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Dr. Michelle Mohawk received her medical training at Southern California University of Health Sciences, earning her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2005. She is one of few Chiropractors in the United States with an expertise in aquatic rehabilitation.


Dr. Mohawk develops customized aquatic rehabilitation programs, helping patients overcome a multitude of injuries both in the pool and out, while reducing physical stress and tension on the body. She is also proficient in a variety of soft tissue therapy techniques, including a unique therapeutic Aquatic Massage in the pool or spa. She advocates an integrated approach to care, working with other health care providers to comprehensively address the health care needs of each patient.

A Southern California native, and the oldest of 22 grandchildren, she has always been a natural caregiver and enjoys seeing people experience total wellness. Dr. Mohawk graduated from UC Berkeley in 2000. Her honor’s thesis, which she researched for her bachelor’s degree, was on stress and its manifold effects on the mind and body. Her love for fitness and the outdoors led her to pursue advanced training in the field of aquatic physical rehabilitation in a non-impact water environment. When not in the office, Dr. Mohawk enjoys spending time with her extended Italian-Hawaiian family, traveling, and relaxing at the beach.
* Note: The doctor's name was changed from Michelle McLafferty to Mohawk after her marriage in 2018.

Hands-on, gentle chiropractic adjustments of the spine and extremities, along with manual spinal traction. Dr. Mohawk integrates her neuromusculoskeletal knowledge with specific soft tissue techniques to compliment the treatment protocol. Neuro-muscular massage and myofascial release techniques (MRT) assist in tissue healing. Full body recovery and wellness is also enhanced through active care - implementing aquatic rehabilitation as well as land-based functional training into the treatment process.

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