Dr. Sarah VanValkenburg, D.C.

Dr. Sarah has a passion for helping others in a natural, organic and drug-free way and is determined to change the world one spine at a time (from conception to delivery, birth and beyond!

Sarah VanValkenburg has been a part of Barker Chiropractic’s family since 2007 when she worked as a chiropractic assistant until she decided to follow in the footsteps of it’s founder, Dr. David K. Barker. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in human biology as well as her Doctorate of Chiropractic, licensed in the state of California. She has also completed her post-graduate studies specializing in Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractic through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). In addition, she has diligently studied the work of Dr. David K. Barker as well as the techniques utilized in his practice of 39 years. Her passion for chiropractic exudes in her work with each and every patient she encounters. She is dedicated to continuing the legacy of her late mentor Dr. David K. Barker. In her words, “I am thrilled and grateful to be an integral part of Santee’s healthcare community and will devote myself to the health and happiness of every single one of my patients.”

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Dr. David K. Barker, D.C.

In loving memory of our founder Dr. David K. Barker
Dr. David K. Barker, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1975 and is licensed in the states of California and Arizona. He has completed post-graduate studies with Dr. Russell Earhart in pathology and radiology, spinal column stressology under Dr. Lowal E. Ward, and Contact Reflex Analysis (muscle testing kinesiology) under Dr. D.A. Versendal.
Dr. Barker brought high quality, professional chiropractic care to East County San Diego in 1976. Besides his clinic in Santee, he was with Dr. E.V. Jesperson in El Cajon for 2 years. Dr. Barker also had a clinic in La Mesa from 1977 to 1987 with his brother Dr. Dennis W. Barker and, now, his Santee clinic since 1981.
Over all the years, Dr. David K. Barker has developed a technique that is very gentle yet extremely effective.


It has been our pleasure at Barker Chiropractic to have served the Santee community since 1981. Our goal is to educate, inspire and help heal our patients and those in our surrounding communities through natural chiropractic care. Our purpose is to be the premier center of optimal health, function and wellness serving all of San Diego County. Through up to date education and services, we strive to create happier, healthier, and better functioning members of society.

Our Philosophy

At Barker Chiropractic, our approach to health is uncomplicated. We are dedicated and focused on subluxation prevention, detection and correction. We understand that the best possible health expression and well being is found by relieving any stress or interference on the nervous system.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate, assess and specifically adjust the spines of all the members in our communities including adults, children, co-workers and loved ones. We are dedicated to empowering our patients to make informed healthcare decisions and understand the importance of pediatric and family wellness.

Our Vision Statement

Our vision is to provide the best specific chiropractic care and education to our community and beyond. We also strive to be a trusted destination for natural healing and a healthy lifestyle. We envision our neighborhoods full of healthy and happy people that understand the importance of their spine and central nervous system and the direct effects subluxations have on overall health and wellness.

Our Values

Education: To provide the best and most current information possible to each patient to make informed decisions for all aspects of their healthcare.

Commitment: To diligently provide the best possible chiropractic care to each patient with continued education and the most current evidence-based literature.

Passion and Love: To share the passion and love for chiropractic and its profound effects on the human body. To love each patient and treat them with kindness, respect, and consideration.

Being Proactive Rather Than Reactive: Understanding that the significance of preventing disease is more effective than attempting to treat only the symptoms.

Responsibility: Taking responsibility as a patient is a necessary step for improving health. Responsibility with pre-scheduled appointments, scheduled or auto-payments, prescribed at-home rehabilitation and exercises, any nutritional advice, and more.