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About Dr. Marissa Palmer – DC,
Doctor of Chiropractic
Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology Allied Health
Marissa’s love for people and natural healing inspired her to be a chiropractor. It was natural for her to establish Fontana Chiropractic & Acupuncture with the goal of helping others. She believes that our health problems are complex and therefore require specialized chiropractic care.
Marissa specializes in using gentle adjusting techniques to reduce pain. She wants her patients to feel comfortable through the whole treatment process and feel great leaving. This includes educating patients on the exact mechanical, neurological, and structural flaws that are aggravating their pain. Each session will be filled with exceptional insight, clear patient information, and a pleasant treatment.
Marissa also specializes in rehabilitation and strength therapy. She has worked with many injuries, stroke, and other neurological compromised patients. Her patients have all left with better balance, coordination, strength, and a better attitude. Through the use of adjustments, strength and balance exercises, and other hands on techniques patients see progression with each visit.
Marissa was first inspired by watching chiropractors treating horses’ pain, gait, and improving their quality of life. She was astonished by how horses non-verbally expressed their appreciation for chiropractic immediately after treatment.
Marissa was further inspired to become a chiropractor after being treated for headaches and migraines originating for the neck while completing her Kinesiology degree. Her chiropractor used hands on techniques, postural analysis, massage, and lifestyle advice to cure this issue. The use of these many treatment options sparked her love for chiropractic and treating others. Her goal is that every person is checked for subluxations, and adjusted when necessary.
About Physician Michael Mark – LA.c, Dipl. O.M
Physician of Oriental Medicine
Nationally Certified Diplomat of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Including: Diplomat of Herbal Medicine and Diplomat of Asian Body Work (NCCAOM)
Michael Mark grew up helping others. He was raised with two older brothers that taught him the importance of relying on family and others to grow. Family means everything to him. He treats his patients like family and finds nothing more rewarding than seeing them reach their health goals. He loves to build strong relationships. He finds that trust, teamwork, and hard work can always overcome obstacles.
Michael specializes in internal medicine and diseases of the organs. This includes hypertension, diabetes, infertility, insomnia and many other disorders. He knows that diseases are complex. Internal imbalances may be caused from the external environment, nutrition, overwork, and lack of exercise. He takes the time to make a proper diagnosis by including all systems of the body and interpreting how they dysfunction. Michael will always explain what he finds and why the symptoms manifest. All patients will leave with a clear understanding of their disorder, the treatment recommendations, and the expected outcome. He will treat the root of the problem to achieve the fastest healing.
Michael uses science based treatments. He gently combines Oriental Medicine with Western Medicine. He uses time-tested and research-based needling techniques that have been shown to have great medical effectiveness. He spends his free time researching new techniques and the latest breakthroughs in treatment protocols, herbal medicine, and lifestyle recommendations.
Michael is known for using Asian bodywork in combination with acupuncture for nerve, muscular, and skeletal disorders. His hands on approach allows him to gently move body structures back into place. Patients enjoy coming in for their free massage with their acupuncture treatment. He is clinically trained to use shiatsu, acupressure, and tui-na (joint therapy) to reduce your pain symptoms.
Michael grew up with acupuncturists, herbalists, and martial artists. His family showed him how Oriental medicine has a profound effect on the practitioner and patient. As a child, Michael grew up in a family that relied on acupuncture and herbal medicine. His grandfather is a grand-master of the Praying Mantis Kongfu system. His family taught him the importance of movement and energy’s ability to heal. Michael would use acupuncture and herbal creams to cure a multitude of his sport injuries. Through these experiences, his passion for Oriental medicine grew. Michael is a graduate from Southern California University of Health Sciences. His schooling showed him that Oriental medicine can cure more than pain and he began his focus on internal medicine and Asian bodywork.
Insurance & Workers Compensation
We accept workers compensation and most insurances. These include: American Specialty Health, Kaiser Permanente, ChiroMetrics, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), Anthem BlueCross, BlueShield, Aetna, Optum Health, Health Net, Cigna and many more. We also offer discounts for Medicare & Medi-Cal. Please call to verify your insurance benefits.
Our practice is dedicated to serving the Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Upland, Ontario, Bloomington, Alta Loma, Jurupa Valley, Colton, Pomona, Chino, Jurupa Valley, Riverside, San Bernardino, and the Inland Empire region.