Today we’d like to introduce you to Tanya Cobey.
Hi Tanya, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My story began about ten years ago when I decided to make the career choice of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. I knew I wanted to be in the health care field for as long as I could remember and growing up, my family instilled a more holistic approach to wellness. I am one of two Chiropractors in my family, my eldest sister is who inspired me to start my journey into health. As her patient at a very young age, I fell in love with the power of an adjustment. I rarely suffered any injuries or had any back pain growing up. It was then that I knew I wanted to follow in her footsteps and make other people feel the same way. As challenging and difficult the Chiropractic program was, I had a great mentor to learn from to get me to where I am today. While I was in my last year of grad school, I decided to specialize in sports and become a certified chiropractic sports physician. I have always been athletic and had a love for sports, so I knew that I wanted to be around like-minded people. I began doing Crossfit about six years ago in which I inherently became the “Crossfit Doctor” in the valley. A Chiropractor who also did Crossfit? It was very rare, as Crossfit allegedly had a bad rep for injuries. The word spread, and I began treating many CrossFit athletes as they trusted I would be the best doctor to help them with their injuries. In practice, I see a wide variety of patients, from infants to weekend warriors and some elderly, but a big part of my patient base has involved sport-related injuries. The most rewarding feeling I get is being able to improve the quality of life for my patients just after one adjustment. I truly believe in looking inward when it comes to physical, mental and emotional health.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I have been working as an associate at Health and Human Performance in Woodland Hills for the last six years. It wasn’t until this past year, a turn of events occurred and I became the owner of the practice. It was definitely my plan to own a practice one day, however, not during a global pandemic. It came as a surprise, but it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up and a risk I was willing to take in order to grow my practice. The past year has definitely had its challenges as I had to balance being a business owner, scheduling and treating patients and doing managerial work. I also had the help of my team of employees and loved ones who have supported me this past year in helping me succeed. Each day is a learning curve, but I think I finally figured out how to balance it all and still enjoy my personal time. Just knowing that my patients come to see me to feel their best is worth all the struggles.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
As a total wellness center, Health and Human Performance offers Chiropractic care, Massage therapy, One on One Yoga therapy, rehabilitative exercise and nutritional counseling. I have an associate doctor on staff as well as a team of therapists who work together to help our patient base feel amazing. We offer care to everyone who is looking to improve their overall health and wellness with a more holistic approach. The majority of my patient base has been through referrals which is the best form of compliment. I believe what sets me apart from other chiropractors is that I look at the body as a “whole” and start from the inside out. This approach works by looking for the root cause of symptoms as opposed to the symptoms itself. I take pride in educating my patients on how important the nervous system is and how the mind and bodywork together. I focus a lot on the muscular aspect of treatment using techniques such as Graston, Kinesiotaping, Active release and Activator as well as extremity dysfunction to aid in faster recovery and response. Each patient’s treatment plan is individualized through specific chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release and rehabilitative exercises and I use as many tools under my belt to help my patients reach their optimum health. My patients always tell me how they have been to many Chiropractors but my approach has given them the most relief.
We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
I believe success comes from consistent hard work, lessons learned from failures and being committed to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals. Most would say that “planning” for success is the way to go, however, if you don’t “act” on those plans then you are limiting yourself from actually achieving those goals.
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