Judah St. Clinic

A healthcare office devoted to providing each patient with personalized wellness care.


The Judah St. Clinic is a healthcare office devoted to providing each patient with personalized wellness care. At Judah St. Clinic we deal with all aspects of health by assessing the function of the body as a whole. Along with the more traditional chiropractic adjustments, we blend together aspects of Applied Kinesiology, and Dr. Thurman Fleet's Zone Healing Method. The approach at Judah St. Clinic is to evaluate function and see where improvements can be made and it is great for everyone from newborn babies to senior citizens, pregnant women, athletes, people who want to improe their health and people who are very healthy and want to maintain that status. The body is a self-healing organism and with improved function comes improved healing and vitality.  If you are dealing with chronic issues that you have not been able to find a solution for; we encourage you to stop by or call.



Dr. Nick is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He is extremely caring and has taken A LOT of time to get to know me as a person. This is a wonderful departure from traditional medicine. He is very hands on and very informative. It is evident to me that has taken great time and care to individualize the treatment program he has set for me. I broke my back a few years ago and recently was hit by a car while I was walking in the city. I was in chronic pain when I came in and I was desperate for relief. After my first visit to Dr. Nick I started feeling better. He has a very holistic approach in healing the body. He has taught me a lot about how I can help myself heal. I really appreciate that he incorporates emotional healing as well as physical healing. He also has great ideas to help the body heal through nutrition and supplements. Even if you are not in chronic pain like me, you could benefit from his advice and treatments. He is really helping my body and mind reach its full potential. I used to dread going to see doctors but I really look forward to each appointment with Dr. Wirtz now!

-J, San Francisco

Last week, I did one too many backbends in yoga. I completely threw the left side of my mid thoracic out of alignment. It was so bad that driving home from class I could hardly turn my head to the left. Judah St. Clinic is near my house, so I called them to make an appointment. I have walked past the clinic many times, and it has an extremely inviting aesthetic. Dr. Wirtz's amazingly friendly and knowledgeable wife helped get me an appointment and also helped to explain that Dr. Wirtz approaches his chiropractic knowledge and license with a more integrative and holistic approach. He really combines a lot of different medicines to tailor his individual patients. I am someone who hurts their back a lot. I have battled with a herniated disc, misaligned spines, and lots of pain. I have been to many healers and doctors. Dr. Wirtz in our few meetings, has entirely alleviated my injury from yoga. But beyond just literally being an amazing adjuster and chiropractor, Dr. Wirtz addressed all parts of my life, to really address my overall well being. When you visit with Dr. Wirtz, it is beyond clear that he not only hopes to heal your acute pain, but he hopes that you can help you maintain your health with long term maintenance as a goal.

-N, San Francisco

Thank you Dr. Nick for your complete attention to every symptom and project my body presented. I was thoroughly amazed at the detail in which you did your initial exam, even checking my eyes and my lung capacity. It is exciting to know that I have found a practitioner who actually listens, and who understands the body in a way that I had never experienced before. Your explanations of "what" and "why" made it even more rewarding, as it made me feel like I was actually a participant in my own healing process. You rectified my hips (as issue that I have had since I was 16) and my head with gentle muscle manipulation and with pressure point precision adjustments. I left that initial session feeling like I was walking straighter, walking with more balance, and with a clearer head. Though I do have to tell you; the biggest surprise came when I went to drive away and I literally had to remove my prescription eye glasses, as I could see more clearly without them.  Thank you Dr. Nick, you are a gifted healer. I can't wait to spread the news of your practice at the Judah Street Clinic and I can't wait to see you again.

-L, San Francisco

Being an advocate of alternative health practices for most of my life, I applaud Nick Wirtz for introducing me to what I believe will become the cutting edge in terms of healing the body.  Functional Neurology - or - brain and body balancing - just makes sense. 

-B, San Francisco

As one of your early clients I was first impressed with you thorough evaluation.  Your treatment of my shoulder lock-up soon take care of that long-standing and painful problem.  Your tips to improve my digestion are really working.

-S, Mill Valley

I was in acute Pain in my neck and back.  Nick did several treatments on me and I got so  much relief.  He listens, he takes his time and he is deeply caring. The office is terrific and not your boring sterile clinic in feeling.  Dr Wirtz is terrific, as is his staff.

-S, San Francisco 

Journey to optimum health

I went to Dr. Nick with complaints of some anxiety and low-level depression. I was unaware of other health issues I had such as mood swings, PMS symptoms and emotionally instability. I felt these issues were just a part of how I was, and that there was nothing I could do to change how my body functioned. After a thorough intake exam where I learned a huge amount about my body, its functions and my state of health, Dr. Nick came up with a hypothesis of what was going on in my body and we set a plan of action. I have been working my action plan of diet, supplements, exercise and spiritual growth for two months. I feel as though I have grown into the healthy person I have always wanted to be. My PMS is non-existent for the first time in my life. My friends and family comment on how great I look and how enthusiastic I have become about life. I can’t believe I went years feeling the way I did and negatively impacting people in my life with my extreme mood swings and depression. It is such a relief to wake up and feel a different way.

Dr. Nick looks at your whole state of being and how emotional issues arise in the physical body. I have had tremendous growth within my physical body as well as emotionally and spiritually. Although Dr. Nick would be quick to say that I have done all the work myself, I know that I would not be where I am today without his direction and expertise. I leave each appointment feeling heard, appreciated and inspired about my health and my life.

I have recommended Dr. Nick to friends and family whose health problems range from minor to serious. The biggest take-away for me is that being healthy is always available to you, it is a matter of looking at your body in a new way and discovering what will work to bring you to optimum health.

-R, San Francisco

I came to Dr. Nick with a non-physical, subtle request: during the process of a major life transformation, he work with me to enhance my vitality and overall health. Though I'm an avid yoga practitioner and in optimal physical health, mysterious aches and pains had begun to develop. The emotional stress of the disintegration of my marriage had caught up with me and my body was reacting. Dr. Nick provided me with a safe and healing environment. Through the work of his adjustments I have experienced a radical shift in my body. The mysterious pains have disappeared, my emotions are balanced and I am no longer plagued with the stress of the unknown. In addition, I lost a bit of tummy weight, even though I had recently quit smoking. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Nick to anyone on the path of recovery; whether it physical or subtle, Dr. Nick has the knowledge and tools to help.

H, San Francisco

I went to see Dr Wirtz after I injured my back playing sports.  I came into his office barely able to bend over.  I was worried that it would be months before I could surf again.  I was wrong.  Dr Wirtz's approach is unique.  He admitted that he couldn't just put his hands on me and cure me (too bad because that's what I wanted!).  He told me that a lot of the effort was going to have to come from me.  When he told me that I had to go on an anti-inflammatory diet, he did so in a way that convinced me to really change my eating habits and to do my part.  This was a challenge for me, but his support throughout made it possible (not to mention my girlfriends cooking!)  He didn't prescribe a ton of herbs or anything, saving me money.  He shows that he really cares and that he knows how hard it can be to be injured and not be able to do the things you love.  Dr Wirtz has a deep understanding of the body's workings, not just of muscles, bones and tissues, but of the brain's relationship with the body and nervous system as well.  He really takes his job seriously and you can tell he has a passion for learning.  He was very careful when adjusting me, not doing anything deep or harsh because I was injured.   After following his instructions and three visits (over three weeks) I was feeling loose and was permitted to start surfing again.  He did an incredible job on me and I would recommend him to anyone who wants their body to reach its full potential!!!

-M, San Francisco

Judah street clinic is #1 for health and wellness. Nick has changed my perspective on what healthy means and how it can be accomplished! He helps people help themselves. I've seen him for knee and shoulder injuries. He's helped me with common colds and allergies. He's in tune with his clients and know exactly what they need! Friendly, assessable, and efficient! Miracle worker!!! Also, ask about his Thursday book club!

- J, San Francisco

Dr. Nick has been a conduit for my healing in a multitude of ways. When I sought treatment from him about a year ago, I hobbled into his office with a sprained ankle and walked out. Since then, not only has he healed a "chronic" ankle sprain, but through regular spinal adjustments with the highly effective Zone Technique, he has helped me feel more balanced, positive, and energized on a daily basis. Dr. Nick has supported me every step of the way and has empowered me to take health into my own hands. Go see him if you are seeking a doctor who is extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and who truly cares about your well-being!

-G, San Francisco

Words can't describe how Dr. Nick and the Judah street clinic have improved my life. From physical injuries through surfing or construction work to digestion and mental health, I've found an abundance of help, guidance, advice and most importantly- strength after my visits with Dr. Nick.
My most memorable moment was when I fell pretty bad on my tailbone when surfing and was bruised and battered. The next morning after a fitful sleep I went in to see Dr. Nick and after a discussion of what happened and going over some options of healing, we settled in for some work on my back. That afternoon I was back out surfing and feeling happy healthy and strong. That to me is the best way to go through life. I've recommended Dr. Nick to anybody who's in search of some healing. All are happy.

A, San Francisco

Dr. Nick has a natural and holistic approach to overall wellbeing that can help you find your optimal health. He looks at how your various symptoms are interconnected and assesses all aspects of your health: structural, muscular, neurological, nutritional and emotional. His initial verbal and physical intake is extremely through, and he takes his time to listen to you, and to assess your overall health (not just individual symptoms) before developing a treatment plan. His techniques are sophisticated and he combines various methods that go far beyond traditional chiropractic adjustments. His overall approach consists of guiding you in helping your body to heal itself so that you can achieve your ultimate wellbeing.

I initially went to see Dr. Nick for symptoms related to a severe concussion. For 1.5 years I had been experiencing severe symptoms that were negatively affecting every aspect of my life. I saw many traditional western doctors who all told me to wait it out, and that eventually my symptoms would go away. Waiting wasn’t working and I was desperate for help. I came across Dr. Nick’s website where he talked about Chiropractic Neurology, and although I wasn’t sure what this meant, I was ready to give anything a try. Right off the bat, I was impressed with how through Dr. Nick’s initial verbal and physical intake were. The depth of his neurological testing blew away anything that was done by the neurologists I had seen. To my amazement, after only 2 months in Dr. Nick’s care, almost all of my symptoms had subsided! Totally amazing!

Once Dr. Nick felt that we had made enough progress on my neurological symptoms for it to be safe, he moved on to working on some of my structural issues. I used to run marathons and began having a lot of pain in my hip and knee. I saw many doctors, had many tests run, and none of them were ever able to diagnose my problem. Instead, I had 3 different doctors tell me that the solution to my pain was to stop running. In contrast, Dr. Nick was able to pinpoint my problem immediately and start treating it. I hadn’t done any serious running in about 6 years (because of the previous doctors’ instructions), and not exercised much in the 1.5 years since my concussion. However, in the few months that Dr. Nick has been treating me, I’m already up to 10-mile runs that are pain free! I never imagined it could be possible!

I can honestly say that I feel like Dr. Nick has given me my life back! I feel that he is truly interested in helping his patients find their optimal health. He has never made me feel rushed, and he takes the time to listen to my concerns, and to give me explanations of what is happening in my body. He is also very thorough in his assessments and treatments. I have never had such a positive medical experience in my life! If you want to find your optimal health, and are ready to put in the effort, I highly recommend seeing Dr. Nick to help you get there!  

- J, San Francisco

Dr. Nick is such a great support and inspiration for considering real lifestyle health and wellness changes. Whenever I come in for a quick adjustment, he always goes out of his way to ask genuine questions about my general well being and ways I can be practicing preventative care t home. Would definitely recommend a consult with him!

M, San Francisco

I spent time taking prescribed and over the counter medications to manage my chronic GI and insomnia problems. Learning Why? and How? has given me insight on the cause. I no longer spend time visiting the GI specialist or taking prescribed medication to sleep. Dr. Nick will give you insight on how your body can work for you!! Schedule to feel better today.

S, San Francisco

I've been visiting Judah Street Clinic for over 2 years now. Not only has Nick literally changed my life, but he's taught me how to take health and healing into my own hands. He gives his patients the tools to be the change they want to see in their bodies. I've seen Nick for a wide range of ailments from serious injuries to the common head cold. He is kind, patient and efficient. The Outer Sunset is lucky to have such a wonderful resource and doctor!

J, San Francisco


After injuring my elbow playing tennis last summer, I spent months ignoring it, hoping it would go away on its own.  It would get better and then I'd do something that would cause it to flare up again.  The pain was sharp in the elbow and radiated down my arm into my hand.  At it's worst, the pain effected my sleep and I had trouble gripping a water bottle and bringing it to my mouth.  I tried different treatments--wearing a forearm band, acupuncture, an intensive ibuprofen regime--but the pain persisted.  Six months into it, a friend recommended Dr. Nick.  I had never been to a chiropractor, so a lot of the initial evaluation was completely foreign to me.  The thing that stuck with me from that first visit, was Dr. Nick's focus on the whole body and mind and his belief that if root  problems are addressed, symptoms (elbow pain) will resolve and continue to resolve without intervention.  After 5 sessions I was completely pain free. A couple weekends after my last visit to Dr. Nick, I played tennis for about 6 hours over the course of 3 days. I experienced some pain in my elbow, but it resolved within a day.  I've been rock climbing, surfing, played volleyball and football, and have done many other things that caused flare ups in the past.  I think by now, 4 months after my last visit, I can safely say that I am cured! This Spring I hurt my wrist rock climbing.  This time I was much more proactive.  After a week of pain, I went to Dr. Nick and felt great after one session.

I've never experienced the kind of care Dr. Nick administered.  It's hard to describe my wonder at his ability to pinpoint problem areas and, with seemingly small interventions, resolve them; or the feeling of having everything about me taken into consideration and employed in my own healing.  Dr. Nick gave me great exercises to do at home and even trained my kids to locate and massage the inflamed tendons in my arm.  Lately, stories I've heard from friends who've gone to traditional doctors and orthopedic surgeons for injuries, make me realize the limitations of that kind of care.  I highly recommend Dr. Nick and, although I sometimes don't understand the interconnections he sees and addresses between body, mind, diet and environment, I've become a true believer in the care he provides.  

-D, San Francisco

Dr. Nick has been a life support for both me and my husband over the last few years. He has given us so much wisdom into looking at our health from new perspectives. From back pains, to pregnancy pains and anxiety, Dr. Nick and his approach to healing are one-of-a-kind.

H, San Francisco

MAGIC! I highly encourage anyone with any ailment to make an appointment. Healing begins here! Realign your body and your thinking. My headaches, back pain, mental stress, dietary issues and so much more have been managed with the help of Dr. Nick.

R, San Francisco

Dr. Nick is our trusted practitioner and an amazing resource to assist in enhancing our health and ability to heal to move towards a balanced state. We have a sixth grader, third grader - both very athletic - and a little one whom all need a little check-in tune-up from time to time. He's supported me before pregnancy, during pregnancy, immediate postpartum and beyond and has done a great job! Overall he is someone we entrust to ensure and promote optimal wellness in our physical and emotional bodies! So grateful!

M, San Francisco