Dr. Thomas Forest graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1974. He has been practicing Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Pleasanton since 1975. He uses a unique adjusting method that is very precise, gentle and effective called the Blair Upper Cervical technique. He is a certified instructor that teaches doctors and Chiropractic students this x-ray analysis and adjusting technique in clinics and colleges across the United States.
Dr. Forest has been teaching this x-ray analysis and adjusting technique at Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa since 1999. For the past several years he has also been teaching at Life West Chiropractic College in Hayward, CA. Additionally, he has given seminars at Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, GA, Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, a series of clinics in Seattle, WA, Dr. Drew Hall’s clinic in Los Angeles, CA, a clinic in Calgary, Canada, and the New Zealand Chiropractic College in Auckland. His motivation for this continued teaching is to provide early training to Chiropractic students and further training for practicing Chiropractors as well. Dr. Forest is a past president of the Blair Society and has been on the Board of Directors of the Blair Society since the boards beginning. He has overseen the certification of doctors that are also teaching this technique.
During his time in practice, he has seen a vast number of people of all ages and conditions that respond to Upper Cervical care. Dr. Forest is from a family of Chiropractors. His father practiced in Iowa until his death. His late brother, Dr. Gary Forest practiced in the East Bay. His brother, Dr. Steve Forest also practices in the Bay Area. He and his family had the advantage of being raised with Chiropractic care and a natural approach to health. Seeing other kids and families struggle with health problems convinced him to become a Chiropractor like his father.
Dr. Forest is married, has two daughters and a son-in-law and lives in Pleasanton
Dr. Jack Truong
Dr. Jack Truong earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of California, Irvine and went on to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer Chiropractic West in San Jose, California. After graduating from Palmer Chiropractic West in 2007, Dr. Truong started the first Blair Upper Cervical Practice in Elk Grove, California. In 2014, he joined Forest Chiropractic and has been providing upper cervical care to the greater East Bay area.
Dr. Truong has provided chiropractic care abroad and treated thousands of patients in rural providences throughout central and south Vietnam. He continues to help people achieve their optimum health and healing abilities by volunteering and providing treatments to underserved clinics throughout northern California. Additionally, he is committed in helping promote Blair Upper Cervical so more patients can benefit from better health. He is a mentor to many chiropractic students and assists in teaching the Blair technique in seminars at Palmer Chiropractic College West, Life Chiropractic College West, and in several clinics throughout California.
When he is not practicing, he enjoys spending time with his wife Malinda, who is also a chiropractor, and their two sons, Matthew and Nathan, and dog Byran. He is also active in his community and has participated in non-profit organizations such as the Kiwanis and local food banks.