Meet Dr. Awender


Dr. Joseph E. Awender II is a second generation Chiropractor with over 15 chiropractors in his extended family. His father, Dr. Joseph E. Awender Sr. practiced in South San Francisco for 45 years and now practices and resides in Rio Vista, Califorinia. Being the youngest student to ever enroll in chiropractic college, Dr. Awender II is proud to carry on the family tradition of excellence in health care.

Dr. Awender and Family

Dr. Awender II lectures and takes care of patients through out the world and enjoys spending time with his wife, Donna and their two children, Tyler and Phoebe.


  • Undergraduate/Pre-Chiropractic University of Arizona
  • Graduate of Life Chiropractic College West 1990 received, degree of Doctor of Chiropractic


  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) and Industrial Disability Evaluator
  • Mandates of Personal Injury Litigation presented by Dr. Frank E. Liberti, D.C. of Medical Management Consultants, Inc. 1993
  • Masters Certificaition in Performing AMA Permanent Medical Impairment Examinations presented by Dr. Frank E. Liberti, D.C..
  • Whiplash the Masters Certification Program presented by Dr. Arthur C. Croft of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, California.


  • Chairman of the Board ~ Life Chiropractic College West (2014 - 2016)
  • Chairman of the Finance Committee ~ Life Chiropractic College West (2011 - 2014)
  • Board of Regents Life Chiropractic College West (2011 - 2016)
  • Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table 1997
  • International Chiropractic Association
  • California Chiropractic Association
  • California Representative for International Chiropractic Association
  • Chairman for ICA California/West Regional Convention
  • Bay Area Chiropractic Society President
  • Past Vice President of California Chiropractic Association San Mateo Chapter


  • Instructor at Life Chiropractor College West
  • Voted "America's Top Chiropractor" by Consumers' Research Council of America
  • Seminar Leader/Speaker for The Big Idea Seminars
  • Speaker at Palmer Chiropractic College and Life Chiropractic College
  • Health lecturer at Nordstrom, Fox Hollow, TCI Cable, Pacific Bell, Sun Microsystems, UPS, Redwood City Police Department, and Redwood City Fire Department


  • Chiropractic Missions in El Salvador, Panama, South America, and South Africa.