Our Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Therapists and Staff in Long Beach CA
Dr. Ryan Smith
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Ryan Smith is a licensed chiropractor in the state of California that specializes in family practice, sports injury and soft tissue treatment and rehabilitation. Dr. Smith obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree with Dean’s list and Magna Cum Laude honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 2012. Before obtaining his chiropractic degree, Dr. Smith graduated from California State University, Fullerton; with a degree in Kinesiology Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Clinical Exercise Science.
Dr. Chanel Barnes
Becoming a healer has been a lifelong interest for Dr. Barnes. After attending the University of Oregon, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology, she worked as a chiropractic assistant and tried acupuncture. She became interested in the unique way acupuncture can heal. The concept of healing using simply needles to change the energy flow within the body was intriguing. Receiving the benefits of acupuncture along with chiropractic had inspired her to pursue learning both healing arts. She then continued her education to become an acupuncturist and chiropractor at Southern California University of Health Sciences. There, Dr. Barnes earned a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Barnes is excited to bring acupuncture healing at Impact Chiropractic to help support healing of the mind, body and spirit!
Scott Eide, L.Ac., is a board certified acupuncturist and herbalist in California. He became an acupuncturist primarily to help people but also wanted to do so in a different and alternative way. Prior to becoming a licensed Chinese medicine professional, Scott attended Long Beach State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology–Sports Medicine. He also studied Eastern philosophy that taught alternative ways of thinking and helped shape his next educational direction. After graduation, Scott enrolled in an intensive Master’s program in Oriental Medicine program at South Baylo University in Anaheim, California. He graduated in 2005 with a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Since then he has treated thousands of patients with a broad range of conditions using Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage therapy, and cupping.
During his 15 years in practice, Scott has specialized in musculoskeletal issues, collaborating with physical therapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors. He feels the possibilities are endless with what acupuncture can do for the body and mind. He believes that continuing to mainstream eastern medicine will make the world a healthier and happier place.
Hi, my name is Mizelene and I’m proud to be on staff here at IMPACT Chiropractic. I love to help people relax and unwind. I specialize in deep tissue, Swedish, therapeutic and sports massage. I will use these techniques to treat your problem areas and tailor to your specific needs.
David has been doing bodywork for over 20 years working Chiropractic and Physical Therapy offices. He graduated from the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy in 2002 with a 1000 hour certification in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular and Sports therapies. He is also a Full Level 1 Certified Stott Pilates instructor. David loves helping his clients out of muscular pain, headaches, neck, carpal tunnel, sciatic, low back etc, he loves helping with all of it. He is skilled in soft tissue damage work as well.
Jack Acosta is a massage therapist with 7+ years of experience. He attended the National Holistic Institute in Studio City. It was a 800 hour program with focus on Eastern and Western medicine. The school had a heavy focus on anatomy including muscular system and kinesiology. He received awards in both western and eastern medicine and graduated top of his class. He specializes in deep tissue, sports massage and stretching.
LPTA – Massage Therapist
Hello, my name is Selena! I have been a massage therapist since 2019. I moved to California from Texas in 2021, where I was fortunate enough to be a part of the IMPACT Chiropractic team. I attended American Career College in Anaheim where I obtained an Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy Assistant. I’m glad to be back working for Dr.Smith and excited to start helping patients with their needs. I specialize in deep tissue, and have a more medical/therapeutic/sports style approach to massage. As well as using additional modalities like Graston and cupping. I look forward to using my knowledge and skills to help reduce pain, improve movement and modify treatment to your specific needs.
I’ve been an avid sports player my whole life, which has taught me a lot about the stress our body endures. I was an EMT firefighter for Cal Fire for three seasons when I decided to go back to school, where I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training.
My medical and sports background lead me toward an interest in athletic training. I was then introduced to NeuroKinetic Therapy® (NKT), which led me to a certification in massage therapy and NKT.
I’ve worked NKT on all types of people, from Olympic athletes to post-surgical patients—each seeking relief from pain and discomfort. My specialties are deep tissue, sports massage, Neurokinetic therapy, and rehabilitation.
Assisted Stretch Therapist
Nathan is a chiropractic student and has been performing assisted stretching since 2019. Nathan has experience in track and field as both an athlete and a coach. Nathan graduated cum laude from San Diego State University in 2020 with his bachelors in Kinesiology. He enjoys lifting weights, running, and of course stretching. He hopes that everyone will see the importance of stretching and how it can improve one’s overall health!
Chase Ambrose is a chiropractic student at Southern California University of Health Sciences. Prior to pursuing his doctorate in chiropractic, he played collegiate baseball in Kentucky at Georgetown College. Chase graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown College in 2019, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. With his education and extensive training, Chase has developed a deep understanding of the human body and a passion for helping others!
Hello, my name is Carla. I have been working as a medical billing / chiropractic assistant for 7 years. I’m fluent in Spanish and happy to help translate if needed. I love seeing the benefits of chiropractic care and can’t wait to help you with any assistance you may need.
Hi, I’m Ruby! I’m so excited to be part of the Impact Chiropractic team. I have worked in the medical field most of my life and I truly enjoy it. I look forward to assisting you in the office.