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Our holistic model of care helps you move and feel your best by supporting the body’s ability to heal naturally.

Meet Our Team

Passionate about helping families achieve optimal health through natural medicine

Dr. Cara Poppas DC

Owner, Chiropractor

Hi, I’m Dr. Cara Poppas. I’m here to offer you a complete chiropractic plan of care as a safe, effective solution for your health.

I understand how hard it can be to choose wisely when it comes to good health care. In my early 20’s, I was in a car accident which damaged my spine and left me in chronic pain. After getting nowhere with conventional medicine, a friend recommend I try chiropractic which changed my life.

With regular chiropractic adjustments, my body began to heal beyond my neck injury. The more I experienced deep changes in myself, the more I wanted to learn about the body’s innate healing wisdom so I could help others find relief too.

My passion is helping families achieve optimal health through natural care, so our beautiful community can thrive.

Education & Credentials
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Sherman College
  • Certified Webster Technique Practitioner​
  • Member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association​
  • Certified CoreAlign Instructor​

Dr. Justin Petersen DC


Dr. Justin Petersen embodies the spirit of service and dedication in every aspect of his life. A former US Marine, Dr. Petersen transitioned his commitment to excellence from military service to the field of healthcare. As a certified practitioner of Applied Kinesiology, he utilizes a diverse array of gentle chiropractic techniques to promote holistic healing and well-being.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Dr. Petersen finds joy and fulfillment in his roles as a husband and father. With a bustling household comprising four daughters and one son, family values are at the core of his identity. Dr. Petersen’s dedication to his loved ones extends beyond the home, as he actively participates in their lives and endeavors.
In his leisure time, Dr. Petersen is a fervent enthusiast of physical fitness and outdoor adventures. From weight lifting to martial arts, and from baseball to rugby, he embraces a dynamic lifestyle that reflects his passion for athleticism and exploration. Dr. Petersen’s love for the outdoors fuels his adventurous spirit, driving him to seek new challenges and experiences.
Dr. Petersen’s cultural breadth is as vast as his array of interests. Fluent in several languages, including Samoan and some Tongan, he embraces diversity and seeks to connect with individuals from all walks of life. This linguistic prowess reflects his commitment to fostering meaningful connections and understanding across cultures.
Meet Alyssa

Dr. Alyssa Obata DC


Hello, I’m Dr. Alyssa Obata, and I’m excited to be part of your healthcare team, dedicated to providing you with comprehensive care for your wellness journey.

At Kailua Chiropractic, I immerse myself in a holistic approach to recovery, integrating various therapies such as sports massage and stretching, exercise rehab and manual therapy with full spine adjustments. As a chiropractor, I have the privilege of witnessing firsthand the transformative power of natural healing methods.
My commitment to delivering quality care extends beyond the treatment room. I love spending time with my husband, daughter and ohana in Kaimuki. From chiropractic college to my experience at Nordstrom, I have been honing interpersonal skills and fostering lasting connections, and cultivating a holistic approach to healthcare centered around individualized attention and patient education.
With a diverse skill set ranging from chiropractic techniques such as Diversified, Thompson, Activator, to proficiency in radiological examinations and physiotherapies, I’m equipped to tailor a comprehensive plan of care to address your unique needs.
I am deeply passionate about empowering individuals and families to achieve optimal health naturally, and am committed to guiding you on your path to wellness. Together, let’s unlock your body’s innate healing potential and embark on a journey toward vibrant health and vitality.
Education & Credentials
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, DC
    Parker University, Dallas, TX
  • Webster Certified
  • Kinesiology and Nutrition Science BA
    Whittier College, Whittier, CA

Meet Sarah

Sarah Roditi, Chiropractic Assistant

You’ll be greeted with a smile by our lovely Chiropractic Assistant, Sarah Roditi. She is here to help answer your questions and assist you with all of your scheduling needs.
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