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Arthur Faygenholtz, DC
Founder and developer of Stick Stretching, Stick Yoga, and Stick Rx, a revolutionary system for creating wellness and personal fitness.
Dr. Arthur inspires people to live a higher quality of life with better health, and to live up to their full potential.
His workshops are uplifting and practical for daily living.
He has been practicing Chiropractic since 1980 in Santa Cruz, and has a B.A. in Physical Ed.
A.A. General Ed. 1970
L.A. Valley Jr. College, Los Angeles, CA
B.A. Physical Ed. 1974
Sonoma State College, Rohnert Park, CA
Doctor of Chiropractic, Calif. State Licensed 1979
Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR
Certificate of Completion, 300 Hrs. Post Grad. Orthopedics Courses 1982-1984
(L.A. College of Chiropractic with R.D. Stonebrink DC)
Certificate of Completion, Laughing Yoga Teacher 2007
Student in Rehab Program at Sonoma State College, Rohnert Park, CA 1971-1974
Supported handicapped adults through physical training in basketball,
javelin, shot put, relay, weight training for the Special Olympics
Associate Doctor, Private Practice 1980-1982
Opal Cliff Chiropractic Center, Santa Cruz, CA
Exams, x-rays, & spinal care classes
Owner & Executive Director (Private Practice) 1982-Present
Office in Scotts Valley, Soquel,
Santa Cruz, and currently in Capitola
Egoscue Method (system of analysis of gait and posture to determine 2004
appropriate posture correction exercises)
Physical Education Instructor at Portland Community College, 1974-1979
Portland, Oregon (Teaching physical conditioning, body awareness,
Running skills, stretching, weight training, symmetrical movement)
Founder and teacher of Stick Stretching and Stick Stretching Yoga. 1980-Present
Have taught classes at Spa Fitness, Retreats, Workshops, City of
Capitola Parks and Recreation, Private Studio’s, Local Parks and
State Park Beach in Santa Cruz, Esalen, Big Sur, to name a few.
Teacher and Facilitator of Personal Development Workshops 1988-Present
(Breathwork, Yoga, Sweatlodge Rituals, Community Firewalks)
Lecturer, Cabrillo College. Lecture on Chiropractic. 2005-2009
Instructor – “Integrating Chiropractic with Dynamic Spinal Stretching 2008-2010
for Flexibility and Rehab,” a seminar for Chiropractic Doctors.
Approved for 12 hours California CEU’s
Instructor – Pole Stretching for Healthy Joints and Total Body Fitness, 2011-2013
a seminar for Chiropractors. Stick Yoga for Healthy Joints and Total
Body Fitness, a seminar for Acupuncturists and other health
Guest Presenter, NET Success Seminar in Montana, Taught Dynamic 9/2010
Stick Stretching Warm Ups & Stretching Routines
Instructor – Pole Stretching for Brain Health and Total Body Fitness 2011-Present
Teacher Training Certification
Instructor – Stick Yoga for Healthy Joints and Total Body Fitness 3/2013-Present
In-Shape Clubs, Capitola, CA
Instructor – Stick Yoga for Healthy Joints and Total Body Fitness 6/2013-2/2014
Dominican Hospital PEP programs
Other Relevant Experiences:
Presenter at Santa Clara Brain Injury Conference 2/2015
Personal Trainer 1990-Present
Guest Lecturer at Palmer & Life Chiropractic College 1985-1986
Anatomy Teacher at Twin Lakes College of Massage 1984-1985
Instructional DVD - Stick Stretching, Health Through 2006
Instructional DVD (Set of 6) – Stick Stretching (with various 2012
Instructional Manual – Stick Stretching, Health Through 2006