Meet the Team
Experiencing life to the fullest requires health and wellbeing. It is my mission as a Chiropractor to help individuals not only achieve optimal health, but to also embrace wellbeing, which requires a more holistic analysis of an individual’s emotional and physical health.
The body is complex, and each section of the body doesn’t function independently. It’s critical to consider not only the muscular-skeletal dynamics in the body, but also the external factors that might be affecting the body emotionally and environmentally. Chiropractic care encompasses careful analysis and diagnosis of the body, resulting in more effective customized treatment plans resulting in more successful results.
Dr. Viktorija Joga graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biophysics and completed her studies in Radiation Therapy at Harvard Medical School. In 1989, she earned her Doctorate from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During her time there, she served on staff at the college in the x-ray and diagnostics department. She is proficient in Rock Tape Kinesiotaping, Graston Therapy, myofascial and Active Release Technique, Activator, SOT, Thompson Drop and McKenzie protocol. Her emphasis is on proper diagnosis and customized patient care programs.
She presently resides in Redondo Beach with her husband and her two college age children and is active in the Rotary Club of Westchester, as well as a variety of organizations affiliated with her Lithuanian heritage. She actively pursues activities that give back to the communities through Service above Self.
Liz ManzoOffice Manager
Our Office Manager Liz Manzo has been working in the healthcare industry for 17 years. Her role is to help guide patients through their experience from their first phone call through the end of their care plan. Whether it is scheduling appointments to accommodate the patient’s busy schedule or creating reasonable payment options, her goal is to make the entire experience as seamless as possible. Liz graduated from Bryman College. When not at Joga Chiropractic Center, Liz spends her off time with her 17-year-old daughter Emily, hiking, camping and watching the newest shows on Netflix! She is sure to always have a smile for you at the front desk!
Shirra LeavittLicensed Massage Therapist
Shirra Leavitt graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA. Currently from Santa Monica, she is CAMTC certified (#14119) and an AMTA member. She has over 20 years of massage experience.
She has always maintained an active and healthy lifestyle and believes massage is a great way to increase an individual's overall physical and emotional well-being. She is skilled in acupressure, neuromuscular trigger point therapy, polarity, and cranial sacral work, as well as prenatal massage and energy work with tuning forks and crystals. She customizes each massage to meet her clients’ needs during each session and offers CBD infused massage as an add on.
Denise AvecedoMassage Therapist
Denise Acevedo MT has been a massage therapist for over 12 years. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She is also certified as a PT aide, specializing in therapeutic Swedish and deep tissue massages. Denise believes in the power of choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude, helping to determine how you are going to live your life. In her spare time, she has a passion for running marathons, playing tennis, riding horses, dancing and spending time with my family.
Katy FowlerChiropractic Intern
Katy is currently finishing her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Southern California University of Health Sciences, and will graduate December 2021. There, she served as the Chair for the Educational Advancement Committee, was a Board member of the Associated Student, and is a member of the Honors Fraternity Delta Tau Alpha.
Prior to starting school, Katy worked in the field of chiropractic as a front desk manager and chiropractic assistant. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Joga and to assist in the holistic care of her patients.