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 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 seminar. He 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.
In 2015, Dr. Baranski decided to expand the practice by adding medical staff that would compliment our holistic and natural approach to medical care. He also partnered with the "Stem Cell Institute of America" whose primary purpose is to help as many people as possible with the amazing new Stem Cell Therapy. A Non-surgical approach with amazing results.
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
The friendly and occasionally "sassy" voice greeting you when you call is none other than Dora, who joined our practice in 2016. She is the one fighting all day long with those difficult insurance companies trying to figure the appropriate insurance coverages for everyone. Her dedication and knowledge of all the different insurances is incredible. There won't be any stone un-turned and she is ready to help you with any and all insurance questions as well as any concerns you may have during your care at the office. She has a strong background in medical billing as her background consists of running offices like chiropractic and optometry.
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.
Meet our "Director of first Impressions" the one who greets you with a smile! Kimberly joined our practice in 2016. She Graduated with her A.S Degree in Medical Assisting and is still looking to further her education in the medical field. She has hands on experience in caregiving, and her passion is taking care of our patients! She enjoys working out and loves staying active. She was a crosscountry runner for 3 years, and still enjoys jogging and dancing. Kimberly has been a great addition to our practice. If you have any questions with regards to our office, Kimberly will have the answers you are looking for or get you the right person who will.