Dr. Sam Vella is a licensed chiropractor and graduated from Life Chiropractic College West, located in Hayward, California in 2000. He also has held licenses in Hawaii and Arizona. His first office was established in San Diego where he practiced for several years before relocating to the North Shore of Oahu. Dr. Vella owned and operated chiropractic clinics on the North Shore of Hawaii and in Honolulu.
With years of experience and expertise in family care, sports chiropractic, pediatrics, auto and work injuries, Dr. Vella is excited to be providing the Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and greater Palm Springs area the highest level of chiropractic care. He uses a "diversified" hands-on approach but also utilizes "light force" or Activator adjustments for those patients that have a specific needs or request it.
For almost a decade Dr. Vella was the attending chiropractor for the Triple Crown of Surfing contest series in Hawaii. Each year the World Surf League's Championship Tour (WSL) ends its year long season with professional events at Haleiwa, Sunset Beach and the Banzai Pipeline, where the world's best surfers come to compete and ride the best and most challenging waves. Dr. Vella had the opportunity to provide chiropractic care for the elite athletes and help them perform their best while competing.
Using a whole body chiropractic approach, Dr. Vella has safely and successfully treated thousands of patients of all ages and various types of injuries. From newborns to the elderly, world class athletes, pregnancy and the most challenging cases, Dr. Vella is highly experienced and will develop a plan to suit your personal health needs.
When not in the office Dr. Vella enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and two children. He is also an avid mountain biker, surfer, skier and loves being outdoors enjoying an active healthy lifestyle with his family.
The atmosphere of the office is one of kindness and caring. I live in San Diego - but I will gladly make the trip to Palm Desert Chiropractic for this outstanding service.
Jeffrey H. Ingman
Dr. Vella is AMAZING! I play professional golf and had gone a few weeks without seeing my normal chiropractor/team. I stopped off in Palm Springs between events and knew I needed to get adjusted/fixed for the upcoming tournaments. Dr. Vella was recommended, so I went for a visit and wow. He knew exactly how to adjust my spine to keep my playing at an elite level. I even went back for a second appointment that week! Being able to move without pain and restriction is really important for golf. I highly recommend Dr. Vella for all your chiropractic needs. Next time I'm in town, I know exactly who to see!
Brittany Fan - Professional Golfer
Great location. Cute office. Adjustments felt amazing. Sam, did a great job. I am already feeling better after my first visit.
Sarah C. Johnson-Barber
I encourage anyone who wants to optimize their health to visit Dr. Vella and his superb and accommodating staff members. Or, if you’re like me and only passing through town, don’t miss the chance to optimize your vacation time and go home feeling like a million bucks!
Their care packages are affordable and trusting. I got a massage from Breanna last week and it was easily one of my top massages I've ever received. I am really happy I found them through the internet!
Very nice staff and the Doctor was great! Look forward to many more visits. Since it had been such a long time since my last adjustment it's going to take a couple of visits to get me back in shape. But I feel I will get there! Would highly recommend them!
Thank goodness I found palm desert chiropractic, got me in quick and after the first session I started feeling relief, after the 3rd session the pain was completely gone and my range of motion was even better than before. Still going for general maintenance, I hope this helps someone.