When I came to Dr. Sally I was in extreme condition and nothing else had helped. She took me quickly and saw that immediate help was needed. She has what I call comprehensive compassion, which is rare, because it means understanding the depth and complexity of the health issue (crisis in my case) and trusting her creative intuition to improvise if necessary. Average doctors are often formulaic and inflexible, but extraordinary doctors never are, and this is true regardless of which medical approach is used. When doctors transcend their education they become healers. Dr. Sally is a healer working from heart and without ego. She saved my life. Santa Cruz is lucky to have her and my only regret is that I didn’t find her sooner. You can trust her with your children and your life. She gets my highest recommendation and the reason it carries weight is due to 11 years of fighting to get well and live took me into many experiences and modalities with many people, most of whom did not have comprehensive compassion. Dr. Sally is rare. Be well always, Dr. Sally. And thank you! -Valerie Deva
Dr. Deborah Vitale is a wonderful chiropractor ! I recently moved to Santa Cruz and needed a chiropractor and she is good! I left a message for her and she quickly returned my call and got me in for an adjustment the next day. Upon my arrival she welcomed me and did a few quick tests to be sure I was good to adjust (as a good chiropractor does!). Then she spent a bit of time doing soft tissue work before adjusting me, which was LOVELY. Finally, her adjustment was easy, gentle and effective.
Here is what I really like about her:
*She is easy to contact and make an appointment via text message.
*She is lovely and easy to talk to about concerns and general health and wellbeing.
*She does soft tissue work before adjusting which helps the adjustment hold.
*She is focused on the patient and not making money. She didn’t charge me a large fee for my first adjustment — just my co-pay. She did require me to get x-rays. And she didn’t create a treatment plan that required me to come in 3 times a week for 4 months. (Also, I didn’t have anything major going on because I get chiropractic care regularly and I am overall fit and healthy.)
I am going back and sending my husband too!
Sally Sherriff is a master in the healing arts! She has helped support and strengthen my health in so many ways over the last 2 years. I began seeing her to help with digestive problems that have been eluding western medicine for years. Seeing her weekly and sometimes twice a week for the last several months has greatly alleviated my symptoms! I highly recommend Sally as an acupuncturist and especially for anyone struggling with allergies or food sensitivities. She has extensive training in traditional Japanese and Chinese Medicine and honors each persons unique needs. Her compassionate touch and loving energy always leaves me feeling nurtured and nourished.