Gilda Gilak, DC, MS

Applied Chiropractic, Inc.

  • 14 Corporate Plaza Dr., Ste 120
  • Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Phone: (949) 650-5800

Professional Activities

Physician, Applied Chiropractic Newport Beach, Dec 2006-Present

  • In August 2006 I started my own practice alongside of orthopedic surgeon in integrated setting. My practice is basically a biomechanical musculoskeletal spine care approach.

Part time Faculty at Southern California University of Health and Sciences, Jan 2007- 2009

  • Department of Anatomy: Instructor in Anatomy from 2007-2009.

Physician, Salimian Chiropractic and wellness Center, Tehran, Iran, Nov 2005-Jun 2006

  • Post-grad I traveled to Iran and worked for eight months under Dr. Salimian a MD, DC in his integrated practice setting.

Research analyst, SCUHS, 2002-2005

  • My responsibilities were to collect data and analyze theme for institutional research for academic accreditation process.


University of Western State, 2014-2016

  • Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Southern California University of Health and Sciences, 2005

  • Doctor of Chiropractic

Orange Coast College, 2016

  • Certified Dance conditioning and Pilates instructor

Azad Tehran University, 1996-2000

  • Bachelor of Science, Cellular biology with Minor in Microbiology, Graduated Cum laud

Licenses & Certifications

  • Board Certified, California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, DC-30269
  • PMA Certified Dance conditioning and Pilates instructor 2016
  • Certificate of Active Release Technique in full Spine, Upper Extremities, and lower extremities and nerve entrapment.
  • National Board Certified, in physiotherapy, 2004
  • Certificate of Radiology internship, 2005
  • Certified Kinieso Tape provide, 2007-Present

Academic Activities

President of Latin American Chiropractic Association, 2003- 2004

I was the president for three consecutive trimesters. The purpose was to organize a chiropractic missionary group, contains of 20 seniors interns to treat approximately underprivileged 1000 Bolivian for 20 days. We treated patients under supervision of Dr.Firestone, MD-DC at his multidisciplinary clinics.  We had the privilege to work with Medical Doctors, Chiropractors and Orthopedic surgeons at that facility.

Secretary of Student American Chiropractic Association, SCUHS, 2002-2003

Treasure of Technique club, 2004

Academic Awards & Accomplishments

Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage, UCLA, 2006

  • Recipient of “Out Standing Students” award

American Chiropractic Association, SCUHS, 2005

  • Recipient of “Advocate for Chiropractic Profession” award

Who’s Who Among Students in University Colleges Honor, SCUHS, 2004

  • Recipient of” Leadership” award

Chiropractic Technique seminars

  • Recipient of “Best Technique” award

Community Involvement

  • Farhang Foundation, Secretary of Orange County Council, 2012-Present
  • Board of Directors in Iranian American Mental health Society, 2010- 2012
  • Committee Member of Public Affairs of American-Iranian Association Orange County District, 2009
  • President of California Chiropractic Association, 2008-2009
  • Newport Beach Junior Chamber (Jaycees), Member
  • SCUHS Missionary Trip to Bolivia, Chiropractic Senior Intern Volunteer, Aug 2005
  • ALS Walks, Chiropractic Intern Volunteer, Sep 2004
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Walk, Chiropractic Volunteer, Sep 2003
  • AIDS Cycle , Chiropractic Volunteer, March 2003
  • Avon Breast Cancer Walk, Chiropractic Volunteer, Feb 2003

Techniques Studied

  • Active Release Technique and Soft Tissue Management
  • Trained in Diversified Chiropractic Technique
  • Training in Kinesio Taping Technique
  • Trained in McConnell and S.P.R.T Athletic Taping Technique

Affiliations & Associations

  • American Chiropractic Association
  • Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage
  • World Health Organization
  • Farhang Foundation
  • Pilates Alliance Method