Sylvia Skefich, D.C.

Doctor Skefich's Background

Dr. Sylvia Skefich was born in Oakland California. She was raised in Salinas, and lived in San Luis Obispo where she attended the university. She then moved to Santa Cruz where she worked in the graphic design industry.

Sylvia returned to the Bay Area in 1995 to attend Life Chiropractic College West.

Sylvia started her chiropractic career for four years at her former office in downtown San Francisco which she shared with her associates, Dr. Dan Shapero and Dr. Richard Robertshaw. At this time she also had a part-time associateship for two years at the Hendrickson Clinic of Orthopedic Massage in Kensington. For the past seven years Dr. Skefich lives and works in Santa Cruz.

Doctor of Chiropractic degree
Life Chiropractic College West,
A 4-year academic program

Cranio-Sacral Technique, Osteopathic cranial-specific style
Over 100 class hours of study
Teaching workshops since 1997

Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist
9 month program under Tom Hendrickson, D.C.
Soft tissue disorder diagnosis and treatment

Certified in Nutritional Response Testing
Muscle testing system to uncover blocks to your healing (intermediate level certification)

Certified in Foundations of Nutritional Therapy
100 hour certification by the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health

Graduate of Spine Research Institute of San Diego
Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology program

Sacro Occipital Technique Practitioner
Over 100 class hours of study
Former substitute teacher

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner
The science of health from India
One year program under Vijay Stallings, M.A.

Continuing education weekend programs completed include:
"Mastering the Thyroid," "Neurotransmitters and Brain," "Understanding the Complexity of Gluten Sensitivity," and more.

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Santa Cruz Office


8:30 am-5:00 pm


1:30 pm-5:30 pm

Massage only


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm



Massage only