Meet the Team
Chiropractor Carolyn Finnegan D.C.
Exceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time
I was first introduced to chiropractic in 1998 when I fell in my exercise class and injured my neck and low back. After trying all sorts of drugs, and six months of physical therapy, not only was pain not any better, it was getting worse. As a last resort, I went to a chiropractor. Amazingly, I felt a LOT better after only a couple of visits. Not only did my pain improve, but I was able to start living life again: my sports performance improved, I was able to sit more comfortably at my job and I was even sleeping better.
What a profound experience! My expectations were exceeded, and because of my desire to help others, I felt I had found my calling. No sooner than I regained my health, I quit my marketing job, and re-enrolled in college with the goal of becoming a chiropractor. You may remember me from Align Chiropractic Center on College Avenue, which was my first practice that I started in 2007 and successfully owned for seven years. I sold that practice two years ago to spend more time with my then very young children. Now that my children are a little older I'm ready to get back to the profession I love.
As an Oakland native I’m excited to apply my passion and talents in my own community. My appreciation for the diversity and open mindedness of the Bay Area is enriched having spent half of my life traveling the world over. I love it here!
I currently live in Oakland with my husband (also an Oakland native), my son Sam and my daughter Camila. When I’m not adjusting and providing health care, you can find me swimming, hiking, and just spending time outdoors with my family and my two dogs: Kuma and Clancy.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Finnegan you can contact her at her chiropractic office in Oakland CA.
DR. KIMI MA - CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT
Dr. 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.
DALLAS DE JESUS - OFFICE MANAGER
Dallas is the Office Manager at Core Wellness Chiropractic and Core Wellness Massage. Dallas is the first line of contact for patients and is here to provide you with information, direct you to resources, schedule your appointments, and assist you on your journey in healing. Dallas is from the Gold Country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada's and moved to Oakland in 2018. Before joining the Core Wellness team, her background was in medical cannabis where she had the privilege of guiding patients with life-threatening diagnosis and chronic illness find comfort and healing through medical cannabis. She has the same enthusiasm and care for the patients of Core Wellness and has felt honored to have seen so many patients improve their quality of life through chiropractic treatment with Dr. Finnegan. When she's not here for you at Core Wellness, she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, gardening and collecting vintage treasures. She's thrilled to be a part of the diverse wellness community in Oakland and looks forward to supporting you in finding your unique path to healing!
HANI'A "HUMMINGBIRD" ABRAM - CAMTC CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST
A 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
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.
MARK NGUYEN - MASSAGE THERAPIST, CMT, NMT
Mark Nguyen is from Oakland, CA and has been in the health and wellness field since 2016. After many different career routes, he can finally say that he is thoroughly pleased to provide a service that can ultimately better one's life.
Mark Nguyen started his education to become a Certified Massage Therapist at the National Holistic Institute (Emeryville) and then continued with their Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program. At NHI, he attained 1250 hands on hours, alongside multiple externships, a tutoring position, and supervising the weekday clinics.
Mark specializes in the following techniques: Myofascial Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Swedish, and Shiatsu.
In his spare time, Mark plays volleyball and spends time with his German Shepherd, Koda.
Mark is honored to be a part of the Core Wellness Massage Team and is pleased to be your Neuromuscular Massage Therapist.
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