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.
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.