Chiropractors in Erie
About Dr. Sam
Dr. Samantha Boldt grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and attended undergrad at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She then moved down to Marietta, Georgia and received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University. Dr. Sam's interests and passions lie in the total wellness of the human body. Her other passions luckily coincide very well with the Colorado lifestyle. On weekends, you can almost always find her skiing if there is snow. Otherwise, hiking with her cat, rafting, and biking are all activities she can enjoy in warmer weather!
I was lucky enough to know at the age of 16 that I wanted to be a chiropractor. The age of 16 was also the second time I had been to see a chiropractor. The first time was six years sooner when I dove into two feet of water onto my head, which caused lots of neck pain and stiffness for the year to come. Pretty soon after the accident, I was taken to a chiropractor, and rather than letting them adjust me, I screamed (a lot) and refused to be touched.
Looking back, I wish I had understood then the importance of having a properly aligned spine…..and how much less painful life is when everything is where it’s supposed to be! Even though I did eventually get to a chiropractor by the age of 16, a lot of the damage had already been done. I was having trouble breathing and a lot of tightness on the right side of my upper back and neck. Within 4 visits, the new chiropractor I was seeing was able to get me adjusted and feeling 90% better. I was able to breathe again, play the sports I wanted to play, and concentrate more in school. While that area is still a weak spot for me, I get adjusted once every 2-4 weeks to keep everything in place. I go in before things get out of place so that I (almost) never have the symptoms I started with in the first place.
I love helping other people feel the same relief that I did. Freedom from pain is a gift that is hard to match. While we may not get everybody feeling 100%, there are very few people we can’t help improve in some way. Increasing range of motion, decreasing pain levels, and decreasing the amount of numbness and tingling are just a few of the common results we have. If you’re nervous about starting chiropractic care for the first time, we begin very gently, and move forward only at a pace that you are comfortable with!
My own story is one of the reasons I encourage parents to bring their children in as well. How often do we look back on high school sports injuries or some stupid fall we had as a child and wonder if that was the start of our chronic neck pain, low back pain, knee pain, etc? The sooner we can fix a problem, the less likely that problem will affect us for the rest of our life. Luckily, most kids are not like me as a child, and love coming in to get adjusted. It’s amazing how many times smaller children will come in for their first adjustment, or to watch their parents get adjusted, and then go home to play chiropractor!
About Dr. Adam
Dr Groch graduated from National University of Health Sciences in St Petersburg, FL with his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and is Board Certified in Acupuncture. He also has Bachelors of Science degrees in Human Biology from the University of Western States, and in Business Administration from Appalachian State University.
In Dr Groch’s free time, he loves to explore the mountains and attend local live music and comedy events. He also enjoys laughing with family and friends, learning new things, and globe trekking.
Originally from North Carolina, Dr Groch was always called towards the mountains. Denver provides the perfect environment to nurture this calling, while serving like-minded communities with compassion and expertise.
"I always believed that those who can...should. And I can help a lot of people."
About Dr. Megan
Hello, my name is Dr. Megan Epps. I love contributing to the exceptional care offered at Live Your Life Chiropractic. I chose to earn my Doctorate of Chiropractic because I felt a passion for helping others and I am fond of the noninvasive nature of chiropractic. I find patient care to be highly rewarding and thought provoking, since no human body ever seems to follow the text books! Listening to and carefully assessing each person is another reason I love this profession.
I earned my Doctorate of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon and have a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University. I have worked with many different demographics, including endurance athletes, pregnant and postpartum mothers, kids, and families. I enjoy working with each individual patient to find the best balance of home care and in office treatment, including adjusting and soft tissue work. Mobility and daily functional are at the center of my focus when it comes to patient care. I find that empowering a high level of self-awareness is very helpful in getting the best results with each patient. Put simply, listen to your body when it is trying to tell you something. This is something I try to remind myself to do when I am encountering my own health hurtles and understand how difficult it can be.
Colorado has been my home for most of my life and I have come to appreciate its natural beauty and many options for outdoor activity. My husband and I moved back from the pacific northwest to raise our family, as we are both from the front range, and have been fortunate to have two wonderful kids. We are grateful to live here and enjoy the beautiful family friendly hiking trails Colorado has to offer!
I graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. After working for four years in the engineering world, I decided to reconnect with my childhood dream of being involved with the process of helping families grow. That connection was made possible by studying Chinese medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. I completed my Master of Science in Acupuncture in 2014 and have been working directly with patients since 2012. My clinical experience includes Japanese style acupuncture, interning at the Golden West Senior Living Center, and many Traditional Chinese Medicine clinics. I also completed my DONA postpartum doula training in the fall of 2013.
When I'm not practicing acupuncture, I love to be outside with my family. We live in Boulder and try to take advantage of all the amazing access to outdoor play that's available. I enjoy running, hiking, cooking, lazy bike rides, and oddly enough - organizing spaces! I look forward to learning more about all of my patients and what makes them thrive as well!
I have experienced first-hand the benefits of acupuncture, and used it exclusively to help grow my own family and heal on-going thyroid issues. My time in school taught me more than just point location and how to insert acupuncture needles. It taught me how to trust my body and believe in the idea that we have the power to heal from within. I hope to share my passion for this medicine and lifestyle with all my patients, and encourage them to learn all they can about their own path. It was not an easy choice to leave my engineering career behind – as it has been a part of my family’s heritage for almost 100 years. It was, however, the best decision I have ever made. It helped me simplify my life and connect with nature to become more grounded and content.