Dr. Robert Fife
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Fife’s upbringing as a highly competitive athlete drove him to a career in sports and health.
At California State University Chico he studied Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. While there
he interned in the University’s training room specializing in the care for those having suffered
spinal cord injuries. This experience had a profound impact on him which lead him to continue
his education in the health care field.
He went on to receive his chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San
Jose, where he was an active participant and board member in the school’s prestigious Sports
Council, which offers medical and chiropractic care to professional, semi-pro, and amateur
athletes in events across Northern California and beyond.
His favorite events included the
Ironman World Championships Kona, Hawaii; the Sea Otter Classic biking event is Laguna
Seca, Monterey; and the National Senior Games at Stanford University.
After graduation, he continued his education by expanding his focus on current rehabilitation
methods and performance movement techniques. In addition to a standard chiropractic
adjustments, some techniques used during a typical treatment with Dr. Fife include Myofascial
Release Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy,
RockTape, and Selective Functional Movement Assessments or Biomechanics Evaluation. These
techniques allow for not simply an elimination of pain symptoms, but treatment of the root cause
of the problem, allowing for a return to function in optimal time.
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