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Meet the Doctors

  • Urteaga
    Dr. Urteaga

    Dr. Urteaga is a Southern California native and grew up in nearby Montebello. Dr. Urteaga attended California State University, Fullerton and earned his B.S. in exercise science in 2004. Soon after he moved to Whittier and attended Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He graduated in 2007 and immediately began practicing in Whittier focusing on treating sports related injuries and rehabilitation. After several years Dr. Urteaga decided to pursue his master’s degree at California State University, Long Beach, and in 2014 Earning his M.S. in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in sport injuries.

    Shortly after he also earned the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) highest distinction as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP). This accreditation ensures he has the knowledge and skill to accurately prescribe exercise and rehabilitation for patients with multiple diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, HIV, and kidney disease just to name a few. Dr. Urteaga treats patients and athletes from all demographics.

    Dr. Urteaga is also an assistant professor at his chiropractic alma mater where he has been teaching clinical and pedagogical education since 2011. This allows him to stay up to date on current medical research, chiropractic progress and related issues, as well as the most relevant treatment protocols and procedures.

    Dr. Urteaga is heavily engaged in and committed to community service and organizations. He is currently Vice-President of the Whittier Community Foundation and served on the board for Activate Whittier for several years. In addition he served as an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach for the Montebello High Boys’ and Girls’ volleyball teams for almost 20 years. He is currently the team physician for the Montebello High school football team.

    Dr. Urteaga enjoys his profession, and being able to teach his patients and students how to improve their lives. His treatment is comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and includes lifestyle modifications that puts his patients in direct control of their health.

    Dr. Urteaga still resides in Whittier with his wife Kristina and daughter Hazel. On his spare time he enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.

  • Lorenzo
    Dr. Lorenzo

    Dr. Lorenzo began his higher education studying aerospace and then industrial engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California. He soon realized his true passion was in the health sciences and healing arts, so he shifted his educational focus to earn a Human Biology B.S. and Psychology B.A. from the University of Southern California in 2014. Through a bit of inspiration from a chiropractor in his hometown of Whittier, California, Dr. Lorenzo knew that he desired a lifetime of helping others as a chiropractor. In 2015, he attended Los Angeles Chiropractic College of the Southern California University of Health Sciences, graduating as Doctor of Chiropractic, Suma Cum Laude with an emphasis in Sports Medicine in 2018. Outside of chiropractic, he enjoys weight training, running, bicycling and boxing, but his favorite sport to watch and play is always going to be soccer.

    Although he strives for quick positive outcomes, part of Dr. Lorenzo’s treatment philosophy as a chiropractor prefers lasting results over immediate ones. Dr. Lorenzo believes that through understanding the nature of health problems and appreciating the unique experience each patient has of these problems, the long-lasting solution can be found. With education and encouragement, he hopes to help his patients prioritize their health and the health of those close to them. He is happy to help patients in English and in Spanish. Dr. Lorenzo finds great reward in helping others achieve their goals and considers it a blessing to be able to do this through chiropractic.

  • Matt
    Dr. Matt

    Dr. Matt Viramontes is a Whittier local who developed a passion for chiropractic and sports medicine at young age. This passion stemmed from growing up as an athlete who experienced his fair share of sports-related injuries. Chiropractic treatment was a staple in aiding Dr. Matt’s recovery from injuries, improving sports performance and well-being. He received great results, which inspired him to help others with similar sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Dr. Matt attended California State University, Fullerton, and graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. While attending Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Matt worked as a Physical Therapy Aid assisting patients with various musculoskeletal injuries through therapeutic exercise, strength and conditioning, and numerous therapies. Soon after, he attended Los Angeles Chiropractic College (LACC) at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) earning a Doctor of Chiropractic degree with an emphasis in Sports Medicine in 2020 and graduated Cum Laude.

    Dr. Matt is skilled in chiropractic manipulative therapy, therapeutic exercise, manual soft tissue mobilization, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and kinesiology taping (Rock Tape Certified). His goal is to educate patients using comprehensive and evidence-based principles to help demonstrate ways to take control of their health and well-being. He believes simultaneous chiropractic and active therapies give patients the best opportunity to take control of their pain between visits with longer-lasting results. It brings him great fulfillment to see patients succeed through the treatment process and know they now have the knowledge and tools to lead healthier lives.

    Dr. Matt is proud to be giving back to the community he calls home. He serves local high school football teams such as his Alma Mater, Whittier High School, by providing sideline injury care and assessment. On his time off, Dr. Matt likes to continue to stay active and enjoys weightlifting, playing guitar, attending concerts, off-roading, and going to Dodgers games.

  • Swift
    Dr. Swift

    Dr. Lucia Swift was born and raised in Los Angeles County and has lived in Arcadia for most of her life. She was first introduced to chiropractic care in high school following a soccer-related knee injury and developed a deep appreciation for its effectiveness as she made a full recovery. This initial encounter sparked her interest, leading her to shadow a chiropractor throughout her time as an undergraduate. In 2019, Dr. Swift graduated from California Polytechnic University of San Luis Obispo with her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Minor in Psychology, laying a solid foundation for her future in healthcare. Due to her interdisciplinary background, she embraces a comprehensive and holistic approach to chiropractic, recognizing the intricate connection between physical health and mental well-being.

    Continuing her academic journey, Dr. Swift pursued her Doctorate of Chiropractic with a specialization in Sports Medicine at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) at the Southern California University for Health Sciences (SCUHS), graduating in 2023. She incorporates sports medicine techniques into her daily practice by prioritizing at-home exercises, stretches and physical activity education with patients while employing a variety of rehabilitative tools during appointments. During chiropractic college, she became an active member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) club. Through the ICPA club seminars she discovered her passion for supporting pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and postpartum with chiropractic treatment utilizing the Webster method. The Webster method is a gentle chiropractic technique focused on addressing lumbo-pelvic pain and discomfort related to pregnancy. After seeing its effects on pregnant patients firsthand during her time observing in clinic, she decided to complete Webster training and will be a certified Webster practitioner by late 2024.

    In her free time, you can catch Dr. Swift enjoying an Angel City FC or US Women’s Soccer game, tending to her many plants, at the climbing gym or spending time with her family and two dogs, Dobby and Juneau. She is also an adventure enthusiast who loves to camp with friends, visit National Parks, road trip and travel.

  • Dr. KC
    Dr. KC

    Dr. Kirsten Chanthavong was born and raised in the city of Whittier after her parents immigrated from the Philippines. It was through their display of relentless hard work and perseverance that Dr. KC found the motivation to pursue a fulfilling career. She gained experience in human and health services working as a physical therapy aide for outpatient orthopedics, behavioral interventionist for individuals with special needs, and learned about medical office protocols as a front desk receptionist. After working long hours at a computer, she began having severe pain in her arm and neck which led to her first visit to a chiropractor. Her pain was nearly entirely resolved after only two sessions, and Dr. KC was inspired to explore chiropractic as a career.

    Dr. KC earned her B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science from California State University, Long Beach in 2016, and later, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Los Angeles Chiropractic College of the Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2023. Dr. KC believes that the trifecta of chiropractic, physical exercise, and mental awareness can be the answer to chronic, life-inhibiting pain by targeting the cause of the problem and not only the symptoms. She prioritizes educating her patients on self-maintenance strategies in order for them to reach independence in the management of their pain conditions. Dr. KC utilizes chiropractic manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapies such as myofascial release, cupping, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and therapeutic and rehabilitative exercise in her treatment plans that are catered to each patient’s individual needs. When she is not in the office, Dr. KC enjoys spending time at the beach with her two dogs, Ekko and Ghost, going on bike rides with her husband, Henvy, and participating in different types of exercise including hiking, resistance training, and dancing.