Dr. Dean has been “Keeping South Bay Healthy” since 2006. A native to California, Dean is a chiropractor, physiotherapist, and patient advocate. Dean is foremost a physician with a mission. Dean's messaging asserts that patient values and patient satisfaction should drive the delivery of modern health care. Dean’s clinical experience includes (2013-2020): Venice Family Clinic in Santa Monica, CSU in Northridge, SCU Health System in Whittier, and a private family practice in Hawthorn, California. Dean authored a 4-year research project focusing on low back treatment , and will present the findings in 2021. Dean graduated from Santa Monica College and matriculated to Southern California University of Health Sciences (Los Angeles Chiropractic College, 4500 hours of doctorate study, Dean’s list.) Dean is a USTA/PTR certified tennis instructor, and teaches yoga, track, Muay Thai style boxing, and Core X System classes on campus. Dean loves to mountain bike, hike, cook and love on his puppy, Brew.
Rucker is passionate about combining his extensive knowledge of physiotherapy, anatomy, physiology, and nutrition with clinical and interpersonal skills to create successful therapeutic and performance outcomes. He has extensive sports experience as an athlete in sports: in football as a wide receiver and defensive back, in basketball as a small forward, in baseball as a right outfielder, and in collegiate track competing in 110 high hurdles, 400 hurdles, 4×100, 100, 200, 4×400 and triple jump. Rucker is an excellent instructor and passionate athlete.