About Us

Chula Vista's Best Chiropractors for the Entire Family

We specialize in treating the entire family from pregnancy to adult and beyond.  Conveniently located in the Eastlake area, we invite you to become part of the Gerken Family.

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(619) 735-2828

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Our Story

Drs. Diane and Donald Gerken moved to Chula Vista in 1996 after completing residencies in Oceanside and Old Town respectively and created Gerken Family Chiropractic. We love working with families, newborns, infants, toddlers and kiddos of all ages. Dr Gerken is the only doctor in the South Bay area who holds diplomats in both Pediatrics and CranioSacral Therapy. These advanced degrees combined with over 25 years experience, gives you the best care, no matter the issue. Tongue tie, colic, poor breast feeding, low back pain,, and sports injuries are just some of the many conditions where we offer great results

Why Is Gerken Chiropractic Perfect For You?

  • Doctors with over 25 years experience
  • Webster Certified
  • The only South Bay chiropractor with a Diplomat in Pediatrics
  • The only South Bay chiropractor with a Diplomat in CranioSacral Therapy
  • Certified ICPA
  • State of the art, digital, X-Ray facilities
  • Affordable care the tailored to your health and wellness goals
  • Friendly, competent staff
  • Conveniently located in the Eastlake Area
  • Large, child safe, kid friendly rooms

Our Doctors

Donald Gerken, DC, DACCP, CSTD

Donald Gerken, DC, DACCP, CSTD

Specializes in Family Practice

Donald is a chiropractor who specializes in family practice. After completing his doctorate in chiropractic, he went back to school for additional training in pediatrics, pregnancy, CranioSacral Therapy and nutrition. He is the only Chiropractor in south San Diego certified in family practice by the ICPA (International Chiropractic Association of Pediatrics) at the diplomat level. He is also the only chiropractor in south San Diego that is certified diplomat in CranioSacral Therapy by the Upledger Institute.

Dr. Gerken loves helping women throughout pregnancy. His focus isn’t strictly pain relief, but improving the overall function of the pelvis and soft tissue structures surrounding the uterus. This optimizes labor and delivery. Once the baby has arrived, Dr. Gerken focuses on helping mothers to regain their health and strength while breastfeeding. He is happy to work hand-in-hand with your Doula or Midwife.

Diane Gerken, DC, CST

Diane Gerken, DC, CST

Specializes in High Force Injuries

Diane specializes in extremities and high force injures as well as pain management. She helps remove internal scar tissue to maximize range of motion and function. Dr. Diane is a mother of three grown boys, and available by appointment. She is certified in Webster Technique with additional classes in nutrition, sports medicine and CST.

In her spare time, Dr. Diane enjoys volleyball, pickleball, painting, guacamole and chocolate. Due to her active lifestyle, she’s experienced many of the injuries she treats herself and can relate to parenting challenges, life changes and managing a busy household. Diane enjoys speaking with groups about health, fitness and meeting lifelong goals.

Our Massage Therapists

Elizabeth Becker, CMT Certified Massage Therapist

Elizabeth Becker, CMT

Specializes in Holistic Therapies

Elizabeth has a thriving passion in helping people reach their health and healing goals. Using a holistic approach to her work, Elizabeth tailors her massage to meet each patient’s needs and provides the right combination of techniques no matter where they are in their wellness journey.

Elizabeth is experienced in deep tissue, Tui Na, Thai massage, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage and circulatory therapy. She is also certified in cupping and hot rock massage. Elizabeth has over 10 years in experience working with patients who have injuries, are post-surgery or are in the exciting stages of pregnancy.

Chevy Maultsby, CMT Certified Massage Therapist

Chevy Maultsby, CMT

licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner

Chevy is a licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Chevy is passionate about creating a safe space for healing and release. Mother to two boys and Navy veteran, she has a loving spirit and great intuition.

Shevette, who goes by Chevy, loves massage and working with people. She has an innate sense of just how much pressure to apply and which muscles most need attention. Chevy is experienced in deep tissue, circulatory and pregnancy massage and uses a combination of her many techniques to meet her patients’ needs. Your health and wellness goals are her upmost priority.

Chevy is an exercise specialist and is familiar with injuries, strains and sprains. She has been working on patients for over 10 years and loves helping patients not only recover from injuries but also regain their function and vitality.

Our Wonderful Staff

JeanMarie Arce

Office Manager, Patient Trafficking Guru, Situational Expert

JeanMarie moved to Chula Vista after serving all over the world in our military as a administrative section leader. She now uses those precision skills to help our office function with accuracy and efficiency. She has been working for Gerken Family Chiropractic for over 7 years and has called Chula Vista home for over 18 years. Her favorite thing about working at Gerken Family Chiropractic is helping people stay on top of their care and reach their wellness goals.

JeanMarie is active in our local Masons and a mother of one grown boy and one active, high school boy. When not at work you can find JeanMarie cooking with passion, taking a relaxing walk or playing with puppies.