As a dancer being active is crucial to me; I believe movement is the essence of our being. An ancient yogi thought that our age is determined by how flexible our spine is, which I see every day in my Chiropractic clinic in Newport Beach.
Chiropractic education has helped me understand spine-related problems; as a second-generation doctor, I always want to ensure I deliver the latest evidence-based treatment to my patients. I can help you move better and feel better! You can always find my recommendations for healthy living on my blog or check out what I recommend for a healthier, better life!
Dance and movement create body awareness; this allows me to look at the change from a movement standpoint; improving core performance and strengthening the spine are pivotal in our direction. Therefore, spine care is essential for active activity. Whether your goal is to improve core performance or move without pain, I can help you reach your goal! As one of the few female chiropractors in my Sport and Wellness Chiropractic clinic in Newport Beach, my goal is to help the patient achieve their potential; I am always reachable through email or a phone call!
Education and community engagement:
Gilda Gilak, D.C., M.S, Q.M.E., is a board-certified chiropractor in California. She earned her Bachelor's Degree with a major in Cellular Biology and a minor in Microbiology. She received her Doctor's Degree in Chiropractic from the Southern California University of Health and Sciences in 2005. She earned a Master's degree in Human Nutrition in 2016; and received her Certified Primary Spine Practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020, specializing in Spine-related injuries. Dr. Gilak developed her interest in work-related injuries a few years ago. She was involved in treating and managing patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions due to various types of causes, including degenerative diseases, repetitive stress injuries, slip and fall accidents, etc. After graduation, she worked at various multidisciplinary practices in which she furthered her knowledge and experiences in personal and work-related injuries. Dr.Gilak became a qualified medical examiner, certified by the Division of Workers' Compensation. Dr.Gilak practices in Newport Beach, California, She teaches Functional Medicine and Clinical reasoning at Southern California University of Health and Science. Dr. Gilak is fluent in Farsi. She is also Dance Conditioning and PMA Pilates Certified instructor and movement specialist.
Qualified Medical Examiner 2022
Primary Spine Care Provider- 2020
Active Release Technique Certification for the past 11 years: Spine, Upper, and Lower Extremities and nerve entrapment
Kinesis Tape Certification level: I, II, and III.
Certified Dance Conditioning and Pilates Instructor- NCPT Certified
Awards and Recognitions:
California Chiropractic Association, 2009. Best president and Best District Award
The American Chiropractic Association, Current member- Dec. 2005. Chiropractic Profession Advocacy Award
Southern California University of Health and Sciences,January 2004- Leadership Award
Southern California University of Health and Sciences, December 2005, Research Assistant Award
Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage, March 2006-Outstanding Graduate Award
Community Engagements and activities:
World Spine Care- Member of Fundraising committee.
Local Key doctor of American Chiropractic Association.
Past President of California Chiropractic Association 2009-2012
Secretary of Farhang Foundation Orange County Council-2007-2019
Board member, Iranian American Mental Health Society.2008-2010
In August 2005, she organized and led a volunteer trip to Bolivia, where 20 Southern California University of Health and Sciences students treated 1000 patients for 10 days.
For the past 12 years, I have been serving as a chiropractor in Newport Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Coast, and Coronal Del Mar.