Dr. Melanie Dias is a chiropractor, coach, writer, speaker and educator. She has over 19 years of experience and has spent the last 12 years utilizing her skills and passions to help patients transform their lives and realize their potential to heal and thrive naturally. She has two practices: Her first in Glendale, AZ Living Pure Chiropractic,LLC where she works with another chiropractor, two acupuncturists and a massage therapist, and her newest independent office in Arcadia district of Phoenix (opened August, 2017). She sees patients of all ages and provides chiropractic, physical therapies, active rehabilitation, nutrition counseling (functional medicine), Ayurveda and assessments. Her emphasis is in prevention, wellness and anti-aging. However, she has a passion for treating acute conditions and solid experience in injury care (auto and sports- even weekend warrior injuries!), pregnancy, pediatric, rehabilitation and lifestyle/stress counseling. Active individuals, athletes, chronically ill and those frustrated by their medical care, usually involving a laundry list of medications, chasing symptoms tend to seek her out. She embraces collaborations with medical doctors, specialists, naturopaths and several types of complementary practitioners. She listens to you, addresses all areas in your life to get to the bottom of your complaints. She will dive beyond your symptoms and uncover factors you may not have realized are affecting your health. She has a gentle voice but an energetic, empowering approach as your coach. Dr. Melanie has an enquiring mind and a very strong intuition. This is integrative chiropractic and she loves every minute of it.
Background and Education
She was born in Germany and grew up in Toronto, Canada. Dance classes, piano and competitive baton twirling set the stage for a career in health and fitness. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada with intentions of going to medical school. However the medical paradigm was not in sync with her own philosophy of health. At a time where she started visiting nutrition stores, working as a professional dancer part time and becoming a self proclaimed gym rat, her curiosity for another solution to solving health issues led her in other directions. Her discovery of chiropractic was not until her last year of university when an intern in Toronto rescued her from years of chronic headaches and migraines with a chiropractic adjustment and an explanation of the physiology and lifestyle issues wreaking havoc with her nervous system..therefore, causing these headaches! She was not Tylenol deficient after all and was relieved she didn’t need to continue dumping medication into her body just to function day to day. Sold! Chiropractic was a perfect fit for her philosophy on approaching health- addressing the cause versus treating the disease. She worked briefly for a local chiropractor, Dr. Daniel Proctor then moved to Los Angeles, California to study chiropractic at Southern California University of Health Sciences. She continues to expand her knowledge in nutrition, Ayurveda, sports injuries chiropractic techniques and research through continuing education annually. She obtained a certificate in Ayurvedic Studies from the Kerala Academy of Ayurveda and In 2013 she completed an online Global Business Essentials program at the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management to broaden her scope and skills as a business owner. The global aspect of the program appealed to her strong interest in international business and cross cultural lifestyles.
Skills and Interests
Dr. Melanie is certified in the Webster Technique- (a method of aligning the pelvis in pregnant women to facilitate safe, natural birthing) and kinesio taping. She studied through the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and is a certified Ayurvedic Medicine Counselor- (Ayurveda is the science of self healing from Ancient India) Her chiropractic approach is lifestyle based, meaning she doesn’t just deliver adjustments and sends patients on their way. Each visit comes with education to maintain their improvement and eventually get to a place where they are independently functioning at an optimal level naturally. In 2013 she started Pinnacle Health Corporation which is her independent company through which she provides nutritional consultations, business and corporate wellness consulting to other organizations and practices which are either starting from ground up or just need restructuring and re-organization. Dr. Dias expanded into providing more community talks, workshops and professional speaking engagements on health related topics and empowerment. Representing a profession and a healthy, drug free lifestyle which embrace the art of self healing and self improvement is one her biggest accomplishments. Educating, Inspiring and Empowering patients to take responsibility and control of their health and watching them evolve into happier, healthier beings is her greatest joy in practice! Her personal fulfillment comes from dancing, being in nature, hiking, weight training, gardening, writing, photographing inspiring moments and beauty, curling up with a good book, playing with her dog and traveling. When possible she will venture overseas to experience other cultures, architecture and native medicine. She makes a point of a daily routine of meditating, yoga and being thankful to the people and the simple things that bring her joy and fulfillment. “We only have a finite number of days on this earth. It’s pointless wasting several of them on being angry, frustrated and helpless over things we have no control over. Exercise control over your destiny by focusing on the positives and grow from your experiences!”