Dr. Chad is recognized as a leader in both the sports chiropractic therapy and fitness training fields. He has over 2 decades of experience in the Los Angeles area working with athletes and every day people that have the athletic mind-set. He is an expert in soft tissue and joint-related injuries and their treatment. He started Back to Function in 2004 so that athletic-minded people in the south bay area would have a facility that they could use to get elite-level care.
From 2005-9 he was the Fitness & Nutrition Consultant for the Edmonton Oilers (National Hockey League). He was the Chiropractor and Strength Coach for the Long Beach Ice Dogs (ECHL) hockey team from 2000-7. Currently, in addition to his work with clients at Back to Function, he is the Chiropractic Consultant for the University of Southern California Athletics, Los Angeles Kings Consulting Team Chiropractor (2012-2020), Team Chiropractor for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2017-2019), Chiropractic Consultant for the Los Angeles Lakers (2020) and Team Chiropractor for the Los Angeles Wildcats (2020). Dr. Chad is only the second Doctor of Chiropractic to be credentialed as a Postural Restoration Certified practitioner from the Postural Restoration Institute®. He is the creator of the online, off-ice hockey training website, HockeyOT.com.
Dr. Chad has taken a number of courses and certifications related to the care of the human body. This includes training in:
- Functional Range Release
- Functional Range Conditioning
- Reflex Performance Reset
- Custom Orthotic Fitting
- Shockwave Therapy
- Postural Restoration
- Strength & Conditioning
Dr. Chad has published a number of research articles pertaining to sports injuries and training that have appeared in leading scientific journals such as the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and the Journal of Sports Sciences. He was a contributing author to the 2007 NTCA Throws Handbook and was featured in the magazines Food For Thought and The Hockey News.
Dr. Chad’s education included being an NCAA scholarship track and field athlete at the University of South Carolina where he conducted original research in the field of exercise science. He graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences magna cum laude and President’s award recipient in 1998. In 2000 he was awarded a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (National Strength & Conditioning Association) and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner credential. He was also an assistant professor of biomechanics at the Southern California University of Health Sciences from 2005-7.
Favorite quote: “Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” -John Wesley
Dr. Chad lives in the Hollywood Riviera with his wife, Susan, and 3 children. He is an avid recreational hockey player and loves to hike in the hills around Palos Verdes on the weekends with his best friend Lola (she’s a dog :-)). Contact at email@example.com.
- Soft tissue injuries
- Fitness training
- Postural restoration
Dr. Chad Moreau’s Published Research: