Meet The Team


M. David Clifton,

M. David Clifton, D.C., C.C.E.P.

Dr. M. David Clifton was born and raised in North County San Diego. He began surfing and playing tennis at a young age and competed in various tournaments while playing both high school and college-level tennis. Dr. Clifton held the title of Tennis Pro for 10 years. While coaching, he offered group classes for all ages and skill levels, private lessons, summer camps for kids, tournament tune-ups, and doubles strategy lessons. Dr. Clifton also worked closely with a non-profit organization, Youth League Tennis, dedicated to growing interest in youth competitive tennis, managing multiple sites in Southern California.

Dr. Clifton relocated to the San Francisco area with his wife to attain his degree of Doctorate of Chiropractic. While residing in San Francisco, he had the pleasure of working on the medical staff with the 2015 Division II Rugby National Champions LifeWest Gladiators, as well as treating players and their families in his clinic. He mentored under the MLB Oakland Athletics’ Chiropractor, Dr. Bruce Chester. Specializing and certified in the areas of Sports Chiropractic and Extremities. He holds additional certifications in Rock Tape (FMT I & II), is Active Release Technique trained in extremities, and is a Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner

Dr. Clifton enjoys the outdoors like hiking, cycling, and exploring his new home of Tacoma. Being able to give back in the city he lives as always been close to his heart.

​​​​​​​“Exercise only strengthens your existing movement patterns.” – Dr. Paul Walton, Chiropractor for UC Berkley Athletics

Joel D. Vranna

Joel D. Vranna, D.C.

Dr. Vranna graduated from Northwestern University and came to Tacoma in 1984. Additional post-graduate education earned him status as a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists.

​​​​​​​Dr. Vranna credits his practice success with the philosophy that all his patients are treated as if they were his own family. His dedication to the profession has earned him awards within the Washington State Chiropractic Association, as well as appointments by three governors to the Washington State Department of Health Quality Assurance Commission.

Arvin Pagulayan

Arvin Pagulayan
ACE Certified, Rehabilitation & Neuromuscular Re-Education

Arvin is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, specializing in sports-related training and corrective exercises. Arvin attended Central Washington University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. While obtaining his degree, he was the Corrective Exercise Specialist and worked as the direct assistant to the Strength and Conditioning Coach providing out-patients with physical therapy.

Arvin has a wide variety of experience in physical fitness and conditioning. His primary goal for all patients is to prevent and minimize any health risk factors through the power of exercise.

​​​​​​​When Arvin is not working with patients he enjoys spending time with friends and family, staying physically active, and is a big fan of basketball and football.

Richard Raymond

Richard Raymond, D.C.

Dr. Raymond was born and raised in University Place, WA. After graduating from Eastern Washington University, he went on to receive his Doctorate in Chiropractic at Western State Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. He's maintained a family practice for over 32 years with another focus on athletes. To learn more and schedule an appointment, CLICK HERE.

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