Dr. Martin Choy
Dr. Martin Choy graduated from California State University of Long Beach with his bachelor of Kinesiology with an emphasis on athletic training in 1995. For eight years, he spent implementing and developing training protocols for athletes and fitness enthusiasts that focused on post-rehabilitative exercising, sport specific training, and weight loss.
Dr. Choy was very fortunate in working with elite athletes that included players from the Chicago Bears, San Jose Stealth, Daly City Renegades, and San Diego Chargers. Feeling the need to broaden his knowledge in Health and Wellness, he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose and graduated in the spring of 2006 and earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Choy began his chiropractic career at San Diego Family Chiropractic where he worked for three years. During those three years, he joined the San Diego Chargers staff as an associate chiropractor for the team where under the direction of the head athletic trainer treated the players during the games and practices. Currently living in the San Gabriel Valley with his lovely wife, Jennifer, he now enjoys establishing a family practice with an emphasis in sports injuries in
Dr. Choy has served the Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce in La Jolla as treasurer. He served as treasurer and vice president for the associated student body and a campus guide at Palmer West Chiropractic. He also is a certified CPR instructor for the American Red Cross in which periodically will volunteer his time teaching classes. He enjoys swimming, running, and scuba diving.
Dr. Michael Hurst
Dr. Michael Hurst has over 20 years of experience as a Family Practice
Chiropractor. His “whole person” approach includes determining the possible
underlying cause of pain and/or dysfunction and evaluating lifestyle and
nutritional intake. This helps him to create personalized treatment plans with
the ultimate goal of achieving and maintaining optimal health.
Dr. Hurst earned his undergraduate degree in Communications with a minor
in Finance from the University of California, Long Beach in 1990. After
working in the finance sector for several years, and later as a Physical
Therapy aid under the direction of Felix Canout, his passion for helping
people rehabilitate from sports injuries led him to obtain his doctorate in
Chiropractic Medicine from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 2000. Since
then, his practice has focused on family health, nutrition, and post-op/sports
injury rehabilitation. He has worked with professional athletes, collegiate
athletes, club soccer, and swim teams. As a former collegiate water polo and
swim team athlete, he understands the time and training required to remain
competitive and heal from injuries. His certifications include The Titleist
Performance Institute for Golf Fitness Level I, Functional Movement Systems,
Level I, and The Running Clinic, Level I.
Dr. Hurst maintains his work-life balance and wellness in many ways,
especially by staying active. He enjoys Dragonboat racing, gardening,
walking the dogs, and travelling with his family.
Caroline Maruya, L.Ac., Mtom
Caroline Maruya is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who is trained in numerous techniques. She combines Traditional Chinese Medicine and massage to treat a variety of ailments. Caroline received her Master’s degree from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California, and has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 10 years.
Subsequent to earning her Master’s degree, Caroline has furthered her expertise by successfully completing specialized courses for facial rejuvenation acupuncture and attaining certification in massage therapy. She has also received extensive training in orthopedics through a program which she collaborated with several MDs from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California
Although Caroline treats a variety of physical and emotional ailments, she holds a special interest in sports injuries, because of her own passion and experience in physical activities.
Caroline takes pride in giving back to the community, and often volunteers her time to treat the elderly, underprivileged, and other special cases.
Alex – Chiropractic Assistant
Amanda – Media Manager
Shelley – Office Manager
Krista – Chiropractic Assistant