Meet the Doctors & Staff

Dr. Lynn Gerner, D.C., FICPA

Graduate – Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA
Post Graduate Fellow in Pediatrics/Obstetrics
Post Graduate Faculty – Life Chiropractic College West
Certified in the Webster Technique
Trained doula (birth coach)

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 closely with Jewel Mohr, MEd, IBCLC to offer complete 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. At any given day in practice, many pregnant moms and wide-grinned children are welcomed through our doors.

Dr. Gerner is the founder of The Good Life Learning, LLC and teaches post-graduate education courses on Advanced Cranial work for breastfeeding infants and Chiropractic Prenatal care. She is a current Post-Graduate faculty member of Life Chiropractic College West.

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

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Jewel Mohr, MEd, IBCLC

  • Accredited Breastfeeding Counselor with Breastfeeding USA
  • Certified Breastfeeding Specialist through Lactation Education Resources
  • Lactation Consultant through UC San Diego Extension Lactation Consultant Program
  • International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Jewel is an IBCLC in private practice with specialized training in assessing infants for structure and function challenges that can affect breastfeeding.

She continues to increase her knowledge in evaluating infant structure issues through ongoing education, current client caseload, and working with local chiropractors and other body workers who assist infants and families with breastfeeding challenges. She is well versed in the importance and efficacy of body work.

She teaches workshops on “Structure and Function” (pertaining to breastfeeding infants) jointly with Jaye Haleryn- LC (retired), CLE (Certified Lactation Educator), CIIM (Certified Instructor for Infant Massage), BT .
You can reach Jewel at 530-318-1097 or at


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