Dr. Armen Agacanyan, D.C., C.C.S.P., D.A.C.R.B., M.S.
- Diplomate American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner
- Certified Active Release Technique Provider
- Certified Graston Technique Provider
- Certified Rocktape Provider
Dr. Armen Agacanyan’s Background
At age 2, Dr. Armen and his family moved here as Armenian immigrants from Turkey. His first two languages were Armenian and Turkish. A family friend who is a Chiropractor introduced him to Chiropractic. After dealing with incessant headaches, neck and lower back pain following an automobile collision in addition to martial arts trauma, Dr. Armen could not get through his weeks in college without taking pain relievers at least every other day. Following only a few weeks of care, Armen’s headaches and pains almost completely ceased. Experiencing these remarkable results encouraged Armen to forego going to Dental school and instead pursue Chiropractic as a lifelong profession and passion. He had learned that given the proper circumstances and a healthy environment, the body has an amazing, intrinsic ability to help itself heal and properly function.
After 4 years at Santa Clara University as a pre-med/ Combined Sciences major, Dr. Armen received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1999. He graduated Cum Laude from Palmer West College of Chiropractic in 2003. He later became certified as a chiropractic sports physician (CCSP), received his diplomate in rehabilitation (DACRB) and recently completed his Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. During his final year in Chiropractic school, he began working with Dr. Matt and Mike Janzen (Chiropractors for Ultimate Fighting Champions, professional athletes/tri-athletes and Olympic medalists) and completed his preceptorship with Dr. John McDaniel (head of the Diplomate program in Chiropractic Sports Orthopedics and team doctor for many Mountain View schools) at Spinal and Sports Care Center in Mountain View. Working with the Janzens and Dr. McDaniel helped Dr. Armen hone his clinical Chiropractic and sports injury treatment and rehabilitation expertise.
Dr. Armen Agacanyan specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. He has advanced postgraduate training as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner since 2008 and a Diplomate in Rehabilitation since 2010. He has training in multiple soft-tissue techniques such an osteopathic technique called Fascial Distortion Model, HansOn muscle therapy, cup therapy from UCSF, and is certified as an Active Release Technique and Graston technique provider. Dr. Armen has undergone more than 4 years of postgraduate training. He became certified in the Functional Movement Screen, a screen used to identify movement asymmetries, running gait training from UCSF along with other movement assessments methodologies such as Functional Range Conditioning, Postural Restoration Institute, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment. He also completed a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, which allows him to explore and address root causes of symptoms. His vast 17 years of experience with novice and elite athletes, children and the geriatric population allows him to offer a unique therapeutic approach that is unrivaled in the South County. Dr. Armen has an ethical and evidence-based treatment approach and always puts his patients first. Therapies used in the office are also used by professional athletes and organizations from around the world including in the NFL, UFC, NBA, Olympics, NHL, Ironman, Tour D’France, MLB, the PGA and more.
- National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomate
- California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomate
- Member, American Chiropractic Association
- Member, California Chiropractic Association
- Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce
- American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
- American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board
- Functional Movement Systems, Certified
- Functional Range Conditioning, Certified
- Active Release Technique, Certified
- Institute for Functional Medicine, member
- In-network provider for some PPO and HMO insurance plans
Sports and Interests
Since early childhood, Dr. Armen has participated in a variety of sports and activities including tennis, soccer, and martial arts. Today he enjoys functional fitness at F45, mobility work, and spending time with his wife Jennifer (also the office manager), two very active sons, Noah and Gabriel, and their dog Teddy. Dr. Armen is sincerely dedicated to providing the type of ethical, advanced, integrative Chiropractic care that would make his family and alma mater proud.
Dr. Armen tries to practice under the tenet of “cura personalis” which means treat the entire person. His number one goal is to do what is best for the patient. For that reason, he offers referrals to a vast network of other highly qualified providers including neurologists, orthopedists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and more.
If you have any questions about our Morgan Hill chiropractor, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Active Spinal & Sports Care, Inc., please call us at (408) 779-3565 today!