Meet the Doctors & Staff

Dr. Linda Gerner, D.C., FICPA

Graduate of Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA
Post-Graduate Fellow in Pediatrics/Obstetrics
Certified in the Webster Technique
Trained doula (birth coach)
Past Personal Trainer

Dr. Gerner earned her Fellowship in Pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (ICPA) in 2004 and specializes in pre/post-natal maternity care and pediatrics; including advanced cranial adjusting techniques. This special work is incredibly effective to improve and support such issues as breastfeeding challenges, lip and/or tongue tie, ear infections, colic, sleepnessness, neuro-processing challenges, etc… She works directly in-house with Gerrit Mulholland, BS, IBCLC to offer complete and discounted care for breastfeeding mothers and babies.
Dr. Gerner is certified in the Webster Technique. This technique is a specific Chiropractic analysis and adjustment which decreases the structural and ligamental restrictions of the pelvis; effectively giving the baby more room to move as he/she does naturally. Sacral and pelvic subluxation often contributes to difficult labor (dystocia) for mom. Releasing pelvic subluxation restores neuro-biomechanical function, and allows for increased space for the baby, a more comfortable labor for mom, and much safer birth for the baby.

Dr. Gerner relocated from Santa Cruz in January of 2009 and has settled in the Davis community with her husband, David, and their 3 children. She is very actively involved with the local birth community, collaborating with midwives and doulas to provide supportive pre and post-partum care. She continues to be a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) an is also actively involved in the Capitol City Doulas as an affiliate. She continually seeks advanced education in neurology, prenatal and pediatric care. She has been an adjunct instructor at Life Chiropractic College West. At any given day in practice, many pregnant moms and wide-grinned children are welcomed through our doors.

Dr. Michael Ackerman

Dr. Ackerman believes that a working body promotes a healthy life.

He came to chiropractic after having worked in hospitals as a Respiratory Therapist for many years. This has given him an understanding of the many health related twists and turns a person can have on their journey of life. He is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West where he came to understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of the nervous system through the use of specific chiropractic adjustments. He combines gentle specific structural adjustments with soft tissue techniques such as ART (Active Release Technique). All who know him admire his kind, gentle nature and true compassion for his patients.

He joins The Good Life from his former practice in Hayward, CA and is a new resident of Davis with his family. He is a husband and father, avid cyclist, backpacker, and photographer. He is a member of the Davis Bike Club and is excited about being in such a health conscious and vibrant community.

Dr. Raneem Zouhby

Dr. Zouhby specializes in Sports Chiropractic. As a former athlete, she focuses on bio-mechanics, increasing function, decreasing risks of injury, and rehabilitation. She also has experience working with pregnant mothers and children as well as athletes. Her techniques of choice are Diversified, Gonstead and Activator. She is also proficient in soft tissue techniques such as Gua-sha and RockTape.

Dr. Zouhby is a graduate of Parker University in Dallas, TX. She is now relocating from Texas and brings over 12 years of patient care experience with her. Before Dr. Zouhby became a chiropractor, she was an EMT and cardiovascular technician. She was inspired to pursue her profession as a chiropractor during her pre-medical studies at University of Texas at Dallas. She was in an auto accident and sought chiropractic care for her recovery. She was so inspired by her results, it launched on the journey to become the doctor she is today.

After spending her entire life in Dallas, Texas she felt that California would be a great fit for her and her family due to the healthy lifestyles and diversity it offers . When she is not in the office, you can find her and her husband exploring Davis and surrounding areas.

Melissa August, BS, CMT, CIMI

Melissa has been a certified massage therapist since 2004, is licensed in the city of Davis, and insured through ABMP. She is a member of the American Pregnancy Massage Association and the Capital City Doulas network as an affiliate. In 2012, she became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor CIMI® through the International Loving Touch of Foundation, a national accredited program.

She offers a healing experience to melt away stress and pain through massage. She specializes in family massage, especially during and after the childbearing year, and teaches Loving Touch Infant Massage to new parents and caregivers. She communicates with each individual upfront about what should be focused on. She strives to be centered and intuitive enough and feel the muscle or scar tissue that needs work. She strives to sense the perfect amount of pressure allowing each muscle fiber to melt back into a normal perfect physical state, and bring blood flow back into the area. She also strongly encourages any feedback during a session.

To contact Melissa or to schedule an appointment, please call (916) 402-7380 or visit her website at

Gerrit Mulholland, BS, IBCLC

  • BS in Nutrition/Food Science, UC Berkeley
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Graduate of UC San Diego Extension Hybrid Lactation Consultant Program
  • Interned at the Kaiser South Sacramento Newborn Wellness Clinic
  • Certified Postpartum Doula, DONA International
  • Certified Gottman Institute Educator for Bringing Baby Home Program

Gerrit holds the highest position within the lactation world as an infant feeding expert. She works in private practice and loves being able to give moms and their partners the postpartum care and education they need to feed and care for their newborn. Gerrit is here to inspire, prepare and empower you in a non-judgemental way to meet your personal feeding goals.

Gerrit offers individual lactation consultations as well as combined care with pediatric CranioSacral therapy. As an IBCLC she is part of your health care team and has the ability to
collaborate with your DC,OB, Midwife, Pediatrician and other healthcare providers.

Gerrit has been part of the Davis community for 15 years. She is a mother of 4 teenagers/young adults, one of whom has special needs. Gerrit is an avid walker which has included the Camino de Santiago.

To contact Gerrit or to schedule an appointment, please call (530) 219-1940 or visit her website at


  • Childcare Provider
  • Positive Attitude Reinforcer
  • Professional Ball Fetcher

Contact Us

The Good Life Chiropractic
2043 Anderson Rd., Ste D
Davis, CA 95616

Tel: (530) 297-5683 (LOVE)