Meet the Team

Chiropractor Carolyn Finnegan D.C.

Chiropractor Oakland CA Carolyn FinneganExceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time


Dr. Carolyn Finnegan’s passion is to help her patients create health through treating the root cause of their symptoms and disease. She uses a “Whole Systems” approach of Functional Medicine where she educates patients on how to heal the whole person.

Dr. Carolyn Finnegan is a Chiropractor and a Functional Medicine Doctor. After 14 years of successful practice as a Chiropractor, Dr. Finnegan realized that there was an increasing need for a more comprehensive type of medicine. Many of her patients were coming to the office in pain, but the cause was not only biomechanics, it was inflammation. She decided to focus not only on chiropractic, but also on creating optimal health by finding and treating the root cause of her patient’s symptoms.

Dr. Finnegan then began an intensive course of study (initially sparked by a quest to heal her own health issues) to learn Functional and Nutritional Medicine. She has completed all of the seven Institute of Functional Medicine courses including the Foundational course in Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, as well as Advanced Training Modules in Immune/Allergy, GI, Cardiometabolic Disease, Detoxification, Hormones and Bioenergetics.

Dr. Carolyn Finnegan is a native of Oakland who attended Berkeley High School, UC Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1998. She obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward in 2005, graduating Cum Laude. While attending Life Chiropractic College, Dr. Finnegan received other various awards and honors such as the Honors Clinician Award for outstanding service to her patients. Dr. Finnegan has been a Distinguished Fellow of the Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) technique since 2005.

Dr. Finnegan has worked for over 25 years in the health and fitness industry, first as a fitness instructor and personal trainer and as a chiropractor since 2005. Dr. Finnegan has won “Best Chiropractor” from Oakland Magazine, six times.


DR. KIMI MA - CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT

Chiropractor Oakland CA Kimi MaDr. Kimi Ma is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA. She has a background in exercise science, earning her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University Pomona. She also has 7 years of experience as an ACE Certified Personal trainer, holding additional certifications in TRX training and Rock Tape. Dr. Kimi's philosophy is centered around movement and helping people reach their optimal functional capacity through exercise and chiropractic care. For enjoyment, she likes to travel, try new food, run half marthons, and weight lift. Dr. Kimi is a Bay Area native and is excited to serve the community by joining the Core Wellness Chiropractic team.


NICOLE DANTOC - OFFICE MANAGER

Chiropractic Oakland CA Nicole Dantoc Office Manager

Nicole Dantoc is a native of Oakland, CA and has been in the healthcare industry for ten years. Prior to joining the Core Wellness team, her background was in optometry where she spent several years educating and advising patients on routine eye health, preventative care, and treatment of ocular diseases. Her vast knowledge of clinical operations stemmed from her experience working throughout all aspects of office procedures from receptionist to technician to management.

Nicole takes extreme pride in her hometown and is committed to the preservation of Oakland's grassroots culture by working only for locally owned businesses, volunteering for community organizations, and in general participating in all things Oakland. She is an aspiring environmental engineer and is currently pursuing a degree in biology while attending the Peralta Community College District.

Outside of work, Nicole is a dedicated foodie whose food itineraries often prompt last-minute weekend getaways to places like Seattle, Denver, and New York City. In addition to her travels, she is a true crime bookworm, avid hiker, and novice mechanic.

Nicole's career ethic has always been, "to be in the business of helping people," with an emphasis in health care. Her goal is to always be available for those who need someone to facilitate in the continuity of care. Here at Core Wellness, she hopes to carry on that objective and assist in truly making a difference in the health of our patients.


HANI'A "HUMMINGBIRD" ABRAM - CAMTC CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Massage Therapist Oakland CA Hani'a AbramA graduate of National Holistic Institute school of massage therapy, Hummingbird uses his intuitive gift to employ massage techniques from Eastern and Western traditions to address issues of pain, limited range of motion, injury recovery, emotional trauma and stress reduction. Born in Oakland, Hummingbird is a lifelong Bay Area resident, enjoys gardening, and is a poet/storyteller and children's book author. He specializes Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Pre-Natal, Sports, IASTM, Thai, Myofacial, Reflexology, and is certified in Reiki..


TISH CAMPBELL - MASSAGE THERAPIST

Massage Therapist Oakland CA Tish Campbell

Tish Campbell specializes in sports injury massage and sports performance. Tish is certified in sports, deep tissue, Graston and orthopedic massage. Tish's background is in personal training which compliments her massage style. Tish uses a combination of massage styles to work with her clients and likes to educate her clients in self care strength/stretch exercises. From playing Gaelic football and soccer for many years, Tish knows what it is like to be injured and understands the frustrated athlete who wants to get back on the field, court, track etc. Tish believes regular massage is the best way not just to prevent injuries but also to improve your athletic performance. Tish runs with Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders and in her free time can be found coaching cross country with the kids at St. Theresa's or coaching soccer with Montclair Soccer Club.

Tish Campbell combining passion and knowledge to heal.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Tuesday
9:30am - 6:30pm


Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Thursday
9:30am - 6:30pm


Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday
9:00am - 12:00pm

Core Wellness Chiropractic
600 Grand Avenue #301
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 922-1579

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