While attending the University of California, at Santa Barbara, Dr. Mahtaban suffered a horrific back injury one year prior to receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree, which rendered him virtually handicapped. This experience led to Dr. Mahtaban’s decision to alter his career path, and ultimately devote his life to healthcare. While desperately seeking the help of western medicine, Dr. Mahtaban was surprised to discover, that at the youthful age of 21, all medical professionals who examined him, recommended surgery and pain medication to “solve” his problem. Unwilling to accept the risks involved with surgical procedures and the side effects of long term medication, Dr. Mahtaban continued his search for the cure.
During his search, Dr. Mahtaban discovered the holistic paradigm of chiropractic. While receiving chiropractic treatment for his pain, Dr. Mahtaban ultimately gained a deep belief and understanding that one’s source of pain may not be one’s cause of pain. This realization altered his outlook on healthcare and also led him to full recovery. As a result, Dr. Mahtaban dedicated his life to the profession of chiropractic.
Dr. Mahtaban is a product of the intensive 4 year Doctorate program at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, a school highly regarded for its curriculum that strikes a balance between chiropractic philosophy and scientific basis. Dr. Mahtaban believes in correcting the cause of the problem rather than merely relieving the symptoms of pain. Therefore, each patient is evaluated based on his/her particular symptoms and is provided a course of care that is specifically tailored for that patient. Dr. Mahtaban is gifted in diagnosing abnormal motor control patterns in each patient and subsequently correcting these patterns, resulting in patients who are pain free. In addition to this unique and specialized approach, Dr. Mahtaban practices collaboratively with other types of healthcare providers, in order to give each patient the proper resources in order to become pain free.
The techniques utilized by Dr. Mahtaban include: Spinal manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy, Instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, motion palpation, post isometric relaxation (PIR), Manual Release technique (MRT), Activator, Kinesiology taping, postural screening, gait assessment, physiotherapy, and electro-stimulation.
Dr. Steven Fantasia was introduced to chiropractic at a very young age. When he was four years old, he fell off the top rack of a truck and endured unbearable back pain. His uncle, a chiropractor, gave him significant pain relief with one adjustment.
Dr. Fantasia was heavily involved in sports throughout his life and believes that was only made possible through receiving consistent chiropractic treatments. This life-changing experience led him to want to become a chiropractor.
Having earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences, Dr. Fantasia had the privilege of treating patients under some of the best doctors in the field. He provided care in many different settings, including university health centers, integrated multidisciplinary clinics, private practices, collegiate athletic events, and CrossFit competitions.
Dr. Fantasia has been treating patients at Elite Chiropractic and Wellness Center since January of 2019. Being closely trained by Dr. Mahtaban, Dr. Fantasia uses an array of similar assessments and treatments to treat the root of the problem.
Dr. Fantasia is an outstanding chiropractor dedicated to improving as many lives as possible and takes pride in providing excellent patient care. His goal is to empower and teach his patients how to live healthier lives.
During his free time he enjoys being with family, playing golf, and going on hikes.
“I’ve wanted to become a chiropractor since I was ten years old — I truly enjoy what I do. I’ve always been passionate about helping others. Helping my patients achieve their goals is one of the best feelings in the world. Every patient is unique, and chiropractic is not a ‘one size fits all’, which is why I’ve spent countless hours learning several treatment techniques. As your doctor, I will utilize a specifically tailored plan to help you achieve the best possible outcome.”