Our Team – San Diego2021-10-11T06:10:31+00:00

#1 CHIROPRACTIC GROUP IN SAN DIEGO

Dr. David Labrana

D.C

Techniques I Use: Diversified Adjusting, Extremity Adjusting, Network Spinal Analysis, Flexion/Distraction Decompression, Drop Table Technique, Postural Analysis, Myofascial Release Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.

About My Practice: My practice focuses and educates the patient on the cause of pain, stiffness and dysfunction of the body. I work with the nervous system. I fix misalignments of the spinal vertebrae that impinge on the spinal nerves, which allows the body to restore back to health and reach its full potential.

About me: I graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 2017 and moved to San Diego in 2019. I found my passion helping people bring their health back to normal. When I am not practicing in the office I find exciting ways to stay active, including bike riding, hiking and surfing. I feel so blessed to live here in San Diego, being able to relax in the mountains or down at the beach.

Dr. Roxy Rodriguez

D.C

Techniques 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. Jeff Geil

D.C

Techniques I Use: Diversified adjustments to the spine and extremities, active and passive myofascial release, trigger point therapy, along with some activator and drop table.

About My Practice:  Wrist Pain? Headaches? I concentrate on bringing Relief and increased Mobility with every visit. Long Term benefits will be experienced with regular visits. Building trust is a key element, and we must feel comfortable with each other as we work out more stubborn restrictions.

About me: Native San Diegan. I attended Kearny High School and UCSD. I enjoy time at the beach, sports, hiking, camping, snow skiing and world travel.

Additional Languages: Spanish

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. Martin Olsen

D.C

Techniques I Use: Diversified Spine and Extremity adjusting, deep tissue work, myofascial release, instrument assisted soft-tissue work, PNF, Functional Medicine, Pediatric care.

About My Practice: Playing collegiate soccer at UC Santa Barbara came with a fair share of injuries which were remedied by a great Chiropractor in SB who inspired me to follow chiropractic as a career path! I’ve been based in San Diego for the past 28 years treating injuries, speeding up the recovery process, and focusing on prevention. Help me help you be your best version of yourself.

Typical visit begins with a hands-on spine and muscular assessment which will prepare you for your adjustment. Progressive stretches and exercises will be recommended based on what you need, so get ready!

About me: Born in San Diego, played soccer and karate, UCSB Grad in Physiological Psychology (Body & Mind need balance). Practiced previously in Beverly Hills, New York City and New Jersey. Very fortunate to have a wonderful Wife & 3 Kids (They grow up fast!) who support me. I enjoy food, music, sports and laughter— they say “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight!”

Additional Languages: Spanish

Dr. Paul Thenard

D.C.

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.

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

Greg

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. 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.

Shaina Nolley

Chiropractic Preceptor

Techniques I Use:  Diversified adjusting, drop table, extremity adjusting, spring loaded instrument adjusting, functional nutrition, prenatal care, corrective exercises, biomechanics education, and soft tissue therapy.

About My Practice: My ultimate goal is for you to feel heard and know that you are in a safe space. I love chiropractic because we are taught to look at the body as a whole instead of simply chasing symptoms. I understand that everything is connected, and I strive to connect with you to get to the root cause of your issue. I am in the process of completing my applied clinical nutritionist certification because I feel it is important to pair chiropractic adjustments with nutritional support. I was the chiropractic intern for the Women’s Universal Basketball Association in the Bay Area and love working with athletes!

About Me: I grew up in Southern Indiana, and moved to Chicago to play tennis during undergrad. Chicago was my home for 8 years and you can find me cheering on the Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears, and Bulls any day. In my free time I love to play guitar, try out new breweries and restaurants, hit up a spin or yoga class, watch sports, read on the beach, and explore San Diego with my girlfriend.

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.

Techniques 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.

Jordan Delagrange

C.M.T

Techniques I Use:Deep tissue, Swedish, stretching, lymphatic drainage, prenatal, cupping, foot reflexology, orthopedic assessment, acupressure, craniosacral, medical Qigong,

About My Practice:I pursue a harmonious balance between the patient’s lifestyle, orthopedics and bioelectrical aspect of the body. I assess any imbalances and apply the appropriate counterbalance to help guide the patient to better health. In my medical studies I apply both eastern/western theory and methodologies.

About me:I was born and raised in Indiana, arriving in California for the first time in 2014 after I joined the US Marines. I served 5 years as a Marine, and exited the service in 2018 with a medical discharge. My treatment at the wounded warrior battalion motivated me to pursue a career in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I studied at Pacific College of Health and Science for 2 1/2 years to earn my associate degree in medical massage technique. I am now enrolled in the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and will be a licensed doctor of Acupuncture in 2023. I also teach Chinese martial arts, and have a certification in personal training through ACE.

Kim Huddleston

C.M.T

Techniques I Use:Deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports massage, assisted stretching, prenatal massage, lymphatic drainage and reflexology.

About My Practice:Being a Massage Therapist in San Diego for over 11 years has allowed me to help thousands of clients. I’ve worked with professional sports teams, Olympic athletes and professional fighters. My goal is to specialize in making everyday activities less difficult and to increase clients’ overall quality of life by focusing on a range of motion, which I believe is an essential component to living a pain-free life. I personalize and tailor every client’s session to each individual needs and goals so that the highest level of therapy is reached.

About me:Born and raised in sunny San Diego, a perfect day for me would be a day of fishing, paddling or just relaxing by the pool with family and friends. I love cars, especially Mustangs. I attend local car shows and even had my very own car showcased. I also enjoy country music and hanging out with my little furry sidekick, Ryder.

Lisa Hughes

C.M.T.

Techniques I Use:  Swedish relaxation massage, deep tissue, myo-fascial release, trigger point therapy, reiki, prenatal massage, stretching, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)

About My Practice: My professional goal is to empower my clients to take control of their own wellness by incorporating key daily practices to improve their quality of life; focusing on movement, nutrition, sleep, and meditation to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit.

About Me: I’m a mom of 3 adult children.  I’ve recently retired from nursing after 36 years working primarily in the field of orthopedics and physical rehabilitation.  I have been a massage therapist for 7 years and now want to make it my full-time passion.  I’m originally from the N.J. coast and new to the San Diego area.  I’m looking forward to exploring all the west coast has to offer.

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.

Joanne

Nikki Krause

C.M.T.

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

About My Practice:I love to work with athletes and individuals that want to continue to operate at their fullest potential. I have healed from multiple injuries using the Holistic Wellness Model, so I am inspired to work with individuals that are moving through injuries. I also have seen the benefits of committing to regular self care and body work, so I love to work with patients that just need regular maintenance.

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 21 years and yoga teacher for 12 years. I love to trail run, travel, dance, organic farm and vegan food prep. When I have any extra free time I love to spend time with my family and friends, hike and be outdoors with my husband and spend as much time with our daughter as possible.

Gabby

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.

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.

Techniques 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.

Dr. Rebecca Ur

L.Ac, DACM

Techniques I Use: Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Microneedling, Facial/Cosmetic Acupuncture, Fire Cupping, 5 Element Acupuncture, Orthopedic Sports Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture, E-Stim Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Auricular, Tui Na, Fire cupping/myofascial release, Gua Sha, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, Qi-Gong Exercises, Yoga Therapy, Reiki, Pranic Healing, Aromatherapy, Meditation, and Health Education.

About My Practice: Rebecca’s approach to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is to bridge the knowledge gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. As a primary healthcare provider in California, her approach to treating patients combines her experience in biology, medicine, yoga teaching, reiki, pranic healing and practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine. Rebecca has had a lifelong dedication to improving lives and helping patients attain optimum health for individualized needs. She began her journey helping animals from a young age and eventually switched to treating people due to fascination with herbal medicine and various other healing modalities such as meditation, yoga and aromatherapy. Rebecca loves addressing all issues, especially insomnia, stress, pain management and mental health.

About me: I enjoy immersing myself in nature with my two dogs whether it’s at places like Dog Beach, Fiesta Island, and Mission Trails. I love the ocean and swimming, as well as yoga, breathwork and meditation. I also enjoy exploring farmers markets and discovering new people, places and things.

Dr. Gabriela Davila

DACM, L.Ac

Techniques I Use: A blend of Traditional Chinese, Japanese, 5-Element, and Orthopedic Acupuncture Style. Auricular Therapy, Tui-Na and Thai Massage, Fire-Cupping, Craniosacral Therapy, Gua-Sha, PNF stretching, Qi-Gong Exercises, Breath Empowerment training exercises, yoga therapy, aromatherapy, PNF stretching, moxibustion, herbal medicine, and food therapy.

About My Practice: As a primary healthcare provider in California, Davila brings together her extensive qualifications and training in both Eastern and Western medicine to address her patients’ healthcare needs. With her love for sports, Davila has treated various sports-related injuries and addressing other conditions such as pain management, PTSD at Veterans Clinic Stand-Down Events, and Veterans Village in San Diego; as well as general physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Driven by the hardships that exist today in our healthcare system, she is a strong advocate for bringing greater awareness of how an integrative approach to medicine is the most ideal and optimal way to better health.

About me: I enjoy sports, love watching the AZ Cardinals, D-Backs, San Diego Padres, and the SD Gulls. Love to fly airplanes. Enjoy hiking and traveling, and love learning and experiencing different cultures around the world.

Dr. 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.