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. Laura Toomey- Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Laura Toomey graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2014. She began her PT career working at one of the largest public hospitals in the country and Level 1 Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, for four years where she saw a wide variety of patient populations and specialties from trauma, to neurology, pediatrics, spine, transplants, orthopedic, and medical/surgical patients.
Dr. Laura began traveling as PT in 2018 with her boyfriend and fellow PT Dr. David Huie.
They have since expanded their skills in physical therapy working in different settings including sub-acute rehabilitation, outpatient, home health, and acute care. They have been to Texas, South Carolina, California and now finally Alaska – The number ONE on their bucket list!
Dr. Laura is passionate about her career as a physical therapist as she enjoys helping her patients return to their activities and prior level of function without limitation. Dr Laura uses evidence-cased practice and focuses on teaching her patients functional movements and correcting movement patterns to ensure lasting outcomes.
Outside of her work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, spoiling her dog, and exploring Alaska!
Mackenzie – Office Manager
Mackenzie was born and raised in Alaska. She’s been in the world of Chiropractic for years and enjoys the time she get to spend interacting with her patients. Along with outdoor activities like camping and hiking, she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family and animals.
Kristina – Chiropractic Assistant
Kristina was born in San Antonio, Texas but has lived in Alaska since 2003. She is a former employee who missed us so much she recently re-joined our team in the evenings. She is a highly motivated go getter with a passion for excellent patient care and an overall general well being for her patients.
Kristina’s “day job” is in the physical therapy field as an administrative assistant. She wholly believes in the natural healing power of Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, and Massage.
In her spare time, she is a very social creature! You will find her surrounded by her friends and family, on the lake or hiking the beautiful scenic trails Alaska has to offer with her friends. In the winter you will find her Snowboarding down her favorite slopes or curled up on the couch with a blanket and her current favorite binge-worthy show.
Jen McLaughlin – Certified Chiropractic Assistant / Office Assistant
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.
Alex Hamilton – Office Assistant
Originally from Dallas Texas, Alex attended Tarleton State University before joining the Arctic team in 2016
She loves working with a team dedicated to achieving patient health naturally. It brings her great joy to watch the progression of a patient while they strive for a happier pain free lifestyle.
Alex has a passion for helping others, from her patients, to her church, to her friends and family, Alex is never afraid to go the extra mile to help wherever she can.
In her spare time you may find Alex and her daughter Kennedy out hiking with their dogs Quincy and Baily, at the gym working out, or on the couch enjoying a good Netflix binge.
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.
Lea Otto: Licensed Massage Therapist
Lea was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. She was instantly dads little adventure buddy. They went on many hunting trips for rabbits, ptarmigan, moose, deer, and every summer returning to their favorite fishing holes.
She has always enjoyed spending time and helping him with whatever was needed, no matter how big or small the task he always gave me such a meaningful “Thanks leach” or a “dang you’re strong”! Hearing that always made her feel good being able to help someone when they needed it. She also has a cousin who always asked her for massages when they were younger. She suffered from jaw, neck, and back problems and Lea’s massage helped to alleviate some of the pain. Her cousin always told her she had strong hands. Although a career in massage was the furthest thing from her mind back then.
A year after high school Lea’s older brother was attending Charter Career College obtaining his I.T. degree. His accomplishments gave her the idea to do some research into Alaska Career College. She saw they offered a massage therapy program and she knew what she had to do! In 2014 she graduated ACC as a licensed massage therapist! She was offered a position before she even graduated and went to work immediately. While working, she continued to learn, taking continued education courses for deep muscle therapy, aroma therapy, and hot stone massage.
She was introduced to the chiropractic world in 2017 when she started working for a clinic in Anchorage. She really started to see how the chiropractic and massage therapy world really coincide with each other and how beneficial they are together. She saw patients transform, their demeanors, postures and even their muscles through the care they received. They could do more, longer with less pain.
Lea’s passion is to keep learning about massage, health and fitness so she can continue sharing joy, knowledge, and body work with everyone she meets for years to come.
She is educated in deep tissue, Swedish massage, rigger point therapy, hot stone, prenatal, sports massage, reflexology, and myofascial release.
Two years ago she bought her first house with an acre and a half of land out in the wild woods of Wasilla. She loves the peacefulness and the beautiful surroundings with the birds chirping and the sun shining through the windows providing that beautiful wake up every day.
When she is not at work helping heal her patients, she is a homebody. She enjoys cooking, cleaning, or binging her favorite shows on Netflix. She can also be found playing with her two fur kids, and America Bull Dog, and a Bichon Frise / Red Toy Poodle and hosting a family bbq or playing volleyball in the summer, or next to a bonfire drinking hot coco enjoying the winter snow.
Eugene- Licensed Massage Therapist
Eugene is a graduate of Massage Therapy school in Bellevue Washington. He is hard working, loves helping others and strives to do his best with each patient.
Eugene has been in enjoying the great state of Alaska for the past two years, with no plans of leaving.
He likes to spend his spare time outdoors: hiking, biking, fishing, and camping. Eugene love all animals and spending time with children too!
Sandra- Lapp Licensed Massage Therapist
Sandra was born and raised in Kotzebue, Alaska. She moved to Anchorage in 2017 where she met her husband. Together they have two sons, Zakary and Jeremy and a puppy names Scrappy.
Sandra has worked in the medical field since 2006 including working part time at the hospital even today. Sandra is a graduate of Alaska Career College.
Sandra loves helping her patients, adjusting every appointment based on that person’s specific needs. She practices Swedish, Medium and Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Prenatal, Orthopedic Massage as well as trigger point therapy and cupping.
Cat Fletcher – Licensed Massage Therapist
Cat is a born and raised Alaskan with a passion for travel, nature and massage! Having spent the last several years traveling the world and giving in to her curiosity of the study of holistic wellness, she has come back to the mountains and the ocean that Alaska offers.
She spends her spare time with her goldendoodle fur child, Juniper Berry. Her favorite saying is “if I can’t bring my dog, I’m not coming.”
Cat’s goal during a massage session is to release muscle tension, relax the body and alleviate aching and pain in order to bring the body back into balance so that you can live your best life. By integrating modalities such as myofascial release, deep tissue, isolated stretching, and cupping -to name a few- your body will be well on its way to restoration. Happy Trails!
Arctic Chiropractic Anchorage,
AK – Northern Lights, Muldoon & Cheney Lake