Why I Love What I Do
Once I began my training in health and wellness I knew I’d found my profession. The decision to become a chiropractor defined my career for life.
Chiropractic offers the depth, purpose, and transformative qualities I need in my work.
It is very satisfying to watch a patient experience immediate relief from a single chiropractic adjustment. As patients continue their care plan, it is enormously gratifying to hear they are enjoying activities they were unable to do before treatment.
One patient, told her chronic foot pain meant foregoing dancing and long walks for the rest of her life, was able to hike in Wildcat Canyon after following the care plan I had devised.
I take real pleasure in helping people live their lives, be it gardening, an exercise regime, or picking up their grandkids. These are the reasons I love what I do.
Dr. Matt Green, D.C.
After graduating from UC Santa Barbara I began a career in health and wellness. I became a licensed massage therapist and a certified fitness instructor, and worked with Bay Area fitness centers and chiropractic offices for several years. My next step was to become a chiropractor; I’ve been in practice since 2002.
I’m certified in the prestigious soft-tissue treatment Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), considered the gold standard by physical medicine practitioners. (Certification requires annual testing.) With A.R.T. training I can diagnose soft-tissue adhesions from joint adhesions and provide accurate, targeted care.
My interest in human musculature inspired me to teach anatomy, physiology, and dissection courses. I teach at places like Kaiser Permanente’s School for Allied Health Sciences, Life Chiropractic College West, and McKinnon Institute in Oakland.
Dr. Noel Romo, D.C.
Dr. Romo is a full body certified provider of Active Release Technique. He graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara before attending Life Chiropractic College West. Dr. Romo likes to incorporate exercise and healthy lifestyles when treating his patients to prevent future injuries.
In his free time Dr. Romo likes to workout and spend time with friends and family. As an East Bay native you can find him running through Redwood Regional Park or at an Oakland A’s game.
Zabeth Martinet Kim
Zabeth began her life in North Africa and later was raised in France, where she earned her Nursing degree and began working in a private clinic in Aix –en Provence in the South of France. She later moved to the Central Coast of California, where she worked for 15 years in an ENT clinic (Ear , Nose and Throat Specialists) assisting doctors in daily procedures and surgeries. She later managed a Chiropractic practice.
Even as a child, Zabeth has had an inner knowing of spiritual / energy’s power to heal. She left the medical world to follow her path and Truth. She started by studying massage and became certified in 1993. She learned different energy modalities, which include: Jin Shin Acutouch, Polarity, Reiki Usui, Energetics, Lymphatic drainage, Visceral Manipulation. She has specialized in CranioSacral Therapy since 2000.
CranioSacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, yet powerful method of tapping into the healing wisdom of the body and allowing the body to heal on all levels-physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Her primary belief is that our bodies have an inner wisdom that is inside all of us. This wisdom knows exactly what we need for our own healing.
During a session, she taps into that Source and assists you in connecting with it , learning from it and following it on your own individual path of healing and growing into your full potential.
“I love CranioSacral Therapy! My life and the lives of many have improved and changed because of this work.”
Zabeth works on many types of clients with a variety of issues ranging from chronic pain and emotional challenges to those who want CST for personal growth and /or stress relief. “Right away I noticed my clients were improving and had a greater sense of peace and empowerment.” I have a special interest in working with TMJ dysfunction, obstetrics and infants/children. Children respond very well because it is so gentle. This bodywork assists babies in releasing restrictive patterns in the body before they become issues later in life, thus preventing future disease and dysfunction.
In her spare time, Zabeth likes to spend time with her husband, children, stepchildren and her grandson. She delights in the favorite things that inspire her: nature, traveling, gardening, kayaking, swimming and friends. She also loves to explore new places, meet new people and learn about other culture and new languages.