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Meet Dr. Patti Gonzalez

Dr. Patti

As an adolescent, Dr. Patti struggled with chronic low back pain and headaches for years. Her passion was soccer growing up and she played hard till she took a hit in a game she would never forget. She was examined and x-rayed by a teammate’s father, who happened to be a chiropractor and was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. Once Dr. Patti realized the devastation the curve in her spine was creating she knew she was NOT on the path of fulfilling her potential in life. She began getting regular adjustments and started to notice changes in her performance on the field and more importantly her overall health. She couldn’t believe what a difference chiropractic care had made in her life. She knew she found the profession to dedicate her life to and help others reach their full potential. Dr. Patti explains, “Subluxation creates damaging interference to the spinal cord.” When you remove the interference by correcting the spine, the body can heal itself. “Patients go from helpless and hopeless to thriving and living the life of their dreams.”

Making Chiropractic a Career

As a life-long student of the human body and its innate potential for healing, Dr. Patti’s passion IS to help others avoid devastation in their lives due to poor health. She graduated with honors from Chico State University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology. Throughout her schooling, Dr. Patti worked with many athletic teams as an assistant in the training room where she supported the football, basketball, and volleyball teams.  Dr. Patti graduated with honors from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California in 2005 and practiced for 5 years in the Bay Area. During the time she was in private practice she also went back to teach at her alma mater, Life West, for three years.  Where she enjoyed teaching anatomy, philosophy, and differential diagnosis.

Volunteering Her Time and Talents

Dr. Patti is a proud to sponsor over 40 young kids from Morgridge Academy as they run incremental marathons as part of the “Kids Running America” program. Morgridge Academy is unique in that each of its young students has been diagnosed with a chronic illness. The students’ commitment to their training and to improving their health is something Dr. Patti truly admires.

She has also volunteered her time and talents during a mission trip in 2003 to Nicaragua, where along with 40 other doctors and students, she served in adjusting more than 20,000 people. She also traveled to Ghana in 2009 to help Aid for AIDS Africa educate about health. Dr. Patti helped to provide chiropractic care to more than 5,000 people during her short visit.

Dr. Patti had the privilege to be the onsite chiropractor at the 2008 Nationwide Tournament at Stonebrae Country Club, where she worked with the pro golfers to make sure they were in top condition to compete.

She also accompanied the U.S. Olympic Team to the summer 2012 games in London. Dr. Patti assisted the Judo, Wrestling and Weightlifting teams. This was the first time the USA Judo team had ever won a medal, Gold and Bronze were brought home by the athletes receiving the exact care she provides in her office.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Patti works tirelessly to educate her community about the health benefits of chiropractic. She spends a lot of time doing workshops, going to businesses and speaking to moms’ groups to help others understand that chiropractic is much more than back pain or neck pain. She has done talks for various groups, including Heather Garden’s, Excelsior, CASA, LaLeche League, and churches.  She helps her community understand they have an amazing healing power that heals them from the inside out.

Dr. Patti’s Personal Pursuits

Outside the office, Dr. Patti enjoys spending time with her husband, her sweet daughter, Emilia, born in November 2014, and her two chocolate labs. She loves spending time outdoors, going to farmers markets, reading, cooking and travels frequently for both business and pleasure.