Meet our Doctors
Dr. James Bogash
I’m one of those unusual individuals that really, really enjoyed my cellular physiology class in graduate school. I am still fascinated by physiology, and I’m always learning more about the human body. In a typical month, I scan more than one hundred peer-reviewed medical journals, looking for the latest research on natural medicine, nutrition, disease prevention and disease management. I am also constantly researching and learning about the best methods of soft-tissue treatment so that my patients can obtain the best outcomes possible.
If you are interested in my views about the latest medical studies, you can read them here: Latest Evidence-Based Findings.
The focus of my practice is Functional Medicine. What does this mean for you? It means that I am primarily concerned with the finding causes of your problems, and the ways by which we can prevent them from recurring, rather than narrowly focusing on your symptoms. It means that I am concerned with your entire medical history and lifestyle, and the ways that these factors impact your health. If you come to me with low back pain, for example, I will look for all of the factors that are contributing to your pain and all of the methods by which we can prevent the pain from recurring.
In addition to my love of chiropractic medicine, I have a great interest in fitness. I have seriously studied the martial arts for over fifteen years. I have a black belt in Isshinryu karate, I’m an apprentice instructor of Progressive Fighting Systems (PFS) and currently train in jiu-jitsu. I promise not to confuse the martial arts and the chiropractic training!
Education and Community Involvement
National University of Health Sciences, 1997
Board Member and member of AZ Association of Chiropractic
Board Member and member of Kiwanis Club of Tempe
MUAC (manipulation under anesthesia certified)
Graston Technique certified
Cox Distraction Technique certified
Dr. Mistie Ahrens
and submits articles on healthy living online and in local publications.
Meet our Office Staff
Sandy – Office manager
My career started in a hospital where I worked in departments that included finance, medical records and the executive offices. I took time off to raise four children. Following my move to Arizona, I decided it was time to return to the workplace, and wanted to be in a healthcare environment once again. My interests include spending time with family, friends and my two dogs, as well as reading and cooking.
Pam – CA, laser
I moved to Arizona in 2007 to get away from the gloom in Seattle. I have been in the healhtcare field for amost 20 years after attending Seattle massage school and have been doing massage for 18 years. Understanding massage and keeping patients comfortable makes me a natural fit for the laser. I love what I do and the people I work with. I am very much a family and friends person and love music, cooking, Harley riding and life. I’m happy to just go with the flow and give lots of hugs. Oh..and I’m a diehard Seahawks fan, so 2014 was a GOOD year!
Meet our Massage Therapists
I have been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years and have approximately 20,000 hours of hands on experience. I have worked in conjunction with Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Neurologists, Athletic Trainers and Orthopedic surgeons. My massage is an eclectic mix of Myofacial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Trigger Point and Muscle Therapy. I do very specific deep tissue massage and because I do extensive warming and loosening it should not feel as invasive as “deep tissue” massages sometimes can be.
I worked for a few years in a Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Center doing Myofacial Release work for patients with injuries and chronic pain. Myofacial Release is a specific massage modality that focuses on breaking down scar tissue and adhesion’s through out the soft tissue of the body.
I have trained therapists and taught massage for much of the last 20 years. And have worked with every imaginable condition or injury. I look forward to being a part of your path to wellness and a pain free life.
I have always been a very compassionate and empathetic person. Since I was a little kid I have been drawn to help people feel better. Now that I am a massage therapist, getting to help people physically feel better is a very satisfying feeling. My main focus as a massage therapist is to find the main dysfunction in clients and be able to treat it and bring relief to the body. I use a mix of modalities that include deep tissue, structural integration, shiatsu, trigger point therapy and rehabilitation bodywork. I have found that compiling these modalities bring great relief to the body, mind, and spirit. I thoroughly enjoy my career and enjoy every client that comes to see me.
Caregiving and energetic healing always seemed to come naturally for me. My passion for health and whole person wellness has always been a driving force in my quest for providing relief to those in pain. When I moved to Arizona, I began classes at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe and discovered my calling. Being a Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner allows me to provide a service that creates an atmosphere for relaxation and release that can facilitate healing of the mind, body, heart and soul. Each therapeutic massage is customized to my clients needs by using a combination of Myofacial release, Myotherapy, Sports massage, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Polarity, Cranial and other therapies. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your wellness program.
When not pursuing my career passions by continuing my education, I spend time doing things I love like reading with my cat, running, gardening, hiking, camping, climbing, and exploring the great outdoors.