meet the team
Chiropractor & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER
Samantha Boldt D.C.
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!"
- Dr. Samantha Boldt
Dr. Samantha is one of the few Kaiser Insurance Chiropractors in Erie and the surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more, contact our office.
Joshua Luitjohan D.C.
Dr. Joshua Luitjohan was born in Edwardsville, Illinois, a suburb of the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. He graduated in 2013 from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri with his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Movement Science, cum laude, double minoring in Biomedical Science and Biochemistry.
He then enrolled in Logan University’s College of Chiropractic program. Dr. Josh married his wife, Courtney, in 2017 and graduated that same year with his doctorate in chiropractic. They then moved to Boulder County following graduate school to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in the Rockies.
He has specialized training in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Acupuncture, McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, as well as Functional Analysis of Blood & Brain Chemistry. Dr. Josh is also certified by the Colorado Chiropractic Association to provide Preparticipation Physical Examinations required for involvement in school athletics.
Dr. Josh can be seen outside of the office spending time with his wife and Great Dane, Roscoe, getting lost in the beauty of nature. They enjoy hiking, skiing, camping as well as a number of sports like soccer, basketball, and golf. Movement is the key to life and he and his wife Courtney try to embrace that lifestyle.
Lynda Thayer began her Massage Therapy practice in Massachusetts after graduating from New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. With over 1,100 hours of massage training, including a certification in Neuromuscular Therapy, Lynda is also educated in Trigger point, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Integrative Positional Therapy, Cupping, Himalayan Hot Stone Therapy and Prenatal Massage.
She had her own Healing Center for over 15 years in Massachusetts, where she was able to integrate her other skills into her massage practice including: Mindfulness Techniques, Energy Healing- Reiki, Reconnective Healing, Akashic Record Readings, Past Life Exploration/Regression and Hypnotherapy.
Clients appreciate Lynda’s firm/strong, yet relaxing techniques coupled with her innate intuition of how to release tight muscles. With her knowledge of anatomy she will give you specific exercises and stretches to assist in getting your body back into balance. She has worked with hundreds of soft tissue injuries, carpal tunnel, sciatica, disc herniations, migraine headaches, and other health concerns including: Fibromyalgia, diabetes, muscle Dystrophy and people with cancer.
Lynda enjoys the great outdoors and frequently goes hiking and paddle boarding with her Vizsla (dog) Niya.
Tim offers a variety of recognized modalities that assist overall relaxation that allow for more focused efforts to relieve localized pain. The human body responds best to healing from a relaxed state, and utilizing Swedish techniques for warm up, and also adding full body length meridian soothing, full shoulder through arms, Low Back, Core motion action awareness through to the feet plus Hand and Foot Reflexology - it's possible to reduce pain, restore some balance and bring a new positive feeling of physical function.
This can start effectively with one visit and increase most solidly with added, continuing appointments.
Tim has worked with athletes, professionals from every field of endeavor and of course, a full variety of daily office workers. He has had unique experience plus success, with post - surgical, severe injury and even emergency clients.
Communication by far, is the most important part of a session. He is open to ALL input and specific concerns from every client, which helps create a successful, informative and enjoyable experience! He is here at two days per week at Live Your Life Chiro to respond to your important needs!
Lin received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine of Acupuncture from CSTCM in Colorado. She is a Certified Practitioner of Dr. Tung's Acupuncture for Pain Management as well as National Acupuncture Detoxification for mental and behavioral Health care. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist in both Western and Eastern Therapeutic Massage, and has advanced treating in Craniosacral Therapy.
Lin specializes in treating musculoskeletal disorders, neck pain, back pain, anxiety, depression, arthritis, pain management, headaches, insomnia, morning sickness, hot flashes, nephropathy pain, stress, and addictions. She incorporates other modalities into her treatment session as well.
As a caregiver with years of extensive experience in hospital and private practice settings, Lin is passionate about service to others in healthcare environment. She has a great sense of humor and the passion to help people eliminate pain, relieve stress, restore balance, become healthy, and stay healthy!
Traci (White) Thoresen
Traci (White) Thoresen began her holistic wellness journey in 2009. Starting out as a personal trainer, she discovered a love for teaching the basics of body movement and became a firm believer in the power of movement changing lives. Adding a 200 hour yoga certification gave a deeper understanding of how the body moves and what is affected during each pose.
She continued her journey with The Genius of Flexibility which combines traditional chinese medicine meridians with yoga postures.
An avid runner, Traci became a rolfing client after a bout of plantar fasciitis. The experience was so profound that she went through the courses at The Trauma Institute, The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute for Basic Rolfing Training, completing both SEP and Rolfing Training. She also completed her Source POint Therapy certification, and uses it in combination with Rolfing sessions with great success.
Born in Worthing ton, Iowa, she attended the University of Northern Iowa, receiving a BA in Finance and Real Estate. Working as a Commercial Real Estate Broker in Iowa, Illinois, New York and Massachusetts. Traci has since moved with her husband and two children to Boulder and continues her holistic wellness journey in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado. She loves to walk, ride bikes, hike, garden and read in the sunlight.
Marcia Monaco was born in Buffalo, New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with her Associates degree in Business Management. She then moved to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas with her husband Marty and two boys, Shane and Tanner, for 22 years and excelled at her career in residential Real Estate sales as a REALTOR selling homes throughout the DFW Metroplex.
After the boys graduated college and since they had all vacationed in Colorado to go skiing and snowboarding throughout the years, they followed Tanner to the Denver, CO market (because he said he would live here 'forever'). Marcia is also a REALTOR here in Colorado as well. Shane became a Journalist in Temple, TX and Tanner is in Property Management in Westminster, CO.
She enjoys all of what Colorado has to offer: the views, skiing, hiking & biking and has big goals to add to that list! Her other hobbies include: rock painting, counted cross-stitch, knitting, sewing, crocheting, reading books, puzzles, cooking, going on walks with her dog Buster, and spending quality time with her husband.
Balance is the key to where Marcia currently is with her quality of life and is very much at peace and happy with her beautiful Colorado lifestyle.
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