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About Us

Our Team

Dr. Paul Peterson, D.C., D.A.C.N.B. President

Chiropractor,  Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

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Dr. Paul joined the CHIROPRACTiQUE team in February 2013, and as of October 4th, 2016 is the owner and principal of CHIROPRACTiQUE | Urban Retreat. Before he became a Chiropractor, he began his journey as a chiropractic patient in 2005. After several significant hip surgeries he was told that he would never return to athletics as he once had in his youth. But chiropractic care allowed him to regain his ability and blow previous expectations out of the water. Dr. Paul now cross trains in many sports. He enjoys running events, obstacle courses such as Tough Mudder, swimming, and mountaineering throughout California.

Dr. Paul graduated from San Diego State University where he studied Spanish and traveled extensively throughout Latin America during his undergrad years. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life West Chiropractic College in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he graduated with Honors, receiving the Award for Clinical Excellence, and was named Intern Chiropractor of the Month 3 consecutive times. Dr. Paul also donated his time with Mission Trips of America in which he provided chiropractic care to impoverished communities.

In 2014 Dr. Paul completed a post-doctoral program with the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies and received certification as a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist through the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology.

Dr. Paul’s clinical specialties include sports rehab, whiplash, and neurological rehabilitation of conditions such as post-concussive syndrome, vertigo, and chronic pain. 

Dr. Paul truly loves chiropractic and it shows in the way he practices. Dr. Paul is said to be a great listener, have excellent bed-side manner, and superior clinical skills. He brings fun and energy to each visit.

Dr. Paul’s Office Hours:
Mondays: 9am to 3pm, Tuesdays: 3pm to 9pm, Wednesday: 9am to 3pm, Thursdays: 3pm to 9pm


Dr. Beau E. Casey, D.C.,

Past President

Chiropractor & Health Expert
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Dr. Beau Casey is the founder and original owner of CHIROPRACTiQUE, a visionary, an educator, a Chiropractor, a Health & Wellness Expert, a bad ass hip hop dancer and an all-around great guy. Dr. Beau is a 2003 graduate of Life Chiropractic College West and is very active in the school’s Alumni Association as a Champion Doctor for Life West. He received his undergraduate training both, here in San Diego at Mesa College and in British Columbia (his motherland) at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Beau’s innovative approach to his work , along with his passion for helping people are the backbone of his successful practice. He has been published online and in print media on a myriad of Holistic Health related topics and continues to work in academia at Mueller College as a adjunct professor of Kinesiology. Currently Dr. Beau is the Team Chiropractor for the San Diego Derby Dolls and the San Diego Renegade Roller Girls. He has also worked closely with local dance troupe, Culture Shock as a Chiropractor, dancer and choreographer (Culture Shock Oakland). He is an active member of the California Chiropractic Association and his mission is to make sure that people truly understand the role of Chiropractic in their lives as a vital tool to health, well-being and happiness.

Dr. Beau’s Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 9am to 3pm, Wednesdays: 3pm to 9pm, Fridays: 10am to 8pm, Saturdays: 9am to 5pm


drjon_chiropractiqueDr. Jon Diaz, D.C.

Chiropractor
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Dr. Jon joined the CHIROPRACTIQUE team in October of 2012 after moving to San Diego from Palm Springs, CA. Dr. Jon is a “Mid-western Boy”, a DePaul University Alum, and a lover of cats. Dr. Jon Graduated of Logan Chiropractic College in 2007 with his degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. Although his practice emphasis and expertise is on the treatment of musculoskeletal and neuro-musculoskeletal pain, Dr. Jon hones a number of effective Chiropractic and Soft Tissue techniques that enable him to work with athletes to desk jockeys to newborns and expecting Moms, alike. In his spare time you will find Dr. Jon working out at the Boulevard Fitness, practicing MMA at Und1sputed Boxing Gym, helping the San Diego Derby Dolls, at the firing range, or at home with his family (which include two adorable cats).

Dr. Jon D. Diaz is Nationally Certified and State Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr. Jon’s Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 9am to 9pm, Thursdays: 9am to 3pm, Fridays: 3pm to 9pm, Saturdays: 9am to 5pm


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Chiropractor
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Dr. Greg joined Team #TiQUE’s Mission Hills location and brings with him 20 years of functional anatomical knowledge in addition to his Doctoral degree in Chiropractic care.

At a young age, Dr. Greg realized his passion for holistic health and spent two decades mastering both the form and function of the body’s muscular and skeletal make-up through work as a therapeutic massage therapist with advanced training in Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Shiatsu, Pregnancy Massage, Polarity, Reiki, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy and Hydrotherapy. His expertise combines the most contemporary and cutting edge techniques with top-notch clinical skills to offer clients the ultimate full package chiropractic experience.

Dr. Greg received his Bachelor of Science degree in General Science from Portland State University and continued his studies, earning an additional Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the prestigious Life West Chiropractic College in northern California’s Bay Area.

Dr. Greg’s Office Hours:
Mondays: 3pm to 9pm, Thursdays: 3pm to 9pm, Fridays 9am to 3pm, Sundays: 9am to 5pm


Dr. Kamran Jahangiri, D.C., D.A.C.N.B.

Chiropractor, Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
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Dr. Kamran is a board certified Chiropractic Neurologist specializing in neurological disorders and select sports rehabilitation. An avid athlete with a background in personal training and clinical nutrition, Dr. Kamran’s foray into the holistic health practice helped him to discover his true passion for helping patients realize their potential through chiropractic care and how the body’s mechanics respond to proper alignment, posture and musculature flexibility.

As a Chiropractic Neurologist, Dr. Kamran has had success working with a range of neurological issues including movement disorders such as painful involuntary muscle contractions (dystonia), stroke, hemispheric brain lesions and radiculopathy (pinched nerve). A chiropractic neurologist is a licensed chiropractor who has completed an additional 3-year course of study in neurology, including coursework and residency-based clinical training, and has passed a comprehensive certification examination administered by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. Dr. Kamran is one of approximately 700 active board-certified chiropractic neurologists in the world to receive the accreditation and we’re very lucky to have him on Team #TiQUE in Mission Hills.

Dr. Kam’s Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 3pm to 9pm, Thursdays: 9am to 3pm


Dr. Steve Albinder, D.C., D.A.C.N.B

Chiropractor, Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
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Dr. Steve Albinder is a board certified chiropractic neurologist, a chiropractic advocate, a wellness expert, and a compassionate practitioner with a passion for helping his patients. He has recently joined the Chiropractique team after serving the people of San Diego, for a stint, at one of the other prestigious chiropractic offices.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the esteemed Life West Chiropractic College, while simultaneously completing over 800 hours of post-graduate neurology education through the Carrick Institute. Not only is he a board certified chiropractic neurologist, but he is also board eligible for the treatment and diagnosis of concussion and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Steve has also excelled in a variety of chiropractic techniques including diversified, pediatrics, and extremity adjusting. This gives him a large bag of tools discover the root of his patients’ problems. He has seen great results in working with a wide spectrum of patients ranging from migraine, neck pain, and vertigo sufferers to patients that are striving to optimize their health and wellness.

In his free time, Dr. Steve enjoys surfing, hanging with his dog, mountain biking, and exploring all that San Diego has to offer. He is known to have great energy and a calming presence with his patients. As a health leader, Dr. Steve loves to empower his patients with the tools they need to reach their health goals. His mission is to educate, empower, and adjust as many people and families as he can through nutrition, functional neurology, and chiropractic care.

Dr. Steve’s Office Hours:
Mondays: 3pm to 9pm, Wednesdays: 10am to 7pm, Fridays: 3pm to 9pm


Dr. Nick Garcia, D.C.

Chiropractor
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Dr. Nick has always been intrigued and fascinated with the capabilities the human body can achieve. He entered the chiropractic profession to help patients improve their quality of life and assist them to continually better themselves to reach their bodies pinnacle. Dr. Nick believes the body was designed to move and tries to instill activity and movement in all his patients. He believes that the body can be most efficient when nerves, muscles, and bones function optimally by themselves so the body can work in synergy.

As an alumni of San Diego State, Dr. Nick always knew after attending Chiropractic school at Southern California University of Health Sciences, he would be returning to San Diego. He loves to be outdoors and tries to dabble in everything from golf and football to wakeboarding and weightlifting.

Dr. Nick’s Office Hours:
Mondays: 9am to 3pm, Wednesdays: 10am to 7pm, Thursdays: 3pm to 9pm, Fridays: 9am to 3pm, Saturdays: 9am to 5pm


Riley Smith, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist
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With Southern familial roots and as the 4th generation of Idaho cattle ranchers, Riley does not exactly fit the stereotype of what some might think of as a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. As the son of a professional football player and collegiate coach and whose mother was the quintessential Southern California “weekend warrior” athlete, fitness and health were engrained in Riley from day one. From early on, nutrition, exercise and a focus on body-mind balance was always a pivotal aspect of his rearing. Originally from Portland, Oregon but able to call many parts of the country “home” due to his father’s profession he returned to Southern California over 9 years ago where his family had originally laid roots back in the 1980s.

At university, Riley graduated cum laude and pursued a triple major earning an Honors BS in Management, a BS in Marketing and a BA in Spanish. Along the way, he took many electives ranging from yoga to Qi Gong to practically the entire set of requirements to graduate as a pre-med student. Upon graduation, Riley entered the corporate world and had tremendous success rising up the ranks as an account executive for a large international non-profit and as a VP of Business Development for a children’s book publisher. While boardrooms, presentations, suits and constant travel kept him active and nourished his pocketbook it did not feed his soul. After 6+ years in the rat race he contemplated his next move.

He knew that his interests in nutrition, health, wellness, alternative healing, and medicine, along with the strong desire to serve and always learn and explore absolutely had to converge somehow. Riley discovered Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and growing up in the family that he did, he was no stranger to acupuncture and alternative healing. It was a natural fit. Five years of study, 6 months of board exams and a few extra gray hairs later, he has never looked back.

Riley’s Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 1pm to 9pm, Wednesdays: 2pm to 9pm, Thursdays: 3pm to 9pm, Fridays: 9am to 3pm, Saturday: 9am to 5pm


Shawna Galicia, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist
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After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of North Texas, Shawna moved to San Diego and spent several years working with youth at an in-patient care facility. With a strong desire to help people of all ages, Shawna embarked on a curriculum in acupuncture and herbal medicine to compliment her psychology background. In 2010, she received a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has practiced in clinics throughout San Diego ever since.
Shawna also received additional training at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Chengdu, China. While there, she spent time in the Acupuncture, Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage), Oncology, Pediatrics, Neurology, and Internal Medicine departments. Her broad range of clinical specialties includes orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neurologic, Women’s Health Issues, and preventive care. In addition to seeing clients at #TiQUE’s Mission Hills location, Shawna teaches classes in Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory at Mueller College of Holistic Studies. Away from work, she enjoys travelling, reading, eating great food with great friends, and staying fit.

Shawna’s Office Hours:
Mondays: 3pm to 9pm, Wednesdays: 3pm to 9pm, Thursdays: 10am to 7pm, Fridays: 3pm to 9pm


Nic E.

Massage Therapist
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Originally from the greater Seattle area, Nic joined the United States Navy right out of high School. After his first deployment, he was stationed in San Diego and the rest is history! Nic’s journey with holistic health began in 2010 when he received treatment from a local acupuncturist to alleviate neck pain and to help him with a smoking addiction. He credits his regular acupuncture treatments with helping him to quit smoking for good. This positive, successful experience sparked Nic’s interest in holistic healing and eastern medicine. After he was honorably discharged from the Navy, Nic embarked on a career path in the beauty industry, working as a Salon Coordinator and Stylist. However, he still sensed that something was amiss and realized his heart was geared toward helping people through the power of touch. After completing an extensive curriculum with Mueller College, Nic became a full-time massage therapist. He’s a firm believer in the power of touch and how it can change lives and overall well-being.

Nic’s Office Hours:
Mondays: 9am to 3pm, Fridays: 10am to 9pm, Saturdays: 9am to 5pm


Christina M.

Massage Therapist
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Christina is a true San Diegan, born & raised, who believes that holistic health practices are the key to living a happier and stress-free life. A licensed and certified Massage Therapist, she completed 1000 hours of training at the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) where she learned a great deal about massage therapy, its myriad of therapeutic benefits and how to incorporate those into holistic bodywork and healing.
Christina is well versed in a multitude of relaxing massage techniques such as: Swedish, deep tissue sculpting and prenatal massage. She also specializes in clinical massage therapies including neuromuscular, myofasical release and structural integration that help with chronic and acute pain relief. All of Christina’s bodywork is individualized based on each client’s specific needs. Away from work, she loves playing her guitar, listening to records, experiencing live music and cooking delicious food for friends and family.

Christina’s Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 3pm to 9pm, Wednesdays: 9am to 3pm, Friday: 9am to 3pm


Nica P.

Massage Therapist
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Born and raised on Eastern Long Island, NY, Nica came to San Diego in January of 2013 and fell in love with the city. Living in Ocean Beach, she enjoys anything and everything outdoors, keeping healthy and active with yoga, and sampling the fish tacos from every Mexican food joint she can find in the San Diego area! Any recommendations always welcome!

Nica completed her massage therapy program at International Professional School of Bodywork right here in San Diego and feels that her experience there has given her an unparalleled passion and respect for the practice and art of healing touch. It is her goal to bring relief, relaxation and tranquility to those who suffer from stress, anxiety, and acute or chronic pain. Ultimately she hopes that her practice will help others to feel that their bodies are operating at their highest potential. She believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of massage therapy, and hopes to change minds and lives with her own two hands.

Nica’s Office Hours:
Mondays: 3pm to 9pm, Tuesdays: 9am to 3pm, Wednesday: 9am to 3pm, Thursdays: 3pm to 9pm


Adam P.

Massage Therapist
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Adam Perez is a San Diego native and State Certified Massage Therapist with an additional certification in physical therapy.

Incorporating his educational background in kinesiology from physical therapy training and combining this with his training in Western Massage Modalities (i.e. sports, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, nuerormuscular therapy, myofascial release, and Swedish massage), Adam provides customized therapeutic treatments for his clients, aiming to correct postural imbalances as well as relieve chronic pain patterns. Whether you are looking for injury rehabilitation or relaxation, Adam intentionally creates a relaxing therapeutic massage that will suit your specific needs.

Adam’s Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 3pm to 9pm, Wednesdays: 3pm to 9pm, Fridays: 3pm to 9pm, Saturdays: 9am to 5pm


Michele M.

Massage Therapist
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Michele is a native of NYC who transitioned to San Diego to pursue a career in massage therapy. After completing certification at the Spa Tech Institute of Westboro, MA, Michele began her journey as a therapist in the chiropractic environment allowing for a well rounded practice including deep tissue, myofascial release, and pregnancy.
Michele is also adept at Ingham Method Reflexology, having been trained and registered here in San Diego with the International Institute of Reflexology. One of many benefits of Reflexology is that it can be an excellent alternative treatment when afflicted areas are in excessive pain and therefore sensitive to touch. Not to be mistaken for acupressure or foot massage.

Michele is a devout believer in maintenance and preventative care. We all get our oil changed regularly to keep our cars running smoothly, Michele believes the human body requires the same consideration!

When Michele isn’t at work she enjoys hiking, concerts, theatre, food of all sorts and is looking forward to getting back on her golf game!

Michele’s Office Hours:
Thursdays: 9am to 3pm, Fridays: 9am to 3pm, Sundays: 9am to 5pm


Saloni D.

Massage Therapist
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Born in Orange County; sprouted in the Bay Area; grown in Portland; aged in New York, San Francisco and San Diego: Saloni’s life experiences have truly shaped her to have a passion for health, wellness, mind-body balance.
Saloni offers a personal, unique perspective on health and wellness, having had to manage her own chronic pain and health issues for more than a decade. She possesses a specific skill set coupled with extensive studies at Mueller College and a personal understanding of the benefits of releasing that which no longer serves you by reorienting your mind-body space to allow for maximum growth and success.
Having been diagnosed with a chronic condition in her teenage years, Saloni came to this fork in the road earlier than some. After spending years trying various allopathic treatments, she began to shift her focus to the benefits of alternative medicine. Through regular chiropractic, acupuncture and massage treatments, along with consultations and medications from Naturopathic, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic doctors, she began her road to recovery, returned to school and regained the ability to work at a pace that had eluded her for years.
Upon returning from a three-month trip to India where she received extensive treatment for her symptoms and had the time and space to go inward and explore how her gifts might best serve the world, she enrolled in the Holistic Health Practitioner Program at Mueller. There, she completed 1008 hours of study in various bodywork modalities, including but not limited to Swedish, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Thai Massage, Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Prenatal Massage.
Saloni is a passionate believer in the mind-body connection and its role in our everyday coping strategies.

Saloni’s Office Hours:
Mondays: 3pm to 9pm, Thursdays: 3pm to 9pm


Leah P.

Massage Therapist
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“I moved to San Diego less than a year ago from Oklahoma as soon as I finished my massage therapy program. I got into massage after I was in a car wreck and I saw first hand the healing benefits, it changed my life and I havent looked back ever since. I love traveling, I’ve back-packed through Europe and I lived in Greece for a year. It was an amazing and inspirational experience. I have a blue heeler (dog) named Ketchup. In my free time I enjoy fishing, camping, music, hiking, and exploring.”

Leah’s Office Hours:
Mondays: 9am to 3pm, Tuesday: 9am to 3pm, Thursdays: 9am to 3pm, Sundays: 9am to 5pm


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