Our Team At DNA Sports Medicine & WELLNESS
Our team of chiropractors at DNA Sports Medicine & Wellness provides the highest quality, professional and compassionate chiropractic care with a holistic approach to optimize health & wellness. We strive to achieve clinical excellence by using our expertise to unlock your body's natural healing process to promote a healthy, active lifestyle through chiropractic care.
Dr. Chris Tsai, DC, DACBSP
Dr. Chris Tsai, Doctor of Chiropractic, Diplomate of American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician, BS in Exercise and Sports Science
Chris Tsai is our top chiropractor treating patients at all clinic locations.
While he was in high school, Dr. Chris began working with fellow students as an athletic trainer. This inspired him to pursue a career in sports medicine. Dr. Chris began his studies at Texas State University, where he received a degree in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis on sports medicine and kinesiology. While in college, he worked with the athletic department, addressing various sports and recreational team injuries. Simultaneously, he worked in pharmaceutical drug research and saw the side effects of medicine, which led him to look into alternative medicine. As a result, he continued his education at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles.
He obtained his second Bachelor of Science degree in human biology along with his doctor of Chiropractic degree and continued working in the field of research, publishing a paper in the Journal of Manipulative Physical Therapy. Dr. Chris spent the first ten years of his career in Taiwan where he continued working with sports medicine as a team chiropractor for a local rugby team. While in Taiwan, he served as the President of the Taiwan Chiropractic Doctors Society and a council member for The Asian Pacific Chiropractic Doctors Federation, which was striving to legalize chiropractic in the Asian-Pacific region. He also taught massage therapy classes as well as naturopathic medicine classes.
Dr. Chris moved back to Los Angeles to continue to pursue his passion for sports medicine and continue his education by becoming a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner in 2013, then his Diplomate in Sports Chiropractic in 2015. Currently, Dr. Chris serves as the team chiropractor for the Inglewood Blackhawks Semi-Pro Football team and San Diego Rebellions (Women’s tackle football) as well as serving on the Examining Board for the Sports Chiropractic Association. Also, he is appointed as Director of Sports Medicine and Team Chiropractor for the American Football Event Team USA All-Star. Recently, he also began treating many athletes in NBA basketball and track teams. Besides working with athletes and sports injuries, Dr. Chris enjoys general family practice, treating common structural problems and injuries resulting from accidents, as well as nutrition and wellness coaching. Dr. Chris’ treatment protocols; include Gonstead chiropractic adjustment and analysis, physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises, soft tissue work with and without instruments as well as kinesiotape, Dynamic Taping, concussion management and return to play protocols, and cranial adjustments including cranial facial release. As a result of working with an Oriental Medicine Doctor (Dr. Hsiao Shen-Yang, MD, PhD), Dr. Chris now combines both Eastern and Western techniques to help his patients recover. Dr. Chris is certified in Rocktape and Graston technique as well as in advanced and basic cranial facial release techniques.