Family First Chiropractic and Wellness Center knows that San Diego is the best place to live! Dr. Payton and Dr. Dawn brought their chiropractic practice to San Diego after practicing in Austin, TX for many years. They experienced the healthy, active lifestyle that defines San Diego and reinforces their belief in holistic, natural healing. Upper cervical care continues to be their chiropractic specialty and they have earned a reputation of excellence in San Diego for treating adults, children, athletes and seniors. They are proud to be San Diego chiropractors and share their knowledge and passion for chiropractic care with their clients.
Dr. Payton was adjusted from birth and throughout his childhood by his father, a Chiropractor in the central valley. He grew up in his father's practice witnessing firsthand the healing that would take place and realized at a young age that being a Chiropractor is not just a profession, it is a lifestyle.
Since it has always been Dr. Payton's goal to be a Chiropractor, he made sure to attend the oldest and most prestigious Chiropractic school in the world, Palmer. While in school Dr. Payton pursued his personal training license as he understood the benefits of combining Chiropractic care and exercise. He also volunteered his time to serve on the Palmer Sports Council where he gained extensive training taking care of athletes with sports injuries.
Dr. Dawn Bortoluzzi graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in biological sciences. She was all set to attend medical school when she received a chiropractic adjustment that changed her life. After experiencing a dramatic improvement with her chronic headaches, low immune system and ADHD symptoms, she changed her career path and enrolled in Chiropractic school. Dr. Dawn graduated magna cum laude and was the Salutatorian of her graduating class at Palmer Chiropractic College, the oldest and most prestigious chiropractic college in the world. She was also the recipient of the prestigious Virgil Strang award, an award given to only one individual in the graduating class, for demonstrating the highest level of passion and dedication to health and healing. She was also a member of the Palmer Sports Council where she volunteered her time helping athlete's with their injuries and reach their peak potential.