Welcome to Arctic Chiropractic East
Anchorage Ak 99504
We invite you to experience our Arctic Chiropractic East Office, where Dr. Mel Lancey provides great chiropractic care to people in Anchorage. We regularly hear from many people who have never been to a chiropractor. If you’ve never had chiropractic care, you might be surprised about how it can help you improve your health.
Chiropractic was first developed in the 1890s, and it works by restoring the normal and healthy functioning of your central nervous system by adjusting the spine. The term “chiropractic” originates with the Greek words “chiro” and “praktikos,” which mean “hand” and “practice.” Your Anchorage, Alaska chiropractor helps you by using natural, hands-on care that doesn’t involve risky drugs or surgery.
You’re probably aware of some of the benefits of chiropractic care, such as back pain or neck pain relief. But did you know that chiropractic can also help with general health and wellness?
Benefits of Anchorage, Alaska Chiropractic Care
Many people know that chiropractic care is great for back pain, auto injuries, neck pain, and headaches, but you might not know that the staff at Arctic Chiropractic East can help you improve your general health and wellness with chiropractic care.
Contact Arctic Chiropractic East at (907) 280-9991 to learn more about how Dr. Mel Lancey can help get you back on the road to health.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Mel Lancey – Doctor of Chiropractic
Mel began his Chiropractic career in 1991 after graduating from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington Minnesota. Immediately after graduation he returned to his hometown in Western Nebraska, where for the next 18 years, he owned his first Chiropractic office. Wishing to be closer to city life and mountains, Dr Mel relocated to Denver. After practicing in Denver for several years, he decided it was time for a new experience or two. Since then he has been a Chiropractor on a cruise ship, practiced in Zagreb Croatia for 2 ½ years, and now, recently has decided to settle down in Anchorage.
Dr. Mel believes the most rewarding part of being a Chiropractor, is when people who have been in pain, often for many years, come into the office and are excited because they feel so much better than they have in a long time. When he is not in the office, Dr. Mel enjoys being outside and active. Running, snow skiing, and biking are a few of his favorite activities.
Dr. Rachel Caliva – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Rachel Caliva graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Carroll University in Wisconsin in 2016. After graduation she started her career as a travel physical therapist and has worked in Kentucky, Arizona, California, Washington, and Alaska. She refined her skills working across various settings in PT and has a special interest in working with patients with orthopedic and vestibular conditions.
Dr. Rachel enjoys helping people get back to activities they love and uses an exercise and movement based approach. Dr. Rachel is passionate about the “exercise is medicine” philosophy and uses this to help people reach their goals. Dr. Rachel is married to Dr. Dylan Caliva who is a physical therapist at the Arctic Huffman location. In her free time, Dr. Rachel enjoys hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and exploring new places.
Jen McLaughlin – Office Manager
Jen is a Montanan, transplanted to Alaska a couple years ago due a job transfer to JBER for her husband. His job may have brought her here, but the adventures ahead will keep her here for many years to come!
With 20+ years in customer service, Jen has found her calling in the world of Chiropractic. Her passion is being a part of the team, assisting patients who may come in to our office with trouble walking, bending, or performing daily tasks. She loves to watch the patient progress to being able to lift or carry their child again or be able to return to work pain free.
In her free time, she is a homemaker at heart. She loves to cook, craft, and explore her new surroundings with her husband and their 2 dogs. She is always trying a new recipe or working on a project geared towards redoing her home is a funky quirky style that is all her own.
Katie Broderick – Chiropractic Assistant
Katie is an Alaska girl born and raised. Originally from Juneau and Ketchikan Alaska, she is no stranger to the long summer days and dark winters. She lives with her fiancé and their 2 four-legged fur babies, a Pitbull and a Black Lab Husky mix.
Katie is currently a student at Alaska Career College, working towards her goal of becoming a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant. In her spare time, you can find her outside taking photos of the world around her during hikes and hanging out around the water.
Briana Holston – Licensed Massage Therapist
Briana aspires to bring joy, passion and healthy vibrant living to others through the healing power of therapeutic massage. She hopes that on the busiest of days, her massage can help others to enjoy the little things in life. Briana has Hot Stone, Trigger Point, Pregnancy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, and Cupping Massage, while promising to provide a customized session to each individual.
Briana loves massage and is especially grateful for the flexibility it brings. She loves to spend time with her family exploring the beauty of Alaska and strives to create a homeostasis for her family and others she hopes to work with in the future.
Claudette Burden – Licensed Massage Therapist
As a child, Claudette’s family moved to Anchorage, Alaska from Long Beach, California when she was 2 years old and she has since remained a resident. In 2012 she graduated from Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy. In 2016, she became a Certified Educator of Infant Massage. She truly believes in the healing power of touch whether it be through massage, other therapeutic modality, or a parent’s kiss to a child’s “boo-boo.”
She is passionate about communicating the importance of touch & sharing her gifts to facilitate overall well-being and better health for all ages in our community. She is skilled in the areas of Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Prenatal Massage, Infant Massage Education, Intuitiveness, Compassion, and Respect. Year round she enjoys quality time with her husband & 5 kiddos (including her 2 pups), laughing, dancing, and writing. In the summer she enjoys, camping, fishing, and cabin fun with friends and family.
Linda Wall – Licensed Massage Therapist
Linda graduated from Alaska Career College in 2017, obtaining her LMT license after a year of hard work and determination. As a life-long Alaskan, Linda enjoys hiking with her kids during the summer and sledding in the winter. Linda spends most of her spare time reading and crafting. As an LMT, she employs various therapeutic techniques including Swedish, Prenatal, Hot Stone, Trigger Point Therapy, and Orthopedic Massage. Linda has worked in the medical field since 2006 and enjoys helping others on their journey to a life of health and wellness.
Shannon Hansen – Licensed Massage Therapist
Shannon has been a massage therapist since 1999. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Alaska in 2002. She traveled throughout South East Alaska, before settling in Anchorage. In 2005 she married the love of her life and began to make a name for herself as an LMT in Anchorage. Shannon is licensed in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Reflexology, Therapeutic and Sports Massage, and often incorporating Advanced Myofascial techniques throughout her sessions. Shannon loves helping others, spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, and enjoying Alaska.
Stephanie Phillips – Licensed Massage Therapist
Stephanie has been a massage therapist since 2012 when she attended The Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy right here, in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. She has been interested in massage since she received her estheticians license in 2007. Stephanie uses aspects of Chinese medicine and cupping techniques in her massage as well as flares of Thai massage.
She is a seasoned Acro-Yogi in the community. Stephanie likes to be hands-on in patients’ treatment and is always happy to share her extensive knowledge to make it a more personal, individual experience. She has been through the first training course for Cranial sacral therapy which can help disperse headaches.
When Stephanie is not in the clinic working her magic, you can find her up on the glaciers and exploring the last frontier on all kinds of scenic adventures, rock climbing trips, or hikes. Stephanie is a passionate healer and will be a wonderful addition to your treatment plan.
Taylor- Licensed Massage Therapist
Taylor is originally from Soldotna, Alaska and recently moved to Anchorage to pursue Massage Therapy at Alaska Career College. She earned her LMT license in June of 2017 and is skilled in Orthopedic, Prenatal, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Sports massage. Taylor aims to customize each session while striving to make each massage the best one ever. When she is not working, Taylor is in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, exploring nature or hiking, or perfecting her photography skills.
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