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 certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a medical examiner.
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.
Dr. Joshua is one of the few Kaiser Insurance Chiropractors in Erie and the surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more, contact our office.
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!
Kathleen received her massage therapy certification in 1995 from Full Circle School of Massage in Edwards, Colorado. She has also taken many continuing education courses in massage and bodywork since graduating. Kathleen has worked in chiropractor's offices, wellness clinics, physical therapy clinics, spas and hot springs resorts in Vail, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Boulder and Estes Park, Colorado.
Kathleen blends many eclectic techniques in her massage session including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique, Myofascial Release, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. Her massage is both therapeutic and deeply relaxing. Kathleen is also trained in Reiki, Reflexology and Pre-Natal Massage.
Erik grew up in Santa Cruz, California, where he also graduated from Five Branches University's massage program in 2017. He has continued studying bodywork since and loves to find new ways to provide relief and support health and wellness in his clients. He is currently in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and working towards his RCST®.
Erik has worked in various clinics in California and was previously self-employed for 3 years before moving to Colorado. Erik is proficient in various massage modalities deep tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, and intrinsic touch, and loves working with clients to create a session plan that is optimized for their relaxation, rehabilitation, and integration for their system. He plans to incorporate biodynamic craniosacral work into his sessions once he becomes certified. He would love to work with you to establish and fulfill your health and wellness goals!
Massage Therapist/Manual Osteopath
Helen Daniel was born and raised in the Toronto region of Ontario, Canada. She graduated from the Massage Therapy program at the esteemed Sutherland-Chan College of Massage Therapy in 1993 and expanded her studies to include a NASM Certification in Fitness Training in Chicago.
In 1995, Helen was rear-ended in the second car accident in 3 years which resulted in her going to a Physiotherapist. He was also a student of Traditional Manual Osteopathy in Toronto. The first session changed her career path and Helen spent the next 5 ½ years studying Manual Osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and Sutherland College of Osteopathy simultaneously. It was a wonderful way to recover from an accident that adjourned her career for 2 years while she recovered and expanded into a fluid and energetic approach to the body.
Helen's sessions include techniques such as Craniosacral, Muscle Energy Technique (joint position focus), Fascial Normalization, Somatic Mobilization, tuning forks & sound healing. Her clients wear comfortable clothes during the session that allow for positional releases and stretching.
Helen specializes in deep relaxation (Craniosacral for the whole body), specific acute injuries, chronic issues such as scoliosis, and joint replacements. Self-care exercises are ELODA and Myofascial Stretching (Dr. Guy Voyer). Helen does not use Massage oils in her practice as her focus is Traditional Manual Osteopathy.
Kristi was born in Greeley, Co. A true native, she has lived in several towns all over this beautiful state. She has been married to her husband Lee for twenty-nine years. Kristi is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, where she received a Bachelor's of Arts degree. They moved to Erie sixteen years ago, where they have raised their sons Shane and Alex.
She loves CO for the beauty it offers wherever you go. She loves to do colored pencil drawing and watercolor painting. She loves to go to church, bake, read, travel and walk the family dog Archie. She likes watching the Broncos play football, but loved watching her sons play sports even more. Her favorite times are those spent with the family exploring in the mountains or enjoying a new restaurant together. The quality times she gets to spend with the family are the best blessings of all.
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