Dr. Paul Thenard
Techniques I Use: Diversified adjusting, drop table adjusting, extremity adjusting, myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, therapeutic exercises.
About My Practice: I like to see each patient as a puzzle, because I enjoy working with them to piece together their cause(s) of discomfort and then being able to look at the whole picture to create a tailored treatment plan for them both inside and outside of the office. My goal is to provide the best possible care to my patients by using a holistic approach to get to the root of the issue(s) for them. While each patient will have a different reason for coming in, I truly believe that everyone can benefit from chiropractic work and look forward to providing that to the San Diego community.
About Me: A born and bred Southern Californian, I graduated from CSU Long Beach with a degree in Kinesiology. After four hectic years of being a student athlete there (pole vaulting) and just under four years of graduate school, I am enjoying more of the slow life now. I love growing food (gardener), fishkeeping (aquarist), and playing fetch with our enthusiastic pooch (half German Shepherd, half Labrador Retriever), LunaBear, at the dog park.
Dr. Paul Peterson
Techniques I Use: Diversified adjusting, drop table, myofascial release, PNF stretching, functional medicine, functional neurology, whiplash rehabilitation, prenatal care.
About My Practice: My practice is heavily influenced by my own experiences. I had 2 hip replacements by age 22. After years of compensation and continued limitation I started chiropractic care as a patient. Totally changed my life in 6 months and I decided to make it a career out if it.
A standard session with me utilizes adjusting, muscle work and/or stretching, and probably some dry humor. Specialties in hip issues and joint rehab & TMJ. I enjoy working w/ runners, cross-fitters, & weekend warriors. Also a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and enjoy working w/ concussion and chronic pain.
About Me: I enjoy backpacking, doing yoga, being in the ocean, traveling abroad, and being a “foodie.”
Additional Languages: Spanish
DR. JASON NUMMI
Techniques I Use: Diversified adjusting, Activator, Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial release, Active Release, diverse massage techniques, corrective exercise, injury rehabilitation & prevention, pregnancy, pediatric & family care.
About My Practice: Drawing from 15 years of extensive global travel, advanced education, practice as a chiropractor—hinged on craniosacral therapy & myofascial release techniques, with a particular focus on athletes, mothers & babies—and teaching as a college professor of physiology, I listen intently to patients, working with them to progress on their unique healing journey toward their own central axis of health & vitality. My goal is to develop for the patient new patterns of life function that they may continue to keep pain at bay & prevent future loss of health.
My practice has shown me that much hurt is borne out of old muscle memory which limits your ability to function optimally. Therefore, my mission is to help you more quickly improve your health by increasing awareness of the total self.
About Me: I am a devoted yogi. I enjoy world travel, gardening, arts (viewing, discovering & creating), and spending quality time with my partner, family & friends.
Additional Languages: Dutch & Spanish comprehension
DR. STEPHANIE STENSAAS
Techniques I Use: Diversified adjusting, drop table, activator, various soft tissue techniques (including myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and stretching), kinesiology tape, corrective exercises, prenatal care.
About My Practice: I enjoy working with a diverse group of patients, with special interest in working with families and athletes of all levels. Listening and learning about each patient’s goals allows me to develop the best individualized treatment plan for each patient. My goal is to find the cause of pain/dysfunction to work toward long term improvements and changes so patients can continue doing the things they love or get back to doing the things that they love.
I utilize both adjustments and soft tissue work at a typical appointment. I also educate patients on how they can work towards their goals between appointments.
About Me: I like to travel, spend time with family, stay active and am a huge sports fan. I’m originally from Wisconsin so am an especially big fan of Wisconsin sports. I recently moved to San Diego and am always looking for new things to check out in the area!
Dr. Vennes Su
Techniques I Use: Diversified adjusting, Activator, drop table, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), therapeutic rehabilitation and corrective exercises.
About My Practice: I use a holistic approach to help my patients reduce their pain and discomfort. Having the ability to see my patients as a whole allows me to develop a treatment plan specifically to their needs. My goal is to help all my patients achieve their health goal to enhance their quality of life. What motivates me every morning to get out of bed is the joy in seeing my patients progressively improve and take control of their health. I feel very fortunate to be a part of their recovery journey.
About Me: A passion of mine is to learn new ways to strengthen my mind, whether it’s by watching inspirational videos or listening to podcasts. I am a strong believer of being a student for life, always striving to learn as much as possible to provide better care to my patients. In my spare time I love to cook, bake, garden, run, read, listen to music, and spending quality time with my family and friends. A motto that I live by is to be better than the person I was yesterday.
Additional Languages: Cantonese