Being a chiropractor or massage therapist is just a job for some, but for our staff, the healing arts is a calling. Each and every individual you meet at the function chiropractic & wellness is dedicated and committed to our clients’ health and well-being.
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Cedric Stewart, DC
Dr. Cedric Stewart started The Function Chiropractic and Wellness 2021 on a leap of faith. He is a graduate of Adams State University where he studied Sociology and Psychology. He received his Doctorate from Life Chiropractic College West in 2018. He serves as a full time professor at Life West where he enjoys teaching and loves sharing the profession.
Dr. Cedric knew chiropractic was his calling “when I played college football I was searching for low back pain relief and nothing seemed to help. I was convinced to see a chiropractor, and my stress seemed to fade away with every visit.. That day back in the summer of 2013 I realized that being a Chiropractic and helping people was what I was meant to do. ”
He, says the best thing about being in the chiropractic field is, “giving, loving, and serving with abundance to all his patients.” His passion is facilitating and empowering a healthy lifestyle in the Bay Area community.
Dr. Cedric enjoys living in the Bay Area with his beautiful wife and their three young daughters. He enjoys sports, cooking, music, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Vinson Lieu
In July 2022, Dr. Vinson Lieu assumed ownership of The Function Chiropractic and Wellness. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Oakland, California. He graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in June 2022 and started as an intern at the clinic in March 2022. Dr. Lieu’s favorite thing about chiropractic is helping people feel better compared to when they first came in. He knew he was in the right profession after successfully treating a patient with chronic neck and low back pain, and constant headaches, who had been written off by other specialists. Dr. Lieu is passionate about assisting people in living their lives to the fullest and not limiting their options. He comes from a family of medical professionals, and his parents run a nonprofit to help underprivileged youths learn Chinese. Despite their differences, they all have a passion for helping people reach their full potential.
Dr. Melissa Rodriguez, DC
Dr. Melissa Rodriguez is an Orange County native who graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 2018. In her undergraduate career, Dr. Melissa studied kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton.
Dr. Melissa has always had a passion for holistic medicine and caring for people from all walks of life which led her into a career in Chiropractic. She focuses on a patient centered approach and has a diversified technique with various focuses in extremities, prenatal and postnatal, and enjoys working with families and children.
Dr. Melissa is bilingual. Habla Español e inglés. She prides herself on her cultural upbringing as she believes in bringing more awareness to spanish speaking folks about the benefits of chiropractic care.
During her free time, Dr. Melissa enjoys spending quality time with her family, dancing and listening to music, and caring for her pet horses.
Sylvia Gutierrez, LCMT
Sylvia Gutierrez LCMT studied Massage Therapy at Silicon Valley College and has been a Massage therapist since 2002. I chose this career to help people have a better quality of life.
My practice has been primarily mobile to be accessible and work closely with chronically pained clients.
I am teaming up with Dr. Cedric Stewart @ The Function Chiropractic because I believe together, we are going to heal many more people.
Bio coming soon!