MEET THE DOCTOR
Dr. Martha Mekonen, D.C.
Dr. Marti is a Webster Certified Chiropractor.
Dr. Marti is passionate about bringing families to wellness. Her mission is to educate, empower, and support women through their motherhood journey. As a former Birth Doula and Behavioral Therapist (who worked closely with children on the autism spectrum), Dr. Marti is invested in helping people. She is determined to cultivate health and practical wellness in every patient.
Dr. Marti specializes in treating the World's Best Athlete, the pregnant body. The body undergoes drastic transitional changes as it prepares to nurture the growth of a child and as it recovers from the birth. It is important to complement these changes with physical and emotional care through chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, and therapy throughout this transitional period.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care during pregnancy:
Provides greater comfort throughout pregnancy
Encourages optimal fetal position through proper pelvic alignment
Relieves neck, back, and pelvic pain and/or discomfort
Shorter labor and delivery times
Aids in recovery during postpartum
Pregnancy is not easy and is a very private, empowering yet scary journey - especially when things get complicated. It is important to not compare your journey with others but rather be open to other avenues that can help and aid the process. As a former Birth Doula, Dr. Marti is passionate about helping families through fertility. She helped write a multi-author book called (In)Fertility: Secrets, Struggles, and Successes with a group of holistic practitioners and mommy bloggers.
As a first generation Ethiopian-American, Dr. Marti grew up in a community with limited access to wellness care due to lack of awareness and resources. She strives to bridge that gap, especially for racial minorities in the Los Angeles area.