Dr. Kirsten Alexander
Dr. Kirsten Alexander is President of Little River Chiropractic & Wellness
Center, P.C. The center offers care for north central Vermont. Dr. Alexander's expertise is in comfortable manipulation, massage therapy, nutrition, and exercise rehabilitation. She has been practicing chiropractic medicine for over 18 years. She believes strongly in treating the cause of the symptoms and educating each patient on the topic of their individual health.
Prior to starting Little River, Dr. Alexander earned her doctor of Chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. She was chosen as intern for Back in Motion Sports Medicine where she earned the experience of working with chiropractic physicians for the Portland Running Company and Nike. During her four years in Chiropractic College Dr. Alexander earned her massage therapy license and worked for both the Aveda Corporation and Mt. Hood Chiropractic Clinic.
Dr. Alexander lives in Stowe, Vermont with her husband Hector, two daughters Ellie & Ana, and their two golden doodles, Miles & Ollie. Dr. Alexander has currently aquired Vermont Thermography and has added it to the many health services offered here at the wellness center.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Sarah Kaplan, a native Wisconsin, is a nationally board certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Recreation Management from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and subsequently led wilderness trips for teens across North America. She was inspired by the profound nature of Chinese Medicine and moved to Boulder, CO to pursue her studies of eastern medicine and philosophy. She graduated with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO, one of the highest accredited Chinese Medicine Colleges in the U.S. She completed post graduate training in Facial Rejuvenation and Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture, two systems designed to decrease the aging process and help you look and feel younger again. She further completed advanced training in Acutonics, a sound vibration healing system utilizing varied frequencies of tuning forks on commony used acupuncture points. Sarah currently lives in Waitfield, VT with her two young children.
You can visit Sarah's website @ www.littleriveracupuncture.com
Certified IntegrativeMassage Therapist & Thermograhic Technician
Lisa Messier is a graduate of The Wellness Massage Center & Institute in St Albans, Vt as well as The New England Center for Craniosacral Therapy in Burlington, Vt. As an Integrative Therapist Lisa's treatment approach includes incorporating a multitude of modalities depending on each individuals needs. These modalities include:
-Craniolsacral Therapy, Therapeutic, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal, Shiatsu, 3D Hot Stone, Cupping, Reflexology & Reiki
"I look forward to creating customized individual treatment plans for each and every client."
Lisa has worked in the medical field for over twenty years and is also an experienced Chiropractic Assistant. She has currently been certified to take thermographs for Vermont Thermography and is the head Thermographer. Lisa resides in Jeffersonville with her husband Todd, son Jack, and two rescue dogs Sydney and Doc.
Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
Carlotta Robbins has over twelve years of massage and bodywork experience. In 1998 she attended the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA where she completed the 200 hour Kripalu Bodywork training. To further her massage education Carlotta went on to complete the 500-hour massage training program at Touchstone Healing Arts in Burlington, Vermont in 2001. In addition to her massage training she achieved a Bachelor of Science in Wellness & Alternative Medicine from Johnson State College. Carlotta also spent four semesters studying at the University of Hawaii in Hilo, HI where she was also able to continue learning about healing and bodywork.
Carlotta focuses her studies on the mind/body connection and believes that receiving massage can enhance this powerful link by giving people the opportunity to become in tune with their bodies. By allowing the body and mind to enter into a relaxed state, massage can facilitate the body's innate healing abilites. Whether choosing massage for therapeutic reasons or pure relaxation, it is a powerful method for enhancing, improving, and maintaining good health.
Carlotta currently lives in Waterbury, VT with her sweetie Jim and dog Cayhill.
Shauna Larson, C.A
Chiropractic Assistant & Clinic Director
Shauna is the Clinic Director for the wellness center as well as Dr. Alexander's Chiropractic Assistant or C.A.
Shauna earned her degree at the Massachusett's College or Art & Design with a BAE as well as a MFA. She brings all of her skills with website design, organization, business saavy, people skills, interior design, billing, reception, as well as "running the show" to the wellness center. In addition to directing Little River Chiropractic she also runs her own design business- Alameda Designs, LLC -www.alamedadesings.com . Her office resides in the lower level of the office building. She also is an Realtor at Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate- www.shaunalarsonvtrealestate.com. Any questions you may have about any of the practitioners, services, billing, etc can be directed her way.
Shauna currently lives in Stowe with her two daughters Skylar & Sydney.