2243 Jordan Ave Juneau, AK 99801
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.