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Plantar Fasciitis: Keeping Your Feet Happy This Summer

The sun is up, the air is warm, and everyone is packing their bags and hitting Highway 17.  Summer is in full swing! Sunny, backyard BBQs, and long days spent on the beach with not a care in the world.  With all the joy and happiness that summer brings, it is also a time when our happy feet start feeling neglected. When you switch out those dress shoes for flip flops, the fresh air might feel like freedom on your toes however a great evil is coming full force…the big, bad Plantar Fasciitis(more…)

Staying Cool During Your Summer Workouts

Helpful Tips to Stay Cool and Safe

During the hot summer months, some of us may think that this is a good time to take a break from our exercise routines because it is “too hot” or we get in “vacation mode” but taking a break from exercise will actually hurt you in the long haul!  Here are some helpful hints to stay cool and safe during your workouts this summer: (more…)

The Scoop on Anti-Inflammatory Diets

The 411 on steering clear of chronic inflammation

Today we would like to touch on what may be a new topic for some people, and for others may be something they live with every day: the battle of chronic inflammation.  (more…)

Keeping Your Back Happy During Summer Travels!

Tips for fighting low back pain during long car and plane rides

With summer in full swing, we at Restoring Health & Wellness Center are sure that many of you will be taking trips to visit family or explore new areas of the world.  Whether these trips are a short drive down the coast or 16 hour plane rides across the world I’m here to offer you a few helpful tips to keep any back pain at bay. (more…)

Improve Your Health While You Sleep!

Do you find yourself tossing and turning in your sleep? Waking up feeling unrested? Starting your day with back, shoulder, or neck pain? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to direct attention towards your sleep ergonomics. Our sleeping postures and positions play a key role in the quality of our sleep and, consequently, our overall health. With the following tips, you can start relieving your body of stress while you sleep and wake up free of aches and pains! (more…)

How Does Chiropractic Care Help with Pregnancy

Chiropractic care is a great, non-invasive way to promote general health and wellness, especially for pregnant women. During pregnancy, the body undergoes major changes to provide support for two thus it is common to expect such side effects as discomfort or back pain. As you will see, chiropractors can be very beneficial partners in health during (as well as pre and post) pregnancy as they relieve spinal nerve stress through adjusting misalignments in the body which ultimately could lead to less nausea, reduced back/neck/joint pain, optimized birth positioning, reduced labor and delivery time, and an overall healthier pregnancy. (more…)

The Benefits of a Standing Working Station

In offices across the nation, a movement is quickly spreading and gaining in popularity. If you work in a regular office setting, chances are you’ve seen it happening before your very eyes. In an effort to be more health conscious, people are ditching their low worktops and swivel chairs for standing desks and anti-fatigue mats. Why? (more…)

Is Cracking Your Joints Bad For You?

Have you ever heard the old wives tale that cracking you knuckles will give you arthritis? At this point it almost seems like common knowledge. So is this true and if so does cracking your back or neck also cause arthritis in your spine?


Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care and massage therapy are treatments that work well for all the members of your family. During pregnancy these disciplines can be greatly enjoyed as prenatal care when the added strain on the spine and restricted movement can lead to pains in back and also to fatigue. At Restoring Health & Wellness we can offer efficient and professional postpartum care, and if it should be needed we also have the skills to deal with pediatric issues.


Therapeutic massage is among the oldest of the healing arts. It is found in all civilizations from ancient Egyptian and roman times to present day spas, health clubs and wellness centers. Hands-on techniques are used to manipulate the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body. It helps the body’s own mechanisms for healing itself. There are several styles and techniques, and each has its own focus.


Training helps individuals assess their level of physical fitness and help them work toward a personal fitness goal through proper exercise instruction and personal motivation. The 5 classic components of fitness are muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility, although there are other subsets like power and speed that can be implemented as well.

About Us

Dr. Michael Valones is a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic with an emphasis on preventative, rehabilitative, and sports medicine. He grew up in New Jersey and attained his B.S. in Biochemistry at Drew University. He continued to excel in his studies and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West right here in San Jose. Dr. Valones is also a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and specializes in corrective exercises, rehabilitation, and strength training.