The Doctor

Dr. Stephen J. Svastits, D.C., C.C.S.P., I.D.E., F.A.F.I.C.C.


Dr. Svastits was first introduced to Chiropractic when he was 19 years old. He was a track and field athlete as a shot putter and hammer thrower at Cal State Long Beach. He was a 1984 Olympic hopeful. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious weight lifting injury that ceased any opportunity for the Olympics. Low back surgery was the outcome. After the surgery, conventional rehab was unsuccessful. Family and friends suggested a Chiropractor to help him function normally again. At that time, he was referred to Dr. Isador Iden, a practicing Chiropractor and an adjunct professor at Cleveland Chiropractic College. Many positive changes were made to his spine and it allowed him to function normally again in his day-to-day activities. He continued to see other Chiropractors throughout the years for spinal care, rehabilitation and pain relief. Years of pain-free results without medications inspired him to become a Chiropractor. The rest is history…

Dr. Svastits currently practices in a 2000 square foot office in Downey, CA. fully furnished with state-of-the-art physiotherapy rehab equipment (interferential, ultrasound, diathermy, Microlight Cold Laser, etc.) necessary for all personal / automobile and sports injury rehabilitation. The office staff are friendly and will help make your healing process easier and make your visit with us as comfortable as possible. A native of Los Angeles County, Dr. Svastits has spent his entire life in Southern California. Our staff is available to answer any of your questions or concerns.

Advanced Certifications of Competency

Board Certification

  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Education

  • 1993 – Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
    Doctorate of Chiropractic – Dean’s List
  • 1991 – Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
    B.S. Degree - Biology
  • 1989 – Cerritos Community College
    A.A. Degree - Pre-Chiropractic
  • 1989 - New College of California
    Pre-Med Undergraduate Science Certificate
  • 1983 – Cerritos Community College
    A.A. Degree – Automotive Collision Technology

Post-Graduate Education

  • Fellow, Academy of Forensic & Industrial Chriopractic Consultants (F.A.F.I.C.C.)
  • Workers’ Compensation Industrial Disability Evaluator (I.D.E.)
  • Whiplash and Brain Traumatology - Master's Certification of Competency
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.)
  • Certified Chiropractic Spinal Trauma (C.C.S.T.)
  • Russell Erhardt Radiology Training
  • Nimmo Receptor Tonus Training

Licensures & Certifications

  • California State Chiropractic License
  • Arizona State Chiropractic License
  • Arizona State Physiotherapist License
  • Idaho State Chiropractic License
  • New Mexico State Chiropractic License
  • California Department of Public Health – Radiology Supervisor and Operator
  • US National Board Certified; Chiropractic
  • Academy of Bloodless Medicine & Surgery – Manipulation Under Anesthesia Certified
  • Community CPR, and Community First Aid and Safety
  • ASE Certified – Master Collision Repair Tech
  • ASE Certified – Auto Damage Appraiser

Experience

  • May 2017 - Present Advanced Chiropractic Rehab, Downey CA. Primary patient base is diverse, with an emphasis on Family Care, Sports Injuries and Personal / Auto Accident Injuries Cold Laser Therapy, Weight Loss Program, Fat Burning System (All FDA Approved) and more in the office.
  • May 2001 - April 2016
    Advanced Chiropractic Rehab, Baldwin Park, CA.
    Primary patient base is diverse, with an emphasis on Workers’ Compensation, Auto and Sports Injuries.
    Independent Disability Evaluator, CCA, ACA and ICA
    Chiropractic Certified Spinal Trauma (C.C.S.T.) - 2004 Fellow, Academy of Forensic & Industrial Chiropractic Consultants (F.A.F.I.C.C.) - 2010
  • 1995 to 2000: Clinic Director
    Svastits Chiropractic, Whittier, CA.
    Primary patient base is full family care with an emphasis on Workers’ Compensation and Auto Injuries.
    Independent Disability Evaluator, CCA, ACA and ICA
    Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (C.C.S.P.) - 1998
  • 1993-1994: Associate Chiropractor
    Tustin Neck and Back Pain Center, Tustin, CA.
    Preceptorship as an associate doctor under Daniel Ausmus, D.C. Specializing in Worker’s Compensation, Auto and Sports Injuries. X-ray and rehab therapy supervisor.
  • 1993: Chiropractic Intern
    Whittier Health Center, Whittier, CA.
    Full duty internship under Kimary Farrar, D.C., working in a full service community chiropractic care center.

Hobbies

  • Karting
  • Golfing
  • Fishing
  • Traveling
  • Reading

Associations & Memberships

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
  • California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery (CSIMS)
  • American Back Society (ABS)
  • California Chiropractic Association (CCA)
  • American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
  • International Chiropractic Association (ICA)
  • American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASC)