Dr. Anne Kim started her first career in the Maritime Industry working on ships in Hawaii, Washington and Alaska. She received her B.S. in Marine Engineering from the US Merchant Marine Academy in New York and was commissioned as an officer in the US Naval Reserves. She suffered a back injury early in her engineering career which led to years of prescriptive opioids use. This eventually propelled her to seek alternative ways to manage chronic back pain and maintain a healthy spine. After meeting a few inspiring and talented Chiropractors, Anne left the military and her maritime career to pursue another in helping others find natural and conservative methods in maintaining a healthy and quality lifestyle. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West with her Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Anne practices using a variety of techniques, including Diversified, a high-velocity technique, and is a certified Cox-Flexion Distraction practitioner, a low-velocity technique. She also utilizes Sacro Occipital Technique and Activator methods. Dr. Anne believes in having a variety of techniques in her tool bag to match the needs of the patient. She also uses adjunctive modalities as needed, including Class IV Hot Laser, Acoustic Compression Therapy (Shockwave), and Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue mobilization (IASTM), all which provide an evidence-based approach to addressing both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. She is certified in RockTape’s Functional Movement Technique for kinesiology taping. Dr. Anne is a preferred provider for coccydynia (tailbone pain).
Dr. Anne is also a state Qualified Medical Examiner under the California Department of Industrial Relation’s Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Dr. Anne is a perpetual student both in life and in practice, and enjoys sharing up-to-date research and techniques with her patients. She is a firm believer of the old adage: knowledge is power, and is passionate about educating her patients to live their best life.
In her free time Dr. Anne enjoys scuba diving, hiking, barre classes, and spending time with her niece and nephew.