Dr. Stephen B. Chopyak, D.C. is a sought-after health practitioner with over 30 years of professional chiropractic experience. While he is currently licensed to practice in California, he has in the past practiced in Montana, Minnesota and Missouri. He is also an accomplished musician, best known for his meditation compositions. Before he became a chiropractor, Dr. Chopyak was an electrical engineer who worked on rocket engines.
In 1988, as a result of a degenerative condition in his spine, Dr. Chopyak was walking with a cane. He could barely stand and was preparing himself for a life where he would be unable to walk. The irony was that he was a Doctor of Chiropractic with a thriving private practice.
After consulting many other doctors from Orthopedic Specialists to other Chiropractors, it appeared that no one could help him. As is common with many patients experiencing severe chronic pain conditions, Dr. Chopyak found himself at a crossroads.
In 1990, Dr. Chopyak was introduced to a form of chiropractic work that completely changed his life. This gentle technique called Vector Point Cranial Chiropractic (VPCC), brought Dr. Chopyak’s condition under control. Today he leads a physically free life. He walks without a cane and enjoys walking and bicycling for miles at a time.
Inspired by his own healing experience, Dr. Chopyak worked closely with the founder of VPCC, Dr. David Denton, with the intention of assisting others in their own search for health. Combined with years of study in a wide variety of additional chiropractic techniques, Dr. Chopyak is focused on the connections between the body’s structure, physiology and overall patterns of health.
Today, Dr. Chopyak works with his clients in a spirit of healing incorporating VPCC and other gentle, non-invasive advanced techniques into his treatments. His experiences as an engineer and as a musician combined with his many years of clinical experience, give him the tools to think analytically, mechanically, and creatively.
When asked about his philosophy of chiropractic treatment, Dr. Chopyak says, “Because I had experience with a severe chronic condition myself, I am familiar with the experience of pain, physical limitations caused by pain, and its effect on lifestyle. The body is like a scientific symphony. When I treat patients, I attune the whole person so that the body’s different parts are all playing in natural rhythm and harmony with each other.”
Dr. Chopyak holds degrees from Clarkson University and Northwestern College of Chiropractic. He served as a member of the Clinical Teaching Staff of the Craniofacial Pain Clinic at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles and as Visiting Chiropractor at the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery Center in St. Louis.
Dr. Chopyak is also two-term past president of the Santa Monica Chapter of the California Chiropractic Association.
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