Dr.Michael A. WootenChiropractic Healer/Sports Enthusiast
Dr. Michael Wooten has been a treating Chiropractic Physician in the Long Beach area since 1994. Born and raised in Southern California, he received his primary and secondary education here. He was awarded his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the prestigious Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, where he had the distinction of graduating with Honors and was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
As an avid sports enthusiast, Dr. Wooten participated in five varsity sports during college. He is still active in tennis and volleyball and competes at the National level in both sports. In 1984 and 1985, he won the Collegiate Superstars Competition, enabling him to compete with World Class athletes in the Bahamas, which he won in 1985. It is no surprise that Dr. Wooten specializes in sports injuries and is currently working with members of the US Ski team, ATP and WTA professional tennis tours, members of the AVP professional beach volleyball association, along with local and National collegiate athletes. He also treats members of the US Equestrian Team (both human and equine). Dr. Wooten considers it a special privilege and honor to treat athletes in the Special Olympics and the United States disabled ski program. It is understandable why Dr. Wooten has such an immense skill and comprehension concerning bio-mechanics, exercise, nutrition, and general well-being.
At Alamitos Bay Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Dr. Wooten specializes in treating athletic, industrial, and automobile-related injuries. He is also a specialist in the management of chronic pain and has a particular interest in whole family nutrition and chiropractic wellness.
Your first visit begins with a consultation, assessment and orthopedic and neurological examination. This includes your medical history and current health concerns. Your unique lifestyle factors are reviewed, including occupational environment, daily stressors, diet and exercise patterns. These factors are evaluated to determine what role they play in your health.
Our goal is to not only alleviate your current symptoms, but to treat the cause of your discomfort with conservative chiropractic care and through the application of your specifically designed wellness program (which may include bodywork and massage, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and nutritional counseling), thus allowing you to lead a full and healthful life.
Alamitos Bay Chiropractic and Wellness Center is designed to provide you with the care and treatment you deserve.
Liz JaimeOffice Manager/Family Coordinator/Dodger Fan
Liz has been with Dr. Wooten since 2013, and has enjoyed her change in career. She has a criminal justice background and has found it extremely rewarding to have a career where she can not only keep the office running smoothly, but is also able to tend to the needs of our wonderful patients. Since joining the team, Liz says she has learned so much about healthcare, nutrition and the benefits of chiropractic care, she’s now able to share her knowledge with her friends and family. Liz is very proud to say that her family is on the way to a much healthier existence thanks to her new career.
Liz is a native Southern Californian, currently living in San Pedro with her wonderful husband and family. In her spare time, she enjoys reading mystery/crime novels and camping with her family. They are also looking forward to playing on their two new Sea Doos this summer. She’s also a die-hard Dodger fan. Go Blue!
Kassy JaimeOffice Receptionist/College Student
Kassy is the newest member of our team, joining us in Summer of 2015. If her name and face look familiar it’s because you guessed it, she’s Office Manager, Liz’s daughter. Kassy works part-time for us while managing a full schedule as a student at Harbor College where she’s completing her general education requirements before deciding on her major.
When not working, attending classes or studying, Kassy enjoys exploring southern California restaurants, music and outdoor activities.
Nina MichaelMarketing and Promotions Manager/Music Enthusiast
Nina began her relationship with us as a patient. Arduous business travel and an exhaustive work schedule led to a Worker’s Comp injury that made her a “regular” of the practice. She began creating small marketing campaigns for Dr. Wooten that eventually led to her position as Marketing Manager Extraordinaire. Nina maintains this website, so all promotions and suggestions may be directed to her on the “Contact Us” tab.
Nina is a Southern California native who received her education at our own Cal State Long Beach “several” years ago. She enjoys seeking out new musical talent and loves exploring cultural events, summer street fairs and music festivals.
Mike LindemeierMassage Therapist/Champion Jiu-jitsu Wrestler
Mike received his Massage Certification in 2003 at Bryman College and has been with us ever since. He is the man you want to see if you need a weekend appointment as he is now ours, full-time. Mike specializes in deep-tissue massage and keeps himself educated on the latest, most innovative methods available.
Mike is a single dad and a Champion Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Competitor. Mike’s mini-me, Jacob, has also followed in Dad’s footsteps as a junior Jiu-jitsu competitor. Competing since the age of six, Jacob (now a teen) places often in local and national Jiu-jitsu competitions.
Tirzanya AllenMassage Therapist/Mother
As long as Tirzanya can remember, she has enjoyed helping others with a specific passion for healing. This passion led her to Charter College of Massage where she was certified in massage therapy. She says she enjoys making others feel better with something that she was born with – her two hands.
Working at Alamitos Bay Chiropractic & Healing Center has opened her eyes to a great many things. She is happy to have found her life’s calling early enough in life to share her expertise with the patients of an office she loves. Tirzanya is always ready to learn something new and says that is what is so great about her field – you never know everything and you can always improve and get better. She is a Native Californian and an attentive family–oriented mother.
Rebecca (Becky) EspinozaMassage Therapist / Kayak Enthusiast
Becky has been freeing people from tension, stress, and pain since 1996, when she graduated top of her class from the California College of Physical Arts in Huntington Beach. Becky joined Dr. Wooten's staff in 2017, and as the newest member of the team, she has quickly garnered a loyal following. As a therapist with experience in Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Active Release, Cross-Friction Massage, trigger point therapy, along with a host of complimentary modalities, Becky is committed to promoting the health and well being of her patients.
Becky was born and raised in SoCal, and enjoys all the region has to offer. She especially loves the water, and when not treating her patients, she can usually be found on the water in her kayak.
Dawn MeyerMobility and Fitness Coach/Dancer
Dawn Meyer comes to us from Suffolk, England. Dawn is a professional dancer and fitness enthusiast who brings her knowledge of the anatomy and physique to coach our patients into optimum health. She studied at The Bodywork Dance Company, a Conservatory for Musical Theater in Cambridge, England. Dawn is happy and excited to share her knowledge and experience to assist people of all ages to return to balance through flexibility and mobility. “It is an honor to work with some of the leading doctors in their field and to be part of a philosophy that believes that taking care of one’s body today is the key for longevity and vitality for tomorrow.”
Greg GilbertRID (Registered Interpreter for the Deaf) Certified Interpreter/Fitness Trainer
Greg visits our practice on Fridays to assist Dr. Wooten with our hearing-impaired patients. Greg received his education at California State University, Northridge and received his RID certification in San Diego, California. He works full time at Long Beach City College as a sign language interpreter and coordinator. He is a Southern California native currently living in Anaheim, California. Similar to Dr. Wooten, Greg is a sports enthusiast/fitness trainer and is available by personal appointment for fitness and nutrition consultations.