Our Staff


DR. JAMES ALLEN, D.C.

Dr. Allen is the most innovative chiropractor Mission Viejo has to offer. As an active and competitive athlete in many sports, he has coped with assorted injuries commonly referred to as “part of the game.” Early on, he was intrigued by different injuries, healing different ways, with different timing. He experimented with various treatments on his own body, and learned what limitations his body had and how to accelerate the healing process. His early curiosity of the body’s powerful abilities to overcome injury sparked a passion for what would later translate into a desire to help others heal. Dr. Allen’s primary focus is to improve his patients’ quality of life through chiropractic treatment and to provide his patients tools to achieve optimal health. So, if you are looking for a Mission Viejo Chiropractor, look no further!

A graduate from Southern California University of Health Sciences, Los Angeles, Dr. Allen is certified in Kinesio©-tape techniques, Cox flexion distraction technique, and a certified class IV therapeutic Laser technician by American Health Lasers. Dr. Allen is also a certified Personal Trainer by the National Council of Sports Fitness, fluent in Spanish and specializes in the treatment of individuals facing both acute and chronic pain syndromes.

Dr. Allen earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he played NCAA football. His time on the field was cut short by a snowboarding knee injury where an alternative, less invasive ACL repair did not hold and he needed a complete ACL reconstruction. After two rigorous surgeries and prospective rehabilitative programs, Dr. Allen realized that surgery is a long and arduous process that should be reserved only as a last resort. It was that moment that Dr. Allen chose to make his career impact with other less invasive techniques such as chiropractic care.

With a drive to support those in need, Dr. Allen donates his time to people around the world, traveling to remote locations such as Nogales, Tijuana, and Bolivia. Smiles of relief and tears of joy from those with chronic problems who had no previous access to chiropractic care were extremely rewarding. Dr. Allen was a volunteer chiropractor at local health clinics such as the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Health Center, Being Alive Health Clinic, and Los Angeles Free Clinic, serving his community and building a message of integrative healthcare.

Patients who visit Allen Chiropractic, Mission Viejo, they experience quality individualized treatments and long lasting pain relief. Dr. Allen treats each patient with respect for his or her unique situation, providing the best in service and technology. Join Allen Chiropractic, Mission Viejo on the forefront of chiropractic care and enhance your daily life.

Chiropractic & Sports Medicine Experience

Dr. Allen is a former NCAA Division 1AA football athlete and avid triathlete who is no stranger to his own sports injuries and how to heal them. If you choose him as your chiropractor in Mission Viejo, you will get the same quality of care given to athletes such as the LA Clippers, Cal State Northridge and USC track and field. With Allen Chiropractic, you are in good hands!

Aurora Allen, M.A., BCBA, RYT-200


Aurora began her career as a behavioral therapist working with children with various developmental disabilities. She completed her Master’s degree in Psychology and moved forward to receive her certification in Behavior Analysis. To learn more about what a behavior analyst is please visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Website: http://bacb.com/.

After stepping away from her work with children in order to start a family of her own, she began working as the office manager at Allen Chiropractic Mission Viejo. While working in the health and wellness field, she became passionate about yoga, loving how the philosophy aligned with chiropractic care. She received her yoga certification and has been teaching classes at multiple studios and gyms for the last 3 years. She found such benefit from yoga during her pregnancy, she moved forward to become a trained prenatal yoga instructor and currently teaches at You and the Mat in Laguna Niguel. She is a RYT-500. She is working toward becoming a SmartFlow Certified Instructor. To read about Annie Carpenter’s SmartFlow Yoga please click here: http://anniecarpenter.com/smartflow-teacher-training/

With her expertise in psychology, behavior modification, yoga, and wellness, Aurora is now building her behavioral health coaching and private yoga practice within Allen Chiropractic. Aurora is also your doTerra consultant at Allen Chiropractic and loves to share her love of essential oils with patients. She is passionate about health and wellness and works hand in hand with Dr. Allen to assist patients at Allen Chiropractic, Mission Viejo attaining their health goals and living their best life. Aurora is happy to answer questions and address concerns so please feel free to call the office any time or email her directly.

Erin Schuda and Leah Raddish

Our amazing receptionists, Erin and Leah, are a vital part of the Allen Chiropractic family.  They do much more than just greet you, they make you feel at home in our office. Erin and Leah take it upon themselves to make each and every patient feel welcome. They are both passionate about helping others and, whether checking on your insurance benefits or helping you relax with some quiet therapies, Erin and Leah will make sure that you leave feeling like a brand new you!