Dr. Dana Clark – Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)
Dr. Dana Clark, D.C. grew up in Southern Illinois not far from St. Louis, moving to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to attend and graduate from Pepperdine University in Malibu with a degree in business administration. After working in the personally unfulfilling corporate environment for several years, he decided to return to school to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He graduated Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles in 2001.
Dr. Clark’s decision to become a Chiropractor was motivated by a life-long appreciation for a profession that was integral in resolving severe pain he experienced as an adolescent. He finds great personal fulfillment in helping others achieve personal success in reaching health goals, ending chronic pain, recovering from acute injury and achieving training and performance goals. He has a unique ability to identify, manage and treat issues related to musculoskeletal and biomechanical performance (both physically and mentally) even when other specialists have consistently fallen short.
His approach to health and wellness is greatly influenced from personal experience in athletics from a wide variety of fields including 11 IRONMAN 140.6 finishes, surfing, motocross, back-country skiing, mountain biking, open-ocean paddling, wakeboarding and equestrian sports as well as competitive airsofting (similar to paintball) with his son.
If you are injured, Dr. Clark probably understands what you are going through – both physically and mentally – and how important it is to get back to the things you love. He has dealt with injuries throughout his life – mostly because of his pursuits – and knows what is required to not just properly recovery, but to continue at a high level of performance for the long run. The last thing someone wants to hear is to “just stop doing” the sport or activity they love.
Many doctors make this recommendation without an understanding of the devastating effects it can have on the patient. It is almost never a recommendation he makes to his patients because most things cannot just be managed – they can be corrected with the right approach.
Dr. Clark has personal experience dealing with injuries to his spine and back, shoulders, collar bone (surgically plated after a motocross accident), hip , knee and head (concussions). Plus a plethora of repetitive stress injuries caused by endurance training. If you want a doctor that understands injury and recovery then you need to look no further.
Dr. Clark’s expertise in treating sports injury and recovery has allowed him to regularly treat many of the world’s top elite, professional and Olympic athletes, but he gets the most satisfaction helping regular folks who desire to live and move the best they can and to enjoy life along the way.