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Our Team

Dr. Gary Tao Headshot
Dr. Gary Tao, Tao Chiropractic, Spine
Dr. Gary Tao, Tao Chiropractic

Dr. Gary Tao

Dr. Tao was born and raised in the Bay Area. From a young age, he was taught that health is something to be maintained. Whether it was through drinking herbal concoctions to bolster immune function, eating healthy to prevent sickness, or seeing a chiropractor to manage stress, he learned that health was not about reactively dealing with symptoms but about proactively keeping good habits. Dr. Tao developed a passion for helping others and strives to see others living at their optimal health potential. 

 

Dr. Tao received his BA in Economics at UCLA and his chiropractic education at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. As a lifelong athlete, Dr. Tao understands that chiropractic adjustment is a skill that must be trained and honed. While at Life West, he trained daily, attended 500+ training seminars, and served the people of Jamaica, El Salvador, and Mexico during multiple week-long chiropractic mission trips. His chiropractic techniques vary from deep structural to subtle and
gentle.

 

In his spare time, you can find Dr. Tao online gaming, bouldering, or exploring the many food options LA has to offer.

Check Out This Informative Interview With Dr. Tao!

Christina Hennings, Office Manager, Front Desk
Christina Hennings Headshot, Tao Chiropractic
Christina Hennings, Office Manager, Front Desk

Christina Hennings

Christina was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BA in Psychology and Literature. Before receiving regular chiropractic care, she suffered from constant migraines, having to miss out on school, work, and family/friend functions. She spent years closing herself off in dark places, taking ibuprofren or other over the counter headache medicines, and even a stroke medication prescribed to her by doctors in order to dull the pain or lessen the migraines. 

 

In college she chose to take herself off the stroke and OTC medications. She chose to ride out her migraines, which took a toll on her mind and body. Still, she knew something was missing with her health. During the summer of 2019, Dr. Tao gave her her first life-changing adjustment, and she became aware of how much of a mess her nervous system was and how everything in the body is connected. Regular chiropractic care became a norm for Christina. The more she learned about it, the more she loved it. Four years later, Christina can proudly say that migraines no longer control or define her life. Chiropractic care changed her life, so it was an easy decision to leave her previous job in October of 2022 to work alongside Dr. Tao to support his vision of creating a healthy and thriving community. 

When not at the office, Christina loves spending time with her dog, Charlie, and her 2 cats, Peter and Boots. You can also find her spending time with her family and friends. Christina enjoys reading, writing, watching movies, or bugging Dr. Tao while he games.  

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