Dr. Richard Lopez received chiropractic treatment as a teenager for back pain and realized the importance of spinal rehabilitation for injuries and musculoskeletal complaints. Chiropractic treatment and the body’s response to spinal adjustments improve the quality of life of the patient by alleviating muscle spasm, nerve compression, and joint fixation. I have more than 18 years of experience and care about the patient’s well-being and their overall improvement. I am a Miami Dade College graduate and I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Life University and Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life University College of Chiropractic. I am an accident doctor and currently licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia. I am a member of the Florida Chiropractic Society and Florida Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Whitney Maldonado has been a treating Chiropractic physician for Pros Miami Accident & Injury Clinics since May 2018.
A native of South Carolina, she graduated as Valedictorian from her high school class. She later attended College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC, where she earned a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. In 2014, she graduated Magna Cum Laude as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She has completed advanced training in pediatric and pregnancy care and is certified in Webster technique.
Dr. Maldonado is an accident doctor and passionate about assisting patients in meeting their health and fitness goals. She provides gentle chiropractic adjustments that are safe for patients of all ages. She enjoys working with children, expectant mothers, families, athletes, and anyone who has musculoskeletal pain. Whether seeking relief from neck and lower back pain or injuries in a car accident, Dr. Maldonado is skilled at providing effective treatment that produces results.
Apart from serving patients, Dr. Maldonado enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She is an active member in her church and volunteers at the nursery. Within the community, she advocates on the importance of healthy lifestyle habits and is often researching the latest chiropractic breakthroughs.
Marie Trotman’s interest peaked by watching her parents heal naturally through chiropractic care as a child. Her love for anatomy and physiology cemented her career choice as a Chiropractic Physician. She earned her bachelor’s degree in science from Excelsior College and graduated with honors when she received her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in 2003. She received additional certification from the University of Miami in Acupuncture in 2013.
Since graduation, for the past 17 years, she has practiced in the state of Florida, diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions and becoming an accident doctor. Now she helps patients with pain management, lifestyle choices, and home care which sets her apart from other doctors. She has empathy and treats all of her patients as individuals.
Outside of work, Marie participates in beach cleanups to better the environment and cancer walks to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.
Therapists & Doctors
Orthopedics is the study of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic doctors specialize in diagnosis and treatment of problems related to:
Chiropractic is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the general health of an individual.
The techniques involve manual therapy which includes the manipulation or adjustment of the spine, joints, and soft tissues.
Chiropractic overlaps with other manual-therapy professions, including massage therapy, osteopathy, and physical therapy.
Physical Therapists work with patients to improve and return their physical mobility after an injury through customized stretches and exercises that help improve:
- Range of Motion
- Muscle Strength
- Muscle Flexibility
- Motor Skill
Neurology is the medical specialty which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system. Accidents often cause damage to the brain and nervous system. A neurologist consultation will help evaluate the extent of damage that may have occurred.
Manual therapy involves the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using multiple techniques. This manipulation of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, and connective tissues to improve function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation.
Manual therapy involves working and acting on the body with pressure, tension, motion, or vibration, done either manually or with mechanical aids.
Our psychotherapists aid in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders resulting from an accident through psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of their conflicts in order to gain insight into their underlying problems.
The goal is the relief of symptoms such as stress and anxiety, as well as changes in behavior that allow them to return to their normal activities of daily living.