*Testimonials presented apply only to the individuals depicted, cannot be guaranteed, and should not be considered typical
Before I came to Dr. Hifai I had frozen shoulder and I couldn't move my left arm more than a few inches in any direction. I especially could not raise my arm to put on a sweater, wash my under arm or simply push myself up from sitting or turning over in bed. My entire left shoulder uper arm, and lat felt like I had worked out extremly hard; I had done nothing except work. I have a job that uese a lot of uppper body movements, espacially quick moving arms. When I realized I had 'frozen shoulder'I panicked. I thought I would have to find a new career. I knew, however, that I now, after ignoring the fact that I should have been going to DR Hifai all along, I would now need her to rehabilitate me. It only took 3 months! she put me on a program that took my pain away completly! No surgery! No medication! just recovery at its best!! I am so grateful for Dr Hifai and her staff. DO NOT PUT OFF GETTING RELIEF! And especially do not put off taking are of your body beause you're too busy! I have also noticed my voice/vocal cords have improved because fore my voice would go in and out when I would talk. I feel more balanced now.
Before I came to Dr. Hifai I could not move my neck. Due to a car accident, I have pain/spasms in my lower back and shoulder. As soon as I got treated I felt comfort in my body. The weekly adjustments help with all the pain and discomfort that I was feeling. I'm thankful for the wonderful staff and Dr. Hifai for all their help.
Before I came to Dr. Hifai I did not have full movement in my shoulders and neck. I had pain when doing strenuous exercises. After going to Dr. Hifai, my pain slowly went away and the movement in my shoulder and neck areas have greatly improved. I would highly recommend Dr. Hifai to all my friends and family.
I have been coming to Dr. Hifai regularly for over a year now. I am a marathon runner and my recovery time at the last one was over 3 months! I just ran the San Diego marathon (26.2 miles) and my recovery was REMARKABLE! I was able to work out the next day, ran a bit 2 days after, and ran my full routine on the 3rd day post race! This was my 4th marathon; the last one was 10 years ago. My time to finish was also shorter and I have never recovered so fast before! I came 2 days before the race (additionally to my regular adjustments) and a day after the race. I think it made a huge difference and I feel energized and great. No pain AT ALL!
Before I came to Dr. Hifai I could not imagine that I would make such a startling recovery. I came in after a car accident back in February and had pain in my neck and back that interfered with my daily life. Now it's April and I feel just like I did before the accident. I will be grateful for the team here at Hifai Chiropractic for helping me restore my health.
Before I came to Dr. Hifai I could not sit or sleep at night after my car accident. Now with Dr. Hifai's care plan I can sleep a lot better and sit better. Thank you Dr. Hifai and your team for all your help!
Before I came to Dr. Hifai I was in a car accident and I could not move my head and neck. The thought of bending my back was frightening to me. At one point I thought I would have to live and endure this condition for the rest of my life. Now at the end of my treatment by the grace of the Almighty and the help provided by the complete team for Dr. Hifai I am almost symptom free! My heart felt gratitude to Dr. Hifai and her team.
Before I came to Dr. Hifai I could not move my neck. There was shooting pain down my right arm and I was waking up two to three times a night with throbbing pain. I was in a car accident and I injured my back. It was difficult to pray and do house work. I also completely stopped my weekly hiking with my friends. After my care, I am completely pain free and I can resume all my previous activities without any issues. Dr. Hifai and her team have been a God send. Their care and warmth made the journey so much easier and reduced my stress.
Before I came to Dr. Hifai I could not move my neck freely without pain. Also I would get back pain from golf. Now I am able to play golf with no pain or stiffness and move my neck with no issues. I walk my dog 2 hours a day, swim every other day, and golf once or twice a week. I also do not have the stiffness in my lower back after sitting in the car for long drives.
Before I came to Dr. Hifai I could not walk evenly because of pain in the left knee in 2009. I had a Schedule Consultation with Dr. Hifai at her office. She placed small electric pads on my back along each side of my spine, examined my knee and spine. Then, showed me the red inflammation along my spine through the software program. Dr. Hifai was thorough in examining my condition and body, and she answered all of my questions. I was impressed with her knowledge, skill and professionalism that I had my first treatment with the activator, roller bed (low level), water bed and muscle stem. After the second treatment the following week, I had no pain and could walk evenly. She had successfully aligned my and treated my knew!
Through the years, I would see her for a sprained ankle, lower back pain, and mommy’s thumb. Her treatments have proven that my body would heal quickly. I learned that if one has an aligned spine, then the nervous system and organs would be healthy. As a result, I see her at least twice per month for preventative maintenance and life-long health.
Thank you, Dr. Hifai and your caring, compassionate staff.
Carol K. Tohsalen
I was referred to Dr. Hifai by my former Sr. Office Manager Lori Correl & one of the former Computer Professor Maria Reyes, they both told me to go & let her help me with my numerous pains back in 2008. Today, I am going in for another treatment for Sciatica, the last time I went in over a week ago, the pain had stop. I over did myself by walking in heels at Balboa Park & the pain return... I am buying walking shoes... she is excellent
This doctor is fabulous. Staff are caring and friendly. Dr. Hifai is knowledgeable and cares for her patients. I am so relieved of my years and years of back, arm, and neck pain. Now that I am singing in a chorus holding a music folder for looking periods of time she is also addressing my hand and thumb pain. Thank you so much Dr. Hifai.
We have been seeing Dr Hifai for over a year. She has been working with my young teen daughter for all of her sports injuries. Dr Hifai is wonderful and compassionate and has been a true blessing in our road to recovery and ongoing health. Her staff is amazing as well. Thankful for all she provides.
We have been coming to Dr. Hifai's office for 4 years now and we love it ( that is why we keep coming back!) Dr. Hifai and her staff is very nice and real knowledgable! My youngest son was complaining about headaches & lower back pain. With a couple visits the headaches were gone!
Dr. Hifai, is awesome! She is knowledgeable, responsible and caring! She is always looking out for her patiences health. She has helped me tremendously in the recovery of two different sport related injuries. Thanks to her Physical Theraphy I'm back to playing the sports I love.
They always take great care of me! Loyal patient for over 6 years!! Thank you!
Dr. Hifai is wonderful! Always wants her clients to be happy and will go the extra mile for you!
We absolutely love Dr Haifai and her staff! My husband and I both go to her and she is critical to our back and neck pain. She is compassionate and a true professional.
Samila and her staff are the best! I've been going to her office a few years and everyone is always professional.
Fantastic service and level of professionalism! Dr. Hifai is extremely personable and knowledgeable. The massage therapists are highly professional and extremely good! Highly recommend this practice.
I've been a patient for more than 15 years, wouldn't go anywhere else!...keeps me tuned up for my busy life!
Dr hifai is the best chiropractor in San Diego!! today is her businesses' anniversary. happy anniversary to Dr hifai and her great staff!
dr. hifai and her staff are awesome! i went to a couple of chiropractors previous to her and the results were not good. she has improved my health dramatically by reducing lower back pain considerably. i give her the highest recommendation possible. her staff is quite professional and friendly.
Great place to get a back adjustment. Dr. Hifai is friendly and knowledgeable. Office staff are great. Massage therapists do a great job. Nice equipment. I especially like the water bed machine. Feels great after a round of golf.
I just moved to PQ a few months ago, and had to find a chiropractor to get help with my shoulder pains. Dr. Hifai and her team are good at what they do :) I go here for my Chiropractic adjustments, and therapy. I also signed up for their massage membership, because the first time I had it with masseuse Glenda, it was amazing! It's not like the massage I usually get from asian places which I've tried a few times and end up not feeling any better. Here they would really work with your pain and actually feel the difference when you leave. All but love for this clinic!
Dr. Samila and her staff are amazing and are very welcoming and friendly. They are conveniently located and have plenty of parking. They offer wonderful services. They have helped my back and neck pain to improve!
I have been coming to Hifai Chiropractic for years. I went for routine adjustments and never stopped. I love the way my back and neck feel after adjustments.
I also got into a small car accident and she took care of my son and I. She made sure we got proper treatment and worked with my insurance company. I really did not do anything, which was great because who had time to work with insurance companies?
Not only do I go to her, so do my kids. They are in sports so they would come to her for an alignment and they love her. They looked forward to their appointments. My whole family sees her.
I never hesitate to recommend her. Many of my colleagues go to her as well. I highly recommend this place for all chiropractic needs.
Atmosphere: when you walk into Hifai chiropractic the atmosphere is great. It's quiet and inviting. The staff is ready to greet you and there is music and magazines. Service: customer service is great. All the staff members are very friendly and knowledgeable.
She has a massage therapist as well that you can see. I love going there for deep tissue massages. Prices: prices of adjustments are great for me. I have insurance through my work so I only pay $10.
The prices for massages are also reasonable and they are always having specials, depending on the holidays.
Love Dr Hifai she's the best the equipment on site is great and they are always working to ensure myself and family are well taken of!!
I love Dr. Hifai and the staff! She is able to adjust me comfortably while pregnant, and I always feel 100% better afterward! I've also taken advantage of the massages- they are excellent!
I started coming here through my mom, who sees Dr Hifai for adjustments and also gets massages with Elisa. My mom was always ranting and raving about them, the pricing was affordable, and they were offering a promotion that I just couldn't pass up!
I purchased 4 massages at a discounted rate via the promotion, and started to see Elisa, the massage therapist. I love her and loved her massage and I haven't stopped going since! I am now a part of the rub club, so I count on my regular monthly massages, and then I still partake in their promotional events to add a few additional massages to my monthly massages, as a special treat. :)
Elisa does an awesome job with the massages. She is really good about applying the pressure you're looking for, and listening to your needs/trouble spots. I feel totally comfortable with her and I think that is so important.
I also find it easy to schedule and book an appointment. The trick is kind of picking a day and time that works best with your schedule, and sticking to that. Then, after every appointment, I just make sure to schedule the next month's appointment then. Because they can book up pretty quick, and if you don't have a flexible schedule, they may not be able to accommodate your time last minute.
I will say that I agree with one of the reviewers below who thought it annoying that we had to fill out the online survey about our pain and the location of the spots that it's in. They seem to make a really big deal about it, and I find it unnecessary for myself. If I don't fill it in, the receptionist will make me. I feel awkward doing it and I just make it up every time. I am going for maintenance and a relaxing time; I have a relationship with the massage therapist so I'm pretty sure I can tell her where my trouble spots are. That being said, when I fill it out online, it isn't even accurate because I don't even really know what to do!
I recommend coming here, and even though I personally can only speak to Elisa and the massages, the whole practice seems to be professional, and filled with kind and nice people. I highly recommend!
Dr. Hifai is very thorough with her treatments and treats you like a person, not just another patient. The staff is also so incredibly nice. They are open on Saturdays, which is great for people needing weekend appointments. This office/location offers Chiropractic Therapy, Acupuncture, and Massage. I've done the Chiropractic Therapy and Massage and both have done wonders for my healing after my auto accident. All of the masseuses are a blessing, but for what I needed (as far as technique), Meredith was/is my favorite. I definitely recommend this office for your therapy!
Dr. Hifai has helped me tremendously with my migranes. I was always terrified of chiropractors, but she is so friendly, professional, and gentle. I do not allow anyone else to treat me, but her. Her staff is also very friendly, and welcoming. Although my migranes are better I still go in for adjustments. Her office has massage therapy, and acupuncture as well as therapy beds. I recommend her to everyone for almost anything.
I like coming to Dr. Hifia. She is very nice and professional. She made my first time very comfortable and thought me a few things about the human body. I now see here every other month and I walk out of there feeling brand new! The staff is also friendly and it seems that we all know each other.
The office is a little hidden, behind the Costco on Market St. The waiting area is small but you never wait for her, she has plenty rooms and they attend you right away. She also has massage and spa services and gives you good deals if your her patient.
If you do not live near this location she also has a second office in Rancho Bernardo somewhere.
I really like Dr. Hifai and her staff. I have had adjustments and massages here. Both are great! I signed up for a year and it really made a difference. I haven't had any pain since. I still go in periodically for a "tune up" . I am always treated kindly and like the therapy beds she provides. I have been to many chiropractors and she is the first one who has these available. It really loosens you up before the adjustment. I think the adjustment last longer because of the beds.
I have my second appointment this afternoon. The treatment was nice. I'm looking for a permanent fix but doubt there is such a thing. Such a relaxing atmosphere. The treatment is high class. Complimentary Tea in the lounge and Candy surrounded by tempting delights for the body for sale that include massage oils, body lotion, and scented candles.
I went in for my first ever Chiropractor visit. Although my back isn't permanently in tip-top condition, I felt better after the first visit. First part of my visit I got a tension level assessment done on my back to determine the proper treatment for my case. Part of the visit included 2 kinds of relaxing and soothing massages to stretch out the spine and melt tension away. Doc "cracked my bones" and left me with a care package complete with gel samples and reading material on the importance of healthy living.
I cant say enough nice things about this office. Dr. Hifai has treated my two daughters and me for over a year now. She is very caring and treats her patients with kindness. She's really educated and knows what she's talking about. I enjoy seeing her and recommend her to all my friends!
Dr. Hifai is my first, and hopefully, only chiropractor. I started seeing her in 2005-2006 for my neck, shoulders, and back. At my first treatment I was so weak in my arms that I could not resist her pressure to push my arms down from a stretched out position. After ONE adjustment, she asked me to see if I could resist her, and I immediately had the strength to do so. THAT CONVINCED skeptical me that there is validity and results with chiropractic care. I have been a faithful patient ever since, and due to being consistent in getting maintenance adjustments, I have minor issues with what originally brought me through her door. She is knowledgeable, professional, focused, approachable, experienced, and pleasant. I had to move in late 2007 but made regular trips back to San Diego, which always included my Hifai treatments. I have done this all these years because I am that comfortable and confident with Dr. Hifai. I also regularly get massage therapy on my neck, shoulders, and back, as it helps keep my muscles from tightening. Her massage therapists are wonderful (as is all her staff). Obviously, I am a Hifai fan, and will travel miles and miles to keep her in my life.