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Malina Chiropractic and Wellness Center | Meet the Doctor

Dr. Whitney Malina D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic
  • 2000-2004, Bachelor of Science in Business; College of Charleston
  • 2004-2008, Doctor of Chiropractic; Life University

Extracurricular Activities:
  • 4 years Division I Collegiate Tennis at College of Charleston
  • Mission trip to El Salvador in January 2009 to volunteer chiropractic services


Dr. Whitney values a healthy lifestyle which includes being active, being outside, eating well and getting chiropractic care. She also enjoys spending time with her dog Leo, family and friends, and listening to music.

Licensures and Certifications:
  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Certified in Therepeutic Modalities
  • Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist
  • Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Graduate
  • American Institute of Personal Injury
  • CPR Certified
  • PTR Tennis Professional

Dr. Rachel Malina, PT, DPT

Dry Needling Specialist

Rachel Malina graduated from Georgia State University in 2008 where she competed on the women's tennis team and received a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2015. She completed an Orthopedic Residency with Mercer University. She is certified in Pilates through Balanced Body Level I/II along with Functional Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars. Rachel's research includes Therapeutic Neuroscience Education and Pain Sciences. She is a member of the APTA-Orthopedic Section, Atlanta Track Club and her hobbies include running, trail racing, adventuring, MMA, tennis, yoga, writing, painting, reading and mindfulness meditation. She embraces a holistic approach to wellness to address the imperative mind-body connection along with evidence-based care for rehabilitation in all populations.

In Memoriam to Dr. Clifford Malina - Founder

Dr. Clifford Malina D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Clifford Malina founded Malina Chiropractic in 1980 afer teaching at Life University for 2 years. He raised 5 children with his wife Camille, who worked with him in his practice. All children have been raised under chiropractic care and the 4 oldest went on to play college tennis while the youngest was granted an academic scholarship. Dr. Malina had a one-of-a-kind way of contributing to the betterment of everyone he met, always taking time to stop, look him or her in the eye and listen to what they had to say. His words were wise, thought-provoking and always beneficial to those perceptive enough to listen. He had an absolute belief in the ability of the body to function at a high level of health when taken proper care of. His daughter, Whitney Malina continues to practice chiropractic in the same location, which originally was the Malina's house that Dr. Malina converted into the practice in 1981.

  • 1978, Life College of Chiropractic, Marietta, Georgia; Doctorate of Chiropractic - Cum Laude
  • 1972, Hunter College, New York, NY; Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
  • 1980-2014, Private Practice; Decatur, Georgia.
  • 1978-1980, Faculty-Life College of Chiropractic; Marietta, Georgia
Licensures and Certifications:
  • US National Board Certified; Chiropractic
  • Georgia State Chiropractic License - Certified for modalities
  • Florida State Chiropractic License - Certified for modalities
  • Georgia State Radiology Permit
  • Every year in practice Dr. Malina attended continuing education seminars in sports injuries and rehabilitation, auto injuries, worker's compensation, nutrition, pediatric and geriatric techniques, radiological studies, etc.