With the addition of many more clinics, the doctors of Arctic Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy now proudly operating 29 full-time, fully staffed clinics throughout Alaska. See Locations.
With the addition of many more clinics, the doctors of Arctic Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy now proudly operating 29 full-time, fully staffed clinics throughout Alaska. See Locations.
Adam was born and raised in the Midwest. He grew up playing basketball, baseball, and football. He loves the outdoors, camping and as teenager became an Eagle Scout with his local troop. He studied biology at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. Adam graduated with a Bachelors of Sciences and Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2012. Dr. Bellendier practiced in a thriving multidisciplinary office in Seattle, WA before accepting a position in Alaska.
Since arriving in Alaska, Dr. Bellendier has opened and directed other multidisciplinary medical clinics throughout the state that utilize chiropractors, medical doctors, massage therapists and rehab specialists to help Alaskans relieve their pain. Dr. Bellendier is a trained in manual chiropractic techniques as well as other less invasive adjustment procedures and is a Kinesio tape Certified practitioner. Dr. Bellendier is excited to be part of the Arctic team and is dedicated to helping you reach your health and wellness goals.
Miranda was born and raised in Southern California. She grew up playing Premier Soccer in Orange County which earned her a scholarship to the University of Nevada, Reno. She competed at the collegiate level for four years, and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Sciences in 2009. She then went on to earn her Doctorate at Pacific University in Oregon, where she graduated in May of 2013. Miranda has always been fascinated with the human body and how it functions, and believes that all people are capable of living a healthy lifestyle, full of happiness and vitality.
Her active lifestyle, personal commitment to health and wellness, and passion to help others has been the driving force behind her physical therapy career. As a clinical doctor, Miranda has teamed up with Arctic to provide patients and clients with services that will enable them to function at their highest level of independence, and allow them to explore and appreciate the raw, untouched land, in the beautiful state of Alaska.
Alexandria McIntyre was born and raised in West Point, New York. She became interested in the medical field at an early age after seeing her grandfather fighting cancer. She attended The University of North Carolina, receiving her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science Degree.
She did missionary work and research in Darling South Africa and Israel with her father. In 1981 she continued her education at Aston University receiving her PhD in Physics. In 2004 she completed work in a few large hospitals, and took an early retirement to go back to school. She speaks Spanish, Hebrew, Italian and some Greek.
Alexandria received her LMT certification in Napa Valley, California with Dr Klein in Healing Arts in 2004. Soon after she went to Phuket Thailand with Dr Klein to start a massage practice in his Phuket clinic for a year. Through her travels and missionary work she has experienced how alternative healing is the way to go.
Alexandria has a blend of western and eastern techniques. She feels that no two treatments are ever the same as each patient has their own unique plan of care based on the evaluation of a Chiropractor, Physical Therapist or Physician, and the patient’s presenting problems.
Alexandria is a licensed and insured massaged therapist who is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She incorporates several approaches in her Medical Massage Practitioner training, including, but not limited to hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, cupping, Thai massage, deep tissue , sports massage, advanced myofascial release, myoskeletal therapy, and Quantum Reflex Warm Stone massage Integration (QRI). She prides herself on helping patients eliminate pain and heal soft tissue injuries.
Alexandria remains committed to learning more. During her leisure time she enjoys biking, snow machining, sailing, hiking, wine tasting, and traveling, as well as spending time with her family (11 grandchildren) and friends.
Rudi has been practicing massage therapy since 2015. She strives in every massage session to share her calm, relaxed and centered energy in order to create a trusting and healing environment that provides the ultimate rejuvenating relaxation or deep tissue massage experience. She has achieved effective results with eliminating or greatly diminishing pain from neck and upper back tension, rotator cuff injury, low back and hip strain, Sciatica issues, Carpel Tunnel symptoms and other wrist/hand/leg/foot issues.
Rudi tailors each massage to meet the needs of her patient and assists them to increase their knowledge on how nutrition, posture, employment and other lifestyle choices can negatively impact one’s physical comfort as well as provides them with recommended literature and various stretches or exercises they can utilize for pain management.
Tomas III is from the Dominican Republic. He graduated from the Career Academy in Anchorage, AK in 2005 for massage therapy. He specializes in deep tissue massage, sports massage, Swedish massage and hot stone massage.
Lisa was born and raised in Binghamton, NY. She grew up hiking, camping, and kayaking with her family, along with playing organized sports including lacrosse and soccer. Lisa attended Ithaca College in upstate New York where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Clinical Health Studies in 2011, became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2012, and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. Dr. Radley started her career in Washington, DC at National Rehabilitation Hospital in a mixed orthopedic and neurological outpatient clinic where she became a Certified Graston Technique Provider and certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars.
Dr. Radley’s passion for outdoor adventure, commitment to excellence through continuous learning, and desire to empower others to reach their highest potential through a holistic treatment approach enticed her to pursue travel physical therapy. This permitted Dr. Radley to explore and expand her skills in a variety of outpatient and skilled nursing facilities throughout New Hampshire. Dr. Radley’s final travel assignment brought her to Arctic Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy in Anchorage Alaska where she is excited to join an experienced multidisciplinary team of therapists to optimize health, wellness, and a pain-free life for all Alaskans. Please come to Arctic Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy to allow us to help you restore function and return to the activities you love in this beautiful state of Alaska.
Heather is the Office Manager at the Anchorage midtown clinic and is excited to be apart of such a welcoming and humble company. Heather was born and raised throughout Illinois, Iowa and Texas. She was a Business Administration major at the University of Illinois- Springfield. Heather moved to Alaska in the Spring of 2015 and has enjoyed the easy-going spirit, yet hard-working lifestyle that Alaskans project in their day-to-day lives. In her free time, Heather enjoys reading, cooking, going to Hot Yoga and working out at the gym.
Dr. Hawkins was born and raised in Ogden, UT where he enjoyed the outdoor life. He frequently involved himself with skiing, camping, fishing, and a multitude of other outdoor activities; which is the attraction to living in a diverse land as Alaska. He chose to relocate to Texas, where he finished two years of undergraduate work in only one year and then attended chiropractic college. He obtained a B.S. Human Biology and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College.
During his internship, he practiced as clinician for the Rice University Sports, the University of Houston at Clear Lake, El Centro Medical Center and the Bridge Over Troubled Waters rotation programs. With these rotations he received experience treating collegiate athletes, individuals ranging in ages 18-80, low-income community and victims with a history of abuse or battery; in effort to keep all patients mobile and healthy.
Bragging rights: Dr. Hawkins is confident in his adjusting skills, his ability to diagnose and treat patients and is always looking to educate the patient to improved health.
Dr. Reed was born and raised in Houston, TX who obtained a B.S. Biomedical Sciences from Sam Houston State University, a B.S. Human Biology and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College.
During her internship, she practiced as clinician for the Rice University Sports, the Cenikor Foundation, and the Bridge Over Troubled Waters rotation programs. With these rotations she received experience treating collegiate athletes, individuals with a history of substance abuse, and victims with a history of abuse or battery; in effort to keep all patients mobile and healthy.
Dr. Reed is certified in the Graston soft tissue technique and Kinesio Taping technique. She is a through-the-knee amputee (May 2014) as result of trauma from a motorcycle accident in summer 2009.
Bragging rights: Dr. Reed was driving that motorcycle (mentioned above), she has survived over 50 reconstructive surgeries, and she became a doctor before 26 years of age. Dr. Reed practices to regain total body function, with an emphasis on activities of daily living; her primary goal is to keep every patient living an active, quality life.
Dr. Reed and Dr. Hawkins have been married for four years; they met their first year at Texas Chiropractic College where they quickly developed a working relationship that grew into a personal relationship. They literally spent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week working together in harmony for three and a half years, successfully.
Roisin was born and raised here in Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from the University of Montana with a B.S. Health & Human Performance, Exercise Science, later returning home where she obtained her training in massage therapy from Alaska Career College.
She has a passionate interest in rehabilitative medicine and as a LMT, greatly enjoys working with others towards their goals of a healthier, active life.
“Massage is a therapy I truly believe can benefit anyone and everyone. Whether you bring me your tired back from pregnancy, your sore muscles from sports, your stiff joints from surgery, your tense shoulders from work, or your stress manifested in daily posture, I guarantee I will dedicate my very best to treat your aches and pains to the best of my ability and with a deep appreciation for individuality.”
Roisin is trained in deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point, sports, pregnancy, and orthopedic,therapeutic massage techniques. “When away from the clinic, I enjoy adventuring with my Labrador-retriever child, staying involved in my community, and spending time with loved ones.”
I was raised in Garland, TX. At 18 I joined the US Navy. I married a fellow sailor at the age of 22. I/We were stationed in San Diego, CA, Honolulu, HI, Waco, TX, and Dallas, TX.
While in Honolulu I studied aromatherapy under Ajith DeSilva who owns Paradise Aromatics. I still use those essential oils.
In Dallas, TX I learned Medical Billing and Coding. I owned a medical imaging company which performed echocardiograms and vascular ultrasound in physician offices and at people’s homes for their convenience.
We moved to Alaska in 2014 which is when I learned massage therapy at Alaska Career College. I have found my calling/gift as some would say. I worked at Nordstrom Chiropractic from March 2015 to June 2016. And then at Arctic Chiropractic South Anchorage since August 2016.
I am certified in Cranial and Sacral work.
Dr. Petersen’s practice is focused around Applied Kinesiology (AK), the use of muscle testing as a diagnostic method. This approach integrates methods from all of the healing arts into a unified whole and allows them to be blended together in a way that best suits the individuals need for care. Dr. Petersen is a certified practitioner of AK with the International College of Applied Kinesiology and has an extensive knowledge and certification in a wide variety of gentle chiropractic techniques, including Activator, Gonstead, Thompson, Diversified and several others. The approach is one of speed force, so that trauma to the surrounding musculature is minimized.
Dr. Petersen is married and raised four daughters, Matalee (11), K’Leanne (9), Lilyrei (4) and Islanei (1), and one son, Jaxtin (5), with his wife Christie; who is a professional photographer. He enjoys martial arts and has taught Yoshinkai Aikido. Dr. Petersen also enjoys baseball, football, and rugby, lifting weights and outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. He has studied various languages and is fluent in several, including Samoan with a fair understanding of Tongan.
Yvonne has been a practicing Physical Therapist for 15 years. She has worked in outpatient orthopedics, aquatic therapy and womans’ health for 10 years, inpatient orthopedics, cardio, and neuro and rehab settings for 3 years. She taught anatomy and physiology for 6 years.
She is specializing in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and will complete her Certification as a Posture Exercise Professional (CPEP) November 2017. She believes in a gentle approach to therapy that works with your body to treat movement disorders and muscle weakness while maximizing function and minimizing pain.
She completed her Doctoral Studies with a thesis titled, “Effect of increased intraabdominal pressure when heavy lifting with a head strap on the pelvic floor across the menstrual cycle.” This study was inspired by her time living and working in Nepal. Originally from Canada, she has lived and worked in California, Washington, Oregon, Nepal and Alaska.
Her pride and joy are her amazing husband, nine-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. Utqiagvik is a wonderfully unique place to call home. She looks forward to many more Arctic adventures and meeting your rehabilitation needs.
Dr. Elizabeth Reichert grew up in the middle of a cornfield—not literally, but that is what Iowa is known for. Small town girl at heart, she moved with her family to small town, Greene, NY. Sticking with this small town theme, she graduated with her Doctorate in Chiropractics in Seneca Falls—the home of the Women’s Rights movement. As an avid reader, she excelled in school and added on a Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Reichert is familiar with pain, having had a chronic headache for years. She has found that chiropractic helped with her pain and adamantly believes that pain is not a lifestyle—nobody deserves to live with aches and pains on a daily basis.
Dr. Garrett Hussion (“Dr. G”) is a native of Rochester, NY. He attended University at Buffalo where he earned a degree in Exercise Science. He continued his studies at New York Chiropractic College to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. G is a self proclaimed “anatomy nerd” and spent two semesters as a teaching assistant in a human dissection lab, teaching future physical therapists, occupation therapists, medical students and chiropractors the intricacies of human anatomy. He believes that by understanding the human form, we can all become more aware of our bodies and, combined with manual therapy, experience improved wellness.
Dr. G believes that each patient should be addressed individually and from a holistic perspective and implements several different techniques, including a combination of chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilization, stretches, soft tissue mobilization, and exercises to tailor each patients care accordingly.
Dr. G currently resided in Bethel, Alaska where he helps patients overcome pain and achieve their health and wellness goals. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and practicing Judo.
Dr Jamie Mcnabb was born and raised in the surrounding St. Louis Missouri area. She grew up on a small farm where one of her favorite activities was riding horses. After falling off of her horse, she was taken to the local chiropractor. It was after that first visit that Jamie knew she wanted to be a chiropractor. Dr Jamie attended East Central College and finished her education as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2008. Since moving to Delta Junction, Dr Jamie has been treating patients using Diversified, Thompson drop, And Activator techniques along with therapies including myofascial release, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc. There are also 2 massage therapists on staff.
Chiropractors use their hands to feel the joints of the spine and body to find areas that are not positioned correctly and are causing irritation to the surrounding tissues and nerves. When these areas, called “subluxations,” are found, the chiropractor will gently move or realign the joint manually, which is called an “adjustment.” Chiropractic care is safe for all ages including newborns.
Many people seek chiropractic care for pain relief but it can also be utilized for wellness, improving movement and function, and keeping your body functioning to its highest potential. Whether you have a new injury or have pain from an old one, suffer from headaches or digestive trouble, or have questions on proper posture, try chiropractic care. It really works!
Hello Dillingham! It has been a pleasure to move to your community and I look forward to working with you. I have been a chiropractor for 15 years practicing in the lower 48. I moved here from Arizona the first of September and have taken over the Artic Chiropractic office. I am the proud father of two wonderful children and married to an angel. Drop by and anytime.
Tyler Petersen, DC is pleased to join the Arctic Chiropractic Eagle River team. He loves Chiropractic and focuses on mobility and function to help his patient’s achieve results and optimum pain-free movement. He is a voracious student and is constantly researching methods to hone his skills and improve his treatment. He has studied Applied Kinesiology, Pettibon Systems, Selective Functional Movement Assessment and other Chiropractic modalities.
Dr. Petersen comes from Southern Utah, the heart of the National Parks and loves all things outdoors. He is excited to explore the wonders of Alaska and pick up some new outdoor hobbies. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and their seven incredible children, four girls and three boys. Ranging in age from 12 years to 8 months they keep him young. He also has a dog and loves all animals. He loves to read, exercise, take road trips and enjoys movies.
Dr. Petersen is a graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic and has practiced in Idaho and Utah. He has also spent time in Chiropractic clinics in Dallas, Texas and Mexico City, Mexico. He is fascinated by the ability of the human body to heal itself and is dedicated to the health and progress of his patients.
Dr. Kevin Lewis is a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada native. He studied Kinesiology; the study of human movement, at the University of the Fraser Valley. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University Of Western States. He continued studying and went on to receive his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine in 2011 from Western States University.
Dr. Kevin Lewis finds the Chiropractic profession deeply satisfying as it combines is lifelong involvement with sports and his equally involved participation in outdoor activities. A complete people person, Kevin has a strong interest in healing and enjoys working with his hands.
Kevin describes himself as an individual who has been intrigued with the combination of scientific information, personal interaction and problem solving elements. He loves how he gets to rely on these strengths each day of working in his exciting profession. In 2012, Kevin relocated to Fairbanks to practice alongside his brother Dr. Rob Lewis. This move additionally brought his family closer to his wifes relatives; enhancing their family.
Dr. Kevin Lewis enjoys providing care to patients of all age groups and backgrounds. He is committed to offering the most effective means of healing. He believes that an essential component to the healing process is correcting and searching for the source of the issue or presenting complaint. Rehabilitative exercises are prescribed along with therapeutic support in order to strengthen and protect the affected locations from places of further injury.
Dr. Kevin Lewis has successfully worked with patients suffering from acute neck, back or extremity stiffness and pain. He has much experience in treating a myriad of musculoskeletal issues and chronic headaches. Dr. Lewis has worked with numerous patients who have suffered from trauma due to automobile accidents and workplace injuries.
Dr. Kevin Lewis enjoys working with his talented colleagues at Arctic Chiropractic Fairbanks and also at Arctic Physical Therapy. It is an extremely rewarding experience to help patients achieve their health and wellness goals through rehabilitation. When he has a break from treating patients, Dr. Kevin Lewis likes to play the guitar and piano, enjoy time on the water boating and fishing and playing basketball.
Dr. Rob Lewis graduated in 2004 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from the Western States University. He is Board Certified with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, along with the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Dr. Rob has an extensive 9 years of experience maintaining a busy professional practice. He has earned a positive reputation in Fairbanks as being a distinguished health care professional and reputed Chiropractic Physician. Dr. Rob Lewis is committed to working with patients of all ages. He accurately diagnoses a variety of muscular conditions, skeletal issues and neurological problems. Dr. Lewis takes tremendous pride in helping residents enjoy the greatest degree of mobility possible while enabling his patients to feel their best.
Dr. Rob Lewis brings a holistic and diversified approach to chiropractic care. He enjoys customizing his patients treatment plans in order to meet every patients particular needs. He works with spinal adjustments, injury and pain elimination techniques, disc decompression, extremity adjustments, spinal traction and numerous self-care exercises. He incorporates functional evaluation, neuromuscular rehabilitation and postural awareness into his care.
Committed to helping people feel their very best, Dr. Rob Lewis provides exceptional care to his patients. He is dedicated to helping patients eliminate back pain, work-related injuries, chronic headaches, automobile incidents and debilitating neck pain.
Dr. Rob Lewis is an avid believer that chiropractic care should ideally extend past the office. He takes time to listen to his patients in order to learn about their specific habits and lifestyles. Dr. Rob Lewis offers numerous creative strategies for clients to utilize at work and at home. Recommendations include: core strengthening exercises, relaxation techniques and certain stretches to help people achieve greater mobility and stay healthier. Those who maintain better physical and mental health are capable of healing potentially much faster than others.
Dr. Lewis enjoys living an active lifestyle. He can often be found playing basketball, running or completing gym workouts.
In 2011, Jesa graduated from Seattle, Washington’s Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy. She studied a wide variety of therapeutic massage including: Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage and Myofascial Release. Jesa enjoys working with people who are proactive in attaining their health and wellness goals. Her technique includes applying elongating movements to stretch and relax muscles and connective tissue. One of her specialties is isolating trigger points and dissolving them. Jesa embraces living a holistic and balanced lifestyle. She enjoys spending time with her loved ones, running, photography, yoga, cooking, and watching documentaries on environmental and health issues. She enjoys researching natural healthcare options for both prevention and treatment.
Elizabeth is a true Alaskan, having been born and raised here. She has a lifelong attraction for natural healing and alternative medicine. Elizabeth took an introductory class for massage therapy in 1999. During that course, she met Tarika Lee, the Founder of the School of Integrating Shiatsu Alaska. Within a short period of time later, she began attending SISA. Here, she learned how to integrate specific breathing techniques with Kata massage. She additionally studied correct body mechanics to tailor to particular body types.
Elizabeth specializes in the Lea Method. This training relies on a specific blend of eastern and western techniques to meld both wisdom and technology together. This kind of healing has a strong emphasis on creating a personal experience unique to each person’s healing journey.
Elizabeth graduated in 2001 from the School of Integrating Shiatsu. She has continued to take a variety of classes to further her education over the years. Areas of study include: Aromatherapy, Advanced Myofascial Training, Chinese Medicine, Raw Food Preparation, Prenatal Massage and numerous classes.
For over twelve years, Elizabeth worked as a therapist. She enjoys working on patients of all ages. Elizabeth is committed to continuing her learning on an annual basis. She believes that one of the best ways to achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle is to receive therapy on a regular basis.
Elizabeth enjoys juicing, gardening, biking, reading, yoga, and hiking. She stays active in all forms of martial arts. Spending quality time with family and friends is on the top of her list.
Melody Waldroup has been completing massage and bodywork sessions for 13 years. She graduated from the Health Enrichment Center in Lapeer, Michigan. Additionally, Melody studied Cranial Sacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute. Melody relies on a variety of massage techniques to create a harmonious experience for her clients. She aims to create a relaxing atmosphere that is calm and nourishing. Treatment specialties include: Deep Tissue Massage, Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Swedish Massage Therapy. Melody feels confident that she can create a massage experience to meet the unique needs of every patient.
She believes that pain may be capable of manifesting from an emotional belief that we hold inside of ourselves, as well as being a physical ailment. Stimulating the circulation and increasing blood flow can enable us to calm our nerves. We care capable of going layer by layer in order to release pain and disease. Melody is happy to discuss ideas of how to take care of yourself on a daily basis. She enjoys helping patients enhance their overall well-being along with their massage experience.
She offers a variety of massage techniques including: Swedish Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage. Melody is honored to be a part of your healing journey. Call and book your appointment with her TODAY!
Dr. James Chavis is originally from Miami, Florida. His family relocated frequently before finally settling down in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is one of his favorite cities. After attending the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, he was enrolled in full time resident instruction in pre-chiropractic studies including: biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physiology, humanities, psychology, social sciences and kinesiology during his undergraduate studies.
In 2012, Dr. Chavis graduated from the University Of Western States in Portland, Oregon. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Human Biology along with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. Dr. Chavis returned to Alaska upon graduation; this time settling down in Juneau.
Having never visited Juneau prior to moving there, Dr. Chavis and his wife were mesmerized by its beauty. They fell in love with the pristine mountains, the charming town, the friendly folks and the Gastineau channel. The Chavis’ consider themselves to be extremely fortunate to do what they love here in Alaska. Within a few months of moving to Juneau, they were ecstatic to welcome their first child, a baby boy.
Dr. Chavis believes is providing treatment to patients of all ages. He is extremely passionate about helping people achieve wellness in all faucets of their lives. He feels that wellness is the end result of committing to choose healthy options in order to maintain a fulfilling and healthy life. Dr. Chavis has seen the correlation between the patients who best respond to Chiropractic care seem to be the ones who are dedicated to taking control of their overall health.
Dr. Chavis enjoys learning about each and every patient. He takes their lifestyles into account, along with their medical history and their habits. He uses this information to develop a customized treatment plan to help them heal their symptoms and manage their pain. The goal is that patients can maintain a pain-free life.
He relies on a variety of techniques including: Myofascial release, spinal adjustments, spinal decompression, adhesion breaking, extremity adjustments, and self-care exercises among other things. Dr. Chavis enjoys helping patients recover from chronic headaches, numbness, neck pain, car accidents, back pain, work-related injuries, old sports injuries and more.
When he has a break from treating patients, Dr. Chavis enjoys playing outside with his newborn son Jack, exercising at the gym, and hiking.
Dr. Josie Ball was born and raised in the small town of Poulsbo, WA. She attended Olympic college in Bremerton, Washington before transferring to the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Here she earned a Bachelors in Human Biology while concurrently completing her Masters in Sports and Exercise Science and Doctorate in Chiropractic. Post-graduate she has earned certifications in Active Release Technique and is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician ®.
After graduation Dr. Ball moved back to her home town and worked at a sports rehab clinic for 3 years. There, she specialized in sports related injuries and was on the Sports Medicine Advisory Board for the North Kitsap School District, worked with multiple local youth sports programs, as well as a nationally ranked local semi-professional soccer program. Her work in sports related avenues has given her the skills necessary to effectively treat a multitude of conditions (athletically related and not). During her time working in a large group practice in Bremerton, Dr. Ball affirmed her appreciation for a team style approach to medicine which she continues to utilize today.
Dr.Ball is an outdoor enthusiast which is one of the many driving factors to her moving to Alaska. She has always loved the active lifestyle and beautiful scenery Alaska provides. Dr. Ball loves hiking, backpacking, stand-up paddle-boarding, horseback riding and working out. Fitness is an essential part of her life and one she hopes to share with her patients.
Dr. Ball believes movement is medicine and she is committed to providing all of her patients with the tools necessary to achieve proper pain free movement. By utilizing movement analysis, exercise instruction as well as the latest chiropractic and soft tissue techniques she is able to treat even the most difficult cases. She also has a passion for nutrition and believes that food is not only sustenance but also medicine and essential for a holistic approach to medicine. This holistic approach of combining chiropractic manipulation, myofascial release of soft tissue structures, nutritional analysis and exercise instruction has been Dr. Ball’s focus when treating all of her patients.
She is very excited to be joining the Arctic Chiropractic family and looks forward to helping the people of Juneau live happier, healthier more comfortable lives!
Kayla Walton is originally from Denver, Colorado. For the past 19 years, she has been calling Juneau home. She received her B.S. of Science in Exercise Science from Texas Wesleyan University and minored in Coaching. She made the Dean’s list while involved with the Wesleyan Woman’s Collegiate Soccer Program.
Kayla’s passion for sports began as a child. She has represented Alaska during numerous venues. She finished 9th out of 14 competitors at Hershey’s track and field meet in the standing long jump, along with additional events. Kayla has also been goalkeeper for the Juneau Soccer Club X-Tuffs; helping the team see three State Cup Tournament Championships.
At the Yellowknife Arctic Winter Games and March’s Arctic Winter Games held in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Kayla helped to take the gold medal for indoor soccer. She additionally contributed as a field player in 2012, placing the Lady Rams in the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament; ending the season with a record of 12-6-2.
Kayla enjoys an exciting career as a Chiropractic Assistant at our Arctic Chiropractic office, thanks to her dedicated personality and extensive background in athletics and exercise science. She enjoys continuing to develop her knowledge about the amazing human body. Kayla is also coaching the Thunder Mountain High School Women’s Soccer Program and the Juneau Soccer Club.
Temenuga is our friendly and organized office manager. She additionally handles all of the insurance and billing paperwork for our patients and our team. With her efficient and outgoing attitude, Temenuga finds time to plan community events and create all of our educational events and advertising needs. She also plans our seminars and materials.
Temenuga adores working with patients. She is extremely grateful to see the positive way people’s lives are transformed through receiving exceptional healthcare from the professionals in our office. She has a natural knack for making sure everyone who steps through our office doors feels cared for and exceptionally welcome.
As some of you might be familiar with, Temenuga is originally from Bulgaria. Her nickname “Violet” was born out of the translation of her name from Bulgarian; referring to the violet flower. This pretty nickname has become a part of her.
Violet earned a BA degree in Economics from the Tsenov Academy of Economics in Svishtov, Bulgaria. In 2009, she initially traveled to the USA as part of a travel and work program. The summers of 2009 and 2010 were spent in Fairbanks, Alaska and that’s when she decided to call our glorious state her home.
Violet enjoys living in the city of Juneau. She loves to make decadent food and sharing it with good company. She likes spending time with her family and hiking and exploring the great outdoors.
Helena was born and raised in Ketchikan, AK. She has lived and travelled in a variety of states including: Washington, Hawaii and Colorado and also spent time in New Zealand. It was while working in Hawaii that Helena realized that Alaska is her true home.
She enjoys the expansive nature and going for runs through the forest with her dog. Helena is an avid organic gardener and gets excited about composting.
In 2009, Helena completed 650 hours of massage training at Port Townsend School of Massage Therapy. She was additionally the Outstanding Achievement Award recipient for her class. Areas of study include: physiology, anatomy, pathology, kinesiology, clinical and sports massage, Swedish massage, Healing Touch, hydrotherapy and deep tissue massage.
Helena specializes in Myofascial Release John F. Barns approach. She is a member of the American Massage Therapist Association. She has successfully passed the National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork exam and is a wonderful member to have on our team.
Diane attended SW Washington Massage Therapy School and Clinic in Vancouver, Washington. After graduating, she arrived in Juneau, Alaska with her nine year old son for a two week kayaking vacation. During her time in the wilderness area of Burners Bay, the gorgeous nature of Alaska’s landscape enticed her to put down some roots and work as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist while raising her son.
The massage techniques she specializes in include: sports massage, deep tissue massage, Trager massage, pregnancy massage, labor and delivery massage support for home births and in hospital, Myofascial release and trigger point therapy. She enjoys helping other people feel their best and teaching people how massage therapy can be a crucial component to dealing with the daily stresses of life in general.
In her free time, she loves to explore the great Alaskan outdoors by being outside as much as she can. She enjoys taking photographs, skiing, hiking, boating and volunteering within the community with the search and rescue air crew. One of her favorite hobbies is sharing a camp fire on the numerous beaches of Alaska.
In 2005, Tammy graduated from Thuy Princess Beauty College, located in Pomona, California. She specialized in Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial release, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Trigger Point Therapy.
Upon graduating, she worked in Los Angeles as a massage therapist for a few years. Tammy and her son moved to Juneau in 2012 to be with her Aunt; a Juneau resident for more than 3 decades. She loves to BBQ with family and friends and likes teaching people the art of preparing Asian cuisine.
During her spare time, Tammy has fun spending quality time with her 9 year old son who is awesome at math and helps out at school. She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and swimming. Pingxiang, China is among her most recent travels. This city is situated in the mountainous and remote region along the border between Hunan and Jiangxi. Tammy is enjoying the Juneau lifestyle and wished everyone Sen TI Jiang Kang, which translates to “Good Health” in Chinese.
Danielle Graham is a lifelong resident of stunning Juneau, Alaska. After graduating in 2011 from Douglas High School, she attended the University of Alaska Southeast as a part time student. Danielle participated in a variety of activities while attending JDHS including: the dance team, softball and cheerleading. Her love of sports began at a young age when she was involved in karate, soccer, dance and gymnastics.
Danielle makes traveling a priority. She believes in adventuring to tropical and warm destinations at least once a year. She enjoys going on hikes during the summer season. Her favorite hike is the West Glacier Trail out near the ice caves.
Danielle also serves as an assistant coach for the Floyd Dryden Dance Team and she looks forward to helping out for many years to come. Danielle is a warm receptionist at Arctic Chiropractic who always welcomes patients in a friendly and bubbly manner. She keeps the atmosphere fun and will make you feel like part of our extended family.
Adena spent the first part of her life on the idyllic Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. She graduated from the Peninsula Massage Therapy program in 2008. Adena offers a plethora of skills within her massage therapy practice. She creates therapeutic harmony by combining trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage and various other treatment techniques. Specializing in offering a slower massage with sustained pressure, the body has the opportunity to release tension effectively and the healing process can ensue.
During her free time, Adena enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She harbors a passion for studying natural healthcare modalities. Adena works and lives at the Taku Glacier Lodge during the summer time. Here, she puts her well-trained hands to work kneading sourdough bread for tourists.
Adena is thrilled to be a part of the Arctic Chiropractic family. She has called Alaska home for 5 years with her beloved husband and sweet Labrador Luna. Adena is honored to be contributing to the healing and rejuvenation of the delightful people within Juneau.
Cachet is a lifelong Alaskan. She hails from Palmer, where she was born and raised. She has been a resident of Juneau since 1999, when she moved to attend university. After graduating with a degree in Human Communication, Cachet studied massage therapy in Maui.
She specializes in Lomi Lomi, Hawaiian massage, myofascial release, Swedish massage, pregnancy massage and deep tissue massage. Cachet is interested in a variety of health and wellness topics including nutrition and Yoga. She enjoys traveling regularly both abroad and nationally.
I did not begin my professional career as a chiropractor. Instead, I followed the majority of my family into the medical field and became a Registered Nurse specializing in pediatric oncology. Although I initially found this to be a rewarding career, I soon became disheartened. I was continuing to pump sick children full of medications, only to watch them become sicker. After several years, I had had enough and began to search for a way that I could better help these children. I discovered Chiropractic while researching careers in alternative health. I already knew the body had amazing healing powers, and a career teaching others how their body functions and heals was exactly what I had been looking for. I immediately applied at New York Chiropractic College and was enrolled less than a month later.
Following my graduation in 2007, I moved to Alaska where I spent just over 2 years working for Arctic Chiropractic in several communities throughout the state. Although I enjoyed working in Alaska, I missed my family, which led to my return to the east coast. In May of 2012, I returned to Alaska, this time to Dutch Harbor to once again join the Arctic Chiropractic team.
Dr. Chris Twiford comes to Kodiak by way of Bethel, Alaska. He has been practicing Chiropractic for over 20 years now with over 11 years spent serving patients in rural Alaska. Dr. Twiford comes from a Chiropractic family- in fact it was in 1986 at the age of 13 when he first knew he wanted to become a Chiropractor after seeing his Uncle Bill adjust some family members. Dr. Twiford attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and then entered Texas Chiropractic College in 1993. Upon graduating in 1997 Dr. Twiford practiced in Houston, TX for 8 years before moving to Bethel, Alaska in 2006. Dr. Twiford quickly took to living in small town rural Alaska and spent the next 11 years growing Arctic Chiropractic in Bethel. In 2017, he decided he would like to relocate to Kodiak to offer our uniquely Alaskan brand of services to the good people on that island.
Dr. Lewis Pagel provides chiropractic services in Kotzebue, Alaska. At Arctic Chiropractic Kotzebue, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. All of our doctors are committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life. Call us today to book an appointment.
With 35+ years of Clinical experience in Alaska, Dr. Waldroup has seen and treated just about every type of neck and back injuries there are. 85% of neck and back injuries are due to NEURO — MUSCULO — SKELETAL IMBALANCES
Using Orthopedic, Neurological, Muscle Testing and Spinal X-Rays, the cause of neck and back pain can be DETECTED and CORRECTED. Find out what PHASE OF DEGENERATION your spine is in.
Dr. Corey Modrell was born and raised in Northwest Iowa. He owned and operated his own chiropractic office in Montrose, Colorado for 7 years before moving to Palmer in September of 2013 to join the team at Arctic Chiropractic. Dr. Modrell also taught Anatomy and Physiology and Human Biology for Colorado Mesa University while in Colorado. He was named Colorado’s Rising Star Chiropractor of the Year in 2010. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and currently the team chiropractor for the Palmer High School wrestling team.
Dr. Dwayne Engelbrecht provides chiropractic services in Palmer, Alaska. At Arctic Chiropractic Palmer, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. All of our doctors are committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life. Call us today to book an appointment
Born and raised in southern California. Happily married for 25 years, and blessed with two sons, Rodney 19 and Ryan 17. Went to college, and graduated May 1997 with a four year Veterinary Technician degree. Currently working as a Billing Specialist at Arctic Chiropractic, and have been with the company for 4 years. Recently received a Yoga certification and is actively teaching.
Dr. Jeffrey Reinhardt was raised in the lush fruit farming region of southwest Michigan along the shores of Lake Michigan. His family continues to work the same farm that has been in their family since the 1840’s.
Dr. Reinhardt attended Western Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Geology. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1982. His post-graduate education includes extensive study in the field of orthopedics, clinical and functional nutrition, whiplash and brain injury traumatology, car crash re-construction, as well as oxygen and ozone therapy. He has served as an Associate Clinical Instructor, teaching post-graduate continuing education to other physicians in his area of specialty, Instrument Assisted treatment of the spine.
Dr. Reinhardt’s passion for the past 30+ years has been assisting patients of all ages eliminate their pain, improve their health and live the active lives they prefer. He has developed strong working relationships with excellent medical specialists from across the country. These relationships provide the patients who seek his advice, the options of receiving the very best specialized medical care available. His number one goal in practice is to help you get well and live a more enjoyable, pain free and vibrant life.
Dr. Reinhardt and his wife, Patrice have been happily married since 1990. They have two adult sons, Jacob and Dylan. When not in the office they can be found assisting at their church and out enjoying the wonderful adventures that are only available to those who have the privilege of living in Southeast Alaska. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Sitka and live in a place where other people pay to go on vacation.
Dr. Ben Pontius provides chiropractic services in Soldotna, Alaska. At Arctic Chiropractic Soldotna, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. All of our doctors are committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life. Call us today to book an appointment.
Dr. Laura Homacki, originally from Kutztown Pennsylvania, started her career at DeSales University where she majored in Biology. Upon completion of her degree she went on to obtain her diploma and license in massage therapy from Cortiva Institute in Pennsylvania. After working as a Chiropractic Assistant for a year she decided to pursue her Doctorate in Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Homacki also earned her Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition while attending New York Chiropractic College, as she is a firm believer in treating the whole patient and not just their pain.
Dr. Homacki started her journey in alternate medicine after spending 12 years as a Healthcare Specialist with the PA Army National Guard. It was here that she treated various injuries; and thought that more had to be done to prevent injuries and help soldiers recover after an injury, other than push medications. It was her time deployed and summers with various units that inspired her to do better for her fellow soldiers and pursue a career in chiropractic.
Dr. Homacki enjoys learning all about her patients and what they do for a job here in Dutch Harbor as well as their leisure time activities. She believes in treating the whole patient through chiropractic, myofascial release, trigger point therapy (NIMMO certified), and nutrition. She creates individualized treatment plans geared towards the patient’s goals and helps them achieve their goals through self-care exercises, chiropractic, and massage therapy.
In her free time Dr. Homacki enjoys spending time outside exploring the beautiful islands of Unalaska and Dutch Harbor with her two dogs.
Dr. Garett Williams provides chiropractic services in Valdez, Alaska. At Arctic Chiropractic Valdez, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. All of our doctors are committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life. Call us today to book an appointment.
Dr. Scott Folsom grew up in Amarillo, TX. He was very competitive in his youth as a gymnast and won 2 national titles in Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline in 1994. He served in his community while holding many church callings, obtaining his Eagle Scout Award and participating in various community service projects. He served a two year, full time church mission in the Czech Republic where he learned to speak Czech and grew to love the Czech people. Dr. Folsom married his lovely wife Katie in 2006, and since then, they have been blessed with two sweet sons, Elliot and Max and a beautiful daughter, Julia.
Dr. Folsom received Bachelors of Science in Health and Wellness and Anatomy and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas. While at Parker, he developed a fascination with the ability of the human body to heal itself. He is constantly refining his knowledge and techniques to provide the most advanced and effective care available. He is a level III certified medical professional with the Titleist Performance Institute, and a certified Kineiotaping practitioner. Dr. Folsom worked at Lovett Chiropractic in Amarillo for 2 years. In 2013 he made the decision to move to Alaska and be a part of the Arctic Chiropractic Team. Dr. Folsom loves to get people out of pain fast and restore optimal function so people can get back to doing what they love to do, without pain. He is eager to be a part of your road to recovery.
Born and raised in Alaska. She is happily married to her husband and together they have 3 daughters. Growing up in Alaska, she has graduated High School and attended Mat-Su College; also enduring multiple Alaskan outdoor activities, among those her favorite is hiking with her family and sharing all the amazing scenery that Alaska has to offer. She’s a very happy person and loves to help encourage others to be happy as well. If you ever visit Alaska take advantage of every outdoor opportunity; BUT don’t forget to stop by and see us here at Arctic Chiropractic Wasilla!
Rita is originally from Illinois, but very much prefers the cold weather and beautiful scenery of Alaska. On any given weekend she can be found hiking, camping, or by a bonfire. She loves working in the chiropractic field and enjoys helping people find their way on their health journey at Arctic Chiropractic.