Dr. Joseph D. Pilloud, a chiropractor with extensive training in a chiropractic specialty

called applied kinesiology, opened his practice on the Central Coast on June 10 1989

in the Pacific Coast Plaza.

In its broadest sense, applied kinesiology is a technique for diagnosing problems with muscles, nerves, organs, lymph flow, blood flow and cerebral spinal fluid circulation. Developed in the 1960s by chiropractor George Goodheart, this technique evaluates an individual's structural, chemical and mental health through a form of muscle testing. Practitioners use a variety of therapeutic techniques including nutritional counseling, manipulation, acupressure, and exercise. In addition to applied kinesiology, Dr. Pilloud has had post graduate training in nutrition, sports injuries, personal injuries, as well as extremity adjusting, advanced acupressure techniques and meridian therapy.

Dr. Pilloud, originally from the Los Angeles area moved to the Central Coast and attended local colleges for his undergraduate studies. He received his professional schooling at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where he was employed as a supervisor in the Palmer College Clinic and graded and taught chiropractic students. After leaving Iowa, Dr. Pilloud began private practice in Reno, Nevada for two and a half years.

The current location, 881 Oak Park Blvd. in Pismo Beach has been serving the central coast since 1989. Dr. Pilloud is a diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He has served proudly as president and vice president of the local CCA


Dr. Pilloud has also been a professional musician and published writer for the last 53 years and can be seen locally and state wide at various concert venues with Big Daddy’s Blues Band.



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