Dr. Tucker’s interest in putting together the arts and science of Pilates, yoga, stretching, medicine balls, stability balls, rubber tubing, balance training, chi gong, weight training, cardio training, endurance training, diet, chiropractic, performance enhancement, muscle and massage therapy, has been evolving for more than 20 years.
Dr. Tucker completed Chiropractic training at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. He has a post graduate Diplomate degree in Rehabilitation and is certified in chiropractic spinal trauma. He is a past-president of the Santa Monica Chiropractic Society. Dr. Tucker served on the Chiropractic Rehabilitation board. He is a member of the California Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association. He won a KARMA award and was named Chiropractor of the Year from the Los Angeles Alternative Medicine group. He is the designated and selected Chiropractor for The Massage Therapy Center in Los Angeles. He is author of numerous articles and publications on soft tissue injuries. He has been in continuous active practice for the past 20 years in the west Los Angeles area. He has completed advanced education and clinical training in rehabilitation, sports medicine, nutrition, and functional exercise training.
Dr. Tucker enjoys speaking on health issues at local meetings as well as teaching other Doctors around the country. He teaches post graduate training in the cervical spine, lumbar spine and temporomandibular joints.
In his free time, Dr. Tucker enjoys hiking, bike riding, and his own progressive body movement classes.
He is married to Madelyn Alfano, the owner of Maria’s Italian Kitchen restaurants, and has three children.
His practice includes chiropractic, postural assessment/conditioning, gait analysis, therapeutic exercise, and muscle/soft-tissue therapy.
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HEALTH EDUCATION AND ON SITE SEMINARS
Dr. Tucker can present a program tailored to your employees/group/organization specific interests and needs. Past lectures have included such topics as
* Nutrition programs
* Stress management
* Fitness, exercise and wellness lectures
* Cervical spine
* Lumbar spine
Treatment of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain patients are a special concern of Dr. Tucker’s. Most patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain have tried many treatments before and nothing has had a real lasting effect. Most chronic pain patients have had to give up activities which they enjoy. It is his goal to help you return to a more active lifestyle again. This will not be easy. He knows you are frustrated, tired, and even upset about your situation. This is normal. He wants to teach you strategies to learn how to control and cope with the pain better.