YOUR CARE TEAM
EXPERT THERAPISTS THAT UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC
Dr. Lisa Covey
Enhancing our individual functional capacity is what makes chiropractic and ART so successful. My goal is to enable my patients to enjoy life to the fullest.
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.
Dr. Mae Yee Lam Li
You can achieve goals with your body at a higher level than you thought possible. I’ll guide you to overcome those obstacles that’s holding you back.
Dr. Mae Li earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree with honors from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). She has long participated in sports and has been active her entire life. She is well-versed in the body’s movement system and its relationship with musculoskeletal pain syndromes. Her dedication to learning and helping people led her to become a Chiropractor.
Dr. Mae’s focus is to listen to your story and to help you along your journey to feeling and moving better, from sports-specific injuries to day-to-day strain injuries. By working together, she can provide a personalized care plan that gives you the tools you need to take control of your pain, while providing a firm understanding of the underlying root issues. When you match her passion and knowledge, Dr. Mae is a great partner to help you get back to your own passion and perform even better!
She’s certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), SFMA/FMS Level 1, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Level A, RockTape (Kinesiotaping), and ConnecTX (instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy).
When Dr. Mae is not in the clinic, she lives by what she preaches – that we are designed to move and that the freedom to move is the key to health. You can find her playing badminton, tennis, rowing dragon boat, food adventure, or exploring completely new experience!
Dr. Heather Casey
My passion is to help people of all ages return to the activities they enjoy. I have worked with almost every type of athlete. I can especially empathize with those who pursue events of endurance distance, as I have completed four marathons and two Ironman triathlons myself!
Dr. Casey graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. She is a certified Active Release Techniques (ART) provider and certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Dr. Casey 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. Casey 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.
Nara Tucker, LMT, CHT
Nara has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 2000. With her many years of experience working as massage therapist and a background in engineering, Nara sees the body as an engineering marble.
She believes with the help of a skillful therapist, the body has the power to heal itself. As a passionate martial artist, Nara’s bodywork is focused on injuries and chronic pain with a specialization in deep tissue and sports massage. Her signature neuromuscular bodywork is greatly appreciated by all of her patients.
Cara Kelsey, CMT
Cara is a Certified Massage Therapist trained in a variety of modalities and techniques including Lomi Lomi, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and Prenatal. She graduated from National Holistic Institute in 2010 and has continued to practice, love and learn more about massage ever since.
She loves creating and being in an environment where a client can step away from the business of life and receive calm therapeutic touch. She uses a combination of techniques for a deep yet nurturing and relaxing massage. She likes to talk to clients about any expectations for their massage session, as well as anything she may need to know about their bodies, in order to formulate a massage specifically to meet their needs.
She uses her growing knowledge of anatomy and assessment strategies to customize these sessions. She believes that massage can be therapeutic and relieve tension while being energetic. Her massage style reflects that and can be very specific to target certain muscles or broad for a full body relaxation but always maintains a flow, connection and a grounding presence.
PILATES AND POSTURE SPECIALIST
Sonya loves this body stuff! She toured the world as a professional dancer at age 14, and have had 20+ years experience teaching ballet and Pilates. She has studied human anatomy, dance injury prevention, biomechanics and was certified in Pilates through PhysicalMind Institute in New York as well as Pilates Method Alliance. Sonya is also a faculty member of two certification programs in San Francisco.
Sonya continues to be fascinated by how the body learns, moves and heals.
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Nara Tucker, CHT, LMT
Nara is also a practitioner and researcher of Mongolian Sky Shamanism. She additionally holds certificates in Advanced Hypnotherapy. She is a member of The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and a member of the unbroken lineage of Khalhk Shamans.
Her Hypnotherapy sessions are designed to explore and alter limitations that are set by subconscious beliefs and conventional thinking. These treatments are useful for exploring emotional and physical barriers to health and healing and can serve as an outlet for self discovery.
Nara often takes pilgrimages to the homes of tutelary spirits as this practice is a vital part of Mongolian Shamanism. These journeys take place in locations such as The Gobi Desert, The Altai Mountains and The Siberian Taiga.
Shamans help clients to heal by retrieving the lost portion of their power and soul. When you are planing to receive a Shamanic Healing Session, you don’t have to decide on which part of your life and/or physical body to work on, a shaman can access that information for you. Both Hypnotherapy and Shamanic treatments by request can be administered virtually.
Chrissy McGoldrick, Office Manager
Chrissy comes with over 20 years of experience with office and customer service experience. She has always enjoyed interacting with and getting to know so many new people. Chrissy is the first person to greet you and strives to make your visit a pleasant experience. She works closely with the entire staff to help provide you with excellent care.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors. Her husband and three girls keep her plenty busy.
What Our Patients Have To Say
"Dr. Lisa Covey is such an amazing practitioner! She has a healing presence alone, and is skillful and focused in her treatments. I have a chronic condition and my body feels so much more vibrant and functional after each session, not to mention the reduction in pain. I recommend Dr. Covey and her team to anyone in need of skillful and nurturing chiropractors!"
"A friend who had recent surgery recommended FitWell to me. When I first arrived I was really messed up and Dr. Mae Li, a passionate and knowledgeable chiropractor, is really the best. She invests in you until she finds out what and why you have pain. I love coming here and I feel good after each session. Can’t say more. This place rocks."
"Have been going to Dr. Covey for several years and have been extremely happy with her care — for general preventative health as well as apricot issues. She is extremely knowledgeable, gentle and effective. She also worked with my teenaged son through a serious sports injury and was his most effective medical resource/provider."
"Nara is a gifted healer and massage therapist. I bring her a list, she discovers the rest; and I always walk away from her table feeling looser, taller, aligned with gravity, and feeling renewed. Nara's techniques address the issues; and she's an interesting well-traveled person besides."
"Very happy with the treatment I received at FitWell for a knee problem I have been having for a couple months. I met with Dr. Mae Li and she really knew how the body works and was able to help. She explained to me what was happening with my knee and what corrective actions I can take to help with the issue going forward. Definitely recommend and am very happy with Dr. Mae & FitWell!"
"I had a 60-min massage at FitWell and it was wonderful! I had been having lower back pain that came on suddenly. She listened to me explain what was wrong, and not only hit all the spots that were bothering me but even identified new ones related to the pain I'd been having. This was leaps and bounds above a standard massage from a spa and even well above any deep tissue massage I've ever had. I will definitely be going back. "
"Dr. Lisa has kept me running since 2010. After breaking my foot and causing all kinds of mayhem to my lower legs, medical care providers and therapists told me to find a new sport. I found Dr. Lisa. Since then, she's enabled me to run 7 marathons and maybe 30 half marathons, and still going strong. She welcomes me back after each nagging injury, turns me around and gets me back on the road. I plan to run 'til I drop."
"I started working with FitWell (Dr. Heather Casey) with extreme sciatic pain. I received truly life changing (restoring) care in months leading up to a surgery and every month since. I have kept in outstanding health, surfing, running and leading the life I want with the help of fitwell to provide precise, practical fixes to my sensitive body. As a health care professional in Integrative Medicine at UCSF I am often asked for recommendations and it is very easy- FitWell"
"Dr. Mae has done amazing work for me. I had a debilitating upper back issue that left me writhing in pain during a long run where I had to limp about two miles home. After three sessions with FitWell, I am back to nearly 100% normal, which I find remarkable. Thank you for the great work, Dr. Mae!"
Fitwell Chiropractic Sports Medicine
900 Noe Street
San Francisco, CA 94114