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.
Alex Hamilton – Chiropractic Assistant
Alex is originally from Dallas, Texas and has been in Anchorage since September of 2014. She attended Tarleton State University and shortly after decided to move to Anchorage. In her free time, Alex loves to go hiking, spend time with her daughter, watch Netflix, and take her dogs for walks. She attributes her love of outdoors to the beautiful long summers and nice weather that Alaska has. Alex loves watching the progression of patients while they strive for a happier lifestyle and become pain free.
Sarah – Chiropractic Assistant
Sarah is an Alaskan transplant and in doing so fulfilled a childhood dream of living the Alaskan dream. She entered the United States Air Force and faithfully served for 16 years. Afterwards, she has cultivated her desire to assist others in their healthcare needs and has worked mostly in the medical field since leaving the USAF.
Starting in the summer of 2020 she intends to continue her education with a focus on History and aspires to graduate with a master’s. Sarah is an avid animal lover and fur-mom to four kiddos—2 cats: Charcoal and Pavel Catsyuk, and 2 amazing dogs: Zorro and Mecho—she can be found at the local dog parks or hiking the scenic trails in and around Anchorage and all-over southcentral Alaska in her free time. When not hiking or walking with her dogs, Sarah enjoys going camping and marveling at the wonders of the world around her.
Tyrell – Chiropractic Assistant
Tyrell is an Alaskan through and through. He enjoys hiking, fishing, and champing in the outdoors with his family. Tyrell was born and raised right here in Anchorage and cares about his community as a whole. This is also how he treats his patients; not a sum of parts, but as a whole. He has over two years experience in massage therapy, specializing in Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. He is also certified in Medical Myotherapy Massage. Tyrell strives to be intuitive, active and engages in patient sessions in order to quickly identify patient problems and needs.
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.
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.
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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