Karina Espinosa

Assistant (C.A.)

Karina Espinosa, C.A. has had extensive clinical training under Dr. Santoliva’s direction at Back in Action Wellness Center, assisting patients with chiropractic and acupuncture treatments. For more than 5 years, Karina has served as Dr. Santoliva’s Chiropractic Assistant. Her careful attention to patients’ concerns and comfort helps Back in Action Wellness Center’s patients to quickly regain mobility pain free.

Karina’s Experience as Dr. Santoliva's Chiropractic Patient

“At the age of 19, I fell off a horse and broke my back. My doctor told me I would never walk again. He said, even if there was a slight chance of being able to walk again, I would never be able to run or regain the same balance. I was in the hospital for a month. After that, I was released with a full body cast.

I came to Dr Santoliva for a second opinion and she pushed me really hard to help me heal. She gave me chiropractic and acupuncture treatments three times a week for about a month, and frequent treatments monhtly for about six months. A year later, not only was I was able to walk, but I was able to ride my horses again!!!

Now I am married and have two beautiful children that I run after all the time. I don’t believe I would have my active life and family without Dr. Santoliva. She is not only my doctor but she takes great care of my family too.”

Clinical Training

As Chiropractic Assistant, Karina provides exceptional patient care by assisting with therapies, performing exams, and educating patients on chiropractic care. She makes sure Dr. Santoliva is notified of all patient inquiries and records patient health conditions, treatment plans and progress.

Karina particularly enjoys helping Dr. Santoliva with acupuncture treatments to enhance the health improvement benefits of chiropractic treatments. She also performs general administrative duties and assists with the execution and coordination of marketing. Karina’s warm, enthusiastic manner and deep desire to help patients sets patients at ease as they progress to wellness.

Karina earned her Chiropractic Assistant (C.A.) degree from The Masters Circle in 2011. This cutting-edge, 12-module, 60-hour C.A. certification program prepared Karina to deliver outstanding, professional chiropractic service. She is also currently studying Oriental Medicine at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois (degree expected in 2018).


  • Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Science, Nutrition (TCM) and Master of Science, Oriental Medicine (degrees expected in 2018)
  • The Masters Circle in Jericho, NY, Chiropractic Assistant, 2011
  • DePaul University in Chicago, IL, studies in International Business 2006-2007
  • Universidad Espiritu Santo in Guayaquil, Ecuador, studies in International Business 2003-2006