Linda has always had a passion for being of service to people and animals. After 34 years of teaching emotionally, behaviorally and academically challenged students, she retired and began pursuing her interest in animal wellness. Having rescued a dog from the streets of Tijuana, Linda began a journey of attending to her dog’s special needs. Some of which traditional veterinary care did not address. She discovered the benefits of acupuncture, massage, laser therapy and chiropractic care in helping her precious companion recover and gain good health. This inspired her to begin a new path of gaining as many skills as possible to help create and maintain wellness for animals.
Linda is a graduate of the Lang Institute of Canine Massage where she received 663 hours of training in canine anatomy, physiology, massage, structure and movement, nutrition, disease, breeds and breed behavior, gait assessment and hygiene. Linda is also a Level 4 Healing Touch for Animal practitioner. Healing Touch is an energy field clearing therapy that supports the body to self-heal. Some of the techniques include trauma release, vertebral release and repair, chakra and chi balance, sound therapy (i.e., use of specialized tuning forks), and advanced essential oil applications. Her additional training includes laser therapy, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) and Ozone Therapy.
Linda is described by clients as having a calm and centering presence with a strong passion for helping animals. In her spare time Linda is either creating one of a kind functional ceramic pieces in her home-based studio or is outside enjoying nature with her dog, Colin.
Her mission is to create space to nurture, provide and restore comfort to all living things.
Mindy Mar, DC, DACBSP, ICSC
Dr. Mindy Mar’s life-long dream was to become an animal chiropractor & help revolutionize animal healthcare options long before she started chiropractic school. She received her chiropractic doctorate degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2002 after graduating from Arizona State University in 1997 with a degree in kinesiology & athletic training. Dr. Mar is a board-certified chiropractic sports physician, a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®, an Internationally Certified Sports Chiropractor via the Federation of International Chiropractic Sports and most recently a board-certified animal chiropractor via American Veterinary Chiropractic Association after completing over 220 hands-on hours by an accredited animal chiropractic program with over 1200 veterinary chiropractic classroom hours. She has a special interest in small animal geriatrics and prioritizes the value of personal client communication. To learn more about Dr. Mar’s philosophy on animal chiropractic, click here:
What is Animal Chiropractic? | Mar Chiropractic
Dr. Mar has over 25 years of professional experience with professional sports, on-site corporate healthcare and private practice. She is dual licensed in both California and Arizona, living full time in San Diego for the last 20 years. Dr. Mar is recognized as the first female chiropractor within the NFL via the Chargers from 2007-2019. She was the team physiotherapist for the BMW ORACLE Racing team, champions of the 33rd America’s Cup. Dr. Mar is an official sports medicine volunteer healthcare provider for the United States Olympic Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and was selected as one of four chiropractors in the country to serve a two-week rotation at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs during Summer 2011. She served as part of the USOPC Medical staff for Paralympic Games 2012 in London and completed another USOPC rotation in Summer 2021 during Tokyo Olympics.
Over the years, Dr. Mar has worked with U.S. Para-cycling, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cricket, & Team USA for various World Cups, camps and regional qualifiers. Dr. Mar was a sports medicine provider for the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw Poland and World Sporting Games 2019 in Tortosa Spain. She also works with the German Football League, served as a sports medicine provider at Powerlifting Worlds in Dubai, UAE in 2019 and is the first sports physio to work at the US Cricket Open in 2019 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Dr. Mar worked on-site at a Fortune 500 company in Carlsbad for nearly nine years serving over 3500 employees. Dr. Mar sits on both the ACBSP Diplomate/CCSP written board exam committee & abstract review committee. Dr. Mar is also lectures around the country on topics such as concussion management for various sports medicine organizations & programs. Dr. Mar is passionate about preventative healthcare, healthy lifestyle, nutrition and animal rights/welfare. During free time she enjoys watching sports, working out, sushi & sake, traveling the world and relaxing with her cats.