Oasis Vitality CenterOasis Vitality Center
2502 East Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104
Phone: 626-345-0441

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On the Web: www.posturedr.com

Hours of Operation: Mon- Wed – Fri - 8:30-12 & 3:00-6:30 / Tue 3:00-6:30

Oasis Vitality Center

Oasis Vitality Center

Mission Statement
To inspire & guide individuals to understand & achieve greater health & vitality

The Clients I Accept Into My Practice
I work with individuals who are seeking a solution to their health challenges. They are "sick & tired of feeling sick & tired"

Rather than just treating the symptoms for temporary relief, they want to address the underlying cause of the symptoms to achieve a lasting effect.

They are open & willing to learn the true meaning of health & wellness & take the action steps necessary to achieve it.

My clients want to live longer & live stronger!

Building a Foundation of Health
Whether you want to build a single level home or a skyscraper you must start out with a strong foundation. My programs are designed to build your health & wellness foundation.

The source of all problems can be traced back to stress.
Stress comes in 3 main areas:

  • Physical stress
  • Chemical stress
  • Emotional stress

These stresses cause a decrease in your body's function which leads to your problems.
The goal of my programs is to reduce these stresses thus restoring your function & creating an environment that gives your body a chance to heal.

Think of it this way: If you take a hammer and hit your finger it is going to cause damage & result in pain. The hammer is a physical stress. Now think of that hammer hitting your finger repeatedly for years. Due to the constant stress your finger never has a chance to heal. Now if you stop hitting it with the hammer, the stress is taken away the finger can begin to heal & the pain can go away.

No matter what your challenge is the only way to help your body heal is to increase your function moving you towards health, wellness, healing growth & repair as opposed to continuing with decreased function moving towards sickness & disease.

So to move towards health & wellness you have to consistently be doing the following 3 actions for a sustained period of time:

  • Move Well
  • Eat Well
  • Think Well

My job is to coach you into lifestyle choices that promote this state of function, health & wellness.


  • Your lifestyle choices create your environment;
  • Your environment creates your physiology (function);
  • Your physiology results in the conditions & symptoms you experience.

Conditions I have helped
Let me make clear that I don't treat any conditions. I treat people who have conditions. My treatment programs help to restore normal function which lets the individual start to heal resulting in an improvement in their situation. Each person is unique & their results will vary. Keeping that in mind here is a partial list of conditions I have helped people with: ADD/ADHD, Asthma, Balance Problems, Chronic & acute pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Female Disorders/ PMS, Fibromyalgia, Disc Problems, Irritable Bowel/ GERDS, Knee, Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Problems, Sacroiliac Disorders, Sciatica (pain down leg), Skin Problems, Sports Related Injuries.

    Remember, for any condition to improve we must restore more function & create a healing environment. This is our goal.

    Treatment Techniques
    I use a variety of advanced techniques to help restore your body's function. Each individual is unique & the techniques used will vary even on a visit by visit basis. It depends on what your body needs that visit. This method of delivering specific treatments individualized to your changing needs is the reason we achieve such good results so quickly.

    Below is a listing of the main techniques I use & websites where you can find out more about them.

    Bio Cranial Therapy www.biocranial.com
    Neuro Emotional Technique www.netmindbody.com
    Body Restoration Technique www.bodyrt.com

    I also use on occasion the standard chiropractic manipulative therapy
    (what people refer to as "cracking your back", although we prefer to say adjusting your back) But I also have other non-force ways of performing these joint manipulations for those who are uncomfortable with the thought of "getting cracked".

    Benefits of The Treatment Programs
    These are some of the results we typically see
    as your function improves:

    • Relief of pain, Improved immune system,
    • Better sleep, More energy, Better posture,
    • Increased endurance, Increased concentration & mental clarity, Improved emotional state, Better balance, Weight loss
    • Increased strength, Better athletic performance, Feeling relaxed
    • Better digestion & elimination

The Triangle

The human body can be compared to a triangle. Each side of the triangle directly influences the other two sides. We are healthy when our structural, biochemical, and emotional aspects are harmoniously balanced.

For more than 100 years chiropractors have been correcting posture. Poor posture cause diminished nerve and organ function, and chiropractic treatment corrects this structural side of the triangle.

In recent decades, clinical research has greatly advanced our understanding of body chemistry and how it is affected by the foods we eat, exposure to toxic pollution and allergens. Health care professionals have many supports for the biochemical side of the triangle.

Now doctors can use a procedure called Neuro Emotional Technique (N.E.T.) which addresses the emotional component, the third leg of the triangle of health, in a safe, effective, physiological way.


Emotions are good and necessary. Normally, a person can have an emotional trauma, experience the emotion, and release the event. However, if this same person has a neuro-physiological deficit, the same emotional trauma can lodge in the body as a neuro-emotional complex (N.E.C.). This is a reflex pattern very much associated with the conditioned response that Ivan Pavlov documented so well. Restimulated N.E.C.s can cause recurrences of spinal misalignments and postural faults resulting in health complications.

N.E.T. is a methodology of finding and removing vertebral misalignments associated with N.E.C.s which are preventing abnormal emotional responses from returning to their normal physiology.

The N.E.T. doctor uses muscle testing, body reflex points, and semantic reactions (physiological reactions to memories or words) to assist and guide you to recall a specific negative emotion and when it first occurred. This engages a specific neuro-emotional pattern, much as a computer operator engages a specific program on a computer screen. While you mentally hold the emotional memory, the doctor adjusts the spinal misalignments associated with it. The adjustment resolves the muscle and meridian imbalances. When a N.E.C. is eliminated, the nervous system can work better. It is important to realize this doesn't make life's problems go away. However, a person with a strong nervous system can usually deal with life's problems more effectively.


It has been said that your posture is a window to your health. Your posture is directly affected by many factors, such as emotional or mental stress, fatigue, minor injuries that are never corrected, as well as diet and exercise. However, your posture also has direct effects on your health. Did you know that a majority of the energy you use each day is solely for maintaining your posture? Bad posture drains your body of energy. As a result, there is less energy available for other important functions in your body, like fighting infections or handling stress appropriately. Because of this intricate relationship between your posture and health, it is very important to have your posture checked, and corrected if necessary. Remember, Good Posture, Good Health!
Posture and Women's Health
Posture is becoming a new topic in preventive health care. Two recent studies cite bad posture, caused by a loss of the normal spinal curve in the low back, is a MAJOR risk factor for the development of uterine and pelvic organ prolapse. Surgery to repair uterine prolapse is very common. It is also expensive (about $4600.00 per surgery), and it doesn't always work. The Oasis Vitality Center focuses on trying to prevent uterine prolapse by restoring the proper curves of the spine and thus correcting your posture. This may eliminate a major risk factor for developing a common problem among post-menopausal women.
Posture and Stress
Posture can be an outward manifestation of emotions and stress. For example, most of us could easily tell the difference between the winner and loser of a game or competition. There is usually a distinct "winner's posture" and "loser's posture." This also holds true for emotionally distressed people. Posture can say much about you and your emotional state. In addition, bad posture can have dramatic effects on the rest of your body, such as decreased bowel function, reduced lung capacity, headaches, back pain, and so on. The Oasis Vitality Center is here to help patients eliminate the added physical stress caused by bad posture. We understand the many stresses each of us has in daily life. Eliminating physical stress on your body is a great way to start down the path to health and well-being. Call the Oasis Vitality Center today, and eliminate a big source of stress in your life, physical stress caused by bad posture!

Meet the Staff

Dr. Kyle Umland D.C.


Robert Chu, L.Ac., QME


"I had low back and neck pain and dizziness. I was out of pain in a few visits."
- (Hazel Sizemore.)

"I am totally convinced that my chiropractic care helped me overcome my killer headaches, Dr Kyle Rocks!" - (Karen Hyden, Pasadena)

"My back pain shot down my leg. Pain pills didn't work. I became depressed. Dr Umland started me feeling better in a few weeks!" - (Adrienne Marsh, L.A.)

"After seeing Dr. Umland I am not taking medications & my cholesterol has come down & my blood pressure is stable" - (Jose Valdes)

"I had headaches and dizziness. I was losing hair from my scalp and eyelashes were falling out. I had abdominal pain, constipation, no energy and was always very sleepy.
After seeing Dr Umland for 2-3 weeks.I felt great my mom is happy that I don't .have to take any drugs, only natural supplements that Dr Umland prescribed."
(Jessica Ortiz, 9 years old)

"I had been suffering with wrist pain for months with no relief. Caring for my infant, feeding, changing diapers was painful. After working with Dr. Umland for about 1 week I started noticing improvements. Getting your neck and back in proper alignment seems to be the key to most aches and pains. If spinal adjustments can rid one of pain in their wrists due to carpal tunnel syndrome it's worth a try for any part of the body to avoid surgery and drugs!" (Zishan Hultberg)

"For 10 years I had suffered with neck & back pain. Just driving my car would cause me neck pain. Lifting my little 2 year old would result in a lot of back pain. The pain would get so bad that I had to miss work. I've lost count of how many doctors I had seen, but no help! I would just take motrin and extra strength Tylenol to try to ease the pain. Luckily I got into a car accident. Lucky in that I started to see Dr Umland for treatment. After about 4-6 weeks I started to feel better than I had in 10 years! " (Maria Morales)

"I had bad acid reflux and indigestion for years. I had to severely limit the types of food I could eat, no more of my favorite Mexican food! I had a lot of trouble sleeping due to the acid burning. I had tried many over the counter remedies, Rolaids, Tums & others but they did not fix the problem. Dr Umland explained that the problem I had was not properly digesting the food. He recommended a nutritional supplement which helps me digest properly. Now I don't have any more of those problems & I can have my favorite carne asada burrito!" (Dave Clark)

"I am a C.P.A. and have had neck & back pain for the past 5 years. During our busy tax season I would always have pain in my neck & back. I have been seeing Dr. Umland regularly for the past year and this tax season I HAD NO NECK OR BACK PAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS!!! I will continue to see Dr. Umland on a regular basis to keep my body "tuned up" so I can look forward to more painless seasons"
(Norm Bliedin, Arcadia)

"I was suffering low back & neck pain & some dizziness problems. Dr. Umland helped me so much. I was out of pain in just a few visits. He has worked with me faithfully ever since. He conscientiously rehabilitated me through a painful back injury I received while sledding & a badly sprained ankle received at the gym. I now see him regularly once a month in order to stay "tuned up". (Hazel Sizemore)

"I had sharp pain in my right knee, neck and back pain and numbness in my arms. I suffered from the knee pain for 18 months and for over 10 years I had the neck and back pain as well as the numbness.I had seen 5-6 physicians and physical therapists for these problems and was given pain killers ( pills and injections). I also tried physical therapy and hot springs hoping to reduce my pain but without much result. Due to the pain I could not walk or do simple house chores. I could not sleep at night. I used to cry because of my pain. I was hospitalized for a month. Physicians suggested that I have an operation for my knee. After working with Dr Umland for 3 weeks my knee pain disappeared. I could not believe it! I now can walk and move my arms freely. I can sleep well." ( Semahat Yucekus, Turkey )

Thanks for the superb chiropractic treatment. Dena P.

I hardly have low back or neck pain now. Emel G.

I have strong faith in Dr Kyle's healing. Farrah Z.

I am pleased and extremely grateful. George R.

I had persistant shoulder and hip pain. Henry C.

Improvement after the first treatment. John B.

Dr Kyle is always "in tune" with my needs. John F.

I was unable to move my left arm. Kamini P.

Haven't had a headache in 3 weeks. Karen H.

I still see Dr Kyle regularly. Lucy B.

The pain was all I could think about. Michael N.

I couldn't lie on my back at all without pain. Nancy B.

I am healed so well I can do anything. Nellie B.

The pain was unbearable. Stan R.

I suffered with lower back pain, and fatigue. Sylvia H.

I was experiencing gastro-intestinal problems Tricia L.