Dr. Alissa Cannon was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Growing up, several of her family members worked in healthcare, and from the time she was a little girl, Dr. Alissa always knew that she too wanted to pursue a career in the health sciences. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her B.S. in Biology in 2001.
While at college, Dr. Alissa developed an interest in nutrition, fitness and natural health. This led to her post-graduate studies at Life Chiropractic College West. To attend chiropractic school she moved across the country to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, and in the process met her soon-to-be husband, Dr. Bernard Cannon. Upon graduation, the two moved to San Diego and have been practicing here ever since.
Dr. Cannon’s focus in her chiropractic approach is restoring symmetry within the body, spine and nervous system. She is committed to lifetime learning in her field and holds certifications in both Chiropractic Biophysics (a research-based chiropractic technique that emphasizes optimal posture and spinal alignment) and the Webster Technique (a chiropractic analysis and adjustment of the pelvis for pregnant women that can help facilitate optimal fetal positioning for birth).
In 2008 she completed a yoga teacher training and became certified as a registered yoga teacher through CorePower Yoga. She often utilizes yoga postures in addition to chiropractic adjustments and postural exercises to help her clients achieve balance and symmetry in their bodies. She believes people of all ages and levels of health benefit from chiropractic care: from pregnant moms and newborns to great-grandparents; from those who are well to those with chronic health challenges. Dr. Cannon adores children and especially enjoys taking care of families and providing them with lifetime wellness care.
- University of Pittsburgh
- Life Chiropractic College West