Meet the Doctor

Dr. Paul Cris Barkmeier

After spending 6 years in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Paul Cris Barkmeier attended California State University Long Beach, where he received his Bachelors of Arts in 2003. In 2005, he attended Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, where he graduated at the top of his class in 2008. At LACC, he received extensive instruction in neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis, anatomy, physiology, and chiropractic manipulation.

Dr. Barkmeier was first introduced to Active Release Technique in chiropractic school while searching for effective ways to treat musculoskeletal injuries. He found that ART resolved musculoskeletal injuries more efficiently and much quicker than conventional soft tissue treatments. Realizing the effectiveness of ART, he became certified and began to use it as the primary method of diagnosing and treating his patients.

When he is able to get away from the office, Dr. Barkmeier enjoys running, surfing, biking, and reading. He has run the Los Angeles Marathon, San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon, Las Vegas Marathon, and plans to run atleast 2 more marathons this year. He also plans on training for an Ironman Triathlon. “You always have to set goals for yourself”, is something he frequently says to his patients and practices himself while setting his most recent goal to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

“My patients appreciate that I practice ART. They know that I want them to return to normal health quickly and avoid surgery; ART gives me the tools to ensure this happens.” – Dr. Cris Barkmeier, DC

Dr. Quy Nguyen


Dr. Nguyen was born in Fountain Valley, CA and grew up his whole life in Orange County. He attended college at UCLA where he graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology.

Dr. Nguyen attended Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, where he graduated in Dec. 2008 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Before graduating he did a year long internship at Cal State Northridge treating NCAA Division 1 basketball, track and field, softball, volleyball, and baseball athletes. Dr. Nguyen also did a one year internship at a 25,000 sq ft. mixed martial arts training facility where he learned sports rehab and strength and conditioning.
Dr. Nguyen honed his skills working with athletes from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), World Extreme Cage fighting (WEC), Pride FC, Strikeforce, WBC Kickboxing, Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), and Olympic Athletes. After working with professional athletes for two years he opened his first solo practice in May of 2010 in Fountain Valley, California where he is currently practicing family chiropractic. Taking all the skills he learned while working with elite athletes he has incorporated it into treating cases ranging from simple sprain/strains to serious debilitating spinal injuries.

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