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Meet Dr. Katie (Schlein) Valadez

Family Connection Chiropractic (#FCchiro)


Dr. Katie believes that health is not a destination but a journey, and acknowledges the beautiful human potential within. Through mutual support and striving to understand her patients’ needs, Dr. Katie is committed to helping families reach their maximum health. She is passionate about serving children and families of San Diego, as her specialty is pediatric and prenatal care.

Dr. Katie (Schlein) Valadez DC attended Francis Parker School & graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After, Dr. Katie attended the highly revered Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA, receiving a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2016. While at Life West, she was named 2015 Student of the Year for her commitment to service and leadership within the community.

A perpetual student for life, Dr. Katie constantly strives to better herself as a chiropractor and person. She is extremely involved in the profession through various organizations, seminars, and is up-to-date with pediatric and prenatal wellness. She is also Webster certified, which is a specific chiropractic technique for pregnancy.

With a diverse background in athletics and a college athlete herself, Dr. Katie enjoys working with children of all ages to support their athletic endeavors. She is committed to making an impact on her native community through supporting adults of all ages, children, pregnant moms, and dads to be.

She has an overwhelming passion to connect with and serve others, while maintaining very close relationships with her friends and family. She feels that it’s an honor and privilege to give back to her native community, which has had an indelible impact on shaping the person she is today.

Dr. Katie lives with her wife Lindsey and has a passion for supporting the LGBTQIA+ population, as it gave her a sense of self as a young person while growing up in San Diego. As a family chiropractor, Dr. Katie is committed to supporting individuals and families on their path to optimal health and well-being.

Dr. Katie was honored to be featured in SD Voyager earlier this year. Check out the article here to get to know her even better!


  • Dr. Katie Valadez is an amazing chiropractor and she is genuinely invested in the overall health of her patients. She is very passionate about what she does and her energy and warmth makes me look forward to coming in to get adjusted. Dr. Katie is adaptable and adjusts to peoples different levels of treatment comfort. She goes above and beyond just adjusting; she also provides guidance for patients who are interested in a holistic approach to health.

    - Alli P. Show More
  • I love this place!! Everyone from the receptionists and all the Dr’s at Life Within create such a positive mood that it makes coming back a great experience!! Most of all I know Dr. Katie actually cares about her patients!! It’s more than just having a back adjustment. It’s having your physical and spiritual self in alignment for optimal mental and physical health. Much Love Dr. Katie!

    - Jimmy M. Show More
  • Where do I start. I was searching for a new Dr. for sometime. I just hadn't met the right one. The minute I met Dr. Katie I knew. She is very passionate about her work and it shows. From the beginning stages to till now she has gone above and beyond to make sure MY needs are met. I highly recommend Dr. Katie!

    - Randy F. Show More
  • Dr. Katie is a gem! She is an amazing healer and cares deeply for her clients well being. I bring my whole family and we have all seen significant benefit in our health from reduction in headaches, colds and anxiety. That would be enough to keep coming back, but we also love being around her contagious kids even like going so that's the real proof! Thanks Dr. Katie

    - Jamie G Show More