Dr. Ryan Mijares is a Chiropractor from Kauai, Hawaii. Growing up on the North Shore of Kauai and living an active lifestyle provided experiences that ultimately lead to him becoming a chiropractor. He began his professional studies at San Diego State University, where he earned his Bachelors in Science in physical therapy, in between surfing sessions. Dr. Mijares earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic at Southern California University of Health Sciences where he specialized in sports injury.
Immediately after graduation Dr. Mijares found himself relocating to Medellin, Colombia (population 4 million), to start the city’s first Chiropractic Practice. As Medellin’s first and only Chiropractor, and one of the first chiropractors in the country of Colombia, Dr. Mijares had the opportunity to help people from all walks of life. Working with professional athletes, severe trauma (bullets in the spinal cord) and everywhere between, Dr. Mijares was blessed with many success stories. After an amazing 5 years, 2012-2017, in Colombia, He decided to move back to San Diego to start a family with his wife.
Dr. Mijares uses a wide variety of techniques suited for different types of patients. He enjoys adjusting babies, pregnant mothers, high caliber athletes, and everyone in between.
When he is not happily working with patients, you will likely find him on the beach or in the ocean. Dr. Mijares is an avid surfer, jiu jitsu practitioner, and athlete.
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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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Parking lot in the back
behind Falcon Liquor.