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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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