Our Team – Mission Hills2021-07-05T03:49:14+00:00

#1 CHIROPRACTIC GROUP IN MISSION-HILLS

Dr. Bradley Fitzgerald

D.C.

Techinques I Use: Diversified adjusting, extremity adjusting, myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, activator adjusting, therapeutic exercises, soft tissue therapy.

About My Practice: I strive to provide holistic care and go after the root of the problem rather than simply treating the symptoms. I fell in love with chiropractic after numerous personal trips growing up from a variety of different sports injuries. I specialize in treating injuries ranging from sport-specific to everyday problems.

About Me: I live and breathe all things sports from watching to playing, and in my free time I enjoy escaping up to the mountains to snowboard on my day off or checking out the new local brewery.

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. 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.

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.

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.