Dr. Derek E.N. Barkalow, MA, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Derek Barkalow was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula. While traveling extensively during his college and graduate school years, he always maintained a focus on returning home. Dr. Derek always wanted to contribute to the health and well-being of those around him and, after various work experiences, his path led him to pursue his doctorate in chiropractic like his father, Dr. Stephen Barkalow. He played various sports in high school and college and today particularly enjoys cycling, weightlifting, paddle boarding and surfing. The more active the activity the better, as he believes a body kept in motion is a happier body.

Dr Derek received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He attended Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles for his Pre-medical Post-baccalaureate, St George Medical School for the first 18 months of his training and then received his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA.

On your initial visit Dr Derek Barkalow he will take a complete history and perform a detailed physical evaluation.   If your examination confirms the need for care he will initiate appropriate chiropractic care and order any diagnostic procedures required.   Most often treatment will begin on the first visit. This may include manual medicine, physiotherapy, Class IV Laser therapy and many more modalities to help you return to optimal health as quickly as possible. Whatever your physical health issues may be, Dr. Derek looks forward to helping you on your path to optimal physical health and peak performance.

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Dr. Stephen D. Barkalow, DC, DAAPM

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Stephen Barkalow has been a licensed Chiropractor since 1977. He has been freeing people from pain since 1979 in his clinic in Monterey, California.  As a chiropractor with experience, he is committed to promoting the health and well being of his patients. Dr. Barkalow uses a ‘whole person approach’ when taking care of his patients. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, state of the art physiotherapy procedures, and providing the newest ideas in pain management and general well being, he is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.


  • B.S. Biology,   Southern California University,  B. A. Political Science,  University of Hartford
  • Doctor of Chiropractic,  Southern California University-College Of Chiropractic
  • Board Certified in Pain Management,  AmericanAcademy of Pain Management


  • California, Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Colorado, Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Connecticut, Department Of Health State of Connecticut
  • Independent Disability Examiner
  • California Radiography – X-ray supervisor and operator

Memberships & Associations:

  • California Chiropractic Association
  • MontereyBay Chiropractic Association

Dr. Dustin Nagai, DC

Dr. Dustin Nagai [dm-citystate]

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Dustin Nagai was born and raised in the Monterey Bay. Prior to earning his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Dr. Nagai was a patient seeking treatment for a pinched nerve from a high school football injury. He was inspired by his chiropractors ability to help relieve his pain. While playing college football and spending time in the training room, Dr Nagai developed an interest in helping others to heal. During his undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at San Diego State combine with years as a personal fitness trainer, his knowledge about health and wellness grew. Dr Nagai felt that he wanted to be a greater help to his clients in the fitness world and decided to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic West. Post graduation, Dr. Nagai studied golf related injuries, became certified in Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) and Rocktape/Kinesiotape application and worked with the CSUMB athletic med team.

Dr. Nagai customizes each patient’s treatment plan utilizing a combination of spinal manipulations, extremity manipulation, Active Release Technique (ART), Trigger Point therapy, exercises, stretches, Ultrasound, E-Stim, Laser therapy, ice/heat, Cox Flexion-distraction, nutritional advisement, Rocktape/Kinesiotaping and CBD Topical Pain Relief. These all help his patients feel pain relief, but more importantly, improve healing in a more functional and efficient way.

The Doctors Stephen and Derek Barkalow and Doctor Nagai welcome you to our office!

We look forward to helping you eliminate pain, increase motion and restore your body to a greater performance level!

Call us today at (831) 655-3255 (ext #3) to schedule!