Max Lippman, DC

Dr. Max Lippman of Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy in Danville, California, incorporates muscle work into many of his treatment plans, something he’s been doing since starting as a massage therapist in 2006. As a 2009 graduate of Life Chiropractic College West, Dr. Lippman is specifically trained in sports rehab, myofascial release, auto accidents, and work-related injury prevention.

Providing chiropractic care to children and teens is something Dr. Lippman truly enjoys. He has a long history of working with young people. He started working as a camp counselor at age 13 and mentored children and teens in various capacities throughout the years.

A native of northern California, he grew up in Arcata, California, about five hours north of Danville, and currently lives with his family in nearby Livermore, California. Dr. Lippman serves as president of the California Chiropractic Association for his local district.

Today, Dr. Lippman continues to use his extra muscle work to ensure his patients recover faster and more completely and feel better for longer. Since exercise, nutrition, and attitude are key to recovery, he makes sure to discuss those lifestyle components.

Whether he’s treating a runner needing to evaluate her gait, a baseball player with scar tissue limiting his throwing motion, a three-year-old needing a sacrum realignment, or an office worker who needs core strengthening in order to sit up straight, Dr. Lippman makes sure he and his staff evaluate and correct the issue. He tailors his care to his patients and their specific needs, taking a multi-faceted approach to chiropractic care.

Brad Richardson, DC

Trained in upper and lower extremity techniques,  muscle and myofascial therapy, as well as injury and accident rehab and prevention

More than just a chiropractor…

I started my journey into health care as a high school student in the health careers academy and interning at a local chiropractic office.  It was the first time I got to experience health care as a means to stay healthy instead of just waiting to get sick.  This really made sense to me, and from that point on I knew what I was meant to do. I established a solid educational foundation at Chico State graduating with my B.S. in Kinesiology with emphasis in Exercise Physiology and went on to achieve my goal of becoming a doctor at Palmer College of Chiropractic, West in San Jose.

1.  A fresh and thoughtful approach to chiropractic
Having been a member of chiropractic sports council, taken many extra classes, and traveling internationally to Fiji to provide chiropractic services to children, I am well versed in a multitude of techniques to improve the health of my patients.  Whether it is to tailor to a specific condition, or just the comfort or preference of the patient, there are many ways for me to deliver a safe and effective treatment.  I am not a “one size fits all” doctor, and for that reason every patient will receive individualized care and a care plan so that you are getting the correct type and amount of care.

2.  Comfortable and cohesive care
Our patients are our number one priority, and for that reason I work closely with Dr. Max and the massage therapists to make sure there is a unified approach to our patients health.  We try to educate our patients to better understand their own bodies and its needs so we can reach a point of you knowing when you need us, and not the other way around

3.  A native to the East Bay Area
I make an effort to enjoy all this community has to offer, as well as give back to the places and people that shaped me.  I am a lover of the outdoors, sports and everything water related.  From snowboarding at least 20 days a year, to S.C.U.B.A. diving all over the world, and riding my motorcycle through every winding road I can find, I love to do it all.  I use my experiences to relate to my patients, their conditions, and their goals for getting well.

4.  The patient is in the driver’s seat
I am here to offer the best care possible, but at the end of the day, you are the boss.  It is up to you to what extent you use our services, and results will always depend on how committed you are to getting and staying well.

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Angela Stanford, RDN

Angela has 15+ years of experience, and is an expert clinician and coach in nutrition and fitness. She’s an amazing resource for all our patients specializing in diet and lifestyle.

During her career, Angela has helped hundreds of people improve their health by changing what they put on the end of their forks. From corporate wellness clients like Facebook, County Connection Transit and Home Care Assistance to her own private practice here in Danville, CA, Angela counsels individuals, delivers corporate wellness programs, and teaches classes and workshops.

Angela earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from the University of Illinois and completed her Dietetic Internship at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. She is also a nationally recognized health and wellness coach and registered yoga teacher.

Outside work, you can find Angela testing out new recipes, balancing on her yoga mat, tending to her organic garden, or hiking trails with her husband and two daughters.

Maria Navarrete

Maria has 8 years of experience with massage, and has a fantastic intuitive touch. With strong hands, impeccable skill, and a masterful intention, she can loosen up knots quickly, while causing you to relax and receive deep therapy at the same time.

Lani De Los Santos

Lani has been working with elite athletes for professional sports teams for over 10 years. Her specialties include deep tissue sports massage with assisted stretching, combined with some ashiatsu. She now brings the same talent that the 49ers and Warriors have experienced to our Blackhawk practice, and is ready to help you reach your health goals.

Jean Rose Laquindanum

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