Patricia Kiser

Dr. Patricia Kiser, D.C.

CEO and Director of Care at University Chiropractic

Dr. Patricia Kiser-Cohen was born and raised in San Mateo, California attending Aragon High School.

With an innate passion for healing Dr. Kiser became enthralled with the human body and what causes pain, disease, and lack in quality of life. During high school Dr. Kiser became involved in cheerleading, horseback riding, and soccer but suffered from debilitating back pain following the fracturing of her lower back. She began researching holistic ways to treat this pain and was made aware of chiropractic through a personal mentor. The following summer she began interning in a sports-medicine chiropractic clinic treating various professional athletic organizations. This internship solidified her pursuit in becoming a chiropractor. She began studying pre-medicine earning her bachelors of science in human biology from Patten University. Following her graduation from Patten, she enrolled in Chiropractic College gaining her Doctorate in Chiropractic Care in 1994. After gaining clinical experience in chiropractic for three years she started her own practice in 1997.

Dr. Kiser has been noted for her healing abilities with clientele coming from all over the Bay Area. Because of her vast experience in anatomy and physiology she is able to find the pain and provide instant relief allowing you to be at your most optimal level of health.

 

Dr. Rhean-Heather Mendoza, California Licensed Chiropractor

Chiropractor at University Chiropractic

Dr. Rhean-Heather Mendoza is a California licensed Chiropractor.   Rhean-Heather’s experience and compassion enable her to provide the most effective solution for patients. She is a compassionate practitioner that tailors treatment specifically to each individual through listening and understanding her patients’ needs and goals. She is primarily trained in diversified and also is proficient in an assortment of modalities including flexion-distraction, IASTM, functional cupping/taping, and activator. 

Dr. Mendoza received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology specializing in movement and wellness. During this time, she discovered her passion for personalized patient care and exercise rehabilitation. Dr. Mendoza believes that good chiropractic care should be accessible to everyone—because everyone deserves to move their best lives. Today her focus is to provide excellent patient care for all including the geriatric population, athletes, children, and in the near future animals. 

Dr. Mendoza first worked at a local chiropractic clinic where she completed her undergraduate internship as a functional rehabilitation specialist. This work would inspire her to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California. Dr. Mendoza has a broad range of clinical experience, after graduating from Palmer West College of Chiropractic, she took an associate-ship position at a well-established Los Altos Clinic that specializes in both community and animal chiropractic. 

Rhean-Heather has a special passion for animals, at home, she has one dog and two cats: Xave, Smeagol, and Pepper. In her spare time, Rhean-Heather enjoys staying active, gardening, and traveling.

Patricia Kiser

Vanessa Meneses, Clinic Director

Clinical Director of Care at University Chiropractic

Vanessa has been a leader in the chiropractic movement since 2004. She has won awards for her role as a leader that takes action in our clinic and takes pride in engaging patients, the team, and Chiropractic Assistants all over the world in understanding the true principle of chiropractic and how to apply it in our daily lives, and offices. Vanessa’s role in the office is to ensure all patients and team members live the life they dream of through applying the 5 Essentials.  Vanessa was introduced to chiropractic when her daughter suffered from chronic ear infections as a young child. After seeing first-hand the true miracles that can happen when you remove interference from one’s nervous system and allow their body to heal, she made it her mission to share her story with other parents so they too could experience life-changing results. It is through her laughter, empathy, smile, and caring attitude that she gets to touch the lives of people in our community each day.

When Vanessa is not in the office, she lives by her mission by instilling the 5 Essentials in her family. She has 5 children at home that keep her active in the community through sports and groups that promote healthy all-natural parenting. Her hobbies are hiking, painting, cooking, traveling, and other outdoor adventures. Vanessa is fun-loving, outgoing, and always there to support all of our patients reach their God-given potential.  

Meet The Team

Our chiropractor and staff love working with our patients at University Chiropractic & Wellness. We are an experienced, family-friendly chiropractic team in Palo Alto, California, with the skills necessary to help you live a healthier, more comfortable life.

Dr. Patricia Kiser and Dr. Mendoza understand your discomfort and wants to help you get relief in the best way possible, so we will work with you to address your unique needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call our office or send us an email today.

Our Mission

University Chiropractic aims to inspire, teach, and serve patients with the highest standard in chiropractic care. We believe that no one should be held back from their pain and work with patients to achieve their highest quality of life.

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