Who We Are

Meet our Experienced Team of Doctors

Both Drs. Tiltmann and Santos have a strong working relationship with many medical doctors, including the One Medical Group.
Kai Tiltmann

Dr. Kai Tiltmann, D.C.

Dr. Tiltmann graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1998 and opened Financial District Chiropractic in downtown San Francisco in 2005 and joined Active Care Physical Therapy in Manhattan, New York City in 2018.

He specializes in treating patients suffering from chronic low back pain, the primary cause of disability world wide according to the World Health Organization. He is a McGill Method Master Clinician with specialized training to assess chronic low back pain triggers and develop treatment plans to eliminate symptoms. These low back pain cases have become chronic because of unresponsiveness to interventions including: physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, exercises, yoga, pilates, injections, medication/opioids and sometimes surgery.

In addition to his focus on low back pain he treats other musculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities. For therapeutic intervention; Graston Technique®. and Active Release Technique® (ART) are incorporated for soft tissues rehabilitation as well as specific exercise programs.

He is available for speaking engagements regarding ergonomics and low back pain prevention.


  • California State Board Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic
  • McGill Method Master Clinician
  • Agreed Medical Examiner (A.M.E.) - CA Workers' Compensation System
  • Independent Medical Examiner - Personal Injury Cases (Car Accidents)
  • Member of California Chiropractic Association (CCA)
  • Graston Technique® (Advanced Certification +M3)
  • Certified in Active Release Techniques ®
  • Certified Associate Ergonomist
  • Kinesio Tape/RockTape Certified
Dr. Nick Santos, DC

Dr. Nick Santos, D.C.

Dr. Nick Santos graduated in 2018 from National University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. He is skilled at treating a variety of musculoskeletal disorders including back and neck pain, and conditions of the extremities (shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, foot and hand etc.).

He utilizes many different treatment principles including chiropractic adjustments, various soft tissue techniques, corrective exercise and rehabilitation. He is using the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) which uses the assessment and the patient’s response to specific movements to treat musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. This assessment and therapy gives the patient the ability to understand the causes of their discomfort and empowers them to be in control of their own symptom management.

Dr. Santos personally benefits from chiropractic care throughout his various athletic endeavors. As a college wrestler and Scholar All-American, he learned first-hand how beneficial chiropractic care can be in not only treating injuries but preventing them. He enjoys an active lifestyle including surfing, hiking and fishing.


  • California State Board Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic
  • McKenzie Method
  • Member of American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

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