Dr. Giessman has been a practicing chiropractor for 30 years practicing in both Lafayette and his hometown of Brentwood. Prior to becoming a chiropractor he obtained a degree in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Giessman has always enjoyed working with other disciplines of healthcare incorporating acupuncture, massage and physical therapy directly in his practice. He has earned the respect of many medical doctors including family practitioners, orthopedic and neurosurgeons who refer patients to him regularly. He has worked with professional and amateur athletes and continues to support the local high schools sports programs.
When not in the office you may find him enjoying time with his family, tending to his vineyard or waterskiing.
1982-1986: Pepperdine University (Bachelor of Science: magna cum laude, Sports Medicine) Malibu, California.
1986-1990: Life Chiropractic College West (Doctor of Chiropractic; magna cum laude)
1990: Life Chiropractic West: Spinal Trauma Certification.
1992: International Chiropractic Association: Certification: Industrial Disability Evaluation.
1994-1995: Palmer Chiropractic College West: Chiropractic Sports Physician Certification
1990 - 2005: Amador Valley Chiropractic & Sportcare, Owner / Director
1994 - Present: Spine & Sportcare Associates, Owner / Director.
2002-2010: Spine & Sportcare Associates @ Balley Fitness, Owner / Director
Qualified Medical Examiner: State of California Industrial Medical Council Industrial Disability Evaluator International Chiropractic Honor Society National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
American Specialties Health Plan, Aetna, Landmark HealthCare, United Healthcare, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, John Muir IPA, UMR, Cigna, Health Net, and many more.
1991: Instructor, Life Chiropractic College West; Biophysics Techniques
1992: Presenter: California Restaurant Association Annual Convention, Moscone Center, "California's Workers' Compensation System".
1993: Published co-author, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, "Fractioned reaction time in women as a function of age and physical activity level".
1994-1996: Team/Event Chiropractor, United States Pro Water Ski Tour.
1995-Present: Medical Volunteer, Liberty High School, Brentwood, California.
1998-2000: ValleyCare Foundation Board of Directors
2000-Present: Aim High Child Care Centers Board of Directors