Meet Our Doctors

  • Dr.
    Andrea Friese
    DC
    Owner & Chiropractor

    Dr. Andrea Friese grew up in Germany. After completing her Law degree at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany she came to California to enjoy the beach and the sun for a short vacation. While running, she injured herself so seriously, that she decided to seek help from a chiropractor. She was so inspired by the work of this doctor that she decided to leave her country, family, and friends to study the healing art of chiropractic.

    Dr. Andrea attended Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California, where she worked firsthand with some of the nation’s foremost physicians in the field of radiology, orthopedics, neurology, and rehabilitation. She continues her education on the latest techniques and treatments in chiropractic and has extensive training in exercise physiology, nutrition, and soft tissue therapies.

    Education Background

    • Doctor of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, CA
      • Graduating with honors, Magna Cum Laude
    • Law degree from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

    Professional Associations

    • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat
    • California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat
    • California Chiropractic Association

  • Dr.
    Kristina Pellegrino
    DC, CCEP
    Chiropractor

    Dr. Kristina Pellegrino grew up in beautiful Truckee, CA. Graduating Tahoe Truckee High School at 17 years old, she went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Business Management from Sonoma State University by the age of 21. Several years later, she had a great job, with great coworkers, and great benefits but felt like something was missing. After doing some research and taking a tour at Life Chiropractic College West, she fell in love with the chiropractic philosophy and the potential the human body can express when in the proper alignment. She found her true calling!

    Dr. Kristina graduated from Life Chiropractic College West, with honors (cum laude). During her time in chiropractic school,  she was active in Student Council, the League of Chiropractic Women, and Extremities Club.    

    Dr. Kristina's main mission is to help others live life to their full potential. She thoroughly assesses each patient and delivers treatment to each patient as an individual. She has experience in adjusting people in all phases of life and strongly believes that every man, woman, and child can greatly benefit from chiropractic care. In addition to chiropractic college, Dr. Kristina has also received formal training in a wide variety of techniques, is also a Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner (CCEP), which involves over 100 hours of post doctorate education in extremity adjusting, is Webster certified, serving pregnant women, and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

  • Dr.
    Joe Thompson
    DC
    Chiropractor

    Dr. Joe is very excited to provide principled chiropractic care to his community. He works extensively to further his knowledge and ability to facilitate positive change in his patients. When you see Dr. Joe for chiropractic care you will be viewed as a whole person, with all the potential for self-healing and integrating the stresses that life inevitably offers you, so that you can claim ownership of your health.

    With specialties that span across the performance spectrum, Dr. Joe focuses on athletes, young and active families with children, and any person looking to take their function and efficiency to the next level. He has done post-graduate work in multiple fields, including Sports Chiropractic/Extremity adjusting, Perinatal care, and Pregnancy. He is in pursuit of completing the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association’s training program and being a board-recognized Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner.

    He also has extensive training in Upper Cervical specific chiropractic care. This type of care focuses on removing interference specifically from the upper portion of your neck, which surrounds part of your brainstem! This care often yields a wide array of incredible results since the brainstem influences all autonomic functions of the body, such as sleep regulation, breathing, immune system function, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, alertness, concentration and much more.

    Apart from being a chiropractor, Dr. Joe primarily engages in the community through competitive play with multiple ultimate frisbee teams. Being an athlete his whole life, with basketball and ultimate frisbee consuming a majority of his time growing up, Dr. Joe now plays professionally for the San Jose Spiders and a Bay Area club team. His love for coffee and surfing also serve as staples in his life.

    Dr. Joe believes that we are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, the highest levels of health and performance do not come from singular events, but a process that requires active pursuit.

Welcome!

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:

closed

closed

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Closed

Saturday:

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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