Dr. Bridgette Chelf | Ocean Wellness

Dr. Bridgette Chelf | Ocean Wellness

Dr. Chelf started her career in healthcare in physical therapy. Completing her Bachelor’s Degree at Mount St. Mary’s College, she then continued her quest for furthering her healthcare education by receiving a Doctorate of Chiropractic at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles.Dr. Chelf strives to stay current with new research to present the most recent healthcare options and treatments for her clients. She studies nutrition, cranio sacral therapy, women’s health, pediatrics, as well as specialized techniques for autism, asthma, and allergies. Additionally, she is a certified in chiropractic techniques for animals. Her main goal is to enter into a partnership with each client, focusing on individualized health plans for each person. She has a strong belief that each person is a unique individual that deserves a tailored plan for their health care needs.Dr. Chelf works with people of all ages, and especially enjoys helping babies, young children, and animals. Currently she lives in North County with her husband and two children. In her down time she enjoys yoga, spending time with her family, and spending time at the beach.

Dr. Chelf is in the process of attaining her diplomate in pregnancy and pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (www.icpa4kids.com). She has completed the first year of a three year program.

Dr. Chelf has completed a certification course in animal chiropractic. The course, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM), was presented by Dr. William Inman. It was a wonderful experience and an incredible learning process.


CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Founder, Clinic Director, 1996 to present: Ocean Wellness, Solana Beach, CA

– Manage health clinic providing treatment for over 3,000 patients.

– Specializing in treatment of pregnancy, pediatrics, female health, digestive
disorders and structural problems.

– Plan growth of clinic including marketing programs and website design.

Associate Chiropractor, 1996-1997: Sycamore Chiropractic Center, Vista, CA

– Performed examinations.
– Took and interpreted x-rays.
– Developed treatment plans.
– Treated patients.

Associate Chiropractor, 1995-1996: Dr. George LeBeau, Oceanside, CA

– Performed examinations.

– Took and interpreted x-rays.

– Developed rehabilitation program for clinic and trained employees on use of
equipment.

– Developed individualized rehabilitation program for patients.

Chiropractic Assistant, 1994-1995: Life Chiropractic, Victorville, CA

– Performed examinations

– Took and interpreted x-rays

Physical Therapy Assistant, 1987-1990: Sherman Oaks Orthopedic Group,
Sherman Oaks, CA

– Rehabilitation using many different modalities, including ultrasound, EMS, exercises, and neuromuscular re-education

Physical Therapy Assistant, 1982-1986: Scripps Clinic – Green Hospital, La
Jolla, CA

– Assisted in rehabilitation of patients after various surgeries and injuries.


EDUCATION

 

D.C., graduated 1994, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Psychology, graduated 1998, Mount St. Mary’s College, Brentwood, CA
Studied at the University of Madrid, Spain, 1983

In process of completing a three year program to obtain diplomate through the
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.


ADDITIONAL TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

 

– Cranial Sacral I, Upledger Institute
– Cranial Sacral II, Upledger Institute
– Pediatrics and Pregnancy, Upledger Institute
– Somato Emotional Release, Upledger Institute
– Advanced Functional Medicine, Biohealth Diagnostics
– Advanced Clinical Training Program, Biohealth Diagnostics
– Women’s Health & Balancing Female Hormones, Biohealth Diagnostics
– Adrenals, Immunity & Digestive Health, Biohealth Diagnostics
– Nutritional Series, Metagenics
– Nutritional Series, Standard Process
– Extremity Manipulation and Taping Techniques
– Certified in Webster Technique
– Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner
– Completion of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Associations program for advanced pregnancy and pediatrics


TEACHING/PUBLIC SPEAKING/LECTURES

 

The Upledger Institute Inc., Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Teaching Assistant in Cranial Sacral I and II and Pregnancy & Pediatrics

Scripps Clinic, Encinitas, CA
“Menopause, the Natural Approach”. A collaboration with Dr. Diana Hoppe, M.D.

Chopra Center, La Jolla, CA
“Cranial Sacral and Chiropractic in Pregnancy and Pediatrics”, addressing pregnancy
yoga class

Catharine Miller, Licensed Midwife, Encinitas, CA
“Cranial Sacral and Chiropractic in Pregnancy and Pediatrics”, addressing birthing
classes