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Dr. Irina Velichko D.C.

Dr. Velichko decided to become a chiropractor after receiving life changing chiropractic care while working in the social work field.  Her goal is to address the root of  the health imbalance, not the symptom that manifests from it. Dr. Velichko resonates with core chiropractic principles of health transmitting through a well-functioning nerve system.   She believes that if one wants to improve the quality of  how they feel, move and think, chiropractic care is essential to their life routine.

Dr. Irina Velichko earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Lifewest Chiropractic College in Hayward, CA.  She has at least 140 hours of post-doctoral training in working with pregnant and pediatric populations from International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).   She holds a  B.A. in Sociology from San Francisco State University and spent 5 years working in the social work field before attending chiropractic college. Dr. Irina Velichko is fluent is Russian. 

Specialization in Pregnancy and Pediatric Care

The health of the individual starts with chiropractic check-ups throughout pregnancy to insure optimal development and position of the fetus, contributing to an easier, faster birth. Dr. Irina  is certified in Webster’s Technique, which was designed to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/pelvic dysfunction which can manifest in dystocia (slow labor progression) during birth process. 


Dr. Ben Glass D.C.

Hi there, I'm Dr. Benjamin Glass, co-owner of The Shift Chiropractic. I am a health advocate who has experience in the last 12+ years of my life helping people become more active participants in their own healing and well-being.

My mission is to support and guide as many people as I can to discover their health potential through chiropractic. My studies have prepared me to provide great clinical competence, research informed care and meet the diverse needs of our fast-paced modern lifestyle.

I am now offering world class Chiropractic Care, teaching Foundation Training, facilitating Workplace Wellness workshops and supporting at risk youth through service work to help Shift the Oakland community to health.


We Recently Opened a new Non-Profit

We are invested in the community in which we work and the world in which we live. That’s why we started the nonprofit, Hands for Life -- Lake Merritt. Hands for Life embraces what our practice stands for and serves the underserved. It incorporates chiropractic care with clean water and healthy food initiatives while creating educational opportunities.

We’ve flown overseas to bring chiropractic care in developing countries and we’ve also worked more closely to home with the simple goal of creating a better future for those in need. You can read more about Hands for Life here.