Meet our Advanced Spine & Sport Team
James Baranski, D.C.
Dr. James Baranski, D.C., an avid sports enthusiast, enjoys basketball, golf, and working out. He understands that with activities comes injuries, and how treating these injuries as quickly and successfully as possible is crucial, whether it be for an elite athlete or for the weekend warrior.
Dr. Baranski graduated in December 1999 from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles. He worked as an associate for three years in North Hollywood, CA, then worked for a prominent orthopedic medical group in Los Angeles, CA. There he directed patient care which included chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, pain management, surgical procedures, and pre- and post-operative rehabilitation.
Dr. Baranski specializes in sports injuries, personal injuries such as motor vehicle accidents and slip-n-falls, as well as work-related and repetitive stress injuries. He works with many of the top attorneys and MD's in the Ventura County ensuring the most comprehensive care possible for the patients.
He has taken 100's of hours of post-graduate classes on sports injuries and exercise therapy, as well as work injury laws and personal injury seminars. He also did personal training for 3 years, helping people reach their personal and fitness goals.
Nadia Emen, D.C.
Dr. Nadia Emen, D.C. brings with her over 10 years of experience in the chiropractic arena. Although Dr. Emen specializes in the treatment of personal injuries and injured workers as well as the medical-legal aspect of the California Workers Compensation program, she also specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and non-orthopedic injuries and conditions. She has had extensive working and training experience with various other specialists, both in the alternative and medical fields.
Dr. Emen received her B.A. from CUNY/Brooklyn College, New York in 1997. During her junior year, she was experiencing low back pain that was gradually worsening. Unhappy and dissatisfied with the medical care that she received, upon the advice of her sister, she decided to seek chiropractic treatment. Within two weeks, her back pain completely resolved. Amazed at her body's ability to heal itself with chiropractic guiding the way, Dr. Emen decided to become a chiropractic physician instead of a medical doctor, as was her initial plan. After graduation, she attended Los Angeles Chiropractic College, now called Southern California University of Health Sciences, in Whittier, California, where she completed her studies in 2001. Upon passing the state board exam and getting her license, she then went on to work with various chiropractors, acupuncturists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, psychologists, neurosurgeons, and physical therapists. She spent the next 10 years broadening her clinical experience and attended many seminars to further expand her abilities to heal effectively via chiropractic.
Today, Dr. Emen is focusing on educating the community about the wonderful benefits of chiropractic and wellness care. She is currently working on a variety of different projects involving Advanced Spine & Sport Chiropractic, so stay tuned and check our website periodically for upcoming events and newsletters. Furthermore, Dr. Emen is available to discuss how chiropractic care can benefit you and your family's health and well being. She and Dr. Baranski are also now the proud parents of twin boys. Greater emphasis has been placed in providing chiropractic care for pregnant women and newborns/infants since the addition of their children. Chiropractic greatly helped Dr. Emen herself during her pregnancy and is currently adjusting her own children weekly as it enhances their neuro-immune development
Heather Veitch, PA-C, MPH
Heather is a Physician Assistant (PA) with her dual Master's in PA and Public Health Studies from Touro University of Health Sciences. Her education and clinical training has provided her with a strong foundation of knowledge in treating acute and/or chronic medical conditions. She graduated with honors in Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry. Before PA school, she attended California State University Bakersfield where she studied Kinesiology. She graduated at the top of her class, while playing four years of Division I Collegiate Softball as a starting shortstop.
Heather grew up in Ventura County and has been drawn to Sports Medicine and Athletics her entire life. She has extensive experience in Nutrition, Weight Loss Management, Personal Training, Rehabilitating Injuries. She also has a profound appreciation for understanding the importance of developing a personalized treatment plan tailored to each individual patient's needs, one that leads to the improvement of their overall life style, happiness, and health.
The happy voice greeting you when you call to make an appointment is none other than Eva, who joined our practice in 2015. She helps manage the day to day operations and any billing/insurance-related questions. Eva a former collegiate track athlete has a passion for athletics and fitness. Currently, Eva gets her exercise and competition fix by competing in crossfit 5 days a week. She welcomes you when you walk in and is glad to help patients achieve optimum health as an advocate of chiropractic.
Back Office / Therapy Assistant
The one who walks back and forth assisting Dr. Baranski and helping Eva at the front desk is the one and only, Amanda. She has been in the medical field for 3-4 years now and joined our practice at the end of 2015. She has hands on experience and is very knowledgeable with therapuetic exercises and stretches. Her and Dr B. work alongside each other stretching out patients, performing Laser Therapy and helping patients with therapuetic exercises. Amanda is an athlete who has a passion for health and fitness. She played soccer for 10 years and volleyball for 4 years, and still enjoys working out at the gym, hiking, photography, and singing. She is the smiling face who runs the flow of the office and enjoys helping patients minimize their pain and reach their optimum health.