Our Team – San Diego2021-02-24T18:55:17+00:00

#1 CHIROPRACTIC GROUP IN SAN DIEGO

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.

Stephanie

Dr. Bradley Fitzgerald

D.C.

Techniques 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.

Stephanie

Dr. Vennes Su

D.C.

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

Stephanie

DR. STEPHANIE STENSAAS

D.C.

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 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. 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.

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DR. JASON NUMMI

D.C.

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. Kerri Domingo

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

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.

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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.

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. Paul Peterson

D.C., D.A.C.N.B.

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. 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.

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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.

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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.

Callie Null

Callie Null

C.M.T.

Techniques I Use: Rehabilitation Massage Therapy, Cupping Therapy, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Stretching, Lymphatic Drainage, Active and Passive Engagement Techniques, Aromatherapy.

About My Practice: I believe in the healing power of touch. I have been practicing Massage Therapy since 2006. I enjoy creating precise goals and treatment plans for my clients based on their individual needs. I can address any ailment you may have using techniques to ease pain by reducing inflammation and muscles soreness as well as recovery from injuries and/or surgery. I incorporate relaxing qualities to reduce stress and tension in every massage I perform.

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 was born and raised in the Bay Area where I attended Massage Therapy School. Running is my favorite outlet, I also practice yoga, weight lifting and surfing. The current pandemic has inspired me to enroll in the Nursing Program at MiraCosta College where my interminable pursuit to learn continues. I have two pups who are the loves of my life.

Michael Gonzalez

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.

Mike Saunders

C.M.T.

Techinques I Use:Active and Passive Engagement Techniques, Stretch Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, and Deep Tissue.

About My Practice: I am a tool that can be used to help your body reach harmony within, and I’m honored your investing time to read my bio. As a tool, I utilize specialized comprehensive assessment techniques, which help to navigate which type of treatment plan works best for you. In my practice, it is about progression not perfection. Becoming a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist, I believe that education brings awareness, and this is especially important and pivotal in one’s own healing process. As a Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Therapist, I have a range of modalities that can help release tension and promote long lasting results.

About Me: I am called to do this work. I absolutely love it and it shows. I am originally from Wyoming and I love the outdoors. Anything that has to do with outside count me in; hiking, boogie boarding, snorkeling, exercising, watching the sunset, etc. I enjoy being around new people and experiencing what life has to offer. Being around my daughter brings so much joy into my life and enjoy doing those activities with her.

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.

Kimberly Stephenson

L.Ac

Technique I Use: Traditional Chinese Acupuncture with a gentle touch. Neuropathy, Neuropathic, muscular and orthopedic pain, stress and acute or chronic conditions. I use electric stimulation, fire cupping, PNF stretching, Kinesio Taping and Tui-Na.

About My Practice: I am dedicated to relieving pain and stress. After having a fusion in my spine at a young age I was told that I would be in pain for the rest of my life. Fortunately I was referred to an acupuncturist who after one treatment relieved my pain. I became increasingly interested over the next 20 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I read every piece of literature I could find on the subject knew I had to share this medicine with others by practicing it. My treatments are started with listening to the patients concerns and goals. Typically my patients will be given Orthopedic tests to pinpoint the disfunction. I use motor acupuncture points and nerve pathways to address pain and discomfort. Along with the acupuncture, electrical stimulation is used and followed by warm fire cupping, Ending the treatment with PNF stretching and take home exercises to ensure progress.

About me: I enjoy sewing, cooking, painting, traveling the world, skiing and the beach.