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Ralph Gay


Dr. Gay holds an MD from the University of Colorado, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College and a Masters of Science in Clinical Research from The Mayo Clinic Graduate School. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He has served as an editorial board member for the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has served as chair of the Mayo Clinic PM&R Research Committee and Faculty Development committee. He is currently co-director of the Mayo Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center and practice chair of the Mayo Comprehensive Spine Center. He was award a K07 Academic Career Award from the NIH and studied the biomechanics of flexion-distraction manipulation. His primary clinical interest is the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders. His research interests are centered on mechanobiology of the lumbar discs, particularly the biomechanical and physiological effects of manual therapies. Dr. Gay is married with 3 grown children and lives and practices in Rochester, Minnesota.

Gilda Gilak


Dr. Gilda Gilak is a Board Certified Chiropractic physician and licensed physiotherapist in the state of California, currently practicing in Newport Beach California.She holds Master’s Degree in 2016 in field of Human Nutrition, her undergraduate degree is in Cellular Biology with minor in Microbiology. She is also a certified Dance Conditioning and PMA Pilates instructor. She has taught as an Adjunct professor of Anatomy and Microbiology at Southern California University of Health and Sciences from 2007-2009. She is a dancer, and a swimmer.

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