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Mission Viejo | Orange County Chiropractors

Our Team
 

Dr. Victor Rafa, D.C.
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Dr. Rafa graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and a Minor in Business Administration. He followed up his undergraduate work with his Doctorate program at Southern California University of Health Sciences where he graduated with honors and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr Rafa's interest with pre and post surgical rehabilitation and functional movement patterns were further strengthened with his four years of experience working with the Hoag Hospital Orthopedic Team. Dr. Rafa has been one of the team Doctors for Mission Viejo Junior All American Football for the past four years. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Rafa enjoys mountain biking, basketball and camping with friends and family.

 


Dr. T. J. Van Dusen, D.C.
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Dr. Van Dusen graduated from California State Northridge with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and an emphasis in athletic training. He followed his undergraduate studies with a Doctorate program at Southern California University of Health Sciences where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Van Dusen is also nationally recognized as a certified athletic trainer. Over the past fourteen years, Dr. Van Dusen has been providing sports medicine coverage for professional surfing, professional racketball, Junior All American Football and high school athletic events. Dr. Van Dusen enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, hiking, mountain biking and water-skiing.


 


Dr. Matthew J. Griffith, D.C., A.R.T

Dr. Matthew Griffith grew up in upstate New York where he enjoyed many of the activities that the Adirondack Mountains allowed. In the summer Dr. Griffith enjoyed hiking, biking and trail running, and snowboarding in the winter. Always an avid participant in school sports, Dr. Griffith excelled in football which paved the way to a lifestyle dedicated to bodybuilding and living healthy.

Dr. Griffith applied his knowledge of the human body by becoming a certified personal trainer where he specialized in helping many different people work towards a better, healthier life through fitness. As a trainer, some of Dr. Griffith's strongest strengths included motivating and educating others, connecting with people, and sharing his wealth of knowledge about the human body and its functions. Dr. Griffith takes pride in living life through example since he began bodybuilding at age 17.

Dr. Griffith always had dreams of pursuing a career in medicine; however, the field of western medicine did not seem to have all the answers to the root of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. Ironically, it was a chiropractor which was one of Dr. Griffith's clients that first introduced him to the field of chiropractic and ultimately motivated him to begin Chiropractic College at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. It was then that Dr. Griffith began his journey with a leap of faith when he traveled across the country from New York to California. All he had was his car, his dream, the well wishes of his family, and a never give-up attitude.

Academically Dr. Griffith attended California State University at Long Beach where he majored in biochemistry to prepare for his studies at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.

At LACC, Dr. Griffith made it a priority to volunteer his time and talent on numerous charity events, including the Aids Life Cycle, Habitat for Humanity and Healing Hands for Humanity Foundation.

After earning his degree of Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Griffith continued his post graduate training by becoming a Certified Active Release Technique® Provider (ART). ART is a very specific soft tissue treatment technique that is used by nearly every professional athletic team today to treat sports injuries. Dr. Griffith takes pride in treating athletic injuries and it keeps him connected to his roots.

Dr. Griffith focuses on prevention through educating people on the dynamic relationship between proper nutrition, positive thinking, and exercise. He is committed to helping people avoid pitfalls in health and keeping them concentrated on healing through optimum function.

Out of the office, Dr. Griffith and his wife Monika embrace the active California lifestyle and enjoy traveling, surfing and the wide variety of wellness activities available in Southern California.

 


Rona Palompo- Physical Therapist
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Wendy Spry, CPSS, CLA, CD (DONA)

Certified Perinatal Support Specialist, Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula Wendy has been working with expectant couples and families since 1992 as a childbirth educator, doula, and lactation educator. She is certified by and on the faculty of Birth Wisdom, Doulas of North America and the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators. A former actress, Wendy understands that entertainment and learning are complementary, and she tries to educate with energy and humor producing realistic expectations and positive outcomes. Wendy is the proud mother of three beautiful children, her biggest accomplishment in life!

 


Andy Lam- Acupuncturist

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Bonnie P- Massage Therapist

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Claudia Q- Massage Therapist

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Maria Aceves- Office Manager

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Helen Hernandez- Front Office

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Office Hours

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Monday8:00 - 1:003:00 - 6:00
Tuesday9:00 - 1:00Closed
Wednesday8:00 - 1:003:00 - 6:00
Thursday9:00 - 1:00Closed
Friday8:00 - 1:003:00 - 6:00
SaturdayBy AppointmentClosed
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Testimonial

I have only one word to describe Dr Van Dusen and all of Gateway's staff, 'Amazing" I'm a patient for life!

Sandra B.
Mission Viejo, CA

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