Kristen Teuscher


Dr. Kristen Teuscher was born and raised in Fremont, California where she grew up playing soccer and softball. From a young age, Dr. Kristen was always interested in healthcare and the human body. She received her master’s degree in biology with an emphasis in microbiology from California State University, East Bay where she also had the opportunity to teach the microbiology laboratory courses to undergraduates and pre-nursing students.

It was at this time when she found CrossFit and realized the importance of mobility and proper movement patterns. Dr. Kristen received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West in 2017, where she graduated with cum laude honors. In 2021, she completed her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) and is also certified in Webster Technique.

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Board Certified – National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (2017)
  • Physiotherapy Board Certified – National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (2017)
  • Master of Science: Biology with an emphasis in Microbiology – California State University, East Bay (2017)
  • Bachelor of Science: Biology with a minor in Chemistry – California State University, East Bay (2010)
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) – Chiropractic Council on Extremity Adjusting (2017)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Hawk Grips – Level 1 / 2017)
  • Functional Movement Taping – RockTape (2017)
  • Fascial Distortion Model (FDM): Module 1 – American Fascial Distortion Model Association
  • Certified Lower Extremity Provider – Active Release Techniques
  • Certified Upper Extremity Provider – Active Release Techniques
  • Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC) – Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute (2021)
  • Webster Technique – International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (2021)
  • Mulligan Concept Lower Quarter – Mobilization with Movement (2022)
Dr. Kristen Teuscher putting in the lifts as part of her active regimen.

Sports & Interests

Dr. Kristen Teuscher grew up in a very active family with various sports year-round. She enjoys staying active by doing CrossFit, trail running, and hiking. Dr. Kristen is also a very dedicated West Coast Swing dancer and has competed at multiple events in Northern California. She also volunteers on the Board of Directors for a non-profit swing dance club in the Bay Area and is on the convention committee for their annual swing dance convention.

Community Work / Sports Medicine Experience

  • Chiropractic mission trip to El Salvador (2016)
  • US Sumo Open (2017)
  • Valor Games (2017)
  • The Next Generation Swing Dance Club Board of Directors – (Secretary 2016-2018; Vice President 2018)
  • Placer Veterans Stand Down (2018)
  • Fleet Feet Sacramento Training Programs
  • Women's Fitness Festival (2018)


  • Dr. Kristen is a miracle worker. The first time I went to see her, I could barely stand up straight, because of terrible pain across my lower back. Five days later, I was able to race an Olympic distance triathlon (with her knowledge and support), with no back pain or discomfort whatsoever. I've seen her regularly ever since, for maintenance and to work on various niggles so they don't develop into full-blown injuries.

    She's not only a very skilled chiropractor who works on all areas of the body; she's patient and a great listener. I recommend her VERY highly to any athlete looking for bodywork.

    Eileen Newhall

    Retiree and Ironman Athlete
  • Dr. Kristen helped me resolve a chronic injury that I thought I would be stuck with forever. She was thorough with her evaluations at each appointment and adjusted her treatment based on my feedback. I appreciated that she was creative – she tried different devices and techniques until she found a method that worked. The best part is that she never told me that I would need to stop running. Her goal was the same as mine – to get me back out there as soon as possible.

    Sean Garbutt

    Fleet Feet Sacramento training program coordinator, race team coach, and ultra runner
  • I cannot recommend Dr. Kristen Teuscher and Elite Spinal and Sports Care enough! Having dealt with knee pain for several years and trying multiple paths to recovery (including being told I would never run again) I came to see Dr. Kristen. Not only was I able to run again, I was able to complete my first full marathon!! Her therapy went way beyond the exam room – she helped coach/talk me through the mental challenges of completing the distance. Without her help, I would not have been able to complete the race!

    Christina Wagner

    Director of Finance, mom, and marathon runner

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