"Dr. Kakleas has been the best doctor I've been to. He does an excellent job of telling you what's wrong and different ways of rehabbing it. Some of the things he does for his patients include stretches, ultrasound, and some of his famous elbow digging. Dr. Kakleas has done a phenomenal job of keeping me on the field and getting me back to 100%."
~ Anthony Dotto-Mihelich, Terra Linda High School, age 16
Since graduating from Long Beach State's Physical Therapy school in 1982, Dr. Kakleas has worked with a wide range of injuries and has extensive experience in rehabilitation of the muscles, nerves and "bones." He is able to take an individual, including an athlete, with an injury (back strain, ankle sprain, etc.) and evaluate and examine the structural components of that spine or ankle joint. Treatment would progress from an acute (new) injury focusing on pain relief and continue with providing rehabilitation to allow the individual to return to their sports activity or previous lifestyle.
Dr. Kakleas' experience initially began at LaPalma Intercommunity Hospital in Los Angeles dealing with a wide range of therapy patients, from neurological post-stroke or spinal cord injury, to LaPalma's arthritis clinic and post-operative care. He later specialized in orthopedics in Orange County, working with a wide array of spine, knee, shoulder and sports injuries.
Dr. Kakleas was chosen to be a member of the 1984 Summer Olympic medical staff in Los Angeles as the physical therapist. He worked in the main Olympic village with athletes from all over the world. Later he moved back to the Bay Area to Athens Chiropractic Clinic, where he had the opportunity to work with members of the San Francisco 49rs and Giants, the San Jose Sharks, and the now defunct hockey team, the San Francisco Spiders. Currently, he is the "Team Chiropractor/Physical Therapist" for the Terra Linda High School's athletic program.
Since Dr. Kakleas is an avid (and often injured) runner himself, he specializes in the therapy and treatment of running injuries.
Give us a call today to schedule a chiropractic and/or physical therapy appointment or free consultation with Dr. Kakleas. We are conveniently located next to Highway 101 in North San Rafael, Marin County.