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.

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.

David Johnson

David Johnson Dr. David Johnson earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Human Biology from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic also at the Southern California University of Health Sciences in 1990. In 1992 he started his chiropractic practice in Rancho Santa Margarita. He moved to Rancho Santa Margarita when there were less than 1000 residents and went on to raise three kids here. He coached youth soccer while his daughters played in local leagues from U5 to U19 has been an active member in the community including belonging to the local Lions club and Rotary club.

Dr. Johnson started his practice in Rancho Santa Margarita 30 years ago. He uses various chiropractic techniques including diversified, Cox flexion traction, activator and drop table to help people with injuries return to their active lifestyles quickly. He is excited to incorporate the CAP alternative therapies into his chiropractic practice.

When not at work he is an avid cyclist and runner and has competed in multiple half marathons and century rides. He enjoys sailing and is an ASA 104 certified sailor. As a professional SCUBA diver, he will often be found inside the exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific where he volunteers on Fridays. If you are there on a Friday make sure you wave at him while he is hand feeding sharks or a 250 lb grouper or stop by while he is giving a short lecture, educating visitors about the wonders of the ocean, from underwater.

Robert Sanders

Robert Sanders'sDr. Robert Sanders graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology in 2015.

Originally planning to attend medical school after graduation, Dr. Sanders was exposed to chiropractic care after a low back weight-lifting injury while in school. Within two to three visits to the chiropractor, he was back in the gym pain-free. After that experience, he found his calling.

After college, Dr. Sanders attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose. While there, he was a member of the Sports Council, frequently going to nearby sporting events and providing care to the athletes. Events ranged from season-long care to San Jose State Rugby team, Avon breast cancer walk, SeaOtter bike racing, Santa Cruz Beach volleyball, Ironman 6.0 Oceanside and countless others. Dr. Sanders also went on a chiropractic mission trip and travelled to Arequipa, Peru where he treated an underserved population.

Since graduation, Dr. Sanders has practiced sports chiropractic in Los Angeles and treated all kinds of athletes ranging from professional golfers, aerialist, wrestlers, boxers, football players, etc.

In his free time, Dr. Sanders spends time with his wife Dr. Angelica (also a chiropractor, who specializes in pregnancy care) and their Maltipoo named Coco, hiking as a family or going to the beach. In addition, he loves to play golf, go skiing, and going to the gym.

Brooke Figge

BrookeBrooke is a native of Rancho Santa Margarita and a former Santa Margarita High School standout in both swimming and water polo as a 4-year varsity athlete. In the age-group days of competitive water polo, she was on several championship club teams, including local water polo club SET, where she helped lead the team to national championships. She earned an athletic scholarship to ASU but returned to California after her first semester to continue her collegiate career at Long Beach State. Brooke experienced several injuries as a young athlete, including a stress fracture in her back that led to her early retirement. The experiences she gained from being a high-level athlete taught her the importance of good maintenance care and a well-rounded approach to healthy living. In fact, Brooke was a regular patient of Chuck Pechin in the early days of CAP Alternative Therapy.

Today, Brooke, who is a photographer by trade, is a working mom who also homeschools her 7-year old daughter, Jade. Her journey through motherhood and athletics gives Brooke a great platform to help other postpartum women as well as their children. She is excited to give back to the young athletes in the community and help patients feel and function at their best.

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.

Testimonials
Testimonials
  • 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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