Alex Ochoa | Movement Therapist | Performance Chiropractic & Wellness

Alex Ochoa B.S., USAW, Movement Therapist, Health & Strength and Conditioning Coach

I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from California State University of Fullerton with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. I earned certifications as an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Movement Screen Specialist, USA Weightlifting Performance Coach, and USA Track and Field Coach. I have 6.5 years of military experience in the U.S Army. I was part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) 25th Infantry Division. I was part of the only Arctic Airborne Field Artillery Unit in the world. As a member of the U.S Army I was able to learn how my body is able to adapt to different situations and for that reason, I am a big believer that in order live well you have to move well.

I’ve applied my passion for movement and performance to working with athletes of all levels. My experience with rotational training has allowed me to work with travel baseball programs in Orange County, MLB, and NPF. After graduating from CSUF I had an opportunity to work at a Sports Medicine Facility where I was able to work with collegiate athletes, Firefighters, and professional athletes from MLS NBA, NFL, and assisted in one NBA Combine and two NFL Combine Prep Training programs.

My performance training services are geared toward providing the edge necessary to move pain-free by prioritize quality of movement over quantity of exercise in order to develop movement ability. I work with top-performing professional and amateur athletes across multiple sports and have been able to define and create an integrated approach for developing superior performance. My focus is on identifying deficiencies that limit a potential performance and eliminating them to enable maximum capability.

Call us at (949) 476-1250 to book your
consultation appointment with Alex Ochoa today!


  • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, California State University of Fullerton


  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Functional Movement Screen Specialist
  • USA Weightlifting Performance Coach
  • USA Track and Field Coach

Professional & Academic Affiliations

  • US Army (Airborne) 25th Infantry Division
  • Arctic Airbone Field Artillery

Specializes in:

  • Kinesiology
  • Movement Therapy
  • Health & Strength Conditioning Coach
Symptoms treated

Carpal tunnel

Frozen shoulder

Golfers’ elbow

Groin Pull

IT Band Syndrome

Numbness down the arm

Plantar Fasciitis

Post surgical complications


Tennis elbow

  • Todd Miller (USA Master's National Champion-2010)
    "I have been seeing Dr. Christian Barney for over 20 years.  I am involved in master's volleyball and my training and competitions sometimes causes injuries. Dr. Barney has cured me numerous times the very first visit.  He has a sixth sense it seems as his healing abilities are intuitive and remarkable.  He has surpassed the orthopedic surgeons in his knowledge of how to teach his clients how to avoid injuries in the future. I have sent over 50 friends and family members to Dr. Barney over the past 20 years and he uniformly earns their trust and business.  His skill set includes treating and healing the body's entire muscular-skeletal system.  He also has great success as one of the top practitioners of ART (active release technique) in the nation.  He has also helped me quite a bit with his vast knowledge of nutrition and diet. Lastly, unlike many doctors, Chris walks the walk as he is one of the fittest and healthiest persons I have ever met."
  • Christopher Franke ( Hollywood Composer)
    "It's always interesting to realize how important it is to not only work with a good doctor, but one of the best. I use a piano and computers all day long to compose music. This is a challenge for my arms and posture and I develped chronic Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. Dr. Christian Barney was able to alieviate my syndrome where others had failed. I had been treated for sometime by my Beverly Hills Chiropractor without any significant or lasting results. With Dr. Barney, I found that Active Release Technique was the treatement that was missing from my previous chiropractic care. His skill, expertise and physical strength set him apart from the average chiropractic practitioner and released my shoulder from chronic pain. In addition to solving the shoulder issue, Dr. Barney has also relieved the pain from my lower back and other areas associated with my long hours in front of a computer. Not only am I pain free now, but my overall wellness and posture have improved dramatically thanks to the daily exercise routine Dr. Barney designed and bi-monthly sessions with him at Performance Chiropractic."
  • Luke Hudson (Major League Baseball, Pitcher)
    "I've been fortunate to spend parts of 6 years in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals. Unfortunately, I've encountered more than enough physical hurdles during those years and the 5 years in the minor leagues. I went through my share of doctors, trainers, chiropractors and active release therapists throughout my professional baseball career. Then I found Performance Chiropractic and Dr. Chris Barney. This is by far the best find I have ever come across. Dr. Barney is the most knowledgeable health care provider I've met. I've been to other ART providers but he is by far superior, it still amazes me. His passion for what he does and the sincerity he brings to every patient is impossible to beat. If I have one regret it is having not discovering him earlier."
  • Andy Sutton (Professional Hockey Player, NHL Edmonton Oilers)
    "I was one of the first NHL players to start using Active Release Technique (ART). Over my 15-year career I've seen dozen of ART providers, but hands-down Dr. Chris Barney is the most competent. Dr. Barney sets out a plan to permanently fix the issue. His awaremess of the body and its function, or lack thereof, is what sets him apart. His manipulations are well thought out and precise. I would recommend Dr. Barney to anyone who wants to feel better and function optimally."
  • Jason Tunks (3-Time Olympic Discus Thrower)
    "In my 11 years as a professional athlete, I have been treated by more therapists and specialists than I care to remember. But finding Performance Chiropractic has finally allowed me to fix a back and hip problem that left me unable to train. As a discus thrower, I require a lot of heavy weight training in conjunction with aggressive body movements. This can be extremely taxing on the body. There were times that the pain in my back and hip kept me from training properly and not able to perform at my best. I understood the benefits of Active Release Techniques so finding Performance Chiropractic was a perfect match. After 4 sessions, I was at 100% again and performing better than ever. Dr. Barney is one of the best ART specialists I have ever seen. My back and hip problems are in the past and I can concentrate of being at the top of my game. Thanks Performance Chiropractic!"
  • Abigail Villena (Head Tennis Pro, The Billie Jean King Tennis Center)
    "I came to Performance Chiropractic with Lateral Epicondylitis, after tolerating the discomfort for a couple of weeks. As a tennis pro I could not afford to take time off the court, but I also realized I couldn’t continue playing with that much pain. The pain started affecting the technique of my strokes and just icing my elbow wasn’t helping. I was grateful to be referred to Performance Chiropractic by one of my clients who also overcame a shoulder and elbow injury. During the first week, I was treated three times and had my elbow taped with Kinesio Tape. The second week consisted of two sessions and playing without the Kinesio Tape so I would not become dependent on it. I then came in once a week for the next two weeks. So within a month of beginning treatment, I was back to pain-free playing without having to take any time off. Active Release Technique was new to me, but it really helped me understand the reasons for my other aches and pains. Performance Chiropractic challenged me to take my overall stretching to another level. Since coming to Performance Chiropractic my performance on the court has been more explosive and the recovery after workouts have been easier. Thanks for Performance Chiropractic, I am a more flexible athlete and am confident I will be able to play tennis for a lifetime."