Our Doctors

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Who Are We?

We are Dr. Julia Mason and Dr. Janet McCaffrey, co-owners of New Life Chiropractic. We are great friends and remarkably compatible business partners. We enjoy getting out into our community meeting and talking to prospective new clients and patients. That's why you see us at corporate health fairs, local festivals and farmers markets. We have surrounded ourselves with a staff of professional people who genuinely care about others. As a team, we work diligently to gain and maintain customer and patient respect. We love what we do and how we do it and we want to share it all with you. So what are you waiting for? Today is the day you get to make changes to your health. Call us. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

  • Dr.
    Janet McCaffrey

    Dr. McCaffrey grew up in the East Coast and became interested in chiropractic while living in Atlanta, Georgia where she received her 1st chiropractic adjustment for severe low back pain. It was after that experience that Dr. McCaffrey felt driven to help people get out of pain. Thus began her 20+ year career of helping people feel their absolute best through the healing arts. As a certified massage therapist her specialty was deep tissue sports massage, trigger point therapy and emotional release work. Dr. McCaffrey strongly believes that a healthy mind, body and spirit connection is imperative for sound health. She emphasizes good nutrition, balanced exercise, time with family and friends, laughing, a positive attitude and of course chiropractic care for optimal health and well being.

    Dr. McCaffrey received her chiropractic education at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California where she was on the Dean's List and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Her chiropractic techniques vary greatly from traditional Diversified adjusting to gentle SOT and Activator Method. She specializes in soft tissue therapy work, is a certified S.A.S.T.M. provider and is proficient with trigger point therapy. She continues her education on the latest techniques and treatments in chiropractic and has extensive training in exercise physiology and nutrition.

    Educational Background

    • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, CA
    • Graduating with honors, Summa Cum Laude
    • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology
    • Certified Massage Therapist

    Professional Associations

    • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat
    • California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat
    • Board Certified X-Ray Supervisor and Operator, Certificate
    • California Chiropractic Association member

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  • Dr.
    Julia Mason

    Dr. Mason had a long career history in corporate America and discovered chiropractic when she severely injured her low back at work. The remarkable results she received as a chiropractic patient gave her a first-hand appreciation for health care that could alleviate her problem without drugs or surgery. It was during her recovery that she decided to leave her career and dedicate her life to the practice of chiropractic.

    Dr. Mason has a BA in Business Management and a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. She received her chiropractic education at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California where she was on the Dean's List and graduated Cum Laude. She is currently teaching part time at Life Chiropractic College West.

    Dr. Mason performs 'gentle adjusting' of the spines of all ages from newborns to seniors using traditional Diversified, Drop Table, SOT and Activator Method. She specializes in pregnancy care and breech baby conditions, pediatrics and senior care. She is also rated advanced proficient in the Activator Methods Adjusting Technique.

    Educational Background

    • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, CA
    • Graduating with honors, Cum Laude
    • Bachelor of Arts in Business Management

    Professional Associations

    • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat
    • California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat
    • Board Certified X-Ray Supervisor and Operator, Certificate
    • International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (www.icpa4kids.com)
    • Webster Technique, Certificate
    • California Chiropractic Association Member

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  • Dr. Gary Tao

    Dr. Gary was born and raised in the East Bay. From a young age, he was taught that health is something to be maintained. Whether it was through drinking herbal concoctions to bolster immune function, eating healthy to prevent sickness, or seeing a chiropractor to manage stress, he learned that health was not about reactively dealing with symptoms but about proactively keeping good habits. Dr. Gary developed a passion for helping others and strives to see others living at their optimal health potential.

    Dr. Gary received his BA in Economics at UCLA and his chiropractic education at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. At Life West, he volunteered his hands and heart to the people of Jamaica, El Salvador, and Mexico. His chiropractic techniques vary greatly from traditional Diversified and Drop Table to lighter SOT and Activator Method.

    Educational Background

    Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, CA
    Bachelor of Arts in Economics. UCLA

    Professional Associations

    National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat
    Board Certified X-Ray Supervisor and Operator, Certificate

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