Amy was born and raised in the Pasadena area, and moved to the desert a few years ago to enjoy a slower paced lifestyle. Prior to working at Palm Desert Chiropractic, she spent her career in graphic design and marketing. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design, and spent the following 25 years in design and raising her children.
Amy joined Palm Desert Chiropractic on October 5, 2020, the first day the practice was open. She has seen the value in Chiropractic as she has watched countless patients regain a healthy and happy lifestyle through regular chiropractic care. She is a huge advocate of Chiropractic and wellness. Amy’s favorite part of the position is interacting with the patients and being involved in the community that we have created at Palm Desert Chiropractic.
In her free time, Amy loves to spend time with her friends and family, being out in the beautiful desert sun, exercising and cooking. She will be at the front desk to greet you with a cheerful attitude and smile!
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!
The service is very efficient and professional and the crew is very polite.
My first time seeing a chiropractor so I was a little nervous… it was great! Dr. Vella was so personable and kind! He did an adjustment on me and I’m pretty sure the entire office heard the cracking and me laughing hysterically because I couldn’t believe that was coming from my body ???? Anyway, thank you Dr. Vella and to the very sweet woman at the front for making my appointment. Excellent experience, 100 stars!!
I had the best experience today and highly recommend Dr. Sam Vella as an exceptional provider of care. The receptionist was understanding of my complaint of acute pain and managed to fit me in same day. She alone gave me a good feeling before I even arrived. My pain issue was addressed immediately and Dr. Villa explained what techniques would eliviate my discomfort. He addressed areas that other chiropractors have never dealt with before given my SI joint pain...ie...making sure my neck was in correct alignment. I left feeling remarkably improved. I've worked in health for decades and Dr. Vella's bedside manner is excellent. He is full of positive enthusiasm and answers all questions thoroughly. The office is easy to find with parking right out in front.
Great place to go, dr. and staff are wonderful. You can tell they really care about their patients, I’m lucky to have found them.
100% Love the attitude of the people here;Happy, friendly, kind. Went in with a frown and left with it upside down. A smile from ear to ear. The adjustment felt so good and will definitely be back. Instant relief AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Such a great experience! Very kind people and very helpful. I was given helpful information on what was going on with my back and other issues I have. I felt very taken care of and comfortable! Dr. Vella was very knowledgeable and great to talk with, very thankful for my experience!
Fabulous, friendly, great manipulation with gentle care. I’m 81 and a chiropractic believer!
Excellent first consult. A few adjustments and a lot of discussion about what my issues are and a plan to fix them for the long term. I’m very pleased to have found this practice.
Great place, the staff here are always nice and I feel much better. I would definitely recommend palm desert chiropractic!
I highly recommend Palm Dessert Chriopratic Dr Vella was very professional and gentle with his treatments. Both the staff and doctor Vella made you feel very welcome there. I totally made the right decision by giving them a try and you would too! They definitely deserve a 5 star!
I am recovering from Covid-19 Symptoms. Upon traveling to Palm Desert, I needed help. I found Dr. Vella, He is a miracle worker! The difference under his care in 10 days is remarkable. i would not hesitate to highly recommend him to anyone seeking Chiropractic treatment. His office assistant Jan, is a pleasure to work with!
Competent, trustworthy and upbeat is how I’d describe Dr. Vella. My back needed adjusting and I’m glad I found him.
Finally… As seasonal residents of the Valley my wife and I have been trying to find a skilled and thorough chiropractor for years with no luck. This week we found Dr Vella. To make a long story short my wife and I both had excellent adjustments. Dr Vella was very nice but most importantly he spent the time to listen to our concerns and was able to pin point our issues and treat them. His office staff was also excellent , communicating in a kind and helpful manner. Highly recommended !!!
Pain relief = Dr Sam Villa
This place is awesome Dr. Vella is truly the best in the desert after going to 3 other places in The Valley I had given up on chiropractors. I decided to give it another try and I’m glad I did. I’ve been suffering with back, hip and neck pain after being in the army for 6 years and working in Law Enforcement. I just had my first adjustment and feel great!!! He truly does a great job if you live in the area or just here visiting please check him out you will not be disappointed.
After being involved in an accident in which my car was totaled Palm Desert chiropractic saw me on the same day and provided excellent care.
Dr. VELLA SAVED OUR WEDDING!! My now husband woke up 3 days before the wedding with severe neck pain that turned into back pain. My sister’s coworker recommended him to us 2 days before the wedding and they took us in right away and the day of the wedding he woke up feeling amazing! Thank you so much!
Dr Vella and Amy are very nice. After trying several chiropractors in the area, I finally found the Dr for me.
I’m from the east coast and flew into Palm Desert for a wedding. The 6 hour flight and travel was not kind to my back. They were able to get me in the same day. The office is very clean and modern and Dr Vella was extremely kind and did a great job.
I will be going for sure never felt so relieved from after 2yr Thank you so much
Very happy with my first appointment at Palm Desert Chiropractic, Dr. Samual Vella has a thorough approach and took the time needed in our appointment to breakdown my problem areas and verbally explain and answer any questions or concerns of mine. I feel 100% comfortable recommending Palm Desert Chiropractic to friends and family.
Staff and facility are very professional. Dr. Vella listened and offered options for the type of treatment. I had rib displacement from a surgery 25 years ago. I knew that there was a problem at the time of the surgery, but I couldn’t get anyone to address it. I thought it was something I would have to learn to live with. Over the years, the displacement started causing other issues. Dr. Vella found the original problem, and after 6 visits was able to relocate my ribs. The original pain that caused me to step into his office is gone, along with other discomfort that I have been living with for over 20 years. It is not trivial to “reset” bones. Muscles, etc. that are used to being in the wrong position tend to not be happy when forced to move. It can be very uncomfortable during early treatments. STICK WITH IT! I highly recommend Dr. Vella. I have been to several Chiropractors, and not one found the source of my problem until now. If you are have never been to a Chiropractor and are hesitant, he will listen and give you options for treatment.
It was a great experience it was my first time to a chiropractor. They made me feel comfortable the Doctor was very informative really explained things to me will definitely be coming back !
My experience with Dr Vella is remarkable. I highly recommend him.
Sam is fantastic!! I had really bad neck pain and he fixed it in 10 mins! Would highly recommend to anyone. I will definitely be returning.
Very professional,quick, and honest as well as knowledgeable.
Fast efficient and most of all, felt great after the first adjustment. Highly recommend this office.
Beautiful office with professional staff, dr.Vella took his time to educate me about how our spine works and why it’s important to regularly get adjusted. He explained the procedures step by step and I felt great after getting adjusted! The massages table was a perfect bonus at the end of the visit. Monika A.
Incredible adjustments, especially to the neck. Worth every penny!
I had been dealing with back pain, tension headaches, and neck pain for some time. I went to a massage parlor, the doctor and even urgent care because the pain became such an issue. I had 4 sessions with Dr. Sam Vella and everything vanished. Each session relieved pain and tension. After the 4th session, I felt like a completely different person. I am still going at least once a month for adjustments and it is worth every penny. They are very friendly and a pleasure speaking with. The appointments are very convenient and easy to book.
Very nice office, staff, and facility. I asked to see Dr. Vella today and was on schedule in an hour! Didn’t feel rushed and plenty of time to explain what state I was in, what the follow through process will be like and Intended result. Took my insurance and scheduled for next week! Highly suggest and very continent location.
Facility & staff are terrific. A welcoming environment. Dr. Bella is personable & knowledgeable. I recommend them without any hesitation.
Excellent friendly service and available when needed. Highly recommend if you are having back problems.
I was impressed with the friendly and professional approach. I could feel an improvement with the first treatment.
I can walk again pain free !!!! This office has good clean chill vibes. Professional, flexible, affordable and staff is kind and caring. Dr Vella is very professional and friendly and treats his patients like real people. He took time to really thoroughly give me a breakdown off all the underlying issues with my neck and back. I had a leg that kept going numb and started to ache horribly to the point where I almost could not walk. Less than 5 visits in I’m getting the best sleep that I’ve ever had. I’m never looking back, I will be a patient/customer long term.
Knowledgeable, experienced chiropractor. Felt the benefits of his adjustments after the first visit.
This was my first time here and I was fixed up good, referred by a friend who’s been going here a while. They have a quick intake process getting you in and out quick with stellar results. I will return often.
Best service ever! Dr. Vella is AMAZING.
Excellent service Dr Vela was great. He explained everything to me in a way that I understood and his adjustments were excellent.
I recently had severe nerve pain from my shoulder down to my left arm. After just one visit I feel incredible. You can walk in and tell that the customer service here will be comfortable and upbeat. They explained things to me that I had no understanding of. I would highly recommend this place for anyone with pain. Wait till you lay in the roller chair and when you hear you body snap back into place and you stand up and feel amazing you will know exactly what I mean. LOVE THEM!!!!
My two children love the atmosphere and the personal, everyone is so friendly and inviting. Would definitely recommend and fast service and fast appointment time.
Excellent service and very clean and professional. Amy at front desk is a gem. Hold on to her tight Dr. she's a huge asset.
It made my back usable
I feel absolutely amazing after visiting Dr. Vella at Palm Desert Chiropractic. If you’re thinking of getting adjusted here, stop thinking, go today. Dr. Vella is a talented practitioner, he is wonderful at making his patients feel welcomed, cared for and works magic on your spine. I was passing through town while visiting family and knew my stay would not be wonderful unless I stopped in to see a chiropractor. After one visit, I ended up prioritizing getting adjusted two more times during my nine day visit as I was so impressed by Dr. Vella’s work. As someone who used to see a chiropractor regularly, I feel as though he reversed years of neglecting misalignments in minutes. If I lived locally I would without a doubt be a regular patient. That said, 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!
Messed up my hip and lower back during a family vacation and I couldn't stand up straight without being in a large amount of pain. I tried stretching and massage but didn't help, so i decided to look up a chiropractor. 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.
Came in for my first visit with doubt and was able to leave relieved With hope for my pain! Would recommend
First time coming and feel way better already can’t wait to come back
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 have been to several chiropractors in the last 15 years or so. I am very happy to received care from Dr. Vella after I relocated to Palm Desert: he is thoughtful, caring and very experienced. I highly recommend him.
Having recently moved to the area, it is comforting to have found such a knowledgeable, genuine, passionate chiropractor. I have only had one appointment, but I can definitely see a longterm association with Dr. Vella and Palm Desert Chiropractic.
Best chiropractor Ive ever had! He knows his stuff!
This place is wonderful. The doctor explained to me in clear simple terms what was going on with my spine - and he made adjustments that I felt immediately. It was if I could breathe again. I am returning in two days to continue work on the issues created by months of Zoom meetings and years of bad posture. 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
very informative professional clean environment
Lowell Fulson III
I can't say enough great things about Palm Desert Chiropractic, right from the moment I called them and the receptionist, Amy, was kind and helpful. Dr. Vella truly cares about his patients and was able to explain to me what my body looks like and what it should look like in a way that I was able to understand it. 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!
Dr. Vella is the most thorough chiropractor I have ever been to. Extremely knowledgeable and always helpful any way he can. Clean office, friendly staff, reasonable rates with care plans to get you feeling your best.
The few sessions I have already gone to with this place has changed my life immensely. I was in a bad car accident more than a year ago and my body alignment healed incorrectly which caused me a lot of intense chronic pain. I didn't feel I would get relief from it for a long time and with around 2 weeks of sessions I slowly started feeling less pain to the point of no pain! That's coming from someone who would come in crying many times from pain because it affected my mood, interfered with my work life, personal life and my hope that it'll get better. I'm still continuing my sessions here to further my recovery from chronic pain. So If you're in a lot of pain, definitely trust in the process of this place it'll change your life as it has changed mine. Also give the massages a try because oh that does wonders with the combination of chiropractic help!
Dr. Vella is an amazing chiropractor! I feel better than I thought was possible under his care. I highly recommend him!I have been going to my chiropractor back home in Washington State for about ten years and in a matter of five treatments I feel better than I can remember! Very satisfied’ Debra Codemo
The most professional and knowledgeable chiropractor I ever met! Dr Vella is a gem. He finds the problem and gives you the options. He is totally charming and totally trustworthy. If you are having any back issues at all, I urge you to call Dr Vella right away! You can thank me later ????
Its been yrs since I've been adjusted by a good chiropractic. The reason being is because I never found one that loves what he does. I was in a severe car accident about 3 1 /2 yrs ago and haven't been treated by a chiropractic the way Dr. Vella did with me . I am grateful to have found this practice of chiropractic work. So far hands down the best in the valley. Dont hesitate... Your health is everything!! Thank you Dr . V ????????????????
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Personable office, great adjustments. I'm going regularly.
I can’t say enough positive things about Dr. Vella! If you want someone who truly cares about you and your overall well being, go see him. His office is very clean and inviting so you immediately feel calm and at ease. The first person you meet is Amy, and she too is awesome. Call and make him your doctor now! You won’t regret it????
Dr Vella is extremely knowledgeable, cares about each of his patients, and really works with you to help design a plan for your particular needs. He has amazing programs that make it affordable for anybody to go see him that wants to improve their health. I cannot recommend him enough. One of the best chiropractors I’ve ever been too.??
Very good experience would recommend Anyone who is in need of Chiropractic service (Theresa Elam )
The warriors code X
I've been seeing Dr. Vella for eight years and I highly recommend him for his excellent chiropractic skills as well as for his friendly and professional approach to wellness and community. He has a real gift and passion for healthcare and he has a sense of empathy and caring that you will immediately feel once you meet him. I've had the benefit of seeing some good chiropractors for my back issues and Dr. Vella is truly one of the best in the business!
I have been seeing Dr. Vella for the last few years for regular checks of my body alignment, as well as for adjustments following injuries caused by skiing and mountain biking. I can honestly say that Dr. Vella has made a huge impact on my life, with his holistic approach to my general health, his knowledge and skills as a chiropractor, and his professional and passionate personality. Dr Vella has also worked magic on my teenagers after they have been using devices or been studying in awkward positions. Not only does he adjust their bodies, but he also spends the time explaining to them why they stiffened up, and how to care properly for their bodies. I highly recommend Dr. Vella - he is an amazing chiropractor and person.
I've seen many chiropractors over the years but Dr. Vella is the best! I've had recurring neck pain for years and Dr. Vella's treatments are gentle and extremely effective. Whenever I'm in town I make Palm Desert Chiropractic one of my first stops!
I saw Dr. Sam Vella recently for reoccurring neck and shoulder pain due to playing a lot of tennis. Dr. Vella took the time to listen to my problem and was very professional. To be honest, I’ve always had a bit of fear about going to chiropractors but Dr. Vella made me feel very comfortable and explained everything before my adjustment. The adjustment itself was very good, did not hurt a bit and provided almost instant relief. It has been a few days now and overall I feel much better, but I do realize that this problem I have been dealing with for years may take a few treatments. I will definitely be going back, my overall experience was excellent. Would highly recommend!
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.