Meet Dr. Deborah Nikolin

Dr. Deborah is the owner and founder of Rooted Life Family Chiropractic. Her passion is to educate each and every person on the body's natural ability to heal itself because she knows that the body's natural state is Healthy! After studying Human Nutrition at The Ohio State University, She moved across the country to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California. 

Dr. Nikolin (formerly Dr. Marin) has spent hundreds of hours training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and specializes in pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care. She is skilled in several different chiropractic techniques (sacro-occipital technique, Activator, Diversified, Webster Technique). Dr. Deb believes it is her purpose to enhance the lives of everyone she touches and is excited to be a part of your health journey! 

In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and cooking with her husband, Anthony. Dr. Deb has co-founded a non-profit organization called Hands for Life Orange Ave which provides health education and chiropractic care to underserved individuals and families in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.

If you are in the San Diego area, I would be honored to serve you and your family with specific and gentle chiropractic care!

To learn more about Dr. Deb and her practice check out this interview:



Meet our Office Manager, Julie

"Hi! I’m Julie, the Office Manager here at Rooted Life Family Chiropractic. I started out pursuing a passion for teaching decades ago and taught and tutored all ages of students for many years. I’ve always had a love for helping people and dove into volunteer work in Costa Rica working with patients with HIV/AIDS. That was such a humbling and beautiful experience. Shortly after I met my husband and started a 15+ year journey of multiple military moves. I’m at a place now where I have the opportunity to work again and I could not be more thrilled to be working with Dr. Deb at Rooted Life! I’ve been a chiropractic client for over 30 years and it’s been my life savor!

I look forward to meeting and getting to know everyone that comes into the office! In my spare time I’m a bit obsessed with my 11 year old daughter Lela. We love to go to Disneyland as a family when my husband is home!"​