Meet the Team at Optimized Wellness Center
Meet Dr. Tim Heath, DC, MBA, CCEP
Dr. Tim Heath DC is a board-certified, licensed primary care doctor. Dr. Tim graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California which has a strong curriculum of more than 2400 hours of post-graduate in anatomy, physiology, functional biomechanics, radiology, orthopedics, clinical diagnosis and chiropractic technique.
Dr. Tim has completed hundreds of hours of postgraduate training in:
- Activator Method
- Applied Kinesiology
- Brain Balancing
- Functional Medicine
- Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
- Sacro-Occipital Technique
- Sports Therapy
Dr. Tim is an extremities expert from the Council of Chiropractic Extremities Professionals in order to properly treat the spine and all extremities (including all affected areas of the arms, hands, legs and feet). His training, and hence diagnosis and treatments are grounded in scientific methodology.
Dr. Tim’s practice includes specific and scientifically proven corrective care for all ages, as well as expertise in treating neuropathies and sports injuries. Dr. Tim spends time listening to his practice member’s current concerns, and performs extensive orthopedic and diagnostic exams to determine the best treatment approach for each person. He creates a custom treatment plan for each of his practice members to best support resolution of their health concerns.
He is also a postural neurology expert with extensive training under the American Posture Institute and president of Chiropractic Neurology Board, Dr. John Donofio.
Meet Dr. Don Oyao, M.A., M.S., D.C., N.D., C.H.C.
Dr. Don Oyao, Doctor of Chiropractic and educated in Functional Medicine, graduated in 1981 from Life Chiropractic College, Life University, in Marietta, Georgia. Throughout his Chiropractic career, Dr. Don specialized in International Sports Chiropractic and Natural Therapy. As a pioneer in this field, Don served as an official Olympic sports doctor at the Seoul ’88, Barcelona ’92, Lillehammer ’94, Atlanta ’96, Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In addition, Dr. Don spent ten years working as a touring doctor for the hall of fame heavy metal band, Metallica.
Currently, Dr. Don practices Functional Medicine, Health and Life Coaching as well as Holistic Nutrition at Optimal Wellness Center. Dr. Don believes that habits can be health promoting rather than health destroying and therefore guides people to change their health habits in order to become masters of their own lives. Dr. Don provides strategies to transform unhealthy habits into healthier habits that are sustainable. Dr. Don provides his patients with strategies in:
● Overcoming Self Sabotage
● Weight Loss Resistance
● Anti-Aging Methods
● Double Your Energy Transformation
● The Action Steps to Feel Fabulous Over 50
● “How to Remove the Memory of a Traumatic Experience”
● “Cutting the Ties that Bind”
● “Overcome the Sugar Roller Coaster”
Meet Melinda L. Phoenix, L.Ac, CMP
Melinda Phoenix is specialized with sports medicine acupuncture–a focus that is geared towards the muscular, tendon and ligament systems of pain management, faster healing times and enhanced performance with training. She utilizes several modalities from an integrative medicine approach, looking at both eastern and western treatment modalities. Melinda enjoys diving deeper into the energy systems of the body, clearing meridian channels through the use of vibration sound healing tools.
Besides her hands-on work, she has a mission in advancing the implementation of a nutritional testing device within hospitals globally–which will lead to the prevention of most diseases known to our society. She is on the board of directors for California Acupuncture association and is focused on empowering and mobilizing her fellow peers in taking action towards evolving healthcare systems through implementation and political involvement.
Melinda founded East-West Collaborative Health in 2014, where she incorporates an array of Eastern and Western medical modalities. She completed Integrative Medicine residency programs at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California and also at the National Hospital of Integrative Medicine in Vietnam. She received her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University and her AA in Communications from Cabrillo College.
Meet Felix Diaz LMT, ANMT, NKT, FMT
Felix Diaz, a certified Neuromuscular Therapist, is a trained health educator with over 1350 hours of training in massage therapy modality techniques and related sciences including: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Kinesiology. He is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and graduate of the National Holistic Institute (NHI-Emeryville), an accredited college of Massage Therapy in the East Bay Area.
Felix is a licensed and certified in Massage Therapy and Certificated in Advance Neuromuscular Therapy and Neurokinetic Therapy. His professional experience working with a diverse population over his career has dedicated him to focus on clinical massage as opposed to spa service massage. Felix addresses the specific area of his client’s body by designing specific treatments and tests such as:
- Neurokinetic Therapy
- Orthopedic Test
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD),
- Carpal Tunnel
- and other muscular ailments
As a health educator, Felix gives time with each session to educate his clients on how they can better take care of their body and avoid future injuries.