meet the team

Chiropractor Redondo Beach CA Eric Yu

Chiropractor

Eric Yu D.C.

Dr. Eric Yu was first exposed to the world of injury and pain management after a car accident at 15 years old. Having injured his lower back he started seeing chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and medical doctors with minimal relief. After conflicting information and misdiagnoses he went on a quest to figure out what was wrong and how to properly fix it.

This was when he was exposed to Active Release Technique and quickly realized it was exactly what he needed and what gave him the most relief. After his first session of A.R.T. he knew this was what he was meant to do and dedicated his life to it earning a Master's certification. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego he attended The Southern California University of Health Sciences where he received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Dr. Yu is a chronic low back pain sufferer himself and has tried almost every treatment available to alleviate his own pain. The treatment that he provides is a culmination of years of personal experience along with his education to provide the most comprehensive and effective treatment for the elimination of chronic pain. He eliminated all the therapies that were ineffective and strongly concentrated on the ones that were. The treatment provided at Pro-Active Wellness Center is exactly the treatment he would want as a chronic pain sufferer.


EDUCATION

  • B.A. in Human Development
    University of California, San Diego - 2001
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic
    Southern California University of Health Sciences - 2005

Certifications and Continuing Education

  • Active Release Technique - Spine
  • Active Release Technique - Upper Extremity
  • Active Release Technique - Lower Extremity
  • Active Release Technique - Long Tract Nerve Entrapment
  • Active Release Technique - Nerve
  • Active Release Technique - Complex Protocols
  • Active Release Technique - Active Palpation
  • Active Release Technique - Masters
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment - Level 1
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment - Level 2
  • FMT Blades IASTM
  • FMT Basic Kinesiology Taping
Chiropractor Redondo Beach CA Nathan Clark

Chiropractor

Nathan Clark D.C.

Dr. Nathan Clark grew up in the Northern Chicago suburbs. He received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Illinois University. After graduation, he worked as a personal trainer for 2 years before deciding to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic - West in San Jose, CA.

He focuses his approach on movement screens, finding dysfunctional patterns, finding & treating joint, tissue, and nerve injuries, and preventative measures. He utilizes Chiropractic adjustments, ART, Assisted stretching, rehabilitation exercises, Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization to decrease pain, and increase function.

Dr. Nathan is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA, which focuses on training athletes from various age ranges (Youth, High school, college athletics). It also has a large emphasis on nutrition as it plays a massive role in recovery and performance. He also is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute to deal with a wide array of golf-specific injuries, performance, and recovery.

In his free time, he enjoys staying active, weight training, and golfing.


Education

  • B.Sc Kinesiology – Exercise Science
    Eastern Illinois University
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic
    Palmer West – San Jose, CA

Experience

  • Collegiate and Professional Golfers
  • Professional and Amateur triathletes
  • Youth – Collegiate athletes
  • Elite surfers and weight-lifters

Certifications

  • Active Release Technique - Upper Extremity
  • Active Release Technique - Lower Extremity
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Titleist Performance Institute Level one & Medical two
  • BLS- CPR/AED
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Chiropractic Redondo Beach CA Sarah Lee

Massage Therapist

Sarah Lee L.M.T.

Sarah is a licensed massage therapist with a passion for massage therapy, health, and wellness. She has a thriving interest in helping people reach their health and healing goals using a holistic approach. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, pressure point therapy, hot stone, and sports massage. She customizes massages to individual needs. She has a very caring and professional presence.

Chiropractic Redondo Beach CA Debbie Lin

Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher

Debbie Lin N.C.P.T.

Born in Redondo Beach, Debbie has always been drawn to the active lifestyle inspired by the abundance of sunshine. She oftentimes found herself stuck in a rut of mindlessly taking cardio classes and lifting weights at the gym.

Then, a friend introduced her to Classical Pilates; and her life had forever changed. Pilates’ focus on awareness, control, and efficient movement fascinated her. This propelled her to explore more about biomechanics and neurological connections, something she dabbled with when getting her BioEngineering degree. So, she quit her corporate job and started teaching Pilates.

Debbie’s insatiable curiosity about movement drives her to study different modalities, such as the GYROTONIC® Method, that integrate strength, mindfulness, and mobility into functional fitness. Influenced by deeply rooted traditional Chinese philosophies, Debbie is determined to share this holistic approach to help people. She loves finding ways to incorporate these principles into daily life. She is dedicated to creating comprehensive and customized in-clinic and at-home programs to restore and optimize her clients' health, wellness, and fitness level.

“The human body is like a beautiful, exotic sports car. Each component is meticulously designed to work in perfect harmony for maximum performance. My job is to help tune your parts and teach you to handle the car masterfully. That way, you can drive the rest of your life without clunks or break downs, and still catch peoples’ eyes.”


EDUCATION:

  • Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, NPCP (formerly known as the Pilates Method Alliance®, PMA®)
  • Certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Trainer, the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
  • Graduate Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science in BioEngineering

FURTHER STUDIES INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Anatomy Trains, Fascia in Movement (Tom Myers)
  • Fascia in Movement and Sport (Dr. Robert Schleip)
  • Breathing for Life, Pelvic Power (Eric Franklin)
  • What’s the Fuzz?!, Integral Anatomy (Gil Hedley, Ph.D.)
  • Pilates for Neurological Conditions (Mariska Breland)
  • Embracing the Curves, a Scoliosis Workshop, SmartCore, SmartSpine™ Teach & Treat (Marie-José Blom)
  • GYROTONIC® Psoas Principles (Juergen Bamberger)
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for the Hip and Knee (Lisa Marie Goodwin)
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for the Shoulder Girdle (Uwe Herbstreit)
  • GYROTONIC® Archway (Alicia Head)

AREAS OF CARE:

  • Pre & Post Surgery Care
  • Pre & Post Natal Care
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulders
  • Tennis / Golf Elbow
  • Wrist Injuries / Carpal Tunnel
  • Sports & Performance Optimization
  • Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Disc Disease & Herniation
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lower Back Pain / Injury
  • Postural Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Hip Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Arthritis / Bursitis Mediation
  • Knee Injuries
  • ACL / Meniscus Injuries
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Gait & Balance
Chiropractic Redondo Beach CA Calire Abaun Meet The Team

Certified Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis Instructor

Claire Abaun

Claire’s journey in movement began with a passion for ballet from childhood through early adulthood. After reaching a physiological limit with ballet, she found her way into the healing movement community- first with yoga and eventually GYROKINESIS® which allowed a truly transformational range of fluid movement without pain.

These experiences in self-healing led her to dedicate herself to sharing and learning all she can about healing movement and self-compassion.

Claire became a certified GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, Pilates, and Zero Balance practitioner. She is a mother of two young children and strongly believes pelvic floor strength and awareness are vital to our health. She thrives on the collaboration between instructor and client and looks forward to each session!


EDUCATION:

  • Certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Trainer, The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM
  • Certified BASI Pilates Instructor
  • Certified Zero Balancing Practitioner

TRAININGS:

  • Intro to the Psoas (Liz Koch)
  • Psoas and Pregnancy (Liz Koch)
  • Pre/Post Natal for Pilates (Jennifer Gianni)
  • Pre/Post Natal for Pilates (Leah Stewart)
  • GYROTONIC® Archway (Erika Hassan and Dima Federov)
  • GYROTONIC® Jump Stretch Board (Alicia Head)
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for Scoliosis (Uwe Herbstreit)
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for Pre/Post Natal (Leda Franklin)
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for Breast Cancer (Leda Franklin)
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 1 Pre Training (Dawn Swatchick)
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 2 Pre Training (Erika Hassan)
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 1 Foundation (Dawn Swatchick)
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 1 (Donna Place)
  • GYROKINESIS® Breathing Course Intensive (Juliu Horvath)
  • GYROKINESIS® Pre Trainer (Alicia Head)
  • GYROKINESIS® Lotus Blossom 2 (Erika Hassan)
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 2 (Jackson Kellog)
Chiropractic Redondo Beach CA Wonjung Cho L.Ac.

Acupuncturist

Wonjung Cho L.Ac.

Hi, I'm Wonjung Cho L.Ac. I am Board certified and a licensed acupuncturist with 14 years of clinic experience in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. I graduated Hanyang Woman's University in Seoul, Korea where I received my Bachelor of Science degree. I then studied at South Baylo University, Los Angeles, CA where I received a Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine and further continued study to obtain my Doctoral Degree.

Did you know that becoming certified as an Acupuncturist requires a minimum of four years of highly specialized college training and clinical residency to pass a rigid Acupuncture board examination before even earning a license In addition, throughout my active experience in the field and to advance my knowledge, I have also completed extensive courses in Special Acupuncture Theory & Therapy, Medical Microbiology, Integrative Immunology, Biomedical Assessment & Diagnosis, and Integrative Neurology. In my years of clinical practice in Orange and Riverside county, I have been caring for hundreds of patients with all different manners of pain each year and aiding them in alleviating and/or managing their pain, and helping disorders such as Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety and Stress reduction, female issues and helping some quit smoking.

This is the kind of training and professionalism I offer you. If you have hesitated visiting an Acupuncturist, perhaps you can appreciate my dedication and desire go to such great lengths to advance my education to provide you with the latest and the most painless techniques, as well as provide you with the most qualified of service. My deepest focus is to nurture and enhance the quality of life for all those in need of service, while providing the highest quality of care for the entire family. So you see, what you don't know can't help you. Call me today and let me help you!


Are You Suffering from Any of These Symptoms?

  • Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain
  • Joint Tendinitis
  • Colitis
  • Osteo/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Allergies/Sinus Pain
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue

These Are Just Some of the Symptoms that Can Greatly Benefit from Acupuncture.


Continuing EDUCATION:

  • Blood Test Exam & Interpretation for Acupuncturist
  • Chage Acupuncturist
  • Scientific approach of acupuncture treatment: Medical Acupuncture
  • Clinical Application of Medical Acupuncture: Spinal & Joint Disorders
  • Clinical Application of Medical Acupuncture: Neurological Pain, Autoimmune, Psychological Disorders
  • Acupuncture Ethics and Clinic Safety
  • Oriental Medicine and Natural Treatment of Female Diseases
  • Korean Medicine Treatment for Facial Palsy
  • Korean Medicine Treatment for Beauty
  • Developmental Neurobiology and Neurological Disorder
  • Traditional Korean Medicine therapies for cerebrovascular diseases
  • Traditional Korean Medicine therapies for Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Dysregulation of Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axix and Endocrine
  • Traditional Korean Medicine therapies for cardiovascular diseases

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm


Sunday
Closed

Pro-Active Wellness Center

2310 Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
P: (310) 372-2063
F: (310) 379-5748