Dr. Brian H. Wikoff, Owner-Doctor of Chiropractic
In 1991, Dr. Brian Wikoff graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Shortly after graduating, Dr. Wikoff and his wife Stacey went on to establish an Orange chiropractic office then growing into a Santa Ana chiropractic office which is what we now know as Back to Life Family Chiropractic.
Dr. Wikoff has been in practice for over 22 years and has earned many certifications in areas consisting of Spinal Trauma, Pediatrics, Scoliosis, and sports injuries. Essentially, Dr. Wikoff has been the team doctor for several youth and high school teams: Pop Warner Football, Riders for Christ Freestyle Riding, Gracie Brazilian Jui Jitsu World Team, Saddleback Valley Christian Schools and others. Dr. Wikoff is a member of the California Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and has been twice honored by the mayor of Santa Ana who recognizes Kid's Day America-a program to educate and serve children in the community of Santa Ana.
Additionally, Dr. Wikoff spends a portion of his time guest speaking at corporate events consisting of large and small businesses throughout Southern California (see the "Discover Wellness" tab for further information). Dr. Wikoff is an extension to faculty at Life Chiropractic College and Southern California University of Health Sciences, previously known as Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Wikoff is married to Stacey and has three children Chanelle 23, Mason 19, and Sheridan 17. Dr. Wikoff lives an active and healthy lifestyle. Stacey and Dr. Wikoff love organic gardening together, they have a pretty large crop at this time, tangerines, plums, grapes, tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, cucumbers and more. Dr. Wikoff enjoying sports such as sailing, deep sea diving, hiking, river rafting, SUP, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, and Dr. Wikoff's newest hobby spear fishing. Dr. Wikoff has competed in the past in Jui Jitsu competitions, Tough Mudder, and various mudd runs and 5ks. Amongst these many activities however, going to church and spending time with his wife and family is his most beloved activity of them all.
Dr. Hana Hadawar, Doctor of Chiropractor
Dr. Hana Hadawar, D.C. grew up in the Los Angeles area and moved to Irvine for college. She studied at University of California Irvine, where she received a Bachelore degrees in Sociology, Biology, and Psychology. She then pursued her dream of being a health practitioner at Southern California University of Health Sciences. Dr. Hana, as we call her, received her degree as Doctor of Chiropractic back in 2012 and she is currently pursuing her another degree, that of Acupuncture. She should be a licensed acupucturist sometime next year. We are are anxiously awaiting Dr. Hana to bring this complementary modality, into Back to Life Chiropractic.Dr. Hana will be using her skills to help people get relief from pain and achieve the highest levels of health, happiness and longevity.
On Dr. Hana's free time likes to travel outside of Orange County to be with her family and friends. She is a very active person and does different workouts ranging from outdoor sports to pilates. She has always been into exercise and played competetive volley ball, and loved it especially when she played on the beach.
She loves kids, mostly because at heart she feels like she's still a kid. She thinks laughing is one of the best forms of medicine out there... along with chiropractic of course.... She is one of the funniest and goofiest people out there.
Stacey Wikoff, Office Manager
One of the people you will meet at Back to Life Chiropractic is Stacey Wikoff. Stacey has been involved in Chiropractic since she was a little girl, as a patient. Her mom brought her to see a chiropractor for scoliosis and for help with her asthma. She went on to work in this wonderful field for that same chiropractor. She worked for him for over 10 years before she met her future husband at a chiropractic seminar. Then in 1991, Stacey and Dr. Wikoff got married and shortly after opened their first office together in 1994. What a team!
Stacey can be seen at the front desk, helping patients and managing the staff. She has a warm smile and loads of energy, she loves chiropractic and loves helping people. When she is not in the office she is with the Wikoff’s children Sheridan 17, Mason 19 (Baylor University in Texas) and Chanelle (Graduated Boise State in Idaho) 23. All of the kids were born naturally at home, they are not vaccinated, and the Wikoff’s live a holistic lifestyle.
Stacey’s hobbies are decorating, and you can see her special touches at the office. Stacey’s passionate about sharing chiropractic, living a balanced but fun healthy active lifestyle. She runs, works out, does hot yoga, and eats healthy. She loves cooking, teaching people about juicing and how to keep their Ph in check, one of the ways to prevent cancer. One of Stacey's favorite past times is spending time in the Wikoff's organic garden with Dr. Wikoff.
Stacey is around to help... so feel free to ask questions! It’s her prayer that you have an amazing experience at Back to Life Chiropractic.
Melissa M., Chiropractic Assistant
Melissa, or dynamic and bubbly chiropractic assistant has several years experience working in the UC system in the physical therapy department. Her customer service and ability to multi task has benefited the Back to Life team. Melissa is well educated and graduated from a nursing program in 2012 receiving her LVN. Along with her excellent service she brings compassion and empathy to help the patients in the chiropractic office setting.
Melissa loves chiropractic and was a patient of chiropractic before working at Back to Life. She likes chiropractic because chiropractic is different. Chiropractors treat the cause, and that translates into great health. She loves the natural approach to healthcare, instead of the medical model, which she has seen and worked in. She loves the way Dr. Wikoff and Dr. Hana care for their patients and how they take the time to listen...
Melissa is married, and has a son named Carmine. Her hobbies include cooking, and redecorating her home. Melissa also speaks Spanish and loves interacting with patients. So if you have some great recipes or want to see if she has some healthy ones herself - feel free to connect!
Tess K., Chiropractic Assistant
Tess, our versatile and cheerful Chiropractic assistant has worked in our therapy department as well as at the front desk. Tess moved to Orange County in 2010 to attend college at Biola University. She graduated with her bachelor degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Bible. She has brought that knowledge to Back to Life Chiropractic and has helped us with our organization, leadership and communication skills. Tess has also worked in the Chiropractic field for 2 years, and is a huge Chiropractic fan. After having headaches her entire life from a car accident at a young age, she discovered the benefits of Chiropractic and it's natural healing.
Tess has always been involved in sports and played several activities throughout her high school career. Tess is a newlywed, she has only been married for a year and a half. Since Tess loves to stay active her husband and her like to go camping, hiking, and live in the outdoors as much as possible. She also loves to cook and enjoy wine. The two of them do a lot of fun things on the time away from Back to Life.
Another side note is Tess is very involved in her church. She leads high school juniors in a weekly Bible study small group. She also get's to share her love for the outdoors and take them on retreats where they get to also go hiking, camping and enjoying God's creations.
Tanya S., PT Aide, Marketing Assistant
Tanya grew up in the central Orange County area, and was raised in the beautiful city of Tustin. She is very close to her parents are three brothers. Since a young girl, Tanya was very active and involved in sports related activities. She played soccer and then went on to playing volleyball. Volleyball became her favorite sport and she continued to play throughout her elementary, middle school, high school years and then onto college. Her volleyball career was a success. However, it was very competitive and it wasn't short of injuries. Those injures helped lead Tanya to the athletic trainer's room and in Physical Therapy department in high school and college. Those injuries then sparked an interest in her future career. From that point on, Tanya knew she wanted to be in a field helping people feel better and get back on their feet.
Tanya then went and obtained her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton. She took courses in Anatomy, Movement Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, and much more, so many of them complimentating the care at Back to Life Chiropractic. She learned about how great our body is, how God made a perfect design and the wonderful benefits of exercise and healing. Tanya gets to use all that wonderful knowledge in our therapy department, setting up patients on traction, developing exercise regimes, helping rehabilitate and restore function.
Tanya loves working in a chiropractic office. She is a bright light for the patients that encounter her. Her beautiful smile and gentle touch can put you ate ease along with Dr Wikoff's great chiropractic care.
Meadow M., Massage Therapist
Meadow, graduated from The National Holistic Institute of Massage Therapy in May 2016, it was a 900 hour program to become a massage therapist and health educator. She graduated with honors with a 3.8 g.p.a. Meadow was a patient of Back to Life Chiropractic and when a position opened up, the position was offered to her. She immediately accepted… she loves the atmosphere and friendliness of the office and staff. Of course, she fits right in! She has always had a passion for helping people and living a healthy life so being a part of Back to Life Chiropractic suits her.
Meadow is from the beautiful state of Oregon. She moved to Orange County in April of 2015 and has been enjoying the sunshine of California ever since. It doesn’t hurt she loves Disneyland and goes whenever she can! She also loves staying active and eats well. She is a a foodie and will pretty much eat anything! She loves craft beer and going to all the cool breweries with her friends. Meadow grew up playing sports her entire life. She loves being outdoors doing activities like hiking or snowboarding. Meadow would love to meet you! Come on in and get a massage!
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