Meet Our Team
Chiropractor Charles Adamo, D.C.
Dr. Charles Adamo is one of the founding fathers of La Paz Spine and Rehab. He cares so much about our patients, and always keeps our practice moving in the most progressively healing direction. Dr. Adamo earned his Bachelor’s degree from CSU Fullerton in 1982 and his Doctor in Chiropractic from Pasadena College of Chiropractic in 1986. He opened the practice with Dr. Preziosi in 1986 and has been caring for families in south Orange County ever since. He is very active in supporting Casa Hogar Alegre Orphanage in Chiapas, Mexico and travels there several times a year with his family to serve at the orphanage. Dr. Adamo and his wife have raised five children and remain active in their community.
Chiropractor Joseph P. Preziosi, D.C.
Dr. Joseph Preziosi grew up in Southern California, and received his Doctorate degree from Pasadena College of Chiropractic in 1986. Since that time his practice has been established in the city of Laguna Hills. Through many years of hard work and dedication to his patients, his practice has grown into a multispecialty healthcare facility which includes Chiropractic doctors, Medical providers, Physical Therapists, Nutritionists, and Massage Therapists - all of whom work together as a team to help the patient achieve their personal health goals.
In order to stay current with the most recent advancements in the industry, Dr. Preziosi attends health and wellness conferences throughout the year. For example, he specializes in Cranial Adjustments (gentle adjustments to the bones of the skull), also, he holds a National Certification to perform exams for the Department of Transportation. Since 1986 he has treated a wide range of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, with ages ranging from infants to seasoned adults.
Dr. Preziosi and his wife have raised four children in the community, all of which were very active in sports. Over the years he has donated many hours of care to local athletic teams, and continues to provide athletes with both recovery and preventative injury care, resulting in optimal athletic performance. His ongoing involvement within the community now includes volunteering with his grandson's Cub Scout pack. Since the inception of La Paz Spine and Rehab more than 20,000 patients have benefited from this holistic, multi-specialty approach to healthcare.
Chiropractor Joshua Higley, D.C.
La Paz Spine & Rehab is excited to welcome Joshua Higley to its excellent team of healthcare practitioners. Following undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University, Dr. Higley received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California in 2011. In addition to treating disease and dysfunction of the spine and musculoskeletal system, Dr. Higley has expertise in nutrition and functional medicine, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of fatigue, digestive issues, hormonal imbalance, depression and weight management. He completed 12 months of study and mentorship with the Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Western States. Dr. Higley has treated patients in a variety of clinical settings, from high volume wellness studios, to integrated physical medicine practices, and even spent a year operating a chiropractic and physiotherapy clinic on the north coast of Peru. Raised in Irvine, Dr. Higley has been serving Orange County since the spring of 2011.
Physical Therapist John Sims, DPT, OCS
John Sims is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is Board Certified in Orthopedics. He has been with La Paz Spine and Rehab for the past 6 months, and he has brought the latest and most cutting edge PT techniques to our clinic. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Chapman University where he also enjoyed playing football and running track. He later went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University. He recently received his Board Certification in Orthopedics. His clinical experience includes extensive orthopedic internships focusing on manual therapy.
As a Physical Therapist with a background in sports and nutrition, Dr. Sims’ goal is to restore normal function by creating an optimal healing environment for the body to overcome injury and illness. This is accomplished most effectively utilizing a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, modalities, and patient education. He believes personalized treatment programs are critical for his patients to maximize their outcome and accomplish their goals. Dr. Sims enjoys surfing, mountain biking, basketball, and hiking. He particularly enjoys spending time with his wife Jaqueline and their new baby!
Medical Director, Internal Medicine Greg Van Dyke, M.D.
- Loma Linda University Graduate 1981
- Medical Board Certified 1992
- Affiliate of Mission Hospital
- Bilingual Spanish
La Paz Spine and Rehab is a Family Practice. We work with any age of patient. We serve athletes. Charles Adamo, DC and Joseph Preziosi, DC work with all patients.
Please call us if you have questions at (949) 612-2417. We'd love to see how we can help!
We Work With:
- Auto Wrecks
- Workers Compensation
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