Dr. Austin Ivans, Chiropractor
Philosophy on Health
The human body is an intelligent self-healing organism continuously adapting to meet the needs of its surrounding needs and the stresses required from it. The nervous system is our primary focus in restoring optimal function through movement, nutrition, mental state, and recuperation as primary pillars of health. Chiropractic is effective and efficient at restoring the body because it positively impacts every other system aiding in recovery after trauma and maximizing the way we perform.
Dr. Austin earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Chiropractic at Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated with the highest number of adjustments ever given by a student intern in the Life West Health Center with over 800 adjustments when the minimum requirement is 300 and was awarded the Clinical Excellence award given to just one student per graduating class. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Austin accepted an Associate Chiropractor at award winning Source Chiropractic in Oakland, CA working with a team of 6 chiropractors and 4 staff until moving to Southern California in 2020.
In addition to several full spine techniques taught throughout the program, Dr. Austin participated in learning outside of the required curriculum to study extremity adjusting, therapeutic taping, instrument-assisted protocols, and soft tissue stretching. This unique blend of technique and experience has earned Dr. Austin great opportunities to work with elite extreme sport athletes participating in the Dew Tour and Nitro Circus. Additionally, Dr. Austin is skilled in the analysis and adjusting of expecting mothers and children. He is also well versed in low force techniques when needed and the Webster Technique for pregnancy and pediatrics.
Dr. Austin was born into a Military family in Norfolk, VA. His father served as a Navy Seal and his mother was a preschool teacher. Living a very active lifestyle, he has played a wide range of sports from water polo, baseball, swimming, and collegiate soccer. After graduation he discovered and began to train via Crossfit earning a spot on the 2014 NorCal Mountain View Crossfit regional qualifying team. He also earned a Rugby scholarship to play with the Life West Gladiators as a student athlete through 4 seasons of 15’s and 7’s as they won a national championship in 2015. Dr. Austin is a competitive Olympic weightlifter and coached the Barbell Club at Sequoia Crossfit as the Coach. This experience has led him to gain a rich knowledge of the body’s ideal functional movement patterns and how chiropractic can aid in specific and overall athletic performance.