We believe that the person you want to be—pain free, healthy, focused and energized—is already inside you. That person just needs the right tools and strategies to flourish. Our goal is to take away everything that is holding that person back.


Dr. Irina Velichko D.C.

Dr. Irina Velichko earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Lifewest Chiropractic College in Hayward, CA in 2014. She has at least 140 hours of post-doctoral training in working with pregnant and pediatric populations from International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). She has a background teaching Kundalini Yoga and has been trained as a home-birth doula. Dr. Irina Velichko approaches each person with a thorough analysis of all joints in the body. She believes that all people, from babies to elderly need to be checked by a chiropractor. Just like your teeth need to be cleaned by a dental hygienist and your vehicle needs to be well maintained to have good functionality. She loves working with active people to improve their ability to attain better results so they can go farther. She uses her specialization in extremity joints to improve recovery in the shoulders, knees, feet and TMJ.

Dr. Irina Velichko was born in Kazakhstan and grew up in Russia and Ukraine. She is fluent is Russian and intermediate in Spanish. On her free time she enjoys self-care activities such as strengthening, swimming, healthy cooking and reading.

Specialization in Pregnancy, Sports Injury Recovery and TMJ.


Dr. Ben Glass D.C.

Dr. Benjamin Glass is a "health hack" nerd with experience in the last 14 years helping people become more active participants in their own healing and well-being.

Every day he supports people going through challenging times to embrace their healing process through chiropractic. He has prepared himself to provide unique strategies and clinical competence and meet the diverse needs of patients so that they can experience top quality health care at The Shift.

He now offers a combination of skills from his background as a deep tissue massage therapist and personal trainer with his current skills to deliver world class Chiropractic Care, spine strengthening exercises with Foundation Training and life coaching to address the often overlooked stresses that are most often the root of the issues people are dealing with. In his spare time he facilitates corporate wellness workshops, supports homeless and at-risk youth who are also healing with intentions to be the Shift our Oakland community needs. Dr. Ben has lived and travelled through South and Central America and is able to communicate via intermediate level Spanish.