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Get to knowDr. Curtis Turchin

Dr. Curtis Turchin Founder

Dr. Curtis TurchinFounder

Dr. Turchin has a B.A. in pre-medical studies from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University, and a D.C. from Palmer College West. He is the developer of LiteForce Technique (LFT).

LiteForce Technique (LFT) is a gentle technique that includes deep tissue massage, mobilization, light and laser treatments, taping, pelvic floor treatment, exercise, and cranial therapy.

LFT uses the body’s own INNATE, natural movements to loosen the spine and extremities. By using this INNATE force, it precisely pinpoints the exact treatment needed.

Dr. Turchin has used gentle techniques for over 40 years and now teaches these techniques to clinicians.

FAQ'sGet Your Answers Here

Who can perform liteforce technique?

Any clinician with a license that allows soft tissue therapy (massage), joint stretching, or joint mobilization or stretching can use this technique. Our practitioners are a wide variety of clinicians. However, please make sure you check with your licensing board or malpractice insurance carrier if you have any questions. So, start learning LiteForce Technique or read below!

How do you structure the hands on training session?

​Training is in the heart of the Sonoma Wine country where you can relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings. Nearby are wonderful places to hike, taste wine, visit the ocean, Russian River, or even San Francisco! ​ Training is two days, Saturday and Sunday and is always almost all "hands on." Click on "Training" in the navigation bar (at top of page) for more information.

Training onsite at clinics, seminars or conferences can be arranged. Call or email to discuss. So, start learning LiteForce Technique or read below! ​

Contact information: Curtis Turchin, MA, DC 707-206-7272 Voicemail ​[email protected]

How much does it cost to study through the website?

​​This training is FREE. YES, FREE. How do we make money? We sell products on the TOOLS portion of the website and provide seminars. However, this website was developed because so many patients complained that they could not find anyone in their area to treat them as effectively as LiteForce technique. Thus, this website is DEDICATED TO SPREADING VALUABLE INFORMATION TO HELP MORE PATIENTS GET WELL FASTER AND WITH LESS PAIN. JOIN US AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS! So, start learning LiteForce Technique or read below!​ ​

How do I use your website to learn liteforce technique?

Watch the videos and learn all you can from them.

Questions? Email Dr. Turchin with any questions or come join us for a seminar!

So, start learning LiteForce Technique or read below!

How long does it take to perform a session?

​​Session treatment times vary from 10 minutes to one hour depending on the clinician and their particular treatment style. If you are only treating one area, 5 minutes is often sufficient.

Will you come to my city to teach a class?

Email or call me (Dr. Turchin) with any questions about training!

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Justin Truong, DC

Melanie Joshua, DC

Paula Tanksley, PT


Curtis Turchin is a superb diagnostician, and has wonderful skills for eliminating pain. His LiteForce techniques have helped me get better results with much less effort. The techniques work for a large spectrum of patients, from the delicate to the very resilient. Curtis is a fantastic mentor. He can easily describe what he is doing with his hands, thus making his techniques easy to learn.

Paula Tanksley


I wanted a technique that was fast, gentle, and effective. I studied with some of the greatest doctors and therapists and could not find a gentle, effective technique. So, i developed my own: LightForce Technique can work for almost any type of patient and fix them faster and more reliably than any other method. Your patients will love it. Try it!

Curtis Turchin


I was suffering from crippling hip pain and leg spasms when I first saw Dr. Turchin. I could barely stand or walk, and trditional chiropractic treatments had not helped. A year later, I can walk freely, and I have my life back. I'm very grateful to Dr. Turchin and the LiteForce method he's developed. I truly believe I would be in a wheelchair now if it hadn't been for this gentle system of treating severe pain.

​Carol Benfel