Dr. Adam Fuller, DAOM, CSCS
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Kalish Institute Functional Medicine Practitioner
Originally from Orange County, CA, Adam moved to Santa Barbara, CA to attend the University of California at Santa Barbara where he graduated in 2000 with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Health & Exercise Science and History. Adam has been a certified fitness trainer since 1999, and currently holds the distinguished CSCS certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Adam was the Personal Training Director for 6 years at Goleta Valley Athletic Club in Goleta, CA where he created several fitness training programs and group fitness classes. Adam has trained a variety of clients ranging from novice exercisers to post-rehabilitation patients and professional athletes. In 2006, Adam moved to San Diego, CA to continue personal training and attend graduate school for acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) where he received his Masters of Science. In 2015, Adam was apart of PCOM’s 1st cohort to finish their doctorate studies in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Currently, Adam’s research and treatment’s focus on acupuncture, herbs, foundation training, postural alignment, kinesio taping, essential oils, and nutrition as methods for pain management, athletic performance enhancement, weight loss, and functional medicine. Adam is also a therapeutic lifestyle adviser at the Wittgrove Bariatric Center at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA.
In his own time, Adam competes in triathlons and marathons and spends as much time possible outdoors. He enjoys all kinds of music, cooking, and engaging in numerous activities with his wife, his son Weston, and dog Nahla. Adam’s interests, training, and research have significantly influenced his unique treatment and training style that relieves, challenges, educates, and inspires his patients’ lifestyles.
Raised on the East Coast, Vicky received a B.A. in Folklore at the University of Pennsylvania. After completion of her degree, she worked in the editorial department and as a columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer before moving on to graphic design. Seeking nature, she relocated to Vail, Colorado and became Communications Director for a cultural and educational non-profit. After years of studying meditation, tai chi and spiritual philosophies, she desired to help others improve their health and enrolled in the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she obtained a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). During her studies, Vicky was able to travel to Peru and treat low-income populations.
Of special interest to Vicky are neurological disorders including paresthesias, chronic pain, and paralysis. At Project Walk in Carlsbad, she helps local and international clients recover from spinal cord injuries and strokes through a unique scalp acupuncture system. Another area of particular interest is digestive disorders where Vicky utilizes several methodologies including specialized acupuncture techniques, moxabustion, and herbs.
Vicky enjoys the trust and rapport that quickly develops with her patients. Her treatments are individualized and often employ Japanese and Chinese acupuncture, ear acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, and Eastern and Functional Nutrition. When applicable, she offers instruction in qi gong, meditation, and/or administers Reiki.
In her spare time, Vicky is drawn to forests, mountains, unexplored lands, and furry beasts. She is an intrepid and unapologetic foodie. Whenever she can, she attends dance, theater and art performances because she loves to be awed. At home, she gardens and cooks with her fiancé Chris, and is a keeper of two cats and a rescued tortoise.
Caitlin grew up at the beach in San Diego, CA. She graduated in 1995 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Biology from The Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington. Caitlin has been a massage therapist since 2000 and currently has a Holistic Health Practitioner license from the City of San Diego as well as a certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Caitlin was the massage therapist at Goleta Valley Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Clinic in Goleta, CA for 2 years where she focused on diverse pain rehabilitation, sports injuries, and postural and neuromuscular correction. In 2002, Caitlin co-founded the accredited Santa Barbara Bodyworks massage school in Santa Barbara, CA where she taught swedish massage, sports massage, neuromuscular therapy, and deep tissue massage classes. Caitlin’s vast knowledge, experience, and perceptive touch developed into a thriving private practice where she continued to create comprehensive and individualized therapeutic techniques for pain management, injury prevention, and overall relaxation and balance. In 2006, Caitlin relocated to San Diego to continue her practice and attend graduate school at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Tui Na (a blend of Chinese physical therapy and bodywork) where she received her Masters of Science in 2010. Currently, Caitlin specializes in TCM, Women’s health, pain rehabilitation, musculoskeletal imbalance, sports injuries, and pediatric medicine.
In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys outdoor activities and exercise. She has competed in several marathons and triathlons, and enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and yoga. But most of all, she loves spending time with her husband and son Weston. Her personal endeavors , education, and personality have crossed over to a unique and intuitive understanding in her treatments and bodywork practice.
Pilates & Fitness:
Originally from Boston, Robin moved to San Diego in 2009 for a warm and sunny place to recover from hip surgery resulting from years as a competitive gymnast and dancer. Her overuse injuries and chronic pain issues ultimately motivated her to pursue a career in exercise physiology, injury prevention and rehabilitation. In 2002, Robin received her B.S., magna cum laude, in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Along with her education, Robin’s personal experiences have guided her in developing a holistic approach in treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
Prior to moving to San Diego, Robin spent 4 years as the Assistant Director of her families’ dance studio, The Dance Inn, just north of Boston. In addition, she was a full time dance teacher and the manager for the studio’s youth dance intensive and pre-professional youth companies. As manager, she designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs and coordinated health and fitness workshops, covering topics on injury prevention and rehabilitation, nutrition, and relaxation techniques.
In the past, Robin has worked at Project J.U.M.P. (an after-school fitness program for at-risk youth), UMass Boston’s fitness center, Boston Sports Club, Heartlight, YMCA, and Gold’s Gym. Currently, she holds the ACE Personal Trainer certification with an emphasis in postural alignment, pain management, and performance enhancement. In 2012, Robin became certified in the Symmetry Postural Alignment program where she evaluates and develops individualized corrective exercise programs for her clients.
In her spare time, Robin teaches tap, jazz, and hip hop at All Star Dance in Solana Beach, and goes back to Boston periodically to teach master classes at The Dance Inn. She enjoys natural hot springs, camping, live music, and loves getting into a good dance class whenever she can. One of Robin’s most celebrated hobbies is road-tripping, where continentally she has been to every state but Alaska. Robin is grateful to her parents for instilling an early appreciation for movement, health, and a belief that anything is possible. Robin’s experiences have helped to craft an approach to fitness that is personalized and based on a sincere appreciation for the delicate balance of the human body.
Dr. Carson-Lopez is a bilingual, clinical psychologist with professional experience serving individuals, couples, children, and families through therapy and assessments. Dr. Carson-Lopez has assisted individuals with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, trauma, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, adjustment difficulties, stress reduction needs, life transition concerns, and immigration/ acculturation issues.
Using an integrative approach, Dr. Carson-Lopez assesses an individual’s situation from several angles, including both internal and external factors affecting their lives. She is dedicated to helping her client achieve their goals, as well as guiding them toward increased emotional satisfaction and wellness. Past clients describe her as approachable, supportive, and professional, noting their approval of the personalized and comprehensive attention she gives to each individual’s needs.