What is My Why?

18 years ago I had a grand mal seizure out of the blue. I thought I was going to die, and I almost did. Turns out I had a brain tumor, and 5 years later after experiencing a roller coaster ride of pain and other strange symptoms it was determined that this tumor was causing a rare and complicated disease.


In the last 18 years I have endured pain almost every day, two brain surgeries, 30 days of radiation therapy, taken a pharmacy of medications, and had multiple terrifying setbacks in my health. There was a point where I didn’t want to live, and that is when I decided I needed to fight for my life. I took control of my health in that moment and never looked back.


In the last 9 years I met the love of my life, got married, became a Mom, a Doctor, professor and award winning clinician. I ditched 99% of the medications I had to take daily, and I went from over 350lbs to 180lbs and have kept the weight off for the last 3 years.   

                                     While our journeys are not the same,   

                                     I have endured pain similar to yours.

                                    That is why I am here today, presenting myself as your Doctor.                                     I  have suffered, and I have risen into this incredible life filled                                        with opportunities.


My greatest opportunity is to help you on your journey to rise from what is holding you back from living a healthy fulfilling life. My calling to help heal through daily actions is why I opened Rise Health Chiropractic, LLC.


I only have one question for you - are you ready to rise from your pain?

A little more on my background:

  • Graduated 2006 County College of Morris Associates in Social Science.

  • Graduated Cum Laude 2008 Monmouth University Bachelor of Arts.

  • Graduated Cum Laude 2011 Colorado Technical University Master of Business Administration.

  • Graduated Cum Laude 2016 Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Campus.

  • Completed Diagnostic Imaging Residency program 2019 at Southern California University of Health Sciences sponsored by the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and LA County General Hospital.

  • Associate professor 2016-2019 Southern California University of Health Sciences.

  • Upper Extremity Soft Tissue Specialist Barefoot Rehab Clinic 2019-2020.

  • Primary Chiropractor Next Med Florida 2020-2021.

  • Nationally registered EMT.

  • Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 2016- current.

  • Florida Chiropractic License (CH13215) 2020- current.


- Doc Nina