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"I have lived here in the Antelope Valley for over 20 years and have

  been to many other chiropractic offices. I have been given the best

  care from Dr. Petersen. I believe he is the best Chiropractor here in

  the Antelope Valley." – C Fast

"Dr. Petersen is great! He really knows his profession.

I love the different methods he uses to bring my whole body into alignment, not just my back. A visit to him has given me relief

from many severe head aches." – M Hammer

Back Office, Jackie

Jackie attended AVC, where she received her degree in interpreting for deaf and Spanish. She began working at Active Life in July 2015. The thing she loves most about her job is interacting with patients. A fun fact about Jackie is that she got married one day before she started working at the office! When she is not at work, Jackie loves to spend time with her husband and family and to be outdoors.


Jessica was the first employee at Active Life Chiropractic. She helped Dr. Petersen start the clinic in 2006. They have been married since 1999 and are the parents of 2 sons and one daughter. In her spare time, she loves to read, learn languages and travel. Her favorite place to visit with her family is Disneyland.

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Dr. Chris Petersen

The Antelope Valley has always played an important role in Dr. Petersen’s life. He originally moved to Palmdale at the age of 7. He spent the next decade in the AV, where he proudly graduated from Highland High School.


Owning and operating his own chiropractic clinic has been a dream for Dr. Petersen since his teenage years. With that in mind, he decided to move to Provo, Utah and attend Brigham Young University (BYU). While there, he received his B.S. in Human Anatomy with a minor in business.

The next step along the journey to achieving his dream took him to upstate New York. Dr. Petersen attended New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. While there, he was active in his school community. He served as class president as well as a resident assistant. He graduated cum laude with his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree.


Dr. Petersen was fortunate to spend time in Phoenix, AZ working for a large auto injury chiropractic firm. He discovered a passion for helping patients recover from traumatic injuries, as well as helping them maintain their overall health. He eventually was named as the youngest Clinic Director for that company.


When a chiropractic office became available in Palmdale, Dr. Petersen's hometown, the idea of moving home and giving back to the community where he was raised became real. Dr. Petersen and his wife Jessica decided to bring their 1-yr old son, Nathaniel, back to California to start Active Life Chiropractic. Their family has since grown to include two more children, Thomas and Julia.


Dr. Petersen is the only Activator- Certified physician in the Antelope Valley. In fact Dr. Petersen has achieved and maintained the highest ranking (Advanced Proficiency) that Activator offers. The Activator method of chiropractic uses an adjusting instrument to treat patients, which can be especially useful in elderly patients or those involved in recent traumatic injuries. Dr. Petersen also performs manual adjusting and uses a variety of therapies to help his patients feel their best.


Health and physical activity are important to Dr. Petersen. He has successfully completed several Tough Mudder courses. He also enjoys playing his weekly basketball games and running when he finds the time. He is a busy member of his church- where he currently helps train teachers and future missionaries.



 We have been an integral part of the

 Antelope Valley for over 40 years.

 Originally founded by Dr. Melvin Hopper as Hopper

 Chiropractic, the clinic now operates under the name of

 Active Life Chiropractic. When Dr. Chris Petersen

 became the new owner in 2006, he changed the name

 of the office to reflect the goal of our office- which is to help each of our patients achieve a more active life.

In an effort to reach more auto accident victims and offer them our treatment services, we are pleased to announce that we are starting a new branch of our office called Auto Accident Chiropractic. For more information, please check us out at