About Us

The Active Care Spine Center was established in Encino in 2005 by Dr. Brian Gordon DC LAc with the expressed goal of becoming a leading center in Los Angeles for the conservative management of pain. We offer superior chiropractic care, acupuncture, physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation, core strengthening, massage, and ergonomic consultation. At the Active Care Spine Center we are patient centered and results oriented; we hold ourselves to the highest possible standards.

Dr. Brian Gordon

Dr. Brian Gordon obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Southern California University of Health Sciences, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic; an institution highly regarded for its commitment to evidence-based care and research. While in chiropractic school, Dr. Gordon excelled in diagnosis and technique and was awarded the Certificate for Outstanding Proficiency in Clinical Practice. Following chiropractic school Dr. Gordon went on to earn his Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California. This makes Dr. Gordon unique as he is both an acupuncturist and a chiropractor.

With the rare opportunity to work with influential and forward thinking clinicians, Dr. Gordon was able to develop superior skills which he now brings to the Active Care Spine Center. Dr. Gordon was one of a select group of students to preceptor under Dr. Scott Fonda DC DABCO. Dr. Fonda is currently the only chiropractor working at the Chicago Institute of Rehabilitation, voted the #1 rehab hospital in the nation by US News and World Report for the last 16 years. Dr. Gordon developed a strong understanding of evidence based care and functional assessment during his work with Dr. Fonda. Following his preceptorship, Dr. Gordon was the only one in his class selected to intern with Dr. Craig Leibenson DC, a preeminent doctor specializing in functional rehabilitation and core stabilization. Dr. Leibenson is an esteemed researcher, worldwide lecturer, and the renowned author of Rehabilitation of the Spine: A practitioner’s manual, a definitive work on the subject of musculoskeletal pain. Through his work with Dr. Leibenson, Dr. Gordon has developed a background in spinal rehabilitation that is unsurpassed.

Dr. Gordon has lived in the San Fernando Valley his whole life and is particularly proud to be providing health care to the community he grew up in. He has been the chiropractor for the Los Angeles Valley College athletics program since 2005 where he works side by side with Valley’s athletic trainers and orthopedists. He has treated many student athletes from various high schools and colleges; his brand of care has proven very effective in not only relieving serious pain conditions but also in enhancing performance. Dr. Gordon’s treatments have been attributed to many career best seasons. Athletes in football, basketball, track and field, volleyball, and baseball all give credit to Dr. Gordon for their success.

Dr. Gordon is a member of the Encino Chamber of Commerce, the American Chiropractic Association, the California Chiropractic Association, and Business Networking International. He is also active in various charitable organizations. Dr. Gordon has held a number of food drives for the Second Harvest Food Bank and has been a volunteer on the Avon and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day walks numerous times. During the Topanga Fires of 2006, Dr. Gordon lent his support to the firefighting effort by providing on-site chiropractic care to hundreds of California’s firefighters and law enforcement officers.

When Dr. Gordon is not serving as director of the Active Care Spine Center, he enjoys spending time with his wife Caroline and his daughter Mahlia, backpacking, reading, playing hockey and basketball, listening to live music, and playing his bass guitar.