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Urteaga Chiropractic

Meet Manuel Urteaga, DC, RCEP, CME

  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • M.S. Sports Medicine
  • Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Certified Medical Examiner
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Urteaga is a Southern California native and grew up in nearby Montebello. Dr. Urteaga attended California State University, Fullerton, and earned his B.S. in exercise science in 2004. Soon after he moved to Whittier and attended Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He graduated in 2007 and immediately began practicing in Whittier focusing on treating sports-related injuries and rehabilitation. After several years Dr. Urteaga decided to pursue his master’s degree at California State University, Long Beach, and in 2014 Earning his M.S. in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in sports injuries.

Shortly after he also earned the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) highest distinction as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP). This accreditation ensures he has the knowledge and skill to accurately prescribe exercise and rehabilitation for patients with multiple diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, HIV, and kidney disease just to name a few. Dr. Urteaga treats patients and athletes from all demographics.

Dr. Urteaga is also an assistant professor at his chiropractic alma mater where he has been teaching clinical and pedagogical education since 2011. This allows him to stay up to date on current medical research, chiropractic progress, and related issues, as well as the most relevant treatment protocols and procedures.

Dr. Urteaga is heavily engaged in and committed to community service and organizations. He is currently Vice-President of the Whittier Community Foundation and served on the board for Activate Whittier for several years. In addition, he served as an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach for the Montebello High Boys’ and Girls’ volleyball teams for almost 20 years. He is currently the team physician for the Montebello High school football team.

Dr. Urteaga enjoys his profession and being able to teach his patients and students how to improve their lives. His treatment is comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and includes lifestyle modifications that put his patients in direct control of their health.

Dr. Urteaga still resides in Whittier with his wife Kristina and daughter Hazel. In his spare time, he enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.