Meet Our Practitioners
Dr. Chala was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He attended the University of Calgary where he earned his bachelors degree and played Division I collegiate soccer and semi-pro ice hockey. Dr. Chala spent the next four years in San Jose, California where he attended Palmer College West, earning his doctorate in Chiropractic. While at Palmer College, Dr. Chala was student president and studied many adjusting, healing and rehabilitative techniques. While doing his internship he was able to provide chiropractic care to professional hockey, football, soccer, volleyball and baseball players, triathletes and professional golfers.
Now living in Lufkin, Texas, Dr. Chala brings his extensive chiropractic experience to the families and athletes of East Texas. He’s already got involved in many sports groups including Angelina college Athletics, Hudson & Lufkin baseball and softball, Angelina Youth soccer, golf at Crown Colony and fitness/weight training. Dr. Chala’s approach to treatment focuses on the principle that optimal joint function is based on proper soft tissue function and vice versa. With his comprehensive knowledge and sports background he’s able to prescribe individualized exercises and stretches.for each patient. He utilizes various soft tissue therapy’s including active release therapy (myofascial release therapy), traction/decompression therapies, rehab modalities, in addition to traditional chiropractic adjusting techniques. He is proficient and techniques such as Palmer/Diversified, Thompson Drop, Flexion-traction, and Activator. Emphasis is also placed on rehabilitation to improve strength, flexibility and mobility.
Elite and competitive athletes are only as good as their spine and nervous system allows them to be. “So come, and be your best!”, with Chala Chiropractic.