Lei Hulu I Ka WakiuDance Group


Kelly Mulrey
Caber Toss contestant in the 1999 U.S. National Scottish American Atheletic Association’s Highland Games. The event involves thrusting a Caber, a 19’6″ pole weighing about 100lbs end over end. Historically it is thought that this technique was used to cross rivers or used like ladders to scale castle walls.


Sean Cass
“We’re all roommates on this big ball. The creator lives vicariously through us all as we learn a little more each day about who we are. I don’t know where I’d be without this guitar and all the cool and crazy people that I’ve met thus far.”

Thank you Dr. Covey.
Sean Cass

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.

  • 7x7 Best of the Bay 2017

    “Marathoners and mountain climbers trust Lisa Covey and her team at FitWell Chiropractic Sports Medicine (900 Noe St., Castro) to cure acute injuries and chronic nuisances through a menu of offerings that includes Active Release Technique (ART), functional rehab, massage therapy, and even Pilates.”

    – 7×7 Best of the Bay Area 2017