meet the team
Chiropractor & founder
Christopher Zeiter D.C.
Dr. Christopher Zeiter, founder of Breathe Chiropractic La Jolla focuses on relaxation, recovery, and performance. He helps patients get back into their lifestyles one spine at a time.
His practice was built from his personal experience of chiropractic care as a holistic solution to healing the body from a myriad of illnesses and conditions.
Dr. Z can tell you that much of his passion and love for others comes from his upbringings. Growing up in a Lebanese background, he learned through example how to care for someone. In a traditional Lebanese household, giving is thought of as better than receiving. Dr. Chris has learned how to show compassion, gain trust, and revitalize hope by bringing the same care & love his family provided for him
Dr. Zeiter made a career out of chiropractic care following decades of suffering chronic back pain, which didn’t allow him to stand for long periods.
“It carried on my whole life so I thought it was normal,” he said. After seeing a chiropractor while he was at the University of San Diego, his quality of life came back. “Since then, I knew that becoming a chiropractor was my calling. I’ve dedicated my life to helping others by bringing ordinary function and joy back into their lives. I don’t want other people to live in agony like I was.”
Dr. Zeiter is known for specializing in Active Release Technique therapy. ART is a noninvasive, manual soft tissue method used to treat muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. The practice is great at identifying, isolating, and targeting affected areas of the body. ART is great to break up scar tissue, which increases blood flow and promotes quicker healing of injuries.
ART IS FOR ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO IMPROVE THEIR MOBILITY, PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY.
“It was important to learn this technique so I can provide a more intricate way to care for more patients. Often times regular adjustments are not enough. With ART, your recovery time and health goals with be achieved at a much quicker rate,” Dr. Zeiter said.
The approach is essentially an efficient, calculated massage that can be easily applied to everyday musculoskeletal conditions. Here are a few examples: lower back stiffness, chronic ankle sprains, shoulder impingement, hip stiffness, chronic work-related postural tension, carpal tunnel, and more. To learn more about ART, talk to Dr. Z. He has been certified since 2016.
Dr. Zeiter also incorporates other methods, including the Rapid Release percussion therapy tool, massage chair and exercise rehab into his chiropractic treatment plans. ART and chiropractic care provides substantial relief toward achieving optimal health.
“I adjust the body to make sure things are moving correct from head to toe. I see it as my duty to provide patients with additional tools that educate them on how to get better outside of my office.”
Chiropractor, sports med diplomate & co-founder
Caroline Bui D.C., DACBSP
Dr. Bui was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. She played soccer all of her life until multiple injuries and three knee operations forced her to stop pursuing athletics.
In her sophmore year of high school, she became a student athletic trainer with the football team. Since her formative years, every doctor that helped her get through her personal injuries sparked an interest in sports medicine, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. She graduated from California State University of Fullerton, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Athletic Training. She furthered her studies at Southern California University of Health Sciences and earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Throughout graduate school, she served on the Executive Boards for the Student Body, attended multiple seminars nationwide, volunteered at the Los Angeles Dream Center, interned SCUHS, a few other health clinics as well as CSULA’s Student Health Center. She even had the opportunity to travel to South America (Cochabamba, Bolivia) to participate in a life-changing mission trip to serve the under privileged population to adjust and care for over 100 patients per day. Dr. Bui plans to continue doing these trips in the future in other countries to spread her love of Chiropractic. In her free time, she loves to snowboard, ski, cycle, camp, paddleboard, meditate, scuba dive and travel. She is constantly on the move and wants you to also live your life completely fulfilled and out of pain too!
Dr. Bui has been practicing since 2013, and has additionally obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) in 2014 by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™). The CCSP® certification requires the doctor to attend an additional 120 hour postgraduate program. This instruction is specific to physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. Following the completion of these hours, the doctor must then take and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination.
This training will aid the doctor in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries by enhancing their diagnostic skills and patient care. The CCSP® certification exists to provide a uniform standard of education that assures teams and athletes that the doctor has met a minimum level of competency in Chiropractic Sports Medicine. Dr. Bui joins over 5500 others internationally who hold this designation. In 2016 - 2018, she additionally added 550 hours to specialize and earn her Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians designation and is a complete expert in her area of focus. She is currently now obtaining her second Diplomate to become a Functional Medicine Practitioner (DACBN) to expand her ability to help her patients on the next level.
Both the CCSP and DACBSP serve to make Dr. Bui an expert in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries by enhancing her diagnostic skills and patient care. The DACBSP accreditation exists to provide a uniform standard of education that assures teams and athletes that the doctor has met the highest level of competency in Chiropractic Sports Medicine. This post-doctoral distinction is achieved by less than 411 Chiropractic doctors nationally.
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Patients seek health care experiences where they feel listened to and empowered, and Dr.Bui is meticulous and loves to take time with her patients to deliver customized, centered care that is informed by evidence, clinical experience, and patient preferences. She will never rush through your moments with her, and make sure you are comfortable, cared for, and loved just the way you are.
Dr. Bui has spent a lot of her time on the fields, worked closely with some of the best sports physicians in the nation, has led the medical staff of various sports teams, possesses so much passion for her career, and is 100 % dedicated to serving the San Diego community with open arms. She has focused all of her professional education and training on excellence in Chiropractic Sports Medicine but you don't need to be an athlete to be under her care. She also specializes in family wellness, nutritional counseling, rehabilitation, and is an all around wellness warrior! If you are ready to positively change your life, come in and meet her yourself!
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