Meet the Team at Desert Medical Care & Wellness
Dr. Naota Hashimoto DC
My mission is to help as many people get out of pain so they can start
living again; over the years I have grown frustrated with our ‘sick-care’ system which has been focused on reducing symptoms with medications while never addressing the problem. This is no different than a doctor telling a patient to take painkillers for foot pain caused by a pebble in their shoe when physically removing the pebble is the obvious solution.
Today, most people go for a quick fix with Aleve, Ibuprofen, painkillers, and cortisone shots, and when those quit working they are told to get surgery. This is no different than the pebble in the shoe earlier and many surgeries could be avoided if the cause of the pain was managed earlier. One of the reasons why we are able to help so many patients is because of the new, cutting edge treatments and other types of providers I work with to treat difficult cases.
My passion for treating pain started as a result of my life experience as a pain sufferer many years ago when I was hit by another driver in a head-on car collision. I sustained very significant injuries to my neck and lower back and couldn’t sit for more than 20 minutes with a searing pain in my buttocks and woke up with neck aches every morning as a result of this. I did the usual, which was medications and physiotherapy but after 6-months of this I still had major symptoms and when my doctor suggested an orthopedic surgeon referral, I decided to take another route.
Out of fear and frustration, I sought out my first chiropractic treatment because of a referral from a family friend and discovered the benefits of integrating different treatments. Previously I had been receiving physical therapy, but just wasn’t improving because I had joint alignment problems and was in too much pain to do some of the exercises. By mixing physiotherapy and chiropractic together in one visit I was able to get more relief in a week of treatment than I did in 6-months of rigorous physiotherapy.
At that point, I knew this was the career path for me, and I finished my undergraduate at the University of British Columbia and transferred for graduate school at Southern California University of Health Sciences graduated where I graduated with a Chiropractic degree and a burning desire to change people’s lives. At our office, you will see that we are truly one of a kind and utilize equipment and protocol combinations that are used by less than 1% of the chiropractors in North America.
We have patients from Canada and all over the United States that seek us out because it’s easier and cheaper to get results in two weeks at our office than years at home because of our multi-pronged approach to treating patients in pain. Every piece of equipment, protocol, and doctor in our network that we use for treating pain is because of my journey to eliminate my own pain which took close to 20 years to solve 100%. I have less pain today than I had in my early twenties, and if you read all of our 5-star reviews you will see others have found a difference with our treatment.
I know this isn’t a regular bio, but we’re not a regular office. When I’m not in the office you can usually catch me with my family; I married Dr. Nora Coleman from my class and together we have been raising two crazy little boys, who can put a smile on anyone’s face. They’re the handsome devils on our homepage and they keep us moving every day because they are bundles of energy. Leo is the typical, over-cautious older brother and Eli is the rambunctious younger brother who tries to keep up with the older kids.
My wife is a southern California native, which is why this Canadian is living in the desert; I’ve spent half of my life in the northwest in Seattle, Vancouver, and in rural Canada on a farm but now call the desert my home. I love the mountains, the sunshine, outdoor activities and feel blessed to be living in such a beautiful place.
As a clinician, I know that mastery is something that none of us achieve but strive to keep learning. I have become proficient in my different techniques within chiropractic and physiotherapy rehabilitative techniques because it’s a passion of mine. I also am very aware of what other treatments exist for my patients and know when to make appropriate referrals to those specialists.
Needless to say, I will be looking forward to seeing you soon,
Dr. Hashimoto, DC
Chiropractic: Arthro-Stim (machine assisted), Sigma Ultralign G2
(Instrument), Diversified, Flexion/Distraction, Gonstead, Pettibon,
Thompson Drop, Upper Cervical, Specific Gonstead Extremity, Scoliosis
Active Release ART, Graston, Vibrocussor
Kinesio Tape, Physio Therapy License, Scoliosis Specific Rehab,
Spinal Curve Restoration Rehab, Selective Function Movement Assessment
Technique (SFMA), Titleist Golf Rehabilitation
Dr. Nora Coleman DC, LAC
Dr. Nora Coleman DC, LAc licensed in California as a chiropractor and an acupuncturist. Growing up she always had an interest in the human body but chose a career in finance instead due to her interest in the business field along with a recommendation from one of her mathematic professors. Her grandfather was actually one of the many trailblazer chiropractors and naturopathic doctors that graduated in the 1940’s during which time some chiropractors were actually jailed for treating patients. Her grandfather built up a large practice in Escondido, CA and began treating her as a young child. So she always loved getting chiropractic treatment throughout her life and has always loved getting ‘adjusted.’
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Finance from California Lutheran University and worked for three years for BAE systems and Fresenius Medical Care as a financial analyst but did not feel fulfilled at the end of the day. That’s when she thought of her grandpa again, on how his patients loved him and how much he enjoyed helping people every day; that’s when she applied for Chiropractic College at Southern California University Of Health Sciences (her grandpa’s alma mater). Prior to attending school, one of her friends was permanently paralyzed in a car accident and utilized acupuncture to help with some of his health issues. Once she researched the methodology and philosophy of Oriental Medicine she fell in love with it and knew that completing both programs is what she was destined to do.
To complete both programs at the same time it meant that she would have to attend school from 8am to 5pm for chiropractic and attend acupuncture school from 6pm to 9pm 5 days a week and another 6 hours on Saturday. She kept that up for 4 years without a break and graduated with honors in both programs.
She was awarded the Hua Tou Clinical Award for overall knowledge, technique and community service while in Acupuncture school and graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and also holds a Diplomate Degree from the NCCAOM and is trained in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, Dr. Tan’s & Master Tung’s Acupuncture methods.
Prior to practicing in the Desert, she practiced in Bellvue, WA under Dr. Chen who is a retired OB/GYN from China and a practicing Acupuncturist with one of the largest Acupuncture practices in the state of Washington. Dr. Coleman refined her skills training under one of the best in the state while seeing more patients in one year than an average acupuncturist sees in three years.
Along with her clinical work, Dr. Coleman has volunteered with Help for Brain Injured Children, Healing Hands for Humanity and the Los Angeles Free Clinic. While continually expanding her knowledge of natural health techniques, Dr. Coleman takes time to enjoy yoga, hiking, reading and spending time with her husband and baby boy Leo.
Dr. Nicholaus Wolf DC
Nicholaus Wolf, D.C. was born and raised in Southeast Alaska and grew up with a passion for fishing, camping, exploring the wilderness, and many sports including baseball, football, golf, bowling and snowboarding. He also played baseball throughout high school and college. Chiropractic has been a key component of Dr. Wolf’s life from an early age as he has been a chiropractic patient since he was 14 years old. Chiropractic has allowed him to return to his activities after the many sports-related injuries from baseball, football and snowboarding. After a short stint in Arizona playing baseball, pursuing that as a career, he sustained a serious back injury that sent him down a different path. He knew the benefits of chiropractic and how it had helped him throughout his life and knew that was the field of study he wanted to pursue. He attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO to finish his undergraduate work in Exercise Science, Biomechanics and Kinesiology. Shortly thereafter he attended Southern California University of Health Sciences to begin the Doctoral program for chiropractic.
Wolf graduated in December 2014 and immediately went to work in Tustin, CA at a sports-centered rehab and wellness center where he got the opportunity to treat many professional and Olympic athletes. He mainly worked with MMA and UFC athletes including Georges St. Pierre, Cheick Kongo, Michael Bisping and TJ Dillashaw; but also treated MLB, NFL, NCAA and Olympic athletes (wrestling, figure skating, gymnastics, track & field). Dr. Wolf recently moved out to the desert with his beautiful wife, Beth, and almost-2-year-old son JT. Dr. Wolf now enjoys hiking with his family, golf, fishing, and teaching his son to play baseball and golf. Please welcome him to our office. He is looking forward to helping you achieve all of your health and wellness goals.
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