Meet our Doctors
Dr. James Bogash
I’m one of those unusual individuals that really, really enjoyed my cellular physiology class in graduate school. I am still fascinated by physiology, and I’m always learning more about the human body. In a typical month, I scan more than one hundred peer-reviewed medical journals, looking for the latest research on natural medicine, nutrition, disease prevention and disease management. I am also constantly researching and learning about the best methods of soft-tissue treatment so that my patients can obtain the best outcomes possible.
If you are interested in my views about the latest medical studies, you can read them here: Latest Evidence-Based Findings.
The focus of my practice is Functional Medicine. What does this mean for you? It means that I am primarily concerned with the finding causes of your problems, and the ways by which we can prevent them from recurring, rather than narrowly focusing on your symptoms. It means that I am concerned with your entire medical history and lifestyle, and the ways that these factors impact your health. If you come to me with low back pain, for example, I will look for all of the factors that are contributing to your pain and all of the methods by which we can prevent the pain from recurring.
In addition to my love of chiropractic medicine, I have a great interest in fitness. I have seriously studied the martial arts for over fifteen years. I have a black belt in Isshinryu karate, I’m an apprentice instructor of Progressive Fighting Systems (PFS) and currently train in jiu-jitsu. I promise not to confuse the martial arts and the chiropractic training!
Education and Community Involvement
National University of Health Sciences, 1997
Board Member and member of AZ Association of Chiropractic
Board Member and member of Kiwanis Club of Tempe
MUAC (manipulation under anesthesia certified)
Graston Technique certified
Cox Distraction Technique certified
I learned at a young age the benefits of chiropractic care – as a child I frequently had severe headaches. One day my mom (a nurse) decided to take me to see the chiropractor she worked with. With one adjustment my headaches became less frequent and felt 80% better. Even at a young age I found this amazing and as such, sparked my interest in chiropractic care. I’ve always enjoyed helping others, and now that I’m a chiropractor, I can do so.
Outside of work I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, playing with my three dogs, (Chief, Lily and Hank) and when I have time, take mini-trips out of town. I love cruising around town on my bike – although not quite as much when it feels like a million degrees outside. I do my best to enjoy life to the fullest – and that includes being a sucker for HGTV!
Education and Community Involvement
University of Northern Iowa, B.A., 2007
Palmer Chiropractic College, D.C., 2011
Fascial Manipulation Seminar, 2011
Meet our Office Staff
My name is Angela and I have worked with Lifecare Chiropractic since 2005. When you call, I am usually the person who answers the phone. Since I am at the front desk, I will greet you upon your arrival and coordinate your future appointments. If you have any questions regarding your treatment, supplements, or any of our other services, I am the go-to person who will get the answers you need. When not at work, I like to stay active and am an avid dog lover.
Meet our Massage Therapists
I have been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years and have approximately 20,000 hours of hands on experience. I have worked in conjunction with Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Neurologists, Athletic Trainers and Orthopedic surgeons. My massage is an eclectic mix of Myofacial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Trigger Point and Muscle Therapy. I do very specific deep tissue massage and because I do extensive warming and loosening it should not feel as invasive as “deep tissue” massages sometimes can be.
I worked for a few years in a Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Center doing Myofacial Release work for patients with injuries and chronic pain. Myofacial Release is a specific massage modality that focuses on breaking down scar tissue and adhesion’s through out the soft tissue of the body.
I have trained therapists and taught massage for much of the last 20 years. And have worked with every imaginable condition or injury. I look forward to being a part of your path to wellness and a pain free life.
I have always been a very compassionate and empathetic person. Since I was a little kid I have been drawn to help people feel better. Now that I am a massage therapist, getting to help people physically feel better is a very satisfying feeling. My main focus as a massage therapist is to find the main dysfunction in clients and be able to treat it and bring relief to the body. I use a mix of modalities that include deep tissue, structural integration, shiatsu, trigger point therapy and rehabilitation bodywork. I have found that compiling these modalities bring great relief to the body, mind, and spirit. I thoroughly enjoy my career and enjoy every client that comes to see me.