Arctic Chiropractic Midtown
236 W 34th ave
Anchorage, AK 99503
Meet Our Team
Dr. Loren Morgan – Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Morgan graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the founding college of Chiropractic located in Davenport, Iowa. He has been practicing in Alaska since completing his studies in 1989. He has was voted Chiropractor of the year, and has served as President of the Alaska Chiropractic Society.
Dr. Morgan is very excited to join the Arctic Team and is looking forward to meeting and helping new patients.
Dr. Morgan spends his free time with his wife Melody and dog Lilly, fishing on the Kenai and restoring antique vehicles.
Dr. Nicholas Jason – Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Nicholas Jason first began his path towards Chiropractic while earning his Bachelors degree at Colorado State University (2003-2007). During that time Dr. Jason was closely working with several different Naturopaths at various health conferences around the U.S. It was at these events where Dr. Jason was able to meet and listen to many different prominent Chiropractors and sparked his own interest in the field.
In 2008 Dr. Jason enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida where he started his path to becoming a Chiropractor. In 2011 Dr. Jason graduated Palmer while also having successfully passed all 4 parts of the national boards. After graduation, Dr. Jason began his career in Bangalore India where he was able to help start the first licensed Chiropractic clinic.
When he returned to his home state of Colorado he practiced for the next 6 years in two separate clinics. Most recently he decided to seek out the beach and practiced in Jupiter Florida throughout 2019. Missing the adventures of the true outdoors, he set his sights on Alaska, where he can spend all his free time hiking, fishing, and exploring with his dog and sidekick Bruce!
Dr. Chester Bradstreet – Medical Doctor
Dr. Chester Bradstreet is a Medical doctor in Anchorage, Alaska. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine and has been in practice for over 10 years, where he treats a broad range of conditions.
When not helping other, Dr. Bradstreet enjoys hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, the outdoors, and traveling.
Erika Dominick – Nurse Practitioner
Erika is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She began her career in heath care by volunteering at York Hospital in Pennsylvania when she was fourteen years old and completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. During her 17 years of medical experience ranging from home health care to the intensive care unit, Erika has become passionate about helping patients improve their quality of life while avoiding surgery and pain medication.
When Erika is not in the clinic helping her patients with their wellness journey, you will find her spending time outdoors with her husband and their three sons hiking, fishing, and doing anything to stay active. Her combination of clinical education, hands on experience, and love for exercise provide a strong foundation for the kind of holistic approach to patients that she feels is critical to exceptional patient care and optimal body functioning.
Dr. Michael Gruenwald – Medical Doctor
Dr. Michael Gruenwald is an Orthopedic Specialist, who has been a Trauma and Orthopedic Surgeon for over 30 years. Dr. Gruenwald has won the title “Best Doctor in America” every year since 2003, has taught and guest lectured all over the world and now brings his expertise in pain management to Alaska.
Dr. Gruenwald loves to spend his spare time outdoors. If he is not hiking and exploring the majestic views Alaska offers, you will find him on the water fishing, or capturing Alaska’s many wonders through the lens of his camera. He is also an excellent soaring pilot.
Stephanie – Accupuncturist
I am a classically trained five Element Acupuncturist and Alchemical herbalist in Anchorage, Alaska. Graduate of the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, Florida in October 2021, I now have a Masters in East Asian Medicine and Herbalism. Certified and board tested by NCCAOM and soon to be diplomate of Oriental Medicine in coming years.
Acupuncture has changed my life! I have been practicing as a medical massage therapist for over a decade here in Alaska. Before starting my Masters work I took on a year long apprenticeship with an Acupuncture Shifu as well as continued mentoring with talented healers in the community throughout my education process. I decided to transition to Acupuncture because I experienced the healing through my own treatment and the wellness transformation stories patients shared over the years.
For a nuanced medicine it is always surprising how powerful it can be. I am dedicated to bringing the light and healing prowess of this ancient medicine to our community. Part of the magic is that you can heal yourself and I get to assist you on your journey. Five Element Acupuncture is very different than other traditions I have experienced. We use few needles and cater each treatment to your individual constitutional type.
As someone who was not a big fan of needles at first, I was relieved to find this to be a gentle yet transformational option. Moxibustion is a large part of our tradition where we use an herb called mugwort which is lit over energy points throughout the body. Mugwort has a light sage like scent to invigorate and move the blood. The Mugwort I use is intentionally harvested and cultivated in Rocky Mountain National Park. Plant medicine is a healing tradition that has been long forgotten in our fast paced pharmaceutical culture.
Acupuncture helps us go back to the source of healing that becomes familiar once we are reminded of the power within us. An invitation to come back to the depth of self and reignite the pilot light of passion we have for our own life can be found. My first year out of school has been a lot of constant study – there is so much to read and learn every day. When I am not reading about this expansive medicine you can find me in the mountains, backpacking and communing with nature.
I also enjoy stained glass work and ceramics. I would love to connect with you. If you are interested in Acupuncture and not sure it is for you, please contact the front desk to schedule a free 30 minute conversation. I would love to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have.
Tala – Clinic Director
Tala grew up in a chiropractic office and has 10+ years of experience in practice management, patient relations, and marketing. Being part of the Arctic team enables her to fulfill her passion for helping others. Tala is known in the clinic as a jack of all trades and great efficiency with patients.
Tala is married to her high school sweetheart, Jacob. Together they enjoy playing rugby, touring around on their Harley motorcycles and traveling, or just spending time with their 2 fur kids, Goku the Husky, and Ikaika (Hawaiian for Courageous) the Blue Nose Pitbull.
Tala is currently working towards her goal of becoming a medical physician. She plans to continue her long-term career with Arctic upon the completion of er degree. She says that she has found her forever home and is eager to continue to serve her Alaskan community along side her Arctic Family.
Lori is the youngest child, and only girl in a family of six! Her father was stationed at Fort Richardson when she was 4 years old. She was raised in Anchorage until her family moved to America Samoa in 2012. She graduated Salutatorian from Lakina High School Academy. She then went on to earn her Associates Degree in Visual Arts.
She spent some time teaching in the Samoan School district. There she taught traditional Samoan arts to students ranging in age from Kindergarten to college. In 2019 Lori and her family moved back to Anchorage.
Lori is a natural at born nurturer, she grew up taking care of her grandparents and now aids her parents as well. This natural ability to care for others led her to a career at Arctic. Her goal is to assist in the healing of as many patients as she can and be the change she wishes to see in the world.
When Lori is not at work, you will find her reading, writing, or drawing.
Nalani – Chiropractic Assistant
Nalani was born and raised in Anchorage. She attended Oregon Community College on a basketball scholarship, graduating with degrees in both Business Administration/Management and Sociology in 2020.
Nalani Joined the Arctic team because she enjoys helping others reach their health goals. Her colleagues always praise her for her speed and efficiency when providing care to the patients. She says that she considers the Arctic Team her family and is proud to be a part of a team that always focuses on providing excellent care to their patients.
When Nalani is not working, she loves to play rugby, pickleball, and basketball! She also enjoys going on adventures, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family.
Joi – Licensed Massage Therapist
Joi has been an active member of the Anchorage community for over 30 years. Joi’s belief in alternative healing for the mind and body lead her to pursue her career as a massage therapist. Since graduating from Alaska Career College in 2017 she has brought that alternative healing to her patients by educating them through her therapeutic touch. Although Joi’s range is massage technique is vast to accommodate any patient’s needs, she specializes in deep tissue, and deep pressure. She loves being part of the Arctic Team, assisting her patients in their wellness journey to a pain free life.
In her free time, you will find Joi promoting health throughout the community instructing fitness classes, hiking, camping, and exploring Alaska’s splendor, or playing “Uber” driver to her 2 teenagers.
Shannon – 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, often incorporating advanced myofascial techniques throughout her sessions. Shannon loves helping others, spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, and enjoying Alaska.
CC – License Massage Therapist
CC is versed in Eastern and Western medicine with over ten years of medical experience. CC has spent the last 5 years studying fascia, and the effects it has on the body. With advanced skills in cupping, guasha, and hot stones, along with specifically designed tools for FASCIA, her holistic approach to massage will help synchronize your body and mind in a way you didn’t know possible.
Either you are looking for YOUNGER, healthier looking SKIN, trying to FIX an INJURY, or just want to say GOODBYE to CELLULITE, your journey begins with one step: call and book your appointment today.
Alma – License Massage Therapist
Alma has been practicing Massage Therapy both in Alaska and California for over 15 years. Alma specializes in prenatal, deep tissue, circulatory, Thai, and medical massage. Alma enjoys treating patients with a combination of spa-like techniques.
In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her son; together they go fishing, hiking, and snowboarding. She also loves to dance and listen to live music. Her goals are to bring holistic health and relaxation to patients in need.
Taylor – Licensed Massage Therapist
Wild Wanderer is another name for Taylor. Achieving her Massage Therapy education in the desert mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her deep curiosity for life has guided her all over the last decade, living in the different corners of the U.S. and much more. She started her Career with Arctic as an LMT in Nome, Alaska. There she offered therapeutic massage for an entire year below the Arctic Circle, before transferring to Anchorage.
She specializes in but is not limited to; The Western modalities of Trigger Point Therapy crossing with the Eastern Healings of Reiki. Where together she combines the two in her own unique healing methods to aid the body into restorative and preventative health. What separates Taylor is her compassion, empathy, and supernatural gifts to find connections for problematic areas for those in pain.
While not at work, you can catch Taylor out on adventures in the beautiful Alaskan wilderness with her dog Almond Joy on the back of her horse! Taylor is honored to be a part of the Arctic Chiropractic Team and offer her healing gifts to the hard-working citizens of Alaska.
Amber – Licensed Massage Therapist
Amber is outgoing and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since July of 2015. She is a true Alaskan who enjoys hiking, biking, camping, fishing, cross country skiing, and cooking with her loved ones. She also likes to travel and aspires to continue her education around the globe by experiencing different forms of healing. Amber is down to earth and loves conversing with new people, so tell her a little about yourself in your next massage!
Jen – Certified Chiropractic Assistant / Compliance Manager
Jen is a Montanan, transplanted to Alaska in 2016 when her husband’s company transferred them from Malamstrom AFB to JBER. His job may have brought her here, but the endless adventures ahead will keep her here for many years to come. With over 20 years in customer service, Jen has found her calling in the world of Chiropractic. She loves being part of a team of Natural Practitioners whose primary goal is patient wellness. To better assist her team and her patients, she achieved her certification as a Certified Clinical Chiropractic Therapy Assistant in 2018.
She also doubles as the clinics Compliance Manager. . She works behind the scenes to make sure our clinic is always at the forefront of all HIPAA and OSHA protocols to ensure complete compliance with all federal and state guidelines.
Jen is passionate about patient care. She takes immense pleasure in seeing a patient who may have come in bent and broken with difficulty performing daily tasks seeking relief from pain achieve their goals. The joy in seeing them walk, drive, return to work pain free, or even carrying their own child again is infectious. She believes wholeheartedly in the teachings of B.J. Palmer “The preservation of health is easier than a cure for disease.” And knows a well-rounded treatment plan from her Chiropractor is key to the preservation of health.
When Jen is not in clinic, she is a homemaker at heart. She loves to cook, bake, craft and explore her surroundings with her husband and their 3 Australian Cattle Dogs: Holly, Remmy and Ruger. Together they hit every yard sale and antique shop they come across to find inspiration for new projects geared towards redoing their home in a funky quirky style all their own.
Alex – 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.
Erica – Billing Specialist
Erica was born in the Philippines and she moved to Alaska in the 90’s. She is the proud mother of Chantalle and Andrea and her furbaby “Lola.”
Erica graduated from Alaska Career College with a Nationally Certified Insurance Biller and Coder diploma in 2010. Erica enjoys cooking, gardening and collecting succulents. Her activities include playing volleyball and taking peaceful walks in the park.