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.
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.
Summer Robidoux D.C.
Dr. Summer grew up in Arvada, Colorado. She earned her BS in Psychology/Biology from Northwest Missouri State University, where she played volleyball, and her doctorate from Cleveland Chiropractic College, KC. She utilizes several techniques when treating her patients and especially prides herself on her extremity adjusting.
Summer has also completed an extra 100 hours through the ICPA for specialization in pediatrics and pregnancy, and she completed an additional 100 hours in AK for sports and muscle testing.
She and her husband, Jay, stay busy with their three daughters. When not running kids around or coaching volleyball, Summer likes to read, write, hike, travel and spend time with her family!
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.
reflexologist / massage therapist
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. Tim utilizes Swedish techniques for warm up, and then also adds in deeper muscular and myofascial work throughout the session. He is a trained reflexologist, and so will also work on points on the head, hands, and feet to unwind other parts of the body.
Tim has worked with athletes and professionals from every field 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 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!
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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