“A Different Approach to Chiropractic” is the guiding principle for Dr Aaron Vanderhoof. He strongly believes in the “whole body approach” and treats each patient in response to his or her personal needs.

 

About Dr. Aaron

As one of the few certified distinguished fellows in Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP®) on the Peninsula, you can be assured that Dr. Aaron’s specialized training and patient-oriented approach will help you to achieve your maximum level of recovery and wellness.

Dr. Aaron is fully engaged in his practice. He has completed hundreds of hours of extensive training and stays updated on the latest advancements in chiropractic care. He continues to focus his expertise in Chiropractic Biophysics, attending many advanced seminars which allow him to incorporate cutting edge modalities into his work, Power Plate, Cold Laser Therapy, Graston Technique are just some of the few. Additionally, Dr. Aaron holds a master’s certification in Kinesio Taping®, which is a key factor in helping his patients achieve maximum athletic performance.

Most recently, Dr. Aaron was invited to join the elite Ironman Triathlon, adjusting and coaching world-class athletes. He is a certified Pilates instructor, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, advanced TRX instructor, cross fit instructor, geriatrics fitness instructor, and kettle bell coach. He most recently received his Yoga Teacher certification from the Astound Pure Yoga institute and is a registered teacher of the Yoga Alliance.

Dr Aaron is well-known and actively involved with the Equinox Gym and wellness community at large. He teaches sports coaching and diagnostic techniques to other professionals as well as lectures and holds workshops at many of the local running and bicycle shops in Palo Alto. He is well-known in the medical community and has been featured in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic and  the Palo Alto Times. In his spare time, you will find Dr. Aaron surfing, rock climbing, kite boarding, or road/mountain biking


Simply outstanding. Aaron takes time with his patients, is very knowledgeable across all aspects of health including different sports, nutrition, and rehab, and is obviously passionate about his craft. Unlike some other chiros he takes the time to work through complex issues on the body instead of pounding out an adjustment an moving on to the next patient.
— Chris M.

Education

Palmer Chiropractic College West, San Jose C.A. Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician 2009-2010 
Palmer Chiropractic College West, San Jose C.A: Doctorate of Chiropractic 2004-2008
University of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz C.A: December 2001
Cabrillo College, Aptos C.A: Associates of Science 1998- 2001 


CERTIFICATIONS

  • Chiropractic Biophysics Technique (CBT) Certified
  • California State and National Board Certified
  • California Board Certification in Physiotherapy
  • TRX advanced Physicians trainer May 2012

  • TRX Rip stick trainer

  • Full Body ART (Active Release Technique) Certified
  • ART Biomechanics/Long Nerve Track/ Full Spine Certified
  • Active Release Techniques (ART) Upper Extremity 03/2012 

  • Active Release Technique (ART) Spine 01/2012 

  • Active Release Technique (ART) Lower extremity 

  • Active Release Technique (ART) Long nerve entrapment

  • Active Release Technique (ART) Biomechanics

  • Active Release Technique (ART) Masters 

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) 02/2012

  • Facial Movement Taping Certificate (Rocktape) 04/2011

  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) 02/2011

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

  • Certification in Cold Light Laser Therapy
  • American Society Laser Therapy

  • American Sports & Fitness Association : 
    Personal Trainer 
    Senior Fitness Instructor 
    Pilates mat instructor 
    Group Fitness instructor 
    Boot camp instructor 
    Zunba Instructor
    Crossfit Instructor 02/2012

  • Clinical Biomechanics of Posture certified (CBP) 07/2006 

  • Pure Yoga Instructor (Equinox 200hrs) 11/2011

  • Activator Certified

  • Chinese medical cupping certified

  • Kinesio Taping master certification

  • Spin Instructor


Skills

Integrating an overall wellness approach to patients by correlating with other physicians to fully meet the needs of every patient. Dr. Aaron specializes in Ergonomic consultations and evaluations, Chiropractic Manipulation, Administering Physical therapy modalities, Taking and reading radiographs. He is also trained in Active release Technique, Graston, Chiropractic Biophysics, Extremity adjusting, Gonstead, Diversified, Sacral occipital Technique and Pettibon.CBP (clinical biomechanics of posture).

Specializations

  • Clinical Biomechanics of Posture, or CBP
  • Specializes in extremity adjustment
  • Expert in biomechanic and ergonomic evaluations
  • Care for pre and post-natal women
  • Sports therapy rehabilitation

Recognition

• 2004 outstanding achievement award in Clinical Biomechanics of Posture/Chiropractic Biophysics 

• Nominated “Best of the Bay” and featured on both CNN and FOX April 2012 

• Solely grew a private practice with very little initial capital to be the most successful in the bay area in under one years’ time (Qura) 

• Palo Alto Medical Foundation referring chiropractor (current) 

• Asked to speak to May 2012 Graduating class of Palmer West May 2012 

• President of the Chiropractic Biophysics club 3 years running 2005-2008

• America’s Top Chiropractor

• Top 25 Chiropractors of California 

• Best of Palo Alto 2014

• Facebook and Instagram's department head of physical medicine from September 2012 to August 2014