Richard Hazel

In my studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, I received a Master of Science in Acupuncture--Orthopedic and Sports Medicine.

The combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture with the knowledge of sports medicine, muscle imbalance, referred pain patterns, injury rehabilitation strategies and Myofascial Release Acupuncture was the perfect combination to prepare me to help athletes and others to reach their mobility and strength training goals to live pain free.

Dr. Robert Morrison

Dr. Robert Morrison graduated from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, Oregon in 2001. In the same year he relocated to Italy where he gained experience treating thousands of patients in both private practice and in health care facilities throughout the country. By 2009, Dr. Morrison achieved Diplomate status in Applied Kinesiology (D.I.B.A.K.) and became president of the Italian chapter (ICAK Italia).

During his tenure he earned acclaim as an international lecturer and published the authoritative textbook "Applied Kinesiology Manual Muscle Testing." A year later, Dr. Morrison became a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Diplomate of the Board of Clinical Nutritionists. In 2014, after 12 years in Europe, Dr. Morrison returned to his hometown New York City where he currently resides and practices.

Dr. Rodrigo Imaña

Dr. Rodrigo A. Imaña grew up in La Paz, Bolivia and is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West. He practices using the NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) chiropractic technique along with Meditation. 

He believes that humanity is evolving towards greater understanding that health and the full expression of life comes only from within. The beautiful expression of love and life is innate to our existence. This is maximized by being in a constant state of inspiration which can be experienced by a sustained NUCCA adjustment.



LA PALESTRA Center for Preventative Medicine combines both standard and alternative medical practices with state-of-the art and time tested fitness modalities and programs. 

LA PALESTRA has been created and is committed to being actively involved in the definition of a new generation of health care based on prevention.  Founded in 1993 by Pat Manocchia, LA PALESTRA pioneered a unique and integrated methodology for medical diagnosis, treatment, and health maintenance programming. As a center for preventative medicine, we are staffed to provide 360 degrees of integrated health service to our members.

Our staff is comprised of physicians and professionals in the fields of internal medicine, orthopedics, nutrition, psychology, clinical social work, physical therapy, chiropractic care, cardiology, acupuncture, massage and therapy.