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. 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. 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.