Dr. Sarah Dodge and Dr. Kristian Johnson met at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. They were married following graduation and opened Life in Balance Family Chiropractic in March 2013. Outside of the office, their hobbies include camping, hiking, fishing, snowboarding, kayaking and playing with their Australian Cattle Dog, Ella.
Dr. Sarah L. Dodge DC
Dr. Dodge knows what it's like to live with chronic pain. Having been diagnosed with lupus at the age of 19, she has experienced the benefit of gentle, low-force chiropractic care. Since she has gone through numerous medical treatments, including chemotherapy, Dr. Dodge brings a unique viewpoint and passion for working with pregnant women and children. Her youngest patient was 3 days old, and oldest 93 and counting! Dr. Dodge has additional done training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in pediatric chiropractic care and is Webster Certified to work with pregnant women.
Dr. Dodge grew up in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and attended Northern Michigan University for her pre-chiropractic coursework. She then earned her Bachelors of Science degree as well as her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2012. Dr. Dodge also plays the fiddle and teaches a fitness drumming exercise class called POUND twice per week at The Studio.
Dr. Kristian Johnson DC
Dr. Johnson is the "soft-tissue doc" at Life in Balance Family Chiropractic. He also incorporates whole-food and herbal supplements to ensure optimal health status for his patients. Dr. Johnson is a 3rd generation chiropractor, and has been studying the upper cervical technique of his father, Dr. Erik Johnson.
Dr. Johnson grew up in Duvall, Washington. He attended Bellevue Massage School and became a licensed massage practitioner. He continued on to earn his Associates degree in Arts and Science from Bellevue Community College. He then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where he graduated summa cum laude with his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. While at Palmer he also earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Excelsior College.
Ella, Office Dog
Ella is our office dog at Life in Balance Family Chiropractic. She is a 5 year old Australian Cattle Dog. She enjoys frisbee, hiking, chasing deer out of her yard and herding her cat sister, Luna.
Sara, Office Manager
Sara started her journey at Life in Balance Family Chiropractic as a patient, and loved it so much she became the Office Manager! Sara lives in Carnation with her 2 boys and their Australian Cattle Dog (BIG) puppy, Tucker! Other than hanging out with her boys and dog, Sara spends her spare time reading and watching Gilmore Girls for the millionth time. Sara is also a trained singer and voice teacher.
Richard, Front Desk Associate
Richard is the Front Desk Associate at Life in Balance Family Chiropractic. He oversees digitizing and filing clinic documents, greeting patients and setting up appointments. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, and going for long walks. He is a former historian and enjoys learning about the past particularly the history of medicine.