Eureka Square Chiropractic

Kenneth A. Thomas DC, CCSP, DACNB

Dr Thomas, Family Chiropractor: I Was Born to Do This

I was born and raised in Fremont. Since I was very young, I have had an enduring love for swimming, competing since the tender age of six. My parents instilled in me that life was what you decided to do with it. So, during all four years of high school, I maintained a job and saved the money which I later used for college tuition.

I attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where I had a fantastic experience, surrounded by wonderful people and by the great beauty of that area. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of California at Santa Barbara. It was at this juncture of my life that I became aware of the uncertainty of my future and career path.

I stayed in the Santa Barbara area and landed a job with the utility company. Working in the office was enlightening. I learned about office work and, more importantly, office politics. During this time, I pursued my passions for swimming, weight training, nutrition and voraciously reading the classics.

In my off hours I began taking classes in massage, herbs, Tai Chi and meditation. I took a job with a hospital in Santa Barbara because I started to think I wanted to be an MD. Unsure of my career path, I made the decision to save my money so I could eventually quit my job and purchase a one-way ticket to Europe. I traveled by myself for almost 6 months with just a backpack. My journeys took me through Western Europe, parts of Eastern Europe and then Morocco. Along the way and throughout Europe, I volunteered at various local clinics. I had the privilege to meet many great individuals.

The people I met and experiences I had were life-changing: so much so that the day I arrived home from Europe, I had the answer to my question, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" It was resoundingly: "Be a Chiropractor."

While I had been interested by hospital work, my personal journey helped reinforce my conviction that I should practice Natural Medicine Techniques instead of of using Medicine and Surgery. I was determined and energized about the possibilities with Holistic Health techniques. So I took a position with a chiropractic office. That experience only served to amplify my determination to become a chiropractor. Because I had all the prerequisites for chiropractic school, I was accepted to Life Chiropractic College West, which, at that time, was in San Lorenzo, California.

In 1988, I began chiropractic school and realized that I had FINALLY found my purpose. Because I wanted to learn as much as I could regarding Holistic health techniques I went to all the seminars that I could and volunteered my time in local chiropractic offices in order learn from them. Since I would soon be heavily in debt from my student loans, I took management courses which, I hoped, would assist me in strategizing what I should do once I graduated from college.

In my second quarter of college, I was completely blindsided by meeting The Woman of my Dreams at a swimming pool in Hayward. I never expected it to happen at that time, but it did, and it was fantastic. We got married near the end of school, and we lived in Hayward. I graduated with honors, and I passed the State Board Exam the first time. For six months I had my own practice in San Leandro, which was a difficult time because I was just starting my practice. I tried a stint as a Chiropractor in Galt, California - a town that is located near Lodi, California. I only stayed there for six months, not able to adapt to the area.

Eventually, my wife and I, decided that I should buy a practice, and as a result of tons of research, we found "The One" in the coastal town of Pacifica, California. The day we visited the Pacifica practice, it happened to be one of the most beautiful days that Pacifica could offer. We thought, WOW, we didn’t know that there existed such a fantastic place! What we knew of Pacifica was that it was always a foggy and a gloomy place to live! Since 1990, my wife has been a 4th grade schoolteacher in the Fremont school district, but she loves the coastal living so much that she is willing to drive the 70 mile round trip each day. The doctor that I bought the practice from was a great individual who had a thriving practice. For my wife and I, this was a great fit so we purchased the practice and moved to Pacifica.

I took over the practice and commenced seeing patients the same day: April 11, 1993.

I immediately started taking coursework for Sports Medicine, which involved monthly 15-hour seminars. Finishing all the coursework, I took the national exam and passed it the first time, receiving a degree and certification as a Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP). In the following year, I began classes on the subject of Chiropractic Neurology. Some of my colleagues were talking about Dr. Ted Carrick, D.C., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Post Graduate Professor of Clinical Neurology, a Researcher, a Chiropractor and a Visionary. I enrolled in one of his classes and immediately saw that I had to take his courses in Clinical Neurology. This turned out to be one of the biggest challenges of my life. It was an intensive, 3 1/2 year curriculum which involved attending classes that were held every month, studying, and, finally, a three day intensive board exam in Key West, Florida.

The board exam included 22 hours of essay writing and a practicum where we had to work with live patients. I passed the board and it gave me a feeling of accomplishment. It was, by far, the best professional decision I ever made. About a year later, I took and passed the Qualified Medical Evaluator exam. Since that time I have performed some legal work as a Qualified Medical Evaluator.

My philosophy is to practice what I preach and therefore I maintain a regular exercise routine that includes swimming, weight training, daily stretching, hiking, eating a healthy diet and drinking lots of water. Over the years, we’ve had the utmost privilege of meeting thousands of people from Pacifica , and our office is doing its best to help people with conditions/problems that they are experiencing. Some truly incredible things have happened here with people that. Soon, we will include some case studies for your perusal.

I do hope to be here for quite some time and continue to be a service to the community. I am very grateful that I was able to find this profession, because it fits me so perfectly. I feel like I’ve been training for it all of my life. Chiropractic care is such a wonderful way to take care of your health, your spine and your brain.

My wife and I have a goal to be very active well into our 90s. We also hope to be free of infirmities or other medical issues. We were not blessed to have children, but we do love to help children and to teach them and their parents good habits so they will lead healthy, happy lives and help prevent the health problems that are plaguing today’ youth.

Both my wife and I love cooking, reading, watching movies, hiking and traveling. We visit my sister’s family in Hawaii as often as we can which has also opened our world to surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. I have first hand knowledge of the joys as well as the aches and pains that come from spending hours on a surfboard.

Our office been blessed with incredible staff members throughout the years, including Mrs. Betty Kozlay, who has been our financial manager for all these wonderful years. She is my rock - think Radar from M.A.S.H. if you are old enough to remember M.A.S.H.! She makes sure everything gets done and anticipates things that will need to be done, and she organizes things that I’m not proficient with. Mrs. Kozlay makes all of the tough and tedious phone calls to insurance companies and attorneys to help make sure your visits are pain-free from that standpoint.

I like to say that my capable and caring staff helps my patients just as much as I do. I am truly proud of their performance. If you are new to our office, we welcome you! If you’re a regular patient, I want to thank you for your support and your pursuit of health and wellness. I hope that I can become your chiropractor for many years to come.

Yours in Health,

Kenneth A. Thomas, D.C., C.C.S.P., D.A.C.N.B, QME

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Look for a chiropractor with advanced training degrees to better serve you. Dr. Thomas is a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Association’s Board of Neurology. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner and a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Thermography.

Ask any Chiropractor the following questions. If they don’t answer "YES" to all of them, come see us. Or better yet, just come see us. Do they...

  • Look at your body holistically or do they take a symptoms-only approach?
  • Provide multi-faceted care including nutrition, physiotherapy and or massage therapy?
  • Work on extremities such as shoulders, knees, feet and wrists?
  • Encourage home care in the form of exercise, nutrition, and massage therapy?
  • Promote healthy living habits maintain spine health?
  • Offer late-hour and emergency visits?
  • Extend affordable payment plans?

At Eureka Square Chiropractic we provide all of the above in a safe, caring environment. Call us today at:

650-738-BACK (2225)

“Good health is waiting for you”

Dr. Thomas
Dr. Kenneth A. Thomas