Dr. Setareh Derakhshan, D.C.

Founder and Practitioner

Dr. Setareh Derakhshan D.C. believes that effective chiropractic care means looking beyond a patient’s primary symptoms. As founder and practitioner at Your Health in Motion, Dr. Derakhshan takes time to get to know each patient’s unique genetic, environmental, and lifestyle variables, so that she may address immediate complaints, as well as their underlying causes. Dr. Derakhshan’s charismatic blend of care and expertise are the cornerstones of her functional approach. Her technique is gentle, yet effective, and treatments focus on balancing structural, metabolic and emotional health. She takes pride in her record of leaving visitors feeling respected and relieved.

Dr. Derakhshan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University, and in 2011 she graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. She specialized in Neurology at the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies and became board eligible in 2014. After school, she continued training with renowned chiropractic neurologist Dr. Shad Groves. In 2013, Dr. Derakhshan founded Your Health in Motion.

Dr. Derakhshan, founder and practitioner at Your Health in Motion
Dr. Kristina Tauran, practitioner at Your Health in Motion

Dr. Kristina Tauran


Kristina Tauran is a Doctor of Chiropractic currently working as an Associate Chiropractor at Your Health in Motion since August 2023. Prior to becoming a Chiropractor, Dr. Tauran worked as a Chiropractic Assistant at Summit Health Center from 2018 to 2020.

Dr. Tauran earned her Doctor of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from California State University-Fullerton.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, she took a year off to work at a Chiropractic clinic. She then began her doctorate program at Southern California University of Health Sciences. Her ultimate goal is to open a non-profit clinic and provide care to all patients regardless of background.

Dr. Julie Kotiw


Dr. Julie Kotiw, a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist since 2009, has an impressive array of certifications:

  • Certified Acupuncturist since 2009
  • Certified Massage Therapist since 2003
  • Registered Yoga Teacher since 2014

Dr. Kotiw’s personal journey as an MS patient has fueled her passion for natural healing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in general science from Palmer College of Chiropractic – Iowa Campus and a chiropractic doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic – Florida Campus.

In 2009, she founded a multi-disciplinary clinic, offering chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, and medical services. In 2014, she transitioned to a teaching role, sharing her expertise and experiences with others.

Dr. Kotiw, practitioner at Your Health in Motion
Raylene Luna, massage therapist at Your Health in Motion

Raylene Luna

Massage Therapist

Bio coming soon…

Lauren Jose

Patient Coordinator

Bio coming soon…

Lauren Jose, patient coordinator at Your Health in Motion
Max Taleon

Max Taleon


Max Taleon brings a blend of patient care and digital marketing expertise to Your Health in Motion. With over 7 years of experience in digital marketing and a customer service background exceeding 10 years, Max thrives in the fast-paced environment of the clinic.

She wears many hats, managing the clinic’s social media presence, email marketing efforts. On the front desk, Max ensures a smooth patient experience, providing a friendly and welcoming first impression. If Max could have a superpower, it would be the ability to clone herself to ensure all marketing is on point while efficiently handling patients’ needs.

Gizelle Fletcher Rivas


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A Note from Dr. Derakhshan

This is a story about how my life changed. The year is 1998 and I am 12 years old. My mom is driving me home from basketball practice when out of nowhere my head and body are violently thrown forward. Soon, another bang.

This three-way car accident threw me onto such a roller coaster of pain and emotions.

My neck and my upper shoulders constantly ached. My mom took me to all the specialists and no one could figure out the exact cause of my suffering. I was a frequent patient at physical therapy, pain management, physiotherapy, orthopedic and chiropractic offices. I could no longer play basketball and I significantly withdrew from social activities.

If you’ve ever been in pain, you know that it changes your personality. Nothing helped long term. My family and I became frustrated about why it was so hard to find a place to offer me relief from the pain caused by my injuries.

This journey to find answers lead me to my life’s path as a chiropractor. It was not until 2010 when I started an internship with my mentor—a chiropractic neurologist—that I finally understood why I wasn’t healing. I learned that pain is multifaceted. It was my saving grace. Chiropractic neurology uses nerve pathways that move muscles to evaluate function. Once the function is restored, using our technique, the body begins to heal.

I created “Your Health In Motion” as a healing space for people just like me. My passion is finding a way to get my patients to feel 100%. My team and I are here to help and will find the answer to what is wrong, or will refer you to someone who can.

If you are in pain or suffering, give yourself the opportunity to be well.

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