From the moment you come to see our doctors and the friendly staff at New Wave Chiropractic Center Carlsbad you will feel like family. On your first visit you will meet with one of our chiropractors, either Dr Paul Hodgson or Dr. Katarina Payne, where you can share your health concerns and they can learn about your unique goals. If it feels like the right fit for you, they will perform a thorough spinal examination, including digital weight bearing X-Rays. The second visit to the office is a chance to review the results of the tests they performed and cover any abnormal findings. They will then give you their best recommendation for resolving these problems and reaching your health goals. The detail we take with each and every case allows us the confidence to know with certainty whether we can help or not, and our results speak for themselves; just take a look at our Patient Reviews section.
Welcome to New Wave Chiropractic Center Carlsbad
Dr. Tyler Holt grew up in Northern California near the smallest mountain range in the world. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Cal Poly while also competing on their NCAA Div 1 Wrestling Team. He attended Life Chiropractic College West where he graduated Summa Cum Laude while attaining his Doctorate of Chiropractic. This was also where he met his wonderful wife. Dr. Holt believes in a whole body approach to Health. He was raised with the motto, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Chiropractic care along with exercise and good nutrition are all essential to wellness.
Being a former collegiate athlete, he enjoys working with athletes of all sports and activities. While studying for his doctorate, Dr. Holt focused on extremity adjusting and muscle testing to give him and his patients an edge over the competition. He also understands that people from all walks of life need chiropractic care and has become proficient in a number of techniques to better serve a greater community. He has served on Chiropractic Mission Trips to the Dominican Republic and India and is passionate about providing care to all who need it including those with limited resources and access to healthcare. Besides Chiropractic, Dr. Holt enjoys reading, the beach, wine, cooking with his wife, and going on adventures. He is very excited to be able to serve Carlsbad and the greater San Diego County.
Dr. Katarina Payne
Dr. Kat originally joined New Wave as a Chiropractic Assistant (CA) after graduating from California State San Marcos with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in physical therapy. Shortly after working as a CA, she quickly decided that she wanted to pursue a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic; So she followed in Dr. Paul’s footsteps and attended Life Chiropractic College West where she recently graduated with honors for her clinical and academic achievements.
Dr. Kat has spent her whole life participating in sports, and was lucky enough to be a part of the Track and Field team at both her Alma Maters, Cathedral Catholic High School and Cal State San Marcos University. She was welcomed back as an assistant coach at her High School and loved working with the young athletes to help better their craft. This experience paved the pathway of a career that is centered around working with athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all different types.
She is thrilled to finally be back home in SD where in her free time she enjoys working out, cooking (and eating) delicious food, continuing her knowledge of Chiropractic and health, being outdoors in the sunshine, and especially spending time with her husband and their dog Laila.
As a Chiropractor, Kat lives by the quote, “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.”(-Mahatma Ghandi) She aspires to provide the highest quality of care for her patients, and is dedicated to treat each patient with highly specific, individualized care. Kat loves everything Chiropractic, and is committed to always learning and growing as a health care practitioner so that she can educate her patients throughout their care.
Dr. Paul Hodgson
Dr. Paul Hodgson is an exceptional chiropractor serving Carlsbad and the surrounding areas of Oceanside, Encinitas, and San Marcos. Before relocating to Carlsbad he practiced in Peru where he started a healing center, and San Diego where he worked in a large family based practice.
He is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco bay area, and also has a Bachelor of Science from Gonzaga University in Washington state where he studied physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics. Dr Paul brings his unique perspective and extensive knowledge of how the body and mind work together, along with a strong understanding of athletics and peak performance to the friendly and inviting team at New Wave Chiropractic.
Dr. Paul Hodgson is also an accomplished speaker and educator. He has presented to health groups, doctors, students, and businesses on a wide variety of topics. He considers his specialty to be health and wellness but what makes his presentation style so fun and engaging is his ability to tie it all back to the big picture, often seeing the relationships between broad topics.
He excels in working with patients of all ages and health goals, from infants to athletes to baby boomers. He also specializes in problems involving the cranial bones and neck, such as TMJD. Whether you were just involved in an auto accident or are simply looking to maintain a healthy active lifestyle, Dr. Paul Hodgson is a powerful resource in achieving your health goals
Dr. Arielle Rubinoff was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She pursued her interest in health and wellness, and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology and Human Movement. She followed her passions which lead her to the San Francisco Bay Area where she found her purpose, her husband, Dr. Tyler, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College west, becoming a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic.
Growing up with a big active family, she has become focused on serving other families from infancy to old age and helping them to re-establish control and strength in their lives while achieving their optimal health potential. Dr. Arielle is certified in the Webster technique, which is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that focuses on reducing nerve tension and balancing the pelvic bones, muscles, and ligaments to help optimize pelvic function during pregnancy and birth. She is proficient in many safe, effective, and gentle adjusting techniques, and has experience in extremity adjusting. She empowers her patients to understand their own bodies’ ability to adapt and heal. She connects with each patient and delivers excellent individualized care while providing them with the tools and information they need to help bring their body into a state of balance and ease. She inspires her patients to thrive both physically and mentally. Dr. Arielle believes that health can be achieved through healthy home cooked meals, active lifestyles, positive health habits, and regular Chiropractic care! If you need any recipes, she is your go-to.
She enjoys giving back to communities and those that struggle to seek health care. She has served on Chiropractic Mission trips to less fortunate communities in India and the Dominican Republic and plans on continuing to help educate people around the world about the benefits of Chiropractic care. She is a “forever” student of life and will continue to expand her knowledge and tool box as she continues to take seminars and workshops for education and technique
Dr. Arielle loves to connect with people and share laughs and hugs. When she is outside of the office, you can find her eating and/or cooking, spending time with loved ones, and exploring parks and beaches with Dr. Tyler and her dog, bento. She is super excited to be in sunny Carlsbad community and is looking forward to connecting with and serving its people and helping them grow.