Dr. Mendez co-founded Miami Spine and Performance with a vision to build a clinic dedicated to providing patients with a comprehensive and personalized
approach to care.
The sunny weather and the diverse culture of Florida drew Dr. Mendez to Miami. As a child, Dr. Mendez’s mother was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. This health challenge sparked a lifelong passion for Chiropractic Medicine and lead Dr. Mendez to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and a doctoral degree in Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences.
At UIC, Dr. Mendez assisted with research concerning the impact of physical activity on the brain health of Latinos and participated in multiple on-campus organizations that promoted preventative care in the Latino community.
During her doctoral education, Dr. Mendez spent a year in the Functional Medicine branch of a multidisciplinary clinic in downtown Chicago where she spent over 1000+ hours with patients learning Functional Medicine. In addition, Dr Mendez attended over 500+ hours of advanced post graduate coursework in musculoskeletal medicine, acupuncture, functional medicine, and clinical nutrition. One on one clinical experiences with patients, incredible mentors, and countless hours of continuing education have prepared Dr. Mendez to tackle a wide variety of health concerns.
In her spare time, Dr. Mendez enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new fitness classes, exploring new restaurants, and taking her two pups out for
walks. She is thrilled to be part of the greater Hallandale Beach community and eager to help patients achieve their health goals!
“I aspire to provide patients with care that will support them in the achievement of their goals for physical and mental well being by working with the most powerful systems of the body to restore health. Utilizing a holistic approach to healthcare allows me to assess and manage a variety of conditions using integrative therapeutic practices that highlight the vast benefits of Functional Medicine and Chiropractic Medicine.”
-Dr. Ivette Mendez