Our Team

Eureka 
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1775 Harrison Ave, Eureka, CA 95501

 

Arcata 
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655 F st, Arcata, CA 95521

Meet the Clinicians

 

Brian Bellinger, DC

unnamedDr. Brian Bellinger has been the proud owner of Grace Chiropractic in Eureka since 2000. After graduating with clinical honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, he and his wife Grace returned to her hometown and began pursuing their dream of bringing modern chiropractic to Humboldt County.

Since then, Dr. Bellinger’s educational focus has remained patient-centered, rehabilitative care of spinal and extremity complaints. Dr. Bellinger’s balanced integration of nutrition, exercise, massage, and physiotherapies, as well as a broad selection of gentle and traditional chiropractic techniques, allows him to successfully treat a wide variety of complaints and conditions. Humboldt’s medical and physical therapy communities have also embraced Dr. Bellinger’s rational approach to chiropractic care, referring and co-treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions with his assistance.  He and Grace have also enjoyed giving back to their community by supporting many local charities, and youth sports teams.

Dr. Bellinger’s personal interests include raising his three beautiful children with Grace, all aspects of health and wellness, and many of the unique outdoor recreational hobbies available to Northern Californians. Assisting people with achieving their health goals in as few visits as possible, and teaching them how to maintain them on their own is Dr. Bellinger’s guiding principle and chiropractic passion.

  

 

Andrew Fogg, DC DACRB

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Dr. Andrew Fogg is a board certified Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board and has received certifications in sports injury management (American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians) and in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Institute).  He is a member of the International Society of Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists.

Dr. Fogg has twice trained by invitation with the renowned “Prague School of Manual Medicine and Rehabilitation” at Motol Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic.  There he was instructed by a diverse team of neurologists and manual medicine specialists led by international authorities, Professors Karel Lewit, MD, DSc. and PavelKolář, PhD, Paed. Dr, PT, presenting their own work and expanding upon the works of other Czech luminaries such as the late Professors Vladimir Janda, MD, Dsc. and Václav Vojta, MD.

Dr. Fogg utilizes an evidence-informed “functional movement” approach to diagnosis, treatment and corrective exercise as championed by modern leaders in conservative musculoskeletal care such as Craig Liebenson, DC, Professor Stuart McGIll, PhD, Gray Cook, PT, OCS, CSCS and Prof. Kolář.

Dr. Fogg graduated with Clinical Excellence Honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, CA in 1999.  Afterward he joined the Palmer teaching staff as a clinician and technique instructor while also working in private practice in Mountain View until returning to the North Coast in 2001.  He is well versed in numerous high and low velocity hands-on techniques, low-force techniques (Flexion/Distraction, Activator Instrument, Drop Table), Instrumented Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston), PNF principles, and a multitude of functional assessment, rehab and taping techniques.

 

John Buechner, DC


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 Dr John Buechner, originally from Crescent City CA, has returned to the Northcoast after practicing in the Bay Area for the past ten years. He graduated in 2003 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose CA. Dr Buechner has been certified as an Industrial Disabiltiy Examiner, a Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California and a Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise.

Dr Buechner uses the many different treatments offered at our clinic to promote the best patient outcomes. Not wanting his patients to rely only on passive treatments, he develops an active plan, whereby the patient actively co-manages their treatment to reach their goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Wright, DC, MS


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Dr. Richard Wright grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico playing football, baseball, basketball, shot put and disc through high school.
He attended the University of New Mexico (UNM) where he obtained a bachelor's degree in plant and animal biology with a minor in chemistry and was recognized for his academic achievements through the National Honor Society, Phi Sigma Theta. He then went on to work for ACC Healthcare working alongside MDs, RNs, and dentists and traveled the United States assisting in providing for the medical and dental needs of the military.
Dr. Wright received a second bachelor's in human biology while attending the University of Western States where he also received a masters degree in sports medicine and his doctorate in chiropractic. While at UWS, Richard was a class representative, served as the vice president of the neurology club and was also honored on Dean's List for academic honors and in his "spare" time trained for and competed in a physique show.
Richard practices an evidence-informed approach to care utilizing many cutting edge techniques. He coaches corrective exercise with an approach that encourages people to quickly return to the activities they love.
Richard is an avid outdoorsman and when he's not taking time out to keep up with the current research, he can be found backpacking, fishing, hiking, meditating, or working out.

 

  Katie Goetz, ATC


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Katie Goetz has been a member of the Grace & Active Care team since 2014. Katie has years of experience working with athletic and respiratory rehabilitation and cardiac care. She is a BOC Certified athletic trainer, and an American Red Cross certified CPR Professional Rescuer. 

Prior to her time on the North Coast, Katie supervised the care of over 400 student-athletes at Alderson Broaddus University as its Head Athletic Trainer. She coordinated the support of the program’s 23 intercollegiate athletic programs and managed a team of three certified athletic trainers. Katie spearheaded the implementation and execution of a concussion protocol at ABU, and she was acknowledged by campus leadership as being at the forefront of concussion safety. She also played a pivotal role in the development of the institution’s students enrolled in the athletic training program. She also spent time at St. Joseph Hospital in Kentucky working in respiratory rehabilitation care. While at St. Joseph’s she supervised rehab programs, assisted patients in completing rehab and charted progress along with the hospital’s medical staff.

A native of Morehead, Ky., Katie earned her bachelor of science in athletic training at Eastern Kentucky University and her master of science in athletic training from West Virginia Wesleyan College – two of the top athletic training programs on the East Coast. She and her husband Andrew are avid sports fans and enjoy exploring the North Coast on the weekends. Katie is a die-hard Kentucky Wildcats fan and loves spending time reading a good book.

 

Katie Goetz, ATC


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Katie Goetz has been a member of the Grace & Active Care team since 2014. Katie has years of experience working with athletic and respiratory rehabilitation and cardiac care. She is a BOC Certified athletic trainer, and an American Red Cross certified CPR Professional Rescuer. 

Prior to her time on the North Coast, Katie supervised the care of over 400 student-athletes at Alderson Broaddus University as its Head Athletic Trainer. She coordinated the support of the program’s 23 intercollegiate athletic programs and managed a team of three certified athletic trainers. Katie spearheaded the implementation and execution of a concussion protocol at ABU, and she was acknowledged by campus leadership as being at the forefront of concussion safety. She also played a pivotal role in the development of the institution’s students enrolled in the athletic training program. She also spent time at St. Joseph Hospital in Kentucky working in respiratory rehabilitation care. While at St. Joseph’s she supervised rehab programs, assisted patients in completing rehab and charted progress along with the hospital’s medical staff.

A native of Morehead, Ky., Katie earned her bachelor of science in athletic training at Eastern Kentucky University and her master of science in athletic training from West Virginia Wesleyan College – two of the top athletic training programs on the East Coast. She and her husband Andrew are avid sports fans and enjoy exploring the North Coast on the weekends. Katie is a die-hard Kentucky Wildcats fan and loves spending time reading a good book.

 

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