Welcome to HealthFit Chiropractic Center where you get real solutions for the toughest aches and pain. Conveniently located in Oakland’s Jack London Square… close to where you work, live or visit friends. Voted best Chiropractor in Oakland Magazine, we are dedicated to providing you with the best care available. We work together with you to achieve balanced, pain-free living through individualized treatment programs. We look forward to your visit.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a leading non-surgical alternative for disc related syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine. DTS Therapy uses simple, yet sophisticated, FDA registered equipment manufactured by the leading rehabilitation equipment manufacturer in the US, The Chattanooga Group. Chatanooga’s Triton® DTS Decompressive Traction System is the most popular decompression system with over 1,200 installations worldwide.
Active Release Technique® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue movement technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with treatment.
The Graston® Technique incorporates a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function. The chiropractor uses the stainless steel instruments to comb over and "catch" on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies the areas of restriction. Once the tissue has been identified, the instruments are used to break up the scar tissue.
The Kinesio® Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-a-day basis. The taping is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion. In contrast, more traditional sports tape is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during an athletic event. Kinesio® Tape is used to treat anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between.
Game Ready® is the leader in active compression and cold therapy technology for injury treatment and post-operative recovery. This machine uses NASA technology to create the first-ever sports medicine and post-op recovery device that simultaneously delivers active cold compression. Game Ready has become the injury treatment system of choice for thousands of prominent athletic trainers, therapy centers, athletes and teams in nearly every professional sport – including the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and NHL.
Based on our understanding of human neuromuscular systems, this hands-on technique effectively reduces muscle spasm and adhesion. Practitioners massage muscle fibers against the grain, having a deep effect despite the shallow depth of contact. It is remarkably effective for its simplicity and powerful results: truly reconditioning your tight muscle “knots” into relaxation. AMR is extremely helpful in treating the more difficult and complicated cases, as well as, chronic conditions.
Massage Therapy -- Relax, breathe deeply and experience the benefits of custom massage therapy under the trained hands of our professional massage therapists. They are here to ensure you get exactly what you want out of your massage, whether you’re feeling completely stressed or you’re looking for relief from those nagging aches and pains. Our therapists are some of the East Bay’s best. Specializing in Sports, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Prenatal massage.
As the founder and director of HealthFit Chiropractic Center, Dr. Vrankovich has a BA in psychobiology and is also a certified Active Release Technique® provider. He treats patients who have experienced injuries ranging from work and athletic activities to motor vehicle accidents. His personal belief is to work with you to reach your goals of feeling better and being able to function at a higher level. Knowing what it takes to achieve a healthy, pain-free lifestyle, he works with you to create the right program to achieve your goals.
Dr. Vrankovich received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward Ca. and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz in psychobiology. He also worked as a Staff Scientist and was a Life Science Scholar at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research was focused on the study of cancer and the carcinogenic effects in human cells upon radiation exposure. He is also published in several biochemistry journals for his research.
Certified as a Active Release Technique® provider in upper and lower extremities and spine protocols. Graduated at the top of his class at Life Chiropractic College West.
Dr. Laura has 20 years of hands-on experience as both a doctor and massage therapist. She successfully treats an array of injuries, ranging from neck and back pain, shoulder and knee injuries, and helps many patients with more serious cases of sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and migraines. In addition, she treats pain associated with prenatal care. Dr. Laura evaluates each patient individually and finds the right treatment for your special case; utilizing thoughtful adjustments and integrated rehabilitative exercises. She incorporates advanced massage techniques such as: Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Advanced Muscle Reconditioning, and instrument-assisted Graston Technique.
Dr. Laura received her doctorate from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon and graduated cum laude with her bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in Physiology. She also received her certification in massage therapy from Wood Hygienic Institute in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Laura holds certifications and is an expert in the Graston® technique, Kinesio® taping, and Advanced Muscular Reconditioning.
Dr. Mukai specializes in conditions of the spine, as well as headache management, ankle, knee, hip & shoulder conditions from running, recreations or sports. His adjustive techniques include diversified manual therapy, instrument adjustments which are gentle force, and myofascial release to remove scar tissue from muscles. All patients are provided with home care instructions to ensure maximum benefit from the treatment. His motto is to always give the patient the best service and treatment, along with teaching them ways to improve their level of health care.
Dr. Mukai received his Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics (Kinesiology) from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He received his Doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California.
Dr. Mukai is certified in Active Release Technique® spine protocol and is also certified in Activator Method.
Dr. Tomoya Harada has dedicated his life to treating sports injuries and teaching proper biomechanics to athletes, as well as any individual interested in leading an active life. He practices a hands-on and comprehensive approach to recovery from injury combined with a focus on the prevention of future injury.
His expertise and caring demeanor has earned him the trust of professional and collegiate athletes, as well as countless residents in Bay Area that have turned to Dr. Tomo so they can better enjoy their active lives.
Dr. Tomo received his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from the Palmer Chiropractic West College. Dr. Tomo became a nationally recognized member of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, receiving the designation of C.C.S.P. (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician).
Additionally, he is full-body certified in Active Release Techniques,(ART), Rock Tape, The Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Graston Technique provider.
Most insurance plans are accepted at our office. We accept auto accident, workers compensation, personal injury and most health insurance plans, including Medicare. Since there are many plans and coverage varies widely, our staff will verify and explain your benefits before treatment, at no charge.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information, we will be glad to assist you. (510) 655 - 3456
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311 Oak St @ 3rd, Suite C2, Oakland CA 94607
Mailing address: PO Box 11105, Oakland CA 94611
Phone number: (510) 655-3456
Fax number: (844) 283-4894