Meet The Team
"Our mission is to help as many people as possible reach the healthiest state possible safely and naturally through chiropractic."
Serving Patients of All Ages and Backgrounds
Dr. Dias and Dr. Zair enjoy providing the best quality care and see patients of all ages. They focus on prevention, and work with their patients not on their patients. They commit to staying at the forefront of latest trends and research in health by completing several hours of continuing education every year. The Living Pure team enjoys participating in community events supporting the homeless pets, environment, children’s causes, cancer prevention and local arts.
Dr. Philip J. Zair, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic and Acpuncturist
"Truthfully, I had no idea what chiropractic was, even in college. A friend of mine was applying to chiropractic school. All I knew was that chiropractors "crack" backs but why were people seeking their care? Out of curiosity I went to visit a local chiropractor, and though I had no complaints at the time, I did notice that I was more focused and alert (my neck was a lot looser as well). I had learned my first valuable lesson about chiropractic that day…chiropractic is more than treating back pain, it’s something much bigger. This started my everlasting journey into chiropractic and other alternative therapies."
People Always Leave Smiling...
Dr. Phil (an avid Mets and NY Giants fan) is originally from Long Island, NY and graduated from State University of New York, Albany with a Bachelors Degree. From there he ventured to California to pursue his lifelong career at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (since renamed Southern California University of Health Sciences), graduating cum laude in 1997. Dr. Phil is certified to practice Acupuncture in Arizona and integrates his practice with his passion and training in nutrition and herbs. He is also a graduate of Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture with a Masters in Acupuncture. His gentle demeanor combined with his fun sense of humor is most admired by his patients who always leave the office smiling! His many interests include sports, reading, music, traveling and family time.
"Thanks for visiting our site and we hope to be able to meet you one day soon over a smile, a chuckle and a little inspiration towards better health!"
Dr. Melanie H. Dias, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic and Ayurvedic Counselor
During University, Dr. Melanie Dias was headed down the path towards medical school since she knew her calling was to help people create health and realize their potential for it. She soon realized medicine would not satisfy her mission. It was not compatible to her view of improving health and function, at least from a preventive standpoint. Suffering from chronic headaches since high school, she was never quite happy with the her medical doctor's solution. After several prescriptions and side effects, she had enough. "My headaches were not caused by a lack of medication! I do have respect for allopathic medicine and I am impressed with their life saving techniques in emergency situations. But as exciting as that seemed, it wasn’t my calling. Medicine seemed to treat the disease and symptoms. I always wanted to help people improve their health and investigate the underlying causes of their conditions. That’s when I discovered Chiropractic. A Chiropractic intern in Toronto gave me my first adjustment and was the first to explain the causes of my ongoing headaches and the relationship between the spine, the nervous system and my symptoms. He also took the time to discuss what lifestyle habits were contributing to my poor health. Finally the answer! It made perfect sense. "
A Passion for Educating and Empowering People
Dr. Melanie Dias grew up in Toronto, Canada and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1992 from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. She was always involved in fitness and performing arts and worked as a dancer/ instructor/choreographer through high school and university. This lifestyle and passion for natural health led her to Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (Southern California University of Health Sciences) where she graduated cum laude in 1998. Dr. Melanie integrates Ayurveda, the ancient tradition of self healing from India into her wellness consultations and she is currently completing her certification with the Kerala Academy of Ayurveda. In 2013, she completed an online Global business certification program with Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has post grad training in pediatric and perinatal care and is certified in the Webster Technique and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She holds a special place in her heart for animals, children and moms to be and loves working with athletes. She has served on the board of directors for Theater Works in the West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. And in March, 2008 she was voted one of the top 24 "movers and shakers" of the West Valley by West Valley Magazine in Arizona. Dancing, weight training, yoga, tai chi, hiking, gardening, jogging, traveling, writing and blogging are her favorite activities. Educating and empowering people to take responsibility for their health is her passion and she launched her health blog in 2014 www.nakedtruthbydrmelanie.com.
Brenda Salguero, CA, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist and Chiropractic Assistant
Brenda has been providing professional massage therapy since 2008. She enjoys cooking, experimenting in the kitchen and spending time with her husband and son. "Massage has been the best decision I have made in my career choices. I am able to do something I am passionate about. My profession is never boring. It's a constant learning process. Everyone responds differently to certain techniques. The human body is truly amazing and can heal itself as long as you know how to help it."
Find out if you or a loved one is a good candidate for chiropractic care, calling us to schedule a no-obligation free 15min consultation in our practice. (623) LP CHIRO or 572-4476