Dr. Goldi loves treating generations of families, including stressed-out moms, and their active husbands and kiddos. She also serves retired folks struggling with the aches of aging but still wanting to keep up with their hobbies and grand-kids.
She’s achieved a degree in Molecular Biology, worked as a massage therapist for a professional cycling team, and successfully practiced twelve years as in private practice as a chiropractor. These experiences inform her ability to understand the root causes of her patient’s pain.
While Dr. Goldi has achieved a great deal in the sciences and the healthcare industry, she feels her biggest accomplishment is that her patients are living healthier and happier lives. When multiple generations of one family pop into her Aptos clinic to say hello, or to give her a hug, she feels that community connection she has worked to create. When her patients and their families are thriving, that’s when she knows she’s done great work.
Dr. Goldi’s motto, “Get Out of Pain, and Back Into Life” drives her core belief that anyone, at any age, is capable of improving their quality of life through appropriate self-care.
As for her own self-care, Dr. Goldi suffered an L5 disc bulge in 2012. She suffers with periodic bouts of SCIATICA and ACUTE LOCKED BACK SYNDROME. Regular self-care through chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and exercise help her stay out of pain.
Dr. Goldi’s Education
Graduated with Honors, BS Molecular Biology, UC Santa Cruz, 2000
Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, Massage Practitioner 2003
Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic West, 2007
Graston Module 1, 2007
RockTape, Rock Doc Certified FMT1 2015, FMT Movability 2016, FMT RockPods 2018
Dr. Goldi’s Community Work With Families and Athletes
Lead Event Coordinator, Palmer West Sports Council 2004
Lead Event Coordinator, Palmer West Sports Council 2005
President, Palmer West Sports Council 2006
Internship at Driscoll Chiropractic in Watsonville, 2007
Opened Golden Chiropractic, 2008
Medical Director, Sea Otter Classic, 2007-2009
President, Watsonville Cooperative Preschool 2010/11
On-Site Coordinator for Bike to School Day at Bradley Elementary (bi-annually since 2011)
Secretary, Bradley Elementary Home and School Club (PTA) 2013/14
Dr. Alex is a perfect fit for Golden Chiropractic. Living an active outdoor lifestyle herself, she wants to ensure aches and pains don’t keep our patients from the activities they love. Keeping our patients running, cycling, swimming, and surfing is part of her personal mission.
She also loves treating families, and parents-to-be. She wants to ensure family well-being by helping parents prioritize self-care. She also loves helping expectant mothers stay well with minimal pain and discomfort.
Dr. Alex's healthcare experience includes helping patients recover from trauma and injury. She has worked as a rehabilitation aide at a chiropractic clinic in Chicago, and helped patients return to normal life activity in a cardiopulmonary rehab center. She has also treated athletes at competitive events with the Palmer Sports Council.
Helping our patients regain independence and confidence in their bodies means the most to Dr. Alex. When patients come in afraid to move, then leave moving with confidence, she knows she has done her best work. Seeing patients feel excited to get back to running, gardening, or their favorite activity, gives her both joy and satisfaction.
Dr. Alex also believes in the importance of personal self-care. For her, trail running is the best stress reducer. Feeling the fresh air, listening to nature, and feeling her pumping heart and lungs help clear her body of negative energy. When her energy is too low to run, she practices gentle yoga with aromatherapy and soft lighting.
Dr. Alex's Education
BS, Exercise Science from Loyola University of Chicago, 2017
Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic West, 2020
Dr. Alex’s Certifications
Certified Biomechanic screening tool Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), 2017
Certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, 2014
Certified in the soft-tissue method Active Release Technique (ART), 2020
Dr. Alex’s Experience
Undergraduate internship with a large cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center in Chicago, 2013
Rehabilitation Aide for a rehab-centered chiropractic office in Illinois, 2017
Chiropractic Intern, Golden Chiropractic, 2020
Chiropractic Resident, Golden Chiropractic, 2021
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US…
Dr. Goldi had the magic touch!! After the first visit, my symptoms were decreased by over 50%. After the second visit, pain is GONE and my hamstring no longer feels like it's going to get ripped off my pelvis!