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 each patient has a positive in-office experience, while keeping the clinic operation smooth and in sync with its purpose.
On her spare time, this mother of three volunteers for several family outreach programs that help support our local community and families in need. Her passion to help others and to make our world a better place has motivated Carolyn to travel to Kenya to help teach AIDS awareness and assist the villages in self support such as farming and community programs in addition to traveling to 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 and exercise. She welcomes patients to join her in making great changes in their lives to provide the positive outcome that moves them closer to wellness.
Desiree Venegas: Exercise and Rehab. Specialist
Desiree received her BS in Kinesiology from Vanguard University with an interest in the field of Health and Wellness. Having been raised in an athletic environment, she was exposed to many athletic injuries which sparked her interest in how the body healed itself.
Desiree is on the rehabilitation side of patient care to assist in the movement and postural exercises that are included in our services. Her keen ability in critical thinking, understanding the muscles, and the biomechanics of movement make Desiree suitable for this important portion of patient experience and we are excited to have her on our team. She is certified in Functional Movement Therapy and working on getting more degrees and certifications under her belt.
Lex Alvarado: Massage and Soft-tissue Specialist
With over 12 years of experience in health and wellness, Lex has focused her career on combining modalities to promote long-term healing, neuromuscular re-education, and optimized functional movement. An athlete at an early age, she was fascinated by anatomy, bio-mechanics, and injuries. That interest blossomed into a passionate pursuit of therapeutic techniques; blending medically-proven practices, relaxation methodologies, and holistic approaches.
Lex is a recognized practitioner of the following:
- Certified in Active Release Technique (ART)
- Certified neuromuscular massage therapist (CNMT)
- CA State Board certified massage therapist (CAMTC)
Deeply committed to her patient’s outcomes, Lex regularly researches movement dysfunctions, exercises, and new techniques to provide tailored results. As Southern California native, Lex enjoys outdoor activities including swimming in the ocean, camping, and hiking. At home, she can be found reading, practicing personal wellness, and enjoying Milk Tea with her daughter.
Sarah Savino: Weight and Nutrition Coach
We are excited to have our Weight and Nutrition Coach Sarah Savino on board. Sarah is a trained MSW social worker and therapist who realized the importance of holistic being in positively impacting her clients very early on. She devoted her life to holistic health in 2008 and dabbled with many different healing modalities. She is a living proof of healthy living and mindset making a transformational journey which has landed her a much brighter future. She tailors nutrition to the individual by finding the proper “fuel” and incorporate Ayurveda and Doshas when assisting her clients in search of healthier weight and being. Sarah lives in Colorado and helps many across the country, planting healthy seeds and impacting lives. Sarah is a contributing Blog writer whose blogs are found on our website, bringing awareness to healthier mindset, lifestyle and eating guiding those interested in optimizing their health and nutrition.