Dr. Ian K. Yamane, DC
Dr. Ian Yamane grew up in a small community in San Diego County, California. His affinity for chiropractic began when he was 11 years old after being diagnosed with scoliosis, a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side.
To avoid unfavorable and long term effects of scoliosis, his parents decided to employ a holistic and non-invasive approach to Dr. Yamane’s scoliosis. They consulted with a chiropractic doctor, rather than utilizing traditional medical approaches of casting, bracing and surgery.
Following an intense treatment regimen, his scoliosis was resolved. Because of this personal wellness experience, he was determined to become a chiropractic physician himself, to participate in helping make others well.
Dr. Yamane earned his chiropractic doctorate in 1993, graduating with honors from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to pursue his dream of starting his own practice. For the next 23 years, his practice blossomed into multiple clinics spread throughout the Las Vegas valley. He currently owns and operates 5 chiropractic and wellness clinics throughout the city.
Dr. Yamane, a natural innovator, is forever passionate about unearthing the most current scientific breakthroughs in health; utilizing and sharing those principles with his patients. Governor Kenny Guinn recognized this innovative spirit and integrity, and appointed Dr. Yamane to the Chiropractic Physicians Board of Nevada in 2002. Dr. Yamane served on this regulatory board for 8 years, ending his final term as President of the board. In gratitude, he was awarded the “Pillars of Regulation” by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.
His passion, coupled with his noteworthy integrity and character, has been the key to his success. Over his many years of practice, Valhalla Wellness Center, a multidisciplinary wellness center in Las Vegas, has become the jewel in his crown. Valhalla Wellness Center provides family medicine, functional medicine, chiropractic, naturopathy, massage therapy, weight loss and body sculpting services. With this synergistic approach, a patient has an optimal opportunity of having his or her concerns holistically addressed and resolved by some of the finest Las Vegas holistic doctors.
Dr. Yamane currently practices functional medicine in Las Vegas. He focuses on the underlying causes of symptoms, employing a systems-oriented approach, engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.
Outside of his practice, his pursuit for optimal health has led his passion for creating a better life for his family, which has resulted in remarkable breakthroughs for his wellness practice. Dr. Yamane is married to his best friend, Deborah. They have 4 children and love spending time together as a family. Currently, their two older children are attending college and the two younger children are attending high school. Additionally, he is immensely involved with serving in his church and community.