Biographies

Marissa adjusting child

Dr. Marissa Bass was born and raised on the west side, attending high school at the Archer School for Girls. She was a three sport varsity high school athlete while pursuing a professional career in ballet.

When an injury ended her ballet career, she sought chiropractic care and decided to attend Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles. She graduated with both a bachelors of Science degree in human biology and as a Doctor of Chiropractic. For the past eleven years, she has worked in the wellness field while completing her doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Marissa was a Crossfitter at Brick Crossfit and a Jiu Jitsu practitioner at Cobrinha BJJ. With her extensive dance and sports background she has found her niche for treating athletic injuries and rehabilitation. Her work is well known in the entertainment and athletic world. She treats Grammy award winning singers academy award winning actors and writers, as well as athletes and trainers.  Currently, Dr. Marissa actively practices Iyengar yoga at the Iyengar Institute in Los Angeles, Ca.

Dr. Marissa’s focus is to identify the source of pain and to strengthen the areas of weakness that cause the injury to persist, with a strong knowledge in body mechanics, rehabilitation, soft tissue, and proper alignment techniques.

She is passionate about educating her patients from prenatal all the way until their adult years. Helping each one find their optimal health, guiding them and emphasizing the importance of “good eating” and proper nutritional supplementation through out every phase of life. Dr. Marissa became one of the youngest female black belts in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 12, and currently holds a level 1 Crossfit certification. Her certifications also include KT taping, and a certification in Pediatric adjusting.

Dr. Marissa is committed to great service and helping her patients restore and maintain their bodies at its most optimal level. Each of us have the capability of achieving optimal health, it’s just a matter of finding the right combination to unlock the bodies ability to restore itself. Look forward to seeing you in the office soon!

Cheers to health!

Dr. Marissa Bass, D.C.


IMG_3361Marla Apt is a Senior Intermediate level Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Her 20 years of experience have made her a prominent instructor both throughout the United States and abroad.

She has assisted with medical research studies at UCLA regarding yoga as a treatment for depression, anxiety and IBS. In addition, Marla has created the first yoga therapy content to be incorporated into the curriculum of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Marla also shares her knowledge internationally as a writer and contributor for Yoga Journal, Yoga International and other magazines. Marla has served the national yoga community as President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States and as a current member of the National Certification Committee. She is pursuing her interest in making the healing benefits of yoga available to communities in need as a founding board member of the non-profit organization, Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics.

Nurtured through Dr. Marissa Bass’s years of artistic and athletic training, she has developed a methodology of corrective care through the concept of motion study. One of the more effective ways of identifying instability, postural weaknesses, subluxation, loss function/range of motion, degenerative processes is through the use of motion study. Generally, we will use motion study X-ray to analyze specific areas of subluxation and infer soft tissue correction with the use of the Iyengar model adapted by Marla Apt.  Our patients, maintain a relationship with us over time, and the goal is to slowly engage a patient into a lifestyle that includes healthy living, chiropractic care, and the use of yoga therapeutics to strengthen the body and the mind.  For our pregnant patients, the motion study is adapted through the use of palpation, muscle testing, Range of motion and objective findings. As an aside, this in no way interferes with any other athletic pursuit, rather participants find improvement in strength, breath, stability and speed. Our patients often participate in Crossfit, Martial Arts, and many are elite athletes.

This methodology provides a life long wellness platform. Through the course, we are looking to improve every phase and maximize enjoyment of life and the ability to have less injuries, recover quicker, maintain a positive out look, better balance in the management of life and emotional stability.