Our Team – Mission Hills2021-02-24T18:59:57+00:00

#1 CHIROPRACTIC GROUP IN MISSION-HILLS

Dr. Roxy Rodriguez

D.C

Technique I Use: Diversified adjusting, drop table adjusting, extremity adjusting, activator, myofascial release, functional movement correction, and family care.

About My Practice: My holistic practice is rooted in acknowledging and respecting each individual’s experiences and taking those into account when starting care. I strive to educate each individual in order to get them aware of their body and take ownership of their health so they too can be an active participant in the healing process.
Working with anyone from kids to parents to athletes of all types, my goal is always to get to the source of the problem and elevate my patients overall quality of life.

About me: I went to the University of Alabama for my Bachelors in Exercise Science and have a slight obsession with Alabama football so “Roll Tide” is a part of my vocabulary!  I’m  a beach bum at heart and will be in the sun any chance I get. After being a competitive gymnast for 14 years, living an active lifestyle is a huge part of my life so Olympic Lifting and Crossfit  have kept me fit and healthy for the past 7 years.

DR. ERIC BENDER

D.C., C.C.S.P.

Techinques I Use: Diversified adjusting, extremity adjusting, myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue work, corrective exercises, biomechanics education. therapeutic exercises and various types of soft tissue therapy.

About My Practice: I like to get to the root of your issue and bring relief. I’m also Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. I have training in sports medicine teaching athletes to use their body in a way that lowers the risk of injury and increases their performance.

Visits in his office are generally more comprehensive than with most other physicians, and he always gives patients the time they need to get a complete adjustment, soft tissue therapy, and training on how to correct posture and poor movement habits.

About Me: I’m a huge baseball fan, and happiest when spending the afternoon at a Padres game. I’m a native Californian and SDSU grad. I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.

Dr. Ryan Mijares

D.C.

Techniques I Use: Diversified adjusting, manual spinal traction, sport-specific rehab, prenatal care.

About My Practice: With a sports medicine background, I see great results with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Additionally, being a new father has opened the door to importance of prenatal and pediatric care. My ideal patient is someone interested in learning about and being involved in their health and wellness.

About Me: From Kauai, Hawaii. Having lived between Hawaii, San Diego and Colombia has lead to an active and diverse lifestyle. I love surfing, jiu jitsu, and being a dad.

Additional Languages: Spanish

DR. KAITLIN DAVIS

D.C.,

Techniques I Use: While diversified in all chiropractic techniques, I’m specialize in Functional Neurology. This comes from my own personal head injury that resulted in overcoming memory issues and brain fog.

About My Practice: My practice is heavily influenced by my own experiences with brain trauma. I work with my clients to uncover the root of an issue and increase mobility and body health.

A standard session with me utilizes adjusting, muscle work and/or stretching, and probably some balance and brain training techniques.

About Me: I’m an athlete at heart and love anything sports.

Dr Trevor Wendell

D.C.

Techniques I Use: Diversified adjusting, Active Release Techniques, myofascial release, corrective exercise, injury rehabilitation, strength coaching

About My Practice: My approach to chiropractic combines 15 years of experience as a sports massage therapist, personal trainer, and strength coach.  I feel that the core concept of injury rehabilitation and prevention that is applied to athletes of all ages and levels can also be utilized to help non-athletes as well.  My goal is to first discover and fix pain, and then show you how you can prevent those injuries yourself through home exercises and incorporating simple core strength concepts.  I find that after muscular or tendon injuries we all are likely to not return to the activities that we love due to fear of re-injury.  My end-goal of treatment is always to fast-track you to getting back into action and armed with the tools and knowledge to heal yourself!

About Me: I enjoy playing basketball, trail-running throughout San Diego, playing guitar, and spending quality time with my wife and kids.

Additional Languages: Spanish

Dr. Kerri Domingo

D.C.

Techniques I Use: Diversified adjusting, extremity adjusting, drop table, instrument adjusting, myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue work, corrective exercises, and stretching.

About My Practice: As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, I have training in sports medicine teaching athletes to use their body in a way that lowers the risk of injury and increases their performance. I’m also a former massage therapist, so I like to focus on treating not only the joints but working on the muscles that are causing functional decreases. My goal is to get my patients back to doing the activities they love to do. I teach patients simple stretching protocols and stabilization exercises to prevent future injuries.

About Me: I am San Diego born and raised. I’m a huge Padres fan and a reluctant Chargers fan. In my free time, I like floating in my pool, cooking, catching up with friends, and FaceTiming with my adorable nephew.

Dr. Greg Rothstein

D.C.

Techniques I Use: Diversified adjusting, functional assessing, ART and passive techniques, PNF joint stabilization, NIMMO muscle techniques, personalized stretches and exercises as needed.

About My Practice: My background is in treating, but not limited to: low back pain, cervical pain, headaches, whiplash, rotator cuff issues, carpal tunnel, epicondylitis, sciatic, gait issues, and sports coordinating. I adjust the limiting nature of upper and lower cross syndromes and consider the reciprocal inhibition approach to balance and minimize effects of associated injuries. Warning: Treatments may improve your posture!

About Me: Originally from San Diego, I lived in the Huntington and Newport Beach area where I practiced in and around the pro surf tour, The X Games, and competitive swimming. Now I’m in San Diego raising a youngster and enjoying general and family practice. Ive also enjoyed cooking recently.

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Gabby Samaniego

C.M.T.

Techniques I Use: Deep tissue, myofascial release, stretching, trigger point therapy, cupping therapy and prenatal massage.

About My Practice: My background is quite diverse; experience working in high end day spas, five star resorts, small holistic wellness centers as well as chiropractic /physical therapy clinics. I’m delighted to be able to offer an array of modalities. My goal is to plan my patients sessions and treatments to maximize their results, provide them with pain relief, and manage their care plan.

About Me: I’m a local (from the South Bay) that has lived and worked in North County for almost a decade. I studied massage therapy at Body Mind College of Holistic Health in northern San Diego and International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in Kearny Mesa. In my free time I go to Baja to visit family and friends, eat and shop. I wish to travel more in the future. I was fortunate to visit Egypt twice.

Joanne

Joanne Arboleda

C.M.T.

Techniques I Use: Deep Tissue Sculpting, Structural Integration, Neuromuscular Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Cupping Therapy, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Circulatory, Lymphatic Drainage

About My Practice: My mission is to effectively relieve pain and tension with a gentle hand. I do not not equate pressure with effectiveness,  not to say that I do not apply deeper or heavier pressure. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of bodies and in treatment settings. Each session is always a customized blend to address each individuals’ needs and goals.

About Me: I have loved and practiced Massage Therapy since 2008 and am a proud graduate of IPSB (International Professional School of Bodywork). Prior to IPSB, I graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Kinesiology.  Outside of massage, I enjoy crocheting/ knitting and smothering my dog.

Elliot Benedict-Philipp

Elliot Benedict-Philipp

C.M.T.

Techniques I Use: Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Assisted Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, Sport Specific/Muscle Specific Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Cupping, Stretch Therapy

About My Practice: As a massage therapist and personal trainer, I see it as my obligation to help motivate and inspire my clients to be the best versions of themselves through bodywork, fitness, nutrition, and respect. I bring a balance of western and eastern philosophies to my work.

About Me: I have a BS in Kinesiology from San Diego State. I played soccer through college, and have competed as a natural body builder. I enjoy being in nature, and as a native San Diegan, the beach is my favorite place to relax.

Michael Gonzales

C.M.T.

Techniques I Use: Structural integration with deep tissue. Incorporating neuromuscular techniques along with cupping and IASTM.

About My Practice: My practice is driven by my desire to help. As a former high school and college athlete, football and track and field, I spent a decent amount of time get work done by PTs. It was the work of these talented individuals that allowed me to do what I loved to do athletically.

During a session with me usually starts with a good intake. Which allows me to understand your needs and goals for the session. I prefer to look at the body as a whole. Trying to find the why to your pain or discomfort. During the session you can expect muscle testing, some scraping, cupping. Some or all may incorporated into your session.

About Me: I enjoy playing golf, going on hikes, discovering new restaurants, trail runs, and a good board or card game with friends.

Michelle Boller

C.M.T.

Techinques I Use: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Trigger Point, and Pre-natal massage.

About My Practice: I want to help my clients succeed in alleviating their aches and pains and at feeling at home in their bodies. I’m passionate about bodywork and I bring 17 years of massage experience to the table.

About Me: I’m originally from New York, so I spend as much time as possible enjoying the beach. I’m also a lover of any kind of exercise that gets me outside, an avid reader, and a cat shelter volunteer.

Nikki Krause Pettai

C.M.T.

Techniques I Use:Deep Tissue Manipulations, Trigger Point Therapy Massage, Sports Massage / Advanced Circulatory, Pregnancy Massage, Tui-Na, Somatics, Reflexology, Spiritual Healing, Reiki I and II, Ayurvedic Massage-Abianga Tradition, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage, Structural Alignment, NueroMuscular Therapy, Chair Massage, Traditional Oriental Healing, and Shiatsu.

About My Practice: As an athlete myself, I prefer to work with athletes and individuals that want to continue to live at their full potential. I have been a Holistic Health Practitioner for 13 years, and love the power of healing and recovery that massage can provide.

About Me: I hale from the sandy shores of San Clemente and Mission Viejo, in Southern California. I have been an avid yoga practitioner for 20 years and yoga teacher for 11 years. I love to trail run, travel, dance, organic farm and vegan food prep. I am also an events DJ and is still learning drumming and guitar. I will be apply to nursing school soon. When I have any extra free time I would love to surf more, and spend time with my husband, family and friends.

Adam Perez

C.M.T.

Techniques I Use: myofascial release, trigger point therapy, therapeutic deep tissue, and sports massage.

About My Practice: With a background in physical therapy I enjoy injury rehab and working with individuals who are invested in their health and well being.

About Me: Born and raised here in San Diego. I enjoy being around the ocean, surfing, and fishing.

Carmel Agdeppa

L.Ac

Techniques I Use:  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Orthopedic Sports Acupuncture, E-Stim Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture, Auricular, Tui Na, Fire cupping/myofascial release, Gua Sha/muscle fascia scraping, PNF stretching, Kinesio Taping, Moxibustion, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, Health Education.

About My Practice: My approach to treating patients combines my experience as a health educator, personal trainer and TCM practitioner. I have a lifelong dedication to improving lives and help patients attain optimum health. My experiences include treating patients at UCSD Cancer Research Institute, UCSD RIMAC, Seniors Clinic at First Lutheran Church in Downtown San Diego, Veterans Clinic and as a volunteer acupuncturist at the annual Military Stand Down.

About Me: I enjoy outdoor activities and cooking delicious meals at home. I love to travel and spend quality time with my husband and son.