Meet the CAP Therapy Team

Our goal is helping your body to achieve optimum balance so you can live a healthful, well and pain-free lifestyle. We provide innovative and cutting-edge alternatives for healing your body, your loved ones’ and today’s athletes. When you come to see Chuck, you are treated like family. Most importantly, our staff is highly skilled and has helped thousands of athletes. We treat all sports injuries in such an effective way that it gets you back into the game as soon as possible.

Chuck Pechin

Chuck PechinChuck has over 30 years of experience in sports therapy and is the inventor of the PMR 1000. Chuck attended Long Beach State College, majoring in physical education, with minors in athletic training and kinesiology. He has been a guest trainer for State Water Polo Championships, Big West Track Championships, World Masters Swimming Championship 2006, Orange County Women’s Professional Soccer 2011 and many others.

Founder of CAP Alternative Therapy, Chuck is happy to say that his company helps more than 15,000 athletes per year. Chuck can be reached directly at 949.246.5516.

Dustin Hack, DC

Tara Anguiano, DCBeing raised in the Midwest, Dustin grew up as an avid athlete participating in 3 sports; hockey, football, and baseball. He attended Minnesota State University, Mankato and graduated in 2010 with his Bachelors of Science degree in Human Biology and Chemistry. While completing his undergrad, Dustin also completed 3 years of undergraduate research in genetics and served as Vice President of the Future Health Care Providers club. He then proceeded to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. Dustin has been a member the CAP alternative therapy team for 2 years where he incorporates his extensive knowledge of treating sport and non-sport injuries through prevention and rehabilitation. He utilizes his experience with percussion therapy, active passive and resisted therapy, as well as other soft tissue modalities to treat his patients.

Dr. Dustin utilizes multiple techniques when treating his patients and is always eager to further his knowledge. He believes everyone responds differently to certain techniques and for that reason he has studied and utilizes the following:

  • Diversified
  • Activator
  • Drop table
  • Graston

He has experience treating premier athletes with conditions such as ankle sprains, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, runner’s knee, shoulder impingement and bursitis. He increases their performance and speeds up the healing process tremendously through adjustments, nutrition, soft-tissue work, percussion, exercise, physiotherapy modalities and kinesiotaping. His philosophy is based on “The power that made the body heals the body.” We just need to give it the tools to do so.

Tara Anguiano, DC

Tara Anguiano, DCTara Anguiano is a 4 time high school softball varsity letter winner at Bishop Amat High School. She competed at the Division 1 collegiate level for the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and studied at Los Angeles Chiropractic College to become a chiropractor. She graduated in December 2016 and received her Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.) and license to practice. She is of the highest moral character and is a joy to be around.

Bill Cowdrey, DC

Dr. Bill Cowdrey began working as a student athletic trainer for his high school’s teams and in the offices of their team physicians. That work, along with his academic record, led to a full scholarship to U.C.L.A., where Bill worked with the team physicians and renowned trainer Elvin C. “Ducky” Drake, along with legendary coaches John Wooden, Al Scates, Gary Adams, Dick Vermeil and Terry Donahue. He was part of teams that won a Rose Bowl and multiple NCAA Championships.

After graduating from U.C.L.A. with majors in kinesiology and psychobiology, Bill became the Head Athletic Trainer and Certified Instructor of physical education and sports medicine courses at Los Angeles Valley College. He subsequently worked in physical therapy full-time for several years and then part-time while working to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, cum laude (with honors) from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1988.

Dr. Cowdrey began his work as a chiropractor in 1989, and in 1990 joined a multispecialty medical group with orthopedic surgeons and family practitioners in Laguna Hills as Director of their BackCare Center. While directing that practice, Dr. Cowdrey became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and Qualified Medical Examiner for the state of California.

Dr. Cowdrey joined CAP Alternative Therapy in 2016. He and his wife, Sara, live in Coto de Caza and have two grown children. He is pleased to utilize his expertise to help patients of all ages get out of pain and "back in the game" as quickly and safely as possible.

Discover uniquely effective pain relief from a sports injury doctor at CAP Alternative Therapy. Call us at 949.207.6965 or Make an Appointment. Our doctors and staff welcome patients from Trabuco Canyon, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and surrounding communities.

  • Thank you for your care, encouragement and for going unnecessarily out of your way for me. I appreciate you. My next step is to get the cortisone shot. Thank you again! ~ MaryAnne

  • Chuck and his team of experts are hands down the best at what they do. Their level of expertise, professionalism, and especially "bedside manner" is irrefutable. ~ Thomas G.

  • Dear Chuck: Thank you for taking such great care of Erin. I know it meant a lot for her to be able to play in the last few soccer games. Thank you also for taking care of my dad. I think he might be a long-term project though! You are appreciated! ~ Kandi B.

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