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Carolyn Rodevich

Carolyn Rodevich: Patient Liaison

Carolyn has been in the field of Health and Wellness for over 15 years with a passion to support patients as they make changes that promote a healthy lifestyle. She has a degree in child development as well as training and certifications in medical administration. Having had her mother and niece as patients and employee at our clinic, she is well aware of the mission and goal of Irvine Spine and Wellness Center and is well fit for her task at hand: making sure our patients have positive in office experience while the clinic operation is smooth and in syn with its purpose.

On her spare time, this mother of 3, volunteers for several family outreach programs that help support our local community and families in need with a passion to help others to make our world a better place. She has traveled to Kenya, Africa to help teach AID’s awareness and assist the villages in self support such as farming and community programs and in Mexico to build houses and provide relief assistance to families.

Carolyn is excited to be a part of our wonderful team here at Irvine Spine & Wellness Center and looks forward to growing with our close knit family. She has made a personal pledge to wellness and has lost over 78 pounds by choosing a balanced diet, accountability along with exercise. She welcomes patients to join her in making great changes in their lives that provide a positive outcome that moves them closer to wellness.

Irvine Patient Liaison Maddie Deans

Maddie Deans

Maddie Deans: Patient Liaison

Maddie believes that a person is able to accomplish anything if they put their mind to it and with hard work, dedication, and confidence in oneself, much can be accomplished.

Wellness comes from within, and we strive to help patients along the way. Her promise to patients is that she will try to keep them focused and motivated while working towards wellness.

Maddie is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She enjoys going to school and in her spare time, she likes dancing, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Kathleen Frize

Kathleen Frize: Massage Therapist

Kathleen has been a licensed Massage Therapist for past six years and a returning therapist to our clinic. Having the knowledge of Cranial Sacral Therapy, Mind/Body connection as well as personal experience in Mixed Martial Arts make Kathleen well versed in both therapeutic and energy-focused massage techniques. She has first hand experience in utilizing the concept of mind over body to personally cater the self confidence and discipline needed to address her passion in Boxing for the past 3 years. As an athlete she understands the value of customized balance in all aspects of fitness not only for herself but for the patients who focus on athletic performance. Irvine Spine and Wellness Center is proud to have Kathleen as a massage therapist and before long an Exercise Therapist working with our rehab patients.


Ava Cocks

Ava Cocks: Yoga Instructor

Ava views the body as a whole and believes that each individual part contributes to the health and well-being of the whole and that is how with this mindset, she contributes to the mission statement of our Wellness center.

She is a certified Yoga instructor, guides our patients of all shapes, experience levels and backgrounds through weekly yoga classes, contributing to the Emotional and Structural aspects of the Health Triune, two of the three pillars of focus at Irvine Spine and Wellness Center.

Her Yoga classes are unique by integrating Brain Activation techniques combined with the Yoga moves to make each class even more effective and the impact more lasting.

Ava has found a passion and love for the environment and is currently studying Psychology & Social Behavior at UC Irvine; she hopes to contribute to social change and equality on a global level.

On her free time, she enjoys writing music, going on nature walks, cooking homemade Vegan meals and spending quality time with friends and family, knowing that filling her life with what she loves will furnish a healthy mind and healthy body.

Jerry Rodriguez

Jerry Rodriguez

Jerry Rodriguez: Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer

Jerry is a licensed massage therapist since 2003 and became NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a focus on Corrective Exercise, MMA Conditioning Training, Fitness Nutrition and Sports Performance.

He grew up with sports as an integral part of his life and has first-hand experience knowing what it feels to be injured, not being able to play sports.

In fact, this is the reason why he made it his life mission to not only become a personal trainer, to train safety and effectiveness in working out but uses massage therapy techniques to address injuries when they occur.

Dr. Mamak Shakib |Irvine Chiropractor (949) 552-5535